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 Post subject: Alliance of American Football
PostPosted: Tue March 20, 2018 6:37 pm 
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New professional football league will directly compete with revamped XFL.

“Charlie Ebersol, who directed a documentary on the XFL that aired last year as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series, announced Tuesday that his league, the Alliance of American Football, plans to debut Feb. 9, 2019, the week after Super Bowl LIII. The season will run 10 weeks and will have 50-man teams.”

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2284 ... all-league

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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Honestly the NFL reached a saturation point with me a couple seasons ago and my interest in sports in general has gone way down. Why am I going to follow a league/team that I have no interest in?
And starting play in less than a year? I just cannot see it being viable.


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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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i just remember watching XFL games and thinking they look like high school games - every snap is some mediocre run / scrum

i wonder how they will get around that

maybe by assigning one player per team to use a flamethrower

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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Can you imagine how shitty the QB play is going to be in this league?


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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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Equally shitty to that in college football.

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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I can understand McMahon making a new league just to have a toy to play with until he drops dead, but this makes even less sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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They literally said it is connected to fantasy football. Like a huge portion of the people they expect watching will also be playing fantasy football with AoAF players. I’m not buying it.

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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I feel like we have enough football.


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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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A local sports radio guy had an interesting idea that I think would be the only way to make a league like this viable...

Tie the teams to major college programs and/or conferences. I imagine a team made up of Michigan/Michigan State Alums would do decently enough here. Put a team in Montgomery for Auburn/Alabama. You'd get instant local interest to attend games with names you are familiar with.

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A local sports radio guy had an interesting idea that I think would be the only way to make a league like this viable...

Tie the teams to major college programs and/or conferences. I imagine a team made up of Michigan/Michigan State Alums would do decently enough here. Put a team in Montgomery for Auburn/Alabama. You'd get instant local interest to attend games with names you are familiar with.

They are basically doing this, actually. The players will be drafted “regionally” from around their local team with the intent of landing players on teams with a built in fan interest.

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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will they have a different kind of CTE as the NFL or the same

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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will they have a different kind of CTE as the NFL or the same

In the XFL's case, folding chairs cause a slightly different form of brain damage I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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"The losing team will just start on its own 35-yard line with fourth-and-10."

I don't understand that sentence.

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 Post subject: Re: Alliance of American Football
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Oh it's the new onside kick. I guess it makes sense.

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