The NFL season is over, but football is not.
The reincarnation of the XFL begins Saturday. You remember the XFL — the one-year league that flopped and made Rod Smart (He Hate Me) famous 20 years ago.
I have to admit, I’m enticed by the XFL and will be watching the Seattle Dragons take on the DC Defenders Saturday morning.
In 2001, the Vince McMahon-created league was tossed together in a day, and it showed on the field. The second edition has been in the works for two years and, unlike the recent failure of the American Alliance of Football, has the money to make the league run.
The XFL has eight teams with rosters filled with former NFL players and players hoping to launch NFL careers.
This will be real football, but with creative rules — a 1-, 2- or 3-point conversion after touchdown and an overtime shootout.
All of the XFL games will be broadcast on ESPN, ABC and Fox. After a 10-week regular-season, a two-week playoff will determine the XFL champion.
Speaking of champions, how about the Kansas City Chiefs scoring 21 points in the final six minutes to rally for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years.
It was a good game, but not a great game. Patrick Mahomes wasn’t at his best but shined when needed.
My only gripe is that Damien Williams should have earned the most valuable player award.
At the Clarkston Zoo, Chiefs defensive lineman Derrick Nnadi is the real MVP.
After winning the Super Bowl, Nnadi — a tremendous supporter of animals — paid the adoption fee for 91 dogs from a Kansas City animal shelter.
According to multiple stories, Nnadi paid the adoption fee for a dog after each of the Chiefs’ regular-season wins.
Nnadi’s generosity spurred Coors Light to do an even cooler thing. Until Feb. 21, Coors Light will reimburse up to $100 in fees for 1,000 eligible dog adoptions across the country.
Alaska is one of the eligible states, so head to the Kodiak Animal Shelter, adopt a dog and text COORS4k9 to 28130 along with a picture of the adoption receipt. Of course, you have to be over 21.
And here is one final dog story that I will leave you with.
The Minnesota Wild adopted a 12-week-old Labrador Retriever — Breezer. The dog will be with the Wild for one year as it trains to become a service dog.
We do not follow the NHL at the Clarkston Zoo, but we are not fans of the Wild.