If you’re like me, you’re old enough to remember the original iteration of the XFL, a one season wonder that said no to coin flips, yes to violence and welcome to “He Hate Me”. While the brainchild of WWE headman Vince McMahan only lasted one season, it is set to make a comeback in 2020. While details are scarce it appears this version of the XFL will focus less on the X and more on the F as it attempts to compete with the NFL, so we expect the rules to be fairly similar to the NFL. So we took it upon ourselves to create the BTDFL and we wanted to know what you, our loyal
minions followers wanted to see and boy did you all deliver. We got some that were fascinating and others that were borderline insane...Im looking at you Hammer & Rails!
Below are some of our favorite rules that were suggested. Some may contradict each other, but whatever it’s our league and we will make shit up as we go.
Marcus just wants games to get over quick
Eliminate huddles, timeouts, halftimes etc. Running clocks no matter the situation. If the game kicks off at 7:05 it ends at 8:05.— Marcus (@Marcus_Russell2) January 25, 2018
Every team must be named after an animal, and at half time those two animals fight.— John Severs (@sevejohn) January 25, 2018
People want to know what the hell a catch is
You beat me to it.— Trevor (@OrygunSon) January 26, 2018
We got rid of USC players, but made exceptions for John David Booty cause thats the best effing name, and Mark Sanchez cause Butt Fumble’s are awesome. We also mandated that Sean Mannion and Derek Anderson will start for their respective teams.
Also Derek Anderson and Sean Mannion.— Samovar Meteavier (@sam_metivier) January 26, 2018
Y’all hate kickers.
No punts, no kicks. No field goals. No kickers. No uprights. 5 downs to make 10 yards.— Darrell L Robinson (@LeadfootBeav) January 26, 2018
I would take kicking completely out. No field goals, no panting— Toni Momberger (@tonimomberger) January 26, 2018
Safety is worth five points and all kickers (punters included) must ply their craft barefooted.— Matt Allinson (@m_allinson) January 26, 2018
Gonna start putting people in the penalty box
"You do that, you go to the box, you know. Two minutes, by yourself, you know and you feel shame, you know." https://t.co/9414K1ed30— Building the Dam (@BuildingTheDam) January 26, 2018
All the balls!
MULTIBALL!— Hammer & Rails (@HammerAndRails) January 26, 2018
And the best idea of all the ideas comes from Ethan
trampolines— Ethan (@EthanNovak) January 26, 2018
So if you wanna watch some hour long football on trampolines with a clear definition of a catch, limited or eliminated kicking, Derek Anderson, Sean Mannion, Butt Fumbles, John David Booty, a bunch of footballs, mascot brawls and a penalty box, boy do we got the thing for you....