What Would an AI Have Named the New XFL Teams?

So long, Wildcats. Let's cheer on the Warp Ravens and Blood Bombers


The XFL revealed the names and logos for its first eight teams this week, and, for a WWE-adjacent league that crosses football with the spirit of professional wrestling, the team titles are disappointingly tame.

Between the Seattle Dragons and the New York Guardians, not to mention the L.A. Wildcats, the monikers sound as if they could have been generated by a computer tasked with producing generic sports mascots.

In fact, we at Adweek wondered if a computer— or, more specifically, a neural network text generator—could indeed have created a better list.

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