XFL Down For The Count

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NEW YORK — Even Vince McMahon’s moxie couldn’t save the XFL. The XFL is now a footnote in the encyclopedia of professional football league TV failures, along with the USFL and WFL.

The XFL’s co-owners, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment and NBC, pulled the plug Thursday night, citing the league’s mounting operating costs and abysmal ratings as the main reasons for ending the league and dissolving the partnership.

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