10 Defunct Sports Leagues That Are Cooler Than the NHL

XFL

Years of Existence: 2001

The lamest team names in sports come out of hockey: Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadians, Vancouver Canucks? FOH. That's lazy as hell. Rag the XFL for being a contrived piece of shit all you want, but the mascots were awesome. Orlando Rage, Memphis Maniax, New Jersey Hitmen: that sort of incendiary, disrespectful tribalism is what sports are all about. Remember that the next time you think it's a good idea to call your team the "Maple Leafs."

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