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‘This Was The XFL’ Stream: How To Watch ESPN ’30 for 30’ Documentary Premiere Online

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Todd Warshaw/Allsport/Getty Images

Todd Warshaw/Allsport/Getty Images

Up next in ESPN’s critically acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series is This Was The XFL. I’ve been chomping at the bit to check this one out since the trailer dropped back in December, as the XFL was both a revolutionary and totally ridiculous concept.

Vince McMahon of the WWE and Dick Ebersol of NBC tried to create an extreme alternative to the NFL, but they ended up failing miserably. The league folded after one season in 2001, which feels like it was a million years ago. Just watch this video about poor Jeff Brohm returning to the field after taking a brutal hit. I can practically feel the onset of CTE through my computer screen.

But instead of dwelling on the upsetting player safety issues, let’s focus on sky cams, scantily clad cheerleaders, and He Hate Me jerseys. Here are all of the different ways you can watch This Was The XFL.


This Was The XFL Viewing Details

Date: Thursday, Februrary 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: ESPN. (Check local listings.)
Directed By: Charlie Ebersol (Dick Ebersol’s son)


How To Watch This Was The XFL Premiere Live Stream Online

Your best bet for watching the documentary via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.

If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch This Was The XFL through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.

You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV also offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.


How To Live Stream This Was The XFL Premiere On Mobile

If you can’t watch the documentary on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.

You can also watch This Was The XFL on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.

DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch ESPN for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.


This Was The XFL Trailer

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