Los Angeles Xtreme
Established2001
Folded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
Based inLos Angeles, California
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Head coachAl Luginbill
LeagueXFL
DivisionWestern
ColorsNavy, gold, silver, white[1]
       
League titles1 Million Dollar Game (2001)
Division titles1 (2001)

The Los Angeles Xtreme was a professional American football team based in Los Angeles, California. The team was a member of the XFL, begun by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment and by NBC, a major television network in the United States. The team played its home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the spring of 2001. They were in the XFL's Western Division with the San Francisco Demons, the Memphis Maniax, and the Las Vegas Outlaws. The team had the league's best passing offense and was nicknamed "L.A.X." as a pun on the IATA code for Los Angeles International Airport. They finished the season in 1st place with a 7–3 record and defeated the Chicago Enforcers in the Playoffs and the San Francisco Demons in the Million Dollar Game with a score of 38–6 to win the league's sole Championship.[2]

History

The LA Xtreme were the only champions of the XFL because NBC dropped the XFL concept after the first season due to dismal ratings. Shortly after this, McMahon announced that the league would be dissolved. However, the Xtreme's quarterback, Tommy Maddox, subsequently caught on with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, later leading them into the playoffs in 2002 and winning a Super Bowl ring in 2005. Maddox also won the XFL's Most Valuable Player award. Jeremaine Copeland has achieved success in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Toronto Argonauts winning two Grey Cup championships.

Revival

Main article: Los Angeles Wildcats (XFL)

In December 2018, a revival of the XFL announced its intention to return to Los Angeles. The new team was named the Los Angeles Wildcats.

Season-by-season

Season records
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2001 7 3 0 1st Western Won Semifinals (Chicago)
Won Million Dollar Game (San Francisco)
Totals 9 3 0 (including playoffs)

Schedule

Regular season

Date Opponent Result Record Game site
Sunday, February 4, 2001 at San Francisco Demons L 13–15 0–1 Pacific Bell Park
Saturday, February 10, 2001 Chicago Enforcers W 39–32 (2OT) 1–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Saturday, February 17, 2001 at Las Vegas Outlaws W 12–9 2–1 Sam Boyd Stadium
Sunday, February 25, 2001 Memphis Maniax L 12–18 2–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Saturday, March 3, 2001 at New York/New Jersey Hitmen W 22–7 3–2 Giants Stadium
Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Birmingham Thunderbolts W 35–26 4–2 Legion Field
Sunday, March 18, 2001 Orlando Rage W 31–6 5–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Saturday, March 24, 2001 Las Vegas Outlaws W 35–26 6–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Memphis Maniax L 12–27 6–3 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Saturday, April 7, 2001 San Francisco Demons W 24–0 7–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Post-season

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Record Game site
Semi-final Sunday, April 15, 2001 Chicago Enforcers W 33–16 1–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Championship Saturday, April 21, 2001 San Francisco Demons W 38–6 2–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Standings

Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Xtreme 7 3 0 .700 235 166 W1
San Francisco Demons 5 5 0 .500 156 161 L1
Memphis Maniax 5 5 0 .500 167 166 W2
Las Vegas Outlaws 4 6 0 .400 169 143 L3

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Personnel

Coaches

Roster

2001 Los Angeles Xtreme final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
, 6 practice squad

Other notable figures

Team leaders

References

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Xtreme Logo Sheet". SSUR.org. Archived from the original on March 14, 2007. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "The XFL, a football oddity, played its first -- and last -- championship game 15 years ago". FOX Sports. 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  3. ^ "XFL Standings". USA Today. May 12, 2001. Retrieved February 18, 2011.