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Dinger : 2/5/2019 11:07 am
Begins play this Saturday. I guess I should have made this an NGT thread BUT Damontre Moore and Brad Wing are players! I may watch some of it. I'm sure it'll be a rough couple of weeks at first but so disappointed with NFL product, between officiating, rules (head hits whats a fumble etc) and just the political atmosphere in general there, I am more willing now than ever to see what else is out there.

Anyone else watching or even heard of it?
I'm going to watch a few SD  
dep026 : 2/5/2019 11:11 am : link
games. A former student of mine is on the team. Shakir Soto. Went to Pitt. Great kid. Rooting for him to get another shot. Had stints with Oakland and denver in the preseason.
It's actually "Alliance of American Football"  
FranknWeezer : 2/5/2019 11:17 am : link
fwiw
I'll watch the game on Saturday  
Anakim : 2/5/2019 11:18 am : link
But I'm not optimistic
Some friends and I got together and put in some cash  
PetesHereNow : 2/5/2019 11:19 am : link
Figured wed make this league tolerable. Everybody throws in 30 bucks. Winner gets 200, 2nd gets 40. Anyhow, teams were drawn randomly. I got Birmingham Iron and the wife got San Diego Fleet.

Turns out the championship game is here in Vegas.
You have to figure it will be some NFL cast offs  
Dinger : 2/5/2019 11:19 am : link
but hopefully its more USFL than XFL. If its like a minor league football league as opposed to trying to out 'NFL' the NFL I think it may catch on.
RE: It's actually  
Dinger : 2/5/2019 11:20 am : link
In comment 14287878 FranknWeezer said:
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fwiw


WOOOPS! Thanks!
Will Hill is also on a team...if its the same will token hill...  
GMAN4LIFE : 2/5/2019 11:20 am : link
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RE: I'll watch the game on Saturday  
Dinger : 2/5/2019 11:21 am : link
In comment 14287881 Anakim said:
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But I'm not optimistic


Thats the thing. Usually I wouldn't be, but I'm rooting for them to succeed.
RE: Will Hill is also on a team...if its the same will token hill...  
Dinger : 2/5/2019 11:22 am : link
In comment 14287888 GMAN4LIFE said:
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I saw him as well but figured it was too common a name....The JPP of TE's is listed as well.
SD WR Nelson Spruce...  
Ryan : 2/5/2019 11:26 am : link
...voted most likely to behead his neighbor's dog.

RE: You have to figure it will be some NFL cast offs  
Matt in SGS : 2/5/2019 11:30 am : link
In comment 14287885 Dinger said:
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but hopefully its more USFL than XFL. If its like a minor league football league as opposed to trying to out 'NFL' the NFL I think it may catch on.


It would seem the NFL is viewing it as exactly that. They've got the big part out of the way, they have CBS to broadcast the games, and they have the backing of the NFL Network as well.

If we all face the fact that college football (particularly the top programs) are essentially the minor leagues for the NFL, this is the next best thing for guys who just missed the cut or were left behind for whatever reason and want another shot.

And I'm sure the NFL is happy to have this under their wing to get it in flight before the XFL comes back to life. I don't know if there is enough talent to support all these other leagues, and if anything it will probably pull players away from the Canadian Football League.
That one receiver we had in camp is on a roster  
SHO'NUFF : 2/5/2019 11:39 am : link
Aba something hyphenated
I work for cbs sports network  
terz22 : 2/5/2019 11:49 am : link
So I've been following. Hope it does well I like that they want to be a feeder for the NFL and not directly competing but always about money. If they were able to partner with the NFL then could see it working.
It, obviously, will fail.  
Mr. Bungle : 2/5/2019 11:50 am : link
But I will check it out just to see whether it's spectacularly awful or merely awful.
No team in the NorthEast?  
Simms11 : 2/5/2019 12:03 pm : link
Lots of interesting Head Coaches: Steve Spurrier, Rick Neuheisel, Mike Martz, Mike Singletary to name a few.
The AAF  
Gman11 : 2/5/2019 12:06 pm : link
is supposed to be a feeder league to the NFL. So, the rules will be basically the NFL rules. The officials will be guys hoping to be NFL officials. I don't see where this is going any different than the NFL except with "minor league" talent.
Tell me  
Fast Eddie : 2/5/2019 12:18 pm : link
They will be using the same rule book used by the NFL and its a non starter for me. Yuck x 2
ESPN says  
mrvax : 2/5/2019 12:25 pm : link
"The final regular-season weekend will be April 12-14, with playoffs to follow. The league's championship game will be played the weekend of April 26-28."

Guess what the championship game coincides with? Yup, the NFL draft!
Yawn  
ZogZerg : 2/5/2019 12:42 pm : link
..
I see Memphis has the JPP of TE's  
Gordo : 2/5/2019 12:59 pm : link
looks like good ole Adrien Robinson is starting for the Express.

also looks like Zac Stacy is their starting RB? Wow he looked like a stud his rookie year with the Rams, can't believe how far he fell.

I heard an interview with an exec last week  
Matt M. : 2/5/2019 2:00 pm : link
I don't know if there is NFL financial backing, but they may be at least loosely involved. This is being viewed somewhat as a minor leagues.

It was a funny interview, though. He was asked about the level of players and play. He said he would be happy just to see a completed pass on the first drive. Everything else, he felt would eventually fall into place.
RE: No team in the NorthEast?  
ron mexico : 2/5/2019 2:08 pm : link
In comment 14287944 Simms11 said:
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Lots of interesting Head Coaches: Steve Spurrier, Rick Neuheisel, Mike Martz, Mike Singletary to name a few.


playing games in the winter and higher costs probably have a lot to do with that
Im willing to give this a shot  
John In CO : 2/5/2019 3:01 pm : link
Bottom Line.....its football. Im one of those who hates the dead period btwn the Super Bowl and the draft, and this will be.....something. There are a lot of recognizable names on the rosters. And as a college fan, the rosters seem to be territorial, so for example if you are from FL, check out the Orlando team. A ton of ex UCF, UF, FSU, etc....

The only thing that I wish is that, similar to the World League, teams were able to allocate players to rosters. I for one would love to see someone like Lauletta have the opportunity to play in actual games vs sitting on the bench and getting in a few preseason games.
RE: RE: No team in the NorthEast?  
jestersdead : 2/5/2019 3:30 pm : link
In comment 14288091 ron mexico said:
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In comment 14287944 Simms11 said:


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Lots of interesting Head Coaches: Steve Spurrier, Rick Neuheisel, Mike Martz, Mike Singletary to name a few.



playing games in the winter and higher costs probably have a lot to do with that

Also has to do with where the NFL already has teams
RE: SD WR Nelson Spruce...  
DonQuixote : 2/5/2019 6:08 pm : link
In comment 14287894 Ryan said:
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...voted most likely to behead his neighbor's dog.



Why do I find this post so funny?!
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