weekend was a promising opening for the XFL. McMahon and company were
able to boast about a combined total of 68,818 across all four games
in DC, Texas and New Jersey. That pleasing number was slightly down
for Week 2, but there's no reason to start chewing fingernails.
Defenders had 15,031 for their second home game in a row against the
Guardians, and Seattle swept everyone away in football fever by
logging an amazing 29,172 for their home opener against the
Seattle was ready for some XFL, apparently.
are good signs for the league's future, especially in NFL-rich
markets like Washington. Other venues, like the Wildcats' Dignity
Health Sports Park, may need a bit of papering to make them
worthwhile. Then again, that place had been an atmosphere vacuum for
the LA Chargers in recent years.