The XFL unveiled the names and logos of its eight teams Monday morning, and while seven are direct or indirect holdovers from the previous iteration of the league, the San Antonio Brahmas stand out as both new and relatively unique.
The name, which has been rarely used as a team moniker, is a reference to Brahman beef cattle, which are known, among other things, for their tolerance to heat.
Three of the XFL’s teams – the D.C. Defenders, Houston Roughnecks and St. Louis Battlehawks – are being brought back exactly from 2020, when the previous edition of the league shuttered due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two others received only minor tweaks, with the Renegades now being based in Arlington, Texas, instead of Dallas, and the Seattle Dragons being renamed the Sea Dragons.
Here are the eight XFL team names:
Seattle Sea Dragons
St. Louis Battlehawks
San Antonio Brahmas
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