New York is one of two metropolitan areas, the other being Los Angeles, to have hosted teams in both the original XFL in 2001 and the 2020 XFL; the New York/New Jersey Hitmen were the Guardians’ predecessors in the previous league. The New York metropolitan area has 16 professional teams in some form or another, including three NHL teams, two ...
History of Guardians
The New York Guardians are an American professional football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They competed as an XFL's Eastern Division member and were one of eight teams to join the league for its inaugural 2020 season. The team is owned by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his business partner, Gerry Cardinale. The Guardians play their home games at MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford, NJ, and have quickly become one of the most popular teams in the XFL due to their passionate fanbase and exciting style of play on both sides of the ball.
Since joining the league last year, The New York Guardians have had tremendous success on the field with a 7-3 regular season record that earned them a second place within their division behind only DC Defenders, who went undefeated throughout the entire regular season slate before losing championship game against Tampa Bay Vipers at the end of the year. Under head coach Kevin Gilbride’s leadership, they put together an impressive offensive attack led by quarterback Matt McGloin who threw for over 2200 yards while completing 64 percent of passes with 17 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions during ten game span. On the defensive side, star players include linebacker Avery Moss who recorded six sacks and two forced fumbles while also leading all linebackers' tackles category with 46 total stops en route, winning the Defensive Player Year award from XFL itself...
Overall it has been a great first full year for the franchise, which bodes well future ahead especially considering the fact there will be a new coaching staff coming next 2021 campaign, lead by former Philadelphia Eagles assistant Joe Judge whose experience should help bring even more success this upcoming spring when action resumes once again after pandemic ends... With such a promising outlook, fans can look forward to continuing to follow the adventures of NYG as they strive towards reaching their ultimate goal of becoming champions someday soon!
New York - Orlando
2020 - Present / XFL
2023 - Present / Orlando Guardians
2020 - 2022 / New York Guardians
Guardians – As the XFL prepares to kick off its inaugural season, fans of the New York Guardians are eager to learn more about their team’s nickname. The name “Guardians” was chosen for various reasons: it reflects both the strength and pride of being from New York City and a commitment to protecting and defending those in need.
The term “guardian” has long been used in literature and mythology as an embodiment of protection or defense. It is also commonly used when referring to someone who looks out for another person's interests or safety—a fitting metaphor for any sports fan hoping their team will rise against opponents on game day!
In addition, an inherent connection between guardianship and loyalty resonates deeply among New Yorkers; they take great pride in standing by one another during difficult times. This sense of solidarity can be seen throughout many aspects of life within NYC, including sports fandom, where cheering on your favorite teams often feels like partaking in something larger than yourself—something that binds you together with fellow citizens under a shared identity.
Finally, while most people associate guardianship with strength alone (as evidenced by superheroes such as Superman), there is also an element of compassion involved; after all, protecting others requires empathy just as much it does courage! This combination makes perfect sense, given how passionate football fans are about supporting their teams through thick and thin no matter what happens on game day – making them a true Guardians!
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2023 - Present / Camping World Stadium
2020 - 2022 / MetLife Stadium
2023 - Present / RedBird Capital Partners
2020 - 2022 / Alpha Entertainment, LLC
2023 - Present / Terrell Buckley
2020 - 2022 / Kevin Gilbride
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