Saturday marked the launch of a new (sort of) professional football league with the Houston Roughnecks playing their first game as part of the eight-team XFL reboot.

The original XFL debuted in 2001 by largely appealing its audience’s lust for violence and scantily clad cheerleaders but folded after only one season due to poor ratings and sub-par on-field play.

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