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Smokey  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:49:20 AM(UTC)
The new Alliance of American Football will debut it's first game on February 9th. CBS will broadcast a game each Sunday and conclude with the leagues championship game in April. The league's inaugural teams are:
Arizona Hotshots
Atlanta Legends
Birmingham Iron
Memphis Express
Orlando Apollos
Salt Lake Stallions
San Antonio Commanders
San Diego Fleet


Each team will have 50 players. There will be no Kickoffs. A 30 second play clock will be employed and 2 point conversions will be mandatory. The "Wilson" footballs will have alternating red, white, and blue bands (similar to college footballs). Oher new rules will also apply in this league, but that will be fun to discover as well.

I plan to view this new league and will reserve my right to pick a favorite team as I please. That said, I look forward to extending my football enjoyment by becoming a regular viewer.
Smokey  
#2 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:05:02 PM(UTC)
It's great that this thread is being viewed, yet I would like to read your post about this new American football league. AAF.com is the home site for this league and perhaps a visit might generate more members to comment. Team colors, rosters, logos, and more may be found on their home site.

Scott Tolzien will be the QB for one of these new teams. Many players from the major colleges fill the rosters for these new teams. Some hope to impress enough to get offers from NFL teams.

AAF 1.png (42kb) downloaded 1 time(s).
dyeah_gb  
#3 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:24:16 PM(UTC)
I am going to pay attention. I think some of the colors in your graphic don't line up with the team names though.


Who is rooting for the Arizona Hot Shots?!?!?
Smokey  
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:12:30 PM(UTC)
dyeah_gb said: Go to Quoted Post
I am going to pay attention. I think some of the colors in your graphic don't line up with the team names though.


I must say that you are already paying attention as the team colors indeed do not match up with the correct teams. Thank you for your most observant catch. Perhaps I may be forgiven for not catching it myself as this is a very new league.


AAF 2 (the correction).png (14kb) downloaded 1 time(s).


AAF 3.png (6kb) downloaded 0 time(s).


Rockmolder  
#5 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 3:58:44 AM(UTC)
I don't think I'll ever actually see a game over on this side of the Atlantic, but I'm all for some competition for the NFL. Every time a start-up actually made it through that first fase and started to be sustainable, the NFL got better, as well.

Even if they didn't, they can make quite an impact. Broadcasting of the games changed drastically because of the XFL.

That said, the thing that I noticed most so far are the names. They're 25% USFL. And not even the best ones. Stallions and Express. I sorta like the Stallions, but the Express is so bland.

I don't like the Birmingham Iron, either. It's such a nothing-name. The Apollos makes no sense for a football team. The Legends is as bland as it gets and the legendarily bad headliens write themselves.

The rest is ok. Like I said, Stallions is pretty good, Commanders are decent, Fleet is really cool and I'll give Hotshots a pass. Not because I like the name all that much, but it is very meaningful and an awesome way to honour those firefighters.

That said, I do like to see how this pans out. If they can make a profit while cutting down on more than 30 minutes of commercials, maybe the NFL will have to follow suit, at least a bit.

I'm also very interested in what the "Fan engament bonus" means.
Smokey  
#6 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 4:37:25 AM(UTC)
With the number of College players that don't make it onto an NFL roster playing for AAF teams, and that this league does not begin play until the NFL concludes it's season, no serious competition will exist. In fact, some players may just find their way to an NFL team by playing in the AAF. Also, some players may extend their football carriers beyond their time on NFL teams.

If this new league succeeds, and I believe that it will, look for expansion teams in places like New York. Chicago, Miami, or even Las Vegas. This ten team league could double itself inside of 6 years. If it really takes off, cities like Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Tampa Bay may well join the new "Alliance".

Rest assured that they will find a way for it's games to be seen via pay per view streaming. They may even allow their Sunday broadcast to stream for free for a few seasons until they get a following.

As for the team names/logos/colors it will just have to be something that we will just have to grin and bear. BigGrin
Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 6:04:52 AM(UTC)
NFL rules state you're only eligible to be in the NFL after you've been out of high school for three years. I wonder if players will join this league and forego college? I would hope not many as they'd be forfeiting an education and college ball probably gets you seen easier.
wpr  
#8 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 8:50:21 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
NFL rules state you're only eligible to be in the NFL after you've been out of high school for three years. I wonder if players will join this league and forego college? I would hope not many as they'd be forfeiting an education and college ball probably gets you seen easier.


I really think the education many football/basketball players get is negligible. They take the easiest classes possible to stay NCAA eligible. Basketball 1 and done hardly even go to class.

