In the league’s lone season, the Los Angeles Xtreme was the XFL’s Southern California franchise. Led by quarterback Tommy Maddox, the Xtreme won the XFL Championship, called “The Million Dollar Game,” at the LA Coliseum. That remains Los Angeles’ only professional football championship since 1984.
The LA Xtreme were the only champions of the XFL because NBC dropped the XFL concept after the first season due to dismal ratings. Shortly after this, McMahon announced that the league would be dissolved. However, the Xtreme’s quarterback, Tommy Maddox, subsequently caught on with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, later leading them into the playoffs in 2002 and winning a Super Bowl Ring in 2005. Maddox also won the XFL’s Most Valuable Player award. Jeremaine Copeland has achieved success in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Toronto Argonauts.
2001 / XFL
2001 / Los Angeles Xtreme
Xtreme – The team name references to something as “cooler” than the norm. Originally used for outrageous sports and death-defying stunts.
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2001 / Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
2001 / World Wrestling Federation
2001 / Al Luginbill
*Blue is this team’s history