Alliance of American Football

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    Alliance of American Football

    If your fix for football is not fulfilled after the Super Bowl, the AAF starts play on February 9. They held their draft last Wednesday. Some interesting rules regarding the draft and play on the field.

    The Alliance consist of 8 franchises...

    San Diego Fleet
    Birmingham Iron
    Arizona Hotshots
    Orlando Apollos
    Atlanta Legends
    Salt Lake Stallions
    Memphis Express
    San Antonio Commanders

    Interesting head coaches, too, like Steve Spurrier of the Orlando Apollos.

    CBS will televise one game a week, during the 10 week season, as well as the playoffs and championship game.

    Alliance of American Football QB Draft: Aaron Murray, Christian Hackenberg highlight QBs taken in AAF event - CBSSports.com
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    It looks like this league is poised to be the NFL's version of the G-League. The season is only 10 weeks, which works right into the OTA schedule for many NFL teams. There are discussions about allowing backups who haven't cracked the starting lineup in the NFL to play in this league. Every AAF contract has an instant opt-out if the they end up getting a chance at the NFL.

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    The uniforms for the teams look pretty sweet - especially Arizona and San Diego. Name:  AZ.jpg
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    Interesting rule changes. No kickoffs. 30 second clock. An alternative for the on side kick, which I find intriguing. The scoring team can opt to take the ball on their own 35 4th down and 10. Opens up a whole new can of worms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Interesting rule changes. No kickoffs. 30 second clock. An alternative for the on side kick, which I find intriguing. The scoring team can opt to take the ball on their own 35 4th down and 10. Opens up a whole new can of worms.
    I feel like it should be more like 4th and 20. I feel like the percentage chance of converting 4th and 10 is significantly better than that of converting an onside kick.

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    AAF new league starting Saturday 2-9

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    More football!!!

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    Do you know if their games will be televised?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pick-six View Post
    Do you know if their games will be televised?
    I merged the thread with one already existing on the league. See post #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    I feel like it should be more like 4th and 20. I feel like the percentage chance of converting 4th and 10 is significantly better than that of converting an onside kick.
    Definitely agree. A good quick slant gets you 10 yards.

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    CBS, CBS Network and the NFL, all seem to be carrying games.

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    Here is a link to the different rules.
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    Logan Woodside of Frankfort HIgh and Toledo is Qb for San Antonio

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    Streaming the Atlanta/Orlando game.
    Koo, for Atlanta with a 38 yard field goal, for the first points in the league.

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    Some things that I'm liking so far...

    Shorter commercial breaks

    Shorter play clock

    Hearing the replay official explain what he saw to the referee


    I'm not sure what exactly it was, but there was some audio issues there for awhile. Don't know if it was because they've got so many mics live or if someone had a short. But, it seems like it's been better the past couple of minutes.

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    The Commanders pass rush is very good, so far.

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