Don't get me wrong, there are some who use college for what it was originally intended. To be student athletes and get an education. AAF will be an outlet for some.

With all the teams for the most part in the southern 1/3 of the country I have to wonder how much interest they will generate in the north and northeast even the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards. Yes they have televised games but interest will be slow in materializing.
Smokey  
#9 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 9:36:34 AM(UTC)
One thing I forgot to bring up before, cities with Domed Stadiums. Cities like Indianapolis, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St Paul could support a team during the worst winter weather. That could help to foster more interest in more areas beyond the original teams.

Another consideration to consider, teams get bought and moved to new locations. With that can come team name changes, logo changes, and team color changes as well. So let's say the Memphis team gets sold and moves to Detroit, they may keep the colors but change the name to an animal like the Vipers or the Dragons.

I don't know if the field dimensions will be the same as the NFL or if it will be different as the CFL is. The goal post, hash marks, end zone, etc., will anything be physically different? The Football will have stripes, similar to the college football. The Officials are yet another question, how many and will they dress in "Zebra" gear ?

Cheers!


Smokey  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:56:48 AM(UTC)
The new Alliance of American Football will play and air it's first ever game on Saturday night, February 9, 2019. Then they will begin regular Sunday games the next day.

Football Lives On
Cheesey  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, February 6, 2019 2:46:04 PM(UTC)
I’ll have to check it out.
It gives us something to watch.....give us our “fix”, while we wait for the Packers to be back.
Smokey  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:09:02 PM(UTC)
Cheesey said: Go to Quoted Post
I’ll have to check it out.
It gives us something to watch.....give us our “fix”, while we wait for the Packers to be back.


True, it should ease the next few months along. Also I'm not big on Basketball.

There is however always Women's Curling on YOUTube. Them gals are hotties ! ThumpUp
Smokey  
#13 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:00:58 PM(UTC)
The Atlanta @ Orlando game showed me an entertaining product that has room to grow. Orlando started out slow, but turned the momentum in their favor and never looked back Atlanta could do nothing beyond two 1st qtr FGs.

The interesting thing about this new league so far for me is the pass rushing rules, no Kickoffs, and how they decreased the time between snaps. Also, the Super Video Official and getting to hear their commentary as the watch the different angles on the play under review.

Gary Danielson in the broadcast booth commenting during the game did not raise my level of enjoyment. Perhaps CBS will upgrade their talent in the future.

Two Cents
gbguy20  
#14 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:05:54 PM(UTC)
Having all the coaches and refs micd up is cool, and the replay booth. I saw two QB's get absolutely crushed with no flag thrown, that was refreshing.
nerdmann  
#15 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:23:07 PM(UTC)
Sounds like they're using this is a developmental league, but also experimenting with rule changes, like the no kickoff and 2 point conversion rules. And the replay thing, which would be different for the viewers.

I heard Scott Tolzien, Jayrone Elliot and Trent Richardson are playing in this league. Don't know of any other names.
gbguy20  
#16 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:37:16 PM(UTC)
81% of the league is players who have formerly been under NFL contracts
Smokey  
#17 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:56:20 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Sounds like they're using this is a developmental league, but also experimenting with rule changes, like the no kickoff and 2 point conversion rules. And the replay thing, which would be different for the viewers.


That is just what they were saying about themselves. A second chance for some, the only chance for others to get viewed by the NFL teams. For others a chance to keep playing a game that they love.
sschind  
#18 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:12:34 PM(UTC)
gbguy20 said: Go to Quoted Post
81% of the league is players who have formerly been under NFL contracts



I saw that. Still haven't heard of many of them I didn't even know half the ones that were on the Packers.

RB Joel Bouagnon (Salt Lake Stallions)
LB Carl Bradford (Arizona Hotshots)
WR Montay Crockett (Atlanta Legends)
OLB Jayrone Elliott (San Antonio Commanders)
CB LaDarius Gunter (Orlando Apollos)
WR Charles Johnson (Orlando Apollos)
DT Joey Mbu (San Antonio Commanders)
RB Rajion Neal (Memphis Express)
LB Chris Odom (Salt Lake Stallions)
QB Marquise Williams (San Antonio Commanders)


OK so three I never heard of. The only reason I knew Odom is because when I saw he was on the Packers I was curious to see if he was related of one of my favorite Packers (he isn't)

I watched one play and saw someone get injured. That's probably all I will watch. Its a good thing for these guys though. Another chance to show off their skills.
Zero2Cool  
#19 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:19:45 PM(UTC)
Live action https://aaf.com/
gbguy20  
#20 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:28:57 PM(UTC)
They stream their games live rather than shutting every streaming site down!!
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