Before the 2001 season began there was already question if Las Vegas could support a professional sports team due to past failed attempts with: Las Vegas Americans (Soccer-MISL- 1984-85), Las Vegas Dustdevils (Soccer-CISL-1994-1995), Las Vegas Posse (Football-CFL-1994) Las Vegas Quicksilvers (Soccer-NASL-1976-1978), Las Vegas Seagulls (Soccer-ASL-1979), Las Vegas Sting (Football-Arena Football League-1994-1995) and Las Vegas Thunder (IHL-1993-1999) The Outlaws were sponsored ...
History of the Outlaws
The Las Vegas Outlaws were a professional football team that played in the XFL, an alternative to the NFL. The team was based in Las Vegas and competed for one season in 2001. Despite having some of the most recognizable players on their roster, such as former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and future Hall of Famer Mike Furrey, they failed to make an impact on fans and opponents alike.
The Outlaws had high expectations coming into their inaugural season due to their star-studded lineup but ultimately fell short when it came time for them to perform on game day. They finished with a record of 5-5, which placed them third out of eight teams in the Western Division standings; however, this wasn't good enough as only two teams from each division made it into playoffs at season end, thus eliminating any chance they had at making history with a championship run.
Despite not achieving much success while playing together, members from this squad have gone on to have successful careers both inside and outside football after leaving Las Vegas, including current head coach Steve Spurrier who led South Carolina Gamecocks' program until 2015 before retiring once again following his stint with Washington Redskins organization earlier this year (2020). All these facts combined make up an exciting story about what could've been if things went differently back then - something sports fanatics can look back upon fondly even now all these years later!
2001 / XFL
2001 / Las Vegas Outlaws
Outlaws – The Las Vegas Outlaws are among the most iconic teams in the XFL, and their nickname has a unique origin story. The team was named after an outlaw gang in Nevada during the late 19th century. This group of bandits had a reputation for robbing stagecoaches and banks throughout Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, and New Mexico.
The original leader of this gang was none other than Butch Cassidy himself! He led his bandit crew on daring robberies across the West until law enforcement officers eventually stopped them at their hideout near Robbers Roost Canyon in Utah.
In addition to giving homage to its namesake outlaws from days gone by, there’s another reason why Las Vegas chose this name for its XFL franchise: it perfectly captures what makes Sin City so unique—the sense of adventure and excitement that comes with taking risks! Whether you’re playing slots or sports betting on your favorite team (the Outlaws!), chances are you’ll have some fun while doing it!
So if you happen to be a sports fan visiting Las Vegas anytime soon, check out an Outlaw game – who knows? You might just live dangerously like those infamous Wild West criminals before them…
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2001 / Sam Boyd Stadium
2001 / World Wrestling Federation
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2001 / Jim Criner
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