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Staples: Every level of football should accept this gift from the XFL

February 14, 2020

Watching the kickoff of the first season of the second iteration of the XFL, what stuck out most was the kickoff itself.

That the XFL tinkered with the way the game starts shouldn’t be surprising. The first version of the XFL opted for this instead of a coin toss.

This new version of the league favors football over gimmickry, but as XFL commissioner Oliver Luck has said repeatedly, the goal is to “take a great game and make it a little bit better.” And that’s where the XFL’s new version of the kickoff comes into the discussion.

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