Oliver Luck named new XFL’s commissioner and CEO

News surrounding the XFL after its initial re-launch announcement by Vince McMahon has been relatively scarce. Still not a whole lot is known as to how this league will run effectively, but today we got a glimpse of the guy who will head the league. And it’s Andrew Luck’s father, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Luck will be tasked with making the XFL a league that’s not looked at as a joke. For McMahon, this may be a good first step in trying to make this league something sustainable. As for the masses, I’m not sure they’ll come around any time soon, and I won’t blame them.

More from Yahoo:

The XFL’s biggest early headline, other than a pleading tweet from wayward quarterback Johnny Manziel, came when McMahon stated overtly that anthem protesting wouldn’t be allowed. “People don’t want social and political issues coming into play when they are trying to be entertained,” McMahon told ESPN in January. “We want someone who wants to take a knee to do their version of that on their personal time.”

One of Luck’s first tasks will likely be identifying and evaluating potential media partners, as there’s nobody yet slated to broadcast the league.

UPDATE: Confirmed.


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