In the course of almost exactly two years, Talker has laid curses upon two spring football leagues. Both proved deadly. On April 7th, 2018, in The AAF is an AAwFul idea, we “decreed this AAF cult to be excommunicated and shunned.”
As prophesied and seen in I TOLD YOU SO: “AAF suspending operations, canceling end of season”, on April 2nd, 2019, the curse did its handiwork. The AAF perished five weeks after conception.
After the expiration of the AAF, a new spring league, the XFL, sprung up like poison ivy. In Waiting for the XFL to be the Ex-XFL, on February 8th, 2020, we decreed; “This league should be abolished before it is even borned.”
Today, the second curse did its handiwork. Just about halfway into its maiden season, according to ESPN, “XFL suspends operations, lays off employees and has no plans for 2021 season.” Covid-19 had nothing to do with the demise of the XFL.
Hear ye, heretic spring football leagues, disobey the accursed Talker at your peril.¹
¹ Confession. In Who needs live sports when you have “This Date in Sports”, I wrote:
Perversely, the only league I was watching was the XFL. I have a sado-masochistic relationship with the XFL. As seen in Waiting for the XFL to be the Ex-XFL, I rail against the XFL, but kept watching. Go figure.