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The new XFL & IFL partnership is good for football fans in Las Vegas

Eugene Adams
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Does the Raider's 1–4 start have you down?

Don't worry; the NFL season is long. Also, there is plenty more football to look forward to once it ends. 

The Las Vegas/ Henderson area has an IFL team and an XFL team that will play in the spring. 

Now it looks like the two leagues will even be working together. 

XFL & IFL Announcement

The XFL and the Indoor Football league recently announced a player personnel partnership. The leagues now have a framework for transferring players between leagues. Also, it will provide opportunities for players cut from XFL teams to play in the IFL. 

Both leagues see this partnership as a win. 

“Our partnership with the IFL is a win across the board. Not only will the League have access to a consistent pool of highly competitive players who are in game shape, but it will also provide the opportunity for some of our players to continue their development and extend their professional careers.”-Doug Whaley XFL 

The IFL commissioner shared similar thoughts. 

“We are extremely excited to be working with the XFL. This partnership will allow a bigger opportunity for the players of the IFL. Our goal is to create a platform for our players to advance their career on and off the field and this is another step towards that.”-Todd Tryon IFL Commissioner 

My Thoughts 

This news might not seem like much, but I'm excited about it. 

More football is a good thing as long as it's good football. There’s plenty of talent outside the NFL to play high-quality football. Unfortunately, spring leagues haven't always capitalized on the available talent. 

This partnership should raise the talent level of the IFL, which in addition to a Henderson team, also hosts the championship game the next two seasons

This is also another reason to be optimistic about the XFL. The previous two iterations were fun but didn't last. Hopefully, the league will stick around this time. 

Between the NFL, IFL, XFL, and a much improved UNLV team, there is a lot to be excited about for football fans in the area. 

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