The XFL officially kicked off on February 8. The competitor to the NFL started off their season with games between the Seattle Dragons and DC Defenders; and the Houston Roughnecks and Los Angeles Wildcats.
As football fans flock to TVs to see what the unique league has to offer, many are simply trying to catch up and identify the key players and coaches that make up the association. Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long is quite familiar with one of the new XFL head coaches and thus has a good idea of with whom his fandom will reside.
Well then I’m ALL in on Tampa. Remember Trestman drafted me to Chicago! https://t.co/R9wjwr0eh0— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) February 8, 2020
Long took to Twitter to respond to a fan and let them know that he will be rooting for the Tampa Bay Vipers Vipers for the 2020 XFL season due to their head coach being former Bears head coach Marc Trestman.
Trestman coached the Bears from 2013 to 2014 and despite leading the team to some solid offensive outputs, his overall record was 13-19 over the two seasons. Long was of course, drafted to the Bears in the first round in 2013, playing his first two years under Trestman in Chicago. But when Long stated that Trestman drafted him to Chicago, former Bears great Olin Kreutz chimed in to correct him, leading to a pretty funny back and forth:
*Emery— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) February 8, 2020
Emery and Trestman are the same person— Dylan O'Meara (@DOWIU7) February 8, 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣 makes sense now— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) February 8, 2020
U are correct Phil emery picked me I never thought about that tbh— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) February 8, 2020
We can not confirm that Phil Emery and Marc Trestman are the same person, but (all jokes aside) we can confirm that the Trestman's Vipers will be taking on the New York Guardians on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX with Kyle Long rooting for them every step of the way.