REPORT: XFL, CFL Considering Playing Interleague Championship Game

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The XFL 3.0 version of the league is shaping up to be the best one yet.

On Monday, it was reported that the XFL and CFL are discussing interleague games and a potential championship game.

According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, “Both leagues would play their regular seasons—there could be ‘interleague’ games, similar to MLB — and once the respective XFL and CFL champions are crowned, they’d face off in an interleague championship game.”

The CFL and XFL dropped a press release to announce that the leagues have “agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate, innovate, and grow the game of football.”

McCarthy added that the two leagues could potentially combine for an All-Star Game and that a merger is reportedly the “long-term objective.”

Many football leagues have tried desperately to work out over the years, but nothing has really stuck aside from the NFL and NCAA. The XFL tried last season to do it successfully in the 2.0 version of the elague, but a global pandemic would end those hopes and force it to suspend operations in April 2020, with no plans at the time to return in 2021.

The league filed for bankruptcy in April 2020, but an investment group led by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson agreed to buy the XFL in August.

The CFL has been running since 1954, but the league has never attracted top players.