Unlike the current setup for the CFL and NFL where broadcasts generally go to commercial breaks, in the XFL you can hear the conversation between the official on the field and the video replay official.
In Presson’s mind, giving the viewers the chance to hear the conversation brings a breath of honesty to video review.
“You can hear the referee say ‘this is what I’m looking for’ and the fans that are watching at home can feel that transparency and honesty. Frankly, I think we lack some of that in our league right now.”
The good news for fans? There does appear to be some interest in making this change happen.
“I’ve been proposing that. We’re trying to figure how to make that happen. It does have legs. It’s just logistically, how do we do that for the 2020 season?”