This isn’t how the XFL imagined its revamped league and first season would unfold.
XFL COO Jeffery Pollock told employees Friday that the league is suspending operations and all employees have been laid off. The news comes one month after the XFL canceled the regular season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Seattle Dragons 2020 season ended before it really even started. The team will finish the season with a measly 1-4 record, and 2021, as well as the future of the league, is currently uncertain.
It’s quite possible the Dragons have taken the field at CenturyLink Field for a final time, but we won’t forget the fans who made our lives that much better. Seattle averaged 25,616 fans per game and set an XFL league record in attendance of 29,172 in its home opener against the Tampa Bay Vipers.
It was obvious when the team took on the name the Dragons, the fanbase was going to be lit.
What we didn’t expect to see was a fan dressed up in a paper-cup inspired tracksuit waving heads of broccoli and carrots into the air. It is Seattle, though.
Then, of course there were devout fans in Dragon onesies doing splits in the endzone.
One fan even proved his dedication to the franchise by getting this Seattle Dragons tattoo, and he’s probably not the only one.
This one’s for you Dragons fans. You were breathing fire into the city of Seattle from Day 1 and it was a blast watching you cheer on Seattle this season.