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Alliance of American Football debuts with strong ratings

Alliance of American Football debuts with strong ratings

There were some refreshing twists to the AAF brand of football, which does aim to complement, not compete with, the NFL. Gilbert finished his opening night with a very respectable stat line of 15 of 25 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

"We're disappointed", Legends coach Kevin Coyle said.

The 73-year-old coach returned to the sideline for the first time since abruptly walking away from the college game in 2015, bringing along an entertaining style of offense that didn't disappoint an announced crowd of 20,191 for the AAF opener between the Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends.

Hall of Famer Willie Lanier is an executive in the league office, where former Pittsburgh Steelers stars Hines Ward (head of football operations) and Troy Polamalu (head of player relations) also work. "I'm probably not allowed to say what it is, but its way above expectations for us". Everything from the way contracts are structured with the bonuses, to the twist of listening into the coach and players interact throughout the game, and the interactive app for the league, there is a lot to be excited about. "The ol' ball coach" played quarterback at the University of Florida, where in 1966 he was awarded the Heisman Trophy. The eight-team upstart league will play a 10-game regular-season schedule and crown its champion after a title game on April 27.




There are 8 teams in the AAF, with rosters consisting of local players.

Ebersol told Fox Business that the AAF plans to roll out new features that will reward users for guessing the correct play or outcome, with points that can be exchanged for cash prizes and other perks.

Nobody was sure how this league would be received, but being the second watched show of the night is pretty good proof that people want football around the clock. "They're a partner. The goal is to improve and support the ecosystem of football". The CBS broadcast out-rated ABC's Saturday night broadcast of the Rockets vs. Thunder. After being cut by Green Bay, Warner was working in an Iowa grocery store before playing in the Arena Football League and ultimately landing with the Rams, leading them to a Super Bowl victory and being voted NFL MVP in 1999. "Those are the guys we're finding".


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