Thirteen years later, its legacy looms larger than ever. He Hate Me. The "no fair catch" rule. The announcing of Jerry "The King" Lawler. It defined the course of the game of football for a new generation, and while it didn't last long, the XFL, in the end, proved to be greater than anyone dared hope.

We asked Drew Magary to talk to the people behind the XFL, to capture their hopes, their dreams, and the real story behind the most influential league in professional football history. We hope you like it as much as we do.

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