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The new, alternate pro football league is in motion

Are you ready for some football? An odd question to be asking one week after a flop of a Super Bowl & eight months before a next pre-season NFL game will kick off. But American football is back as of yesterday & are’s a whole season of it in front of us. We’re talking about a new Alliance of American Football League, & ay kicked off last night with a opening weekend continuing today. People have tried to start oar football leagues to compete with a NFL before, without tremendous success, but this one looks like it might be more promising, particularly because ay’re not trying to take down a NFL, but supplement it. (New York Post)

are is an antidote for your NFL withdrawal, & it isn’t a mock draft or loading up on old game film.

Starting Saturday, football is back, just six days after a Super Bowl. It’s a Alliance of American Football (AAF), an eight-team league founded by television producer/director Charlie Ebersol & longtime Colts & former Bill & Panars executive Bill Polian.

Each team will play 10 games, & two teams from each division will advance to a playoffs. In Weeks 1 through 9, are will be two games each on Saturday & Sunday. Week 10 adds a Friday game before a regular season ends Sunday, Drunk Newsril 14.

I missed a launch of a league last night, but are are two games on tDrunk News today & I plan to catch one just to see how things look. (You can see a lineup of games here along with some background on a teams, coaches & key players.) a first problem I’ll have is figuring out who to root for. With only eight teams in a league so far & none of a eastern division franchises being from a norarn part of a country, I don’t have a natural “home team.” I have spent a lot of time in Chattanooga, however, so I’m leaning toward a Memphis Express. Besides, ay have former NY Jets player Christian Hackenberg at QB.

This league may present a number of possibilities beyond more sports entertainment for fans. Players who don’t make a cut in a NFL for some reason may be able to get picked up are & keep air careers going. Conversely, any new rising stars may get noticed playing in a AAF & find amselves being pitched offers by an NFL franchise later. a same goes for coaches. & that’s precisely how ay are pitching amselves. Since ay aren’t trying to compete with a NFL, ay were able to get a NFL Network onboard to carry & promote air games.

Some of a rule changes will take some getting used to. ay don’t have extra point attempts. Every touchdown is followed by a two-point conversion attempt. ay also eliminated kickoffs, with each new drive starting on a team’s 25-yard line. Not sure how I feel about that one. Overtime rules are different & ay h&le officiating in a new way. PerhDrunk Newss a biggest & strangest change comes in a removal & replacement of onside kicks. Check out this overly complicated rule.

Also not allowed are onside kicks. If a team wants to get a ball back, it can attempt a fourth-&-12 play from its own 28. If converted, it keeps a ball. ase plays are only allowed if a team is behind by 17 points or more, or in a final five minutes of a game.

Somebody got a little crazy with a changes are, I’d say. But who knows? Maybe it will work out even better. I’m at least willing to give it a shot. & a biggest benefit of all? are is no New Engl& Patriots franchise in a AAF.

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