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Crossing Broadcast: STFU, XFL, MLB

Russ Joy - February 11, 2020

Kevin, Bob, Anthony, and Russ offer their takeaways from the XFL’s first weekend, including what concepts the NFL might try to poach and whether or not Philadelphia could support an XFL team. Plus, the Temple stadium situation and thoughts on the Eagles’ decision to not hire a singular offensive coordinator. The guys then react to Major League Baseball reportedly looking to expand the playoff field and allow top teams to pick their playoff opponents. They then tackle the Sixers’ trade deadline moves, Al Horford and Joel Embiid shushing the crowd, and whether or not Ben Simmons has gotten a fair shake.

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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The XFL Had a Good Ratings Weekend

Kevin Kinkead - February 10, 2020

Y’all watch any XFL games this weekend?

I caught about half of the D.C. Defenders vs. Seattle Dragons game and found myself enjoying it. The entire presentation felt different and unique, which is what the XFL tried to do 20 years ago, but something about this second effort felt less tacky to me. It felt like less like a sideshow and more like an explorator,y yet buttoned up, delivery.

Case in point, the new kickoff rule was really cool, with would-be tacklers lining up down the field and waiting for the ball to be caught before they’re allowed to move. That felt like a smart way to keep an exciting play in the game while cutting down on the types of full speed, violent collisions that cause injuries.

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Crossing Broadcast: Fighting for 53, “5-for-5”, XFL, Local Media

Russ Joy - August 22, 2019

Kevin and Russ discuss the Eagles’ backup QB situation, the obsession with the final spots on the roster, Anthony Gargano’s “5-for-5” pronouncement, the XFL team names and logos, media access, and more.

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by Cynch propane delivery service. They’ll exchange your propane tank for a brand-new, full tank for just $10 with the Crossing Broad promo code “CrossingBroad”. Just enter your address, leave the tank on your porch/driveway, and Cynch will do the rest.*

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Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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The XFL Team Names are Really Bland

Kevin Kinkead - August 21, 2019

The XFL today unveiled every team name and crest for the upcoming season, which kicks off in February. This will be Vince McMahon’s second foray into professional football, after the original incarnation of the league stopped playing after one season back in 2001.

Now, I think I’m a pretty fair guy, except when it comes to critiquing Angelo Cataldi, but I gotta be honest here; these names are incredibly boring and basic. It seems as though five seconds of effort was put into selecting these monikers:

  • Dallas Renegades
  • Houston Roughnecks
  • LA Wildcats
  • New York Guardians
  • St. Louis BattleHawks
  • Seattle Dragons
  • Tampa Bay Vipers
  • D.C. Defenders


Defenders? Guardians? BattleHawks? Feels like we’re playing Starcraft instead of football. And don’t we have enough Wildcats already?

These are just blah. Whatever. Is it that hard to come up with something new and unique, or base a name off an interesting geographical or civic connection?

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