Alliance of American Football

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  1. Jimbo

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    This might be a fun league ....

    Are they using NFL rules or College rules or thier own ?


    Home teams listed 1st ?
    Isn't that a$$ backwards ?
    Have they listed times for the games yet ?
     
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    I see the NFL must be all for this "Other " league, seeing the NFL Network is a broadcast partner with them.
     
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    Teams will have 52 players on each roster, with some selected by a territorial draft. The territory assigned to a team consists of at least five colleges plus designated professional teams, one Canadian Football League, and four NFL teams, for those from Big Ten and the Big 12 conferences. Only one quarterback can be taken from their region. A quarterbacks-only "Protect or Pick" draft was conducted in November 2018 in which teams may retain their allocated quarterback or select an unprotected quarterback from another team.

    Telecasts will feature no television timeouts and 60 percent fewer commercials, with the league aiming for an approximate real-time game length of 150 minutes, down from just over 180 in the NFL.

    All teams must attempt two-point conversions after each touchdown; there will be no extra point kicks.

    There will be no kickoffs; halves, odd overtime periods and after scores will begin on each team's own 25-yard line, the same as touchbacks in the NFL and NCAA. In lieu of an onside kick, a team can keep possession of the ball by attempting a scrimmage play from their own 35-yard line and gaining at least 12 yards.

    The play clock will run only 30 seconds, 10 seconds shorter than in the NFL.

    Two coach's challenges per team are the only replays; no challenges in last two minutes of either half nor any overtime period, as they are automatic.

    Outside organizations will handle head-safety protocols.

    Playoffs will consist of four teams, the top two teams from each conference.
     
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    The Atlanta team is playing at Georgia State (old Turner Field), so I might check out one of their games. Especially with Aaron Murray being the quarterback.
     
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    Looking forward to giving it a shot this weekend. Looks like games on Saturday and Sunday
     
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    AAF will have a Sky Judge.

    Alliance of American Football

    The AAF will have a ninth member of the officiating crew, called a sky judge who will be in the press box and can instantly correct "obvious and egregious" officiating errors. The sky judge will use real-time technology to correct clear errors involving player safety anytime during a game and pass interference inside of five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

    “If you get a helmet-to-helmet spear and it’s not called on the field, it can be picked up by the ninth official,” Mike Pereira, the NFL’s former vice president of officiating who is a consultant to the AAF, told the Associated Press. “He has the ability to do it in real time. It doesn’t go to replay. ... He can call down to the field and say, ‘Hey, spearing on No. 33 of Birmingham, 15-yard penalty, let’s go.’​

    Illegal defense though? Sounds like a Pro Bowl rule.

    On defense, no more than five players may rush on passing plays. No defensive player may rush from a position of more than two yards outside the widest offensive lineman and more than five yards from the line of scrimmage. The exceptions would be play-action or run-pass option plays and if the ball leaves the tackle box.

    There will be a 15-yard penalty for "illegal defense."​
     
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    Michael Vick didn't last long as the Atlanta Legends (I really hate that name) offensive coordinator.

    Michael Vick out as Atlanta Legends offensive coordinator
     
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    Yeah he'll still be there but his media engagements with Fox during the NFL season left him not prepared to be OC last I read.

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    Pretty fun so far.

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    Edmonton Eskimos, I can’t wait to watch them play.


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    As long as it doesn't compete with them, they probably see no harm. Not sure if they'll try and make it their "minor league" at some point or is there where former NFL players go ?

    I remember hearing a story about how Roger Goodell wants to get the NFL as much exposure as possible. Started with adding Thursday Night Football. Then came the occasional games in London which on those Sundays, you have games going from 9-10am (EST) until 10-11pm (EST) - NFL football all day long.
     
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    Had better ratings than the NBA last night.
     
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    The XFL had great ratings the first week too----and then ratings and attendance starteda steep decline. I hope this works but it is too early to draw any conclusions.
     
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    XFL was a comedy show though. Was largely unsustainable.

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    Premere looky-loos are reason for
    1st week numbers.

    I liked the rules/format and quick gameplay.

    The quality of play was terrible.
    Hopefully that comes around with time.
    These guys have not had much practice/play time together.

    TV camera views of mostly empty stadiums not gonna be helpful.
    They need to rethink ticket prices.
    If I see lots of empty seats on TV,
    I'm not gonna be in a hurry to spend $$$ on tickets.
    Even give away tickets to fill seats...
    Wounded Warriors and such...
    Then gradually reduce the # of giveways
    As more seats are sold.

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    I definitely noticed that it moved along quicker. I can't stand watching NFL games on TV anymore. It's laughable if you go to a game in person. The teams/players stand around constantly waiting for the TV commercials to get done !

    Does the NFL have a rule about a player leaving the field for one play if their helmet comes off or is that NCAA only ? The game I watched had it happen (to the QB) and he stayed in. I thought this league used almost all of the same rules as the NFL. I can't believe any that they'd skip would be safety related though.
     
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    Not aware of any such rule in the NFL

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    The point was that premiere week numbers are not necessarily indicative of where things will wind up. I suspect ratings wil decline and then hopefully risea bit. we will see though.
     
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    Affordable Football
    The TV production was Really good. looked like football. always thought the market was there for spring football .. prove me Right.

    Tickets priced right. good luck to them

    Go Iron

    The AAF released a full list of team affiliates, which ranges from the NCAA to the CFL to the NFL.

    Birmingham: Alabama, Auburn, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, with Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Redblacks as the CFL affiliates. Birmingham was the only franchise to receive two feeder teams in the CFL.

    Atlanta: Georgia, Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Savannah State, Albany State, Clark-Atlanta, Fort Valley State, Morehouse, Shorter, Valdosta State and West Georgia in college; the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins in the NFL and the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.

    Memphis: Tennessee, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Memphis, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay, Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee-Martin, Carson-Newman, Lane and Tusculum in college; the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL.

    Orlando: Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), UCF, South Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A& M, Jacksonville, Stetson, Florida Tech and West Florida in college; the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and New York Giants in the NFL and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL.

    Phoenix: UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Texas Tech, Washington State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northwestern and UTEP in college; the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens in the NFL and the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL.

    Salt Lake City: California, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma State, Utah State, Boise State, BYU, Wyoming, Air Force, Southern Utah, Weber State, Colorado State, Northern Colorado, Idaho, Idaho State and Dixie State in college; the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers in the NFL and the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL.

    San Antonio: Texas, Texas A& M, Oklahoma, Baylor, Rice, Houston, SMU, TCU, North Texas, UTSA, Texas State, Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Lamar, Prairie View, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Southern, Angelo State, Midwestern State, Tarleton State, Texas A& M-Commerce, Texas A& M-Kingsville, Texas-Permian Basin and West Texas A& M in college; the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL.

    San Diego: Southern Cal, Stanford, Washington, Colorado, San Diego State, Fresno State, San Jose State, UNLV, Hawaii, California Davis, Cal Poly, Sacramento State, San Diego, Azuza Pacific and Humboldt State in college; the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions in the NFL and the British Columbia Lions in the CFL.
     
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    If tickets were 'priced right'
    The stadiums would not be so sparsely populated.

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