It’s been a huge week for XFL news. Between the Draft news and season ticket selection/pricing, there’s been a lot to talk about. We’re just now learning who will be holding down the both for the XFL from both FOX and ESPN.
According to the NY Post, Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky and Pat McAfee will be calling the main games on ESPN, while Fox’s top team will consist of Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt.
We had heard rumors that McAfee would call the XFL going back to when he signed on with the WWE; and even more when he signed a deal with ESPN earlier this year.
McAfee and Orlovsky often to work together on “Get Up!” and ESPN hopes to build off the chemistry. Dianna Russini is expected to be on the sidelines with the top team.
From the Fox side, having Curt Menefee is going to give the league some legitimacy right off the bat. Menefee also hosts Fox’s Sunday NFL pregame show, which will be some recognition factor for potential new XFL fans while tuning in.
These broadcast teams are for the top broadcasts, so not all of the games. Since we’re learning this information now, I would assume we’ll learn who the secondary teams will be in short order.