and it's currently enjoying a flood of positive reviews on the heels of the inaugural season's kickoff, as the league did a masterful job of eliminating the gimmicks from its first failed stint 20 years ago while introducing innovations that could make the NFL rub its collective chin. With its first four games in the books, the XFL isn't poised to self-destruct like its Alliance of American Football (AAF) counterpart did one year prior, the latter failing to complete a full season before imploding due to a rash of poor financial decisions.
So while the AAF never made it to its championship game, the XFL should have no issue doing so, and is already looking forward to its first trophy ceremony in 2020. The location of the XFL championship has reportedly been set for the City of Houston at TDECU Stadium on the University of Houston campus, per Joseph Duarte of The Houston Chronicle, with the Harris-County Sports Authority joining the league on Thursday to make the official announcement.
It's still early in the 10-week campaign though, and the 1-0 Roughnecks still have long road ahead of them to make their dream come true. The other seven clubs want their seat at that table as well, and if all continues to go to plan for the XFL, fans should enjoy watching the battles en route to the mini-Big Game.
Playoffs for the XFL begin Saturday, April 18, with the championship set to take place on Sunday, April 26.