MJ Hurley

3 Impact XFL Players Now Look to the NFL

There were star XFL players on both sides of the ball for the LA Wildcats in 2020, but three players stood out on the defensive side of the ball and deserve to be highlighted ahead of the NFL Draft on April 23rd.  Linebacker Jerimiah Spicer, as well as lineman Cedric Reed and Boogie Roberts all made a significant impact not just on the field but on their teammates and coaches.  Jerimiah Spicer, who spent camp with the Wildcats, has one of the most inspirational and motivational stories you will hear in the sports world. Spicer grew up in Los Angeles with...

XFL Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The XFL has officially filed for bankruptcy, per Darren Rovell. The filing revealed that the WWE did have partial ownership of the league at 23.5%. Other creditors included Dallas Coach Bob Stoops($1M), Marc Trestman($777K), as well as Ticketmaster($655K), and other coaches investing $583K each.    Vince McMahon had been reported to be willing to put around $500 million into the league, but according to Forbes, his net worth has dropped $1B in the last year.    After the XFL suspended day to day operations on Friday, there was still hope that the league would return in 2021. This breaking news makes that very...

A special story on a special day for the sports world

The whole world, including the sports world, has been turned on it's head. Whether or not you celebrate Easter, for millions of people across the United States, today is a weird day. Instead of shopping on Saturday, going to church Sunday morning, and eating a massive Easter dinner, we now shop online, worship online, and eat what we were lucky enough to get delivered.  So what does this mean in the sports world? Well, today is the anniversary of Tiger Woods' return to glory by winning the 2019 Masters. Today would have been the last day of the XFL regular...

XFL suspends “day to day” operations

Multiple sources (ESPN’s Field Yates and Kevin Seifert) have confirmed that the XFL is suspending “day to day operations” and will be terminating the majority of their employees.  XFL COO Jeffery Pollock held a conference call to read a statement and per ESPN’s Field Yates, Pollock said employees were informed of the decision on Friday.  NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo also reported that the XFL will pay employees through Sunday, but there is no confirmation on whether or not the league will return in 2021 and beyond.  In an audio of the call from Jeffrey Pollack to employees, he said “it’s been no...

NBA Assorted Activities, 2K and HORSE Tournaments

While the sports world may be frozen for the most part, the NBA is doing their best to keep America entertained while we are in quarantine.    The NBA has gotten creative, implementing things like the NBA2K Tourney, and a H-O-R-S-E tournament which will debut Sunday.    The NBA2K Tourney is now in the quater-final round with these matchups starting Tuesday evening at 7PM ET.    These are the 2K matchups:  Trae Young (2) vs. Deandre Ayton (10) Devin Booker (5) vs. Rui Hachimura (13)  Andre Drummond (6) vs. Patrick Beverley (14)   Derrick Jones Jr. (16) vs. Montrezl Harrell (8) The tournament was seeded by the individual player’s 2K ratings....

Oakland A’s Big 3: Who do they re-sign?

The Oakland A’s finished the 2019 MLB season with a 97-65 record, good for 2nd place in the American League West. This finish led them to the AL Wild Card Game, where they lost 1-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays.    The A’s have a roster filled with young talent, and a farm system that GM Billy Beane ensures is continually stocked. The question moving forward is, who will the A’s keep, and who will they ship off to keep that farm system stocked?    The main questions for this revolve around three players. Third baseman Matt Chapman, Shortstop Marcus Semien, and First...

12 XFL players agree to NFL contracts

With COVID-19 freezing the majority of the sports world, NFL Free Agency has been the main focus of sports fanatics across the country for the last week. Included in that are 12 XFL players who have agreed to NFL contracts at the time of this article.    After the NFL and XFL finally allowed XFL players to make the jump officially on Monday, the best of the XFL have been migrating to the big leagues to make their mark on the National Football League.    Here are the totals for how many players from each team have signed to NFL contracts:    Houston Roughnecks: 3 New...

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MJ Hurley is an all-sports writer for the Infinity Sports Network and the host of the “eXamining the XFL” podcast. Follow MJ on Twitter and Instagram at @mjhurley47
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