The original XFL started strong too. It fizzled over of its first season. We’ll have to see if it has staying power this time around. I watched a little - it wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t incredible. Something along the lines of the USFL (for those who remember it). No where near as gimmicky as the original. It did seem like the Refs had a lot less influence on the outcomes as Goodell’s NFL so there’s that.
The original USFL was pretty entertaining. It had some legit NFL stars on their rosters. Steve Young, Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie.