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WWE News: XFL Twitter account trolls the NFL during the Super Bowl

407   //    06 Feb 2018, 10:18 IST

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Vince McMahon unveiled to the world last week that the XFL is returning

What's the story?

Super Bowl XLII took place from Minneapolis, Minnesota last night where the Philadelphia Eagles did the improbable and defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. During the evening, the XFL Twitter account had some fun at the NFL's expense with a few tweets taking a shot at the football promotion.

In case you didn't know...

The XFL originally started up in 2001 where Vince McMahon was looking for a harder hitting, sexier, edgier brand of football.

While ratings were solid for the first week of action, they declined sharply throughout the year and NBC made the decision not to renew the league past its only season.

The heart of the matter

The XFL Twitter account would post three animated shorts that took shots at some of the weak points of the NFL. Take a look at those tweets below:

The first video talks about one of the most polarizing topics in the NFL today. What exactly is a catch? The XFL states that will not be an issue with their league.

The second video takes a look at how long a game in the NFL takes. The average NFL game takes over three hours; while Vince McMahon proclaimed that they are looking to make their games finish within two hours.

The final video talks about how the rules within the NFL are confusing and complicated. The XFL will look to eliminate some of those flags and make the football rules more accessible to everyone.

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest in announcements for the XFL. There is still two years before the first kickoff takes place, but announcements such as the cities and teams should be coming within the next few months.

Author's take

I think it's definitely a smart move from the XFL to tackle (pun intended) some of the weak points of the NFL. While the rules and length of games in the NFL don't bother me at all, trying to figure out what a catch is in the NFL is absolutely ridiculous.

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