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Anyone watching AAF (Alliance of American Football)?

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I'm watching the Atlanta vs. Orlando game. Some different rules: 35 second play clock, no kicked extra points. It's a little rough/unpolished. Really seems like the raw talent is even, so coaching and discipline really make the difference. Steve Spurrier is the coach for Orlando, and is beating Atlanta bad.  Before, the half, Orlando ran a Philly Special play for a TD. Well, I'm not a hockey or basketball fan, so I'll take what I can get.

Anyone else watching?

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correction: Spurrier is coach for Orlando

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I think this league has legs. The NFL has an interest in its success


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I did a little bit. I really like the audio on the the sidelines and field. The play was a little sloppy but I’ll probably watch again..

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Was out and about last evening so I missed it. There's a 4:00 pm game on today that I'll watch. MIke Singletary is the head coach of one of the teams. 

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I’m in san Diego so it was a big deal at the bars. I agree with Sod it was sloppy but I will keep watching. It had more scoring than the SB lol


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2 hours ago, Steuben Jerry said:

Was out and about last evening so I missed it. There's a 4:00 pm game on today that I'll watch. MIke Singletary is the head coach of one of the teams. 

I'm a fan of his from the '86 Bears. Very intense dude. Surprised he hasn't been successful as an NFL coach. Jeff Fisher is somehow involved with the AAF at the league level as well. Has always amazed me how many guys from that team are now coaches.

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2 minutes ago, turkeyfeathers said:

Did I hear the teams are affiliated with college teams ? Sorta like a training ground for the NFL

It seems to be being presented more as a development league for the NFL. Announcer mentioned how the teams make an effort to play all players on the roster to give all of the players reps/looks.

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I saw something on Twitter where all the players make 83,000..... That's 15-18 thousand less than an NFL practice squad but in this league they are getting exposure.

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2 hours ago, turkeyfeathers said:

Did I hear the teams are affiliated with college teams ? Sorta like a training ground for the NFL

Not really but you’re kind of right. What they tried doing was lumping in local college players with that specific regional team. For example if you look at the Birmingham roster they have a lot of players from the SEC. Trent Richardson’s on the team for example. Orlando has a lot of Florida players.  Etc. So I think they were trying to corner that fan market a little bit where the local college players are on that local team.

 

 

I watched some of the highlights from yesterday and it wasn’t that bad from what I saw. Clearly not NFL caliber but definitely watchable

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I caught some of last nights game by accident. Wife was flipping and I caught football on the screen and asked her to go back, no words can describe the look of horror on her face when she realized it was a live game LOL.

Looks promising, I hope it works out and gets some longevity. Another 12 weeks of American Football? Yes please.

 

I have to sit and watch a few full games, get a better feel and then pick a team. Right now leaning towards Atlanta or Birmingham. Maybe if it works out NY will get a team?

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Watched the San Antonio San Diego game last night and watching the Arizona Salt lake game tonight. Hotshots looking pretty good.

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Not really but you’re kind of right. What they tried doing was lumping in local college players with that specific regional team. For example if you look at the Birmingham roster they have a lot of players from the SEC. Trent Richardson’s on the team for example. Orlando has a lot of Florida players.  Etc. So I think they were trying to corner that fan market a little bit where the local college players are on that local team.
 
 
I watched some of the highlights from yesterday and it wasn’t that bad from what I saw. Clearly not NFL caliber but definitely watchable

The players can also opt out for an NFL opportunity at any time


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I watched . The game is what I expected very unpolished. Qb position from the 3 games I seen was very poor. I’m just glad we have football during the nfl off season. I’m not a hockey guy and can’t stand basketball. Lacrosse is awesome but gets no exposure. The one thing I really like is players having somewhere to showcase talents where before they had nothing. I hope the league survives!

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Not waiting on next Alliance game...just waiting for Alliant smokeless powder to arrive...

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Not waiting on next Alliance game...just waiting for Alliant smokeless powder to arrive...
And more red wine?

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On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 9:03 AM, The_Real_TCIII said:


The players can also opt out for an NFL opportunity at any time


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This confirms it.  I am making a comeback at 48. 

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2 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

This confirms it.  I am making a comeback at 48. 

WR?

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Just now, The_Real_TCIII said:

WR?

Thinking fridge like fullback.  5yds on 8 attempts in his career.  I can do that!

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12 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

Thinking fridge like fullback.  5yds on 8 attempts in his career.  I can do that!

And a TD in the Superbowl! Which is more than Walter Payton lol


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3 hours ago, moog5050 said:

Thinking fridge like fullback.  5yds on 8 attempts in his career.  I can do that!

Moog could be "The Freezer" .......

 

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56 minutes ago, fasteddie said:

Moog could be "The Freezer" .......

 

I am betting I could average at least 1 yard per carry.

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1 hour ago, moog5050 said:

I am betting I could average at least 1 yard per carry.

Sure if you were strapped to an appliance dolly and several were pushing .....

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