XFL to Unveil Rules Innovations When it Kicks off Next Month
The XFL will debut in February with options for extra points worth one, two or three points. It will allow double forward passes behind the line of scrimmage. Kickoffs will look way different in the name of both safety and excitement. Overtime will look like the NHL's version of settling matters with a "shootout.'' Is it a catch at the sideline? The officiating calls might be easier because the XFL will use the college rule of receivers needing only one foot in bounds rather than the NFL's two-feet rule. The eight-team league begins play on Feb. 8. That's the weekend after the Super Bowl.