Who saw this coming?
In 2020, the Canadian Football League and XFL both shut their doors on the 2020 season due to the global pandemic, which left players having to seek employment elsewhere.
The XFL effectively closed the league down for good for a second time and has since been bought by the Rock and his ex-wife.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the Canadian Football League and the third coming of the XFL have entered into formal talks between them on how to collaborate together.
“That’s the farthest thing from the truth, the money concept,” XFL chair and owner Dany Garcia said Wednesday, via Ottawa Citizen. “But you make a great point — everyone is going to have a lot of fun with speculation.
“The truth is that like the CFL, we are deeply invested in adding innovation, adding opportunity and expanding on the football experience in a major way. So during this time since we acquired the XFL, that has been our daily activity, looking for incredible partners to collaborate with, to align with, to see what the future of this incredible property could be. And the CFL, quite simply, was doing the same thing.”
“Randy, working with the board of governors, has been on a path of growth, which I’m sure you know as they have their global conversations and expansion initiatives,” said Garcia. “And all of a sudden there were like-minded similarities in what the football experience could be and can be for athletes and for fans in the community. That’s really where the alignment is, on the vision, the future and the possibility.”
In October, the new XFL ownership group announced its commitment to an inaugural season in 2022.
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