You Can Apply To Play And Coach In The XFL On LinkedIn

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The XFL is about a year out from making its much-anticipated return and got a huge buzz recently when they named their eight host cities when the alternative football league kicks off in 2020. Fielding and coaching seems to be the next thing to accomplish for the Vince McMahon-led operation.

One would think filling spots for coaches and players would be quite difficult and not something the common man could do, but that’s far from the case here. You might think there’s a combine, skills competition, or a process for the powers to be to evaluate talent that couldn’t quite cut it in the NFL. Nope!

A job application form for players and coaches popped up on the XFL website this week, asking players to do what the rest of us have to do when we want a job: fill out a form, attach a resume and, yes, make connections on LinkedIn.

“We are assembling a team of smart, tenacious and passionate professionals who offer fresh perspectives and possess a relentless drive to win. Are you ready to join the XFL and help launch a fan-first, innovative and progressive new football league? We invite you to check out our current openings below and let us know if you’re ready for the challenge. Please start by selecting the type of role you are looking for from the categories below.

We are looking for talented, hungry players to join a fan first, innovative and progressive new league, the XFL!

Please submit your information below as we begin preparations for our inaugural 2020 season.”

I’m just saying:

The WWE chairman said that the average salary for the 40-man rosters will hover around $75,000, with players who are more in demand making much more than that. Players in the first iteration of the XFL, co-owned by McMahon and NBC, paid players an average of $45,000 for a 10-week schedule.

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