Alliance of American Football (AAF)

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So a new football league begins this weekend. Are you going to watch it?

    Some rule changes...

    1. No kickoffs. Teams will get the ball on the 25.
    2. No onside kicks. Teams will be given the ball on their own 28. It is fourth and 12. Must convert in order to maintain possession.
    3. Must go for 2 point conversion after touchdowns.
    4. Field goals only in regulation, not allowed in OT.
    5. There is an extra ref in the press boxes that can call penalties that the on field refs miss.
    6. Playclock is 35 seconds instead of 40.
    7. In OT, each team gets one possession. It is first and goal from the 10. Games can end in ties.

    https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/...league-christian-hackenberg-alliance-american
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Seems they are allowed to hit in this league. That QB took a shot!
     
  3. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Oh man, he got drilled!
     
  4. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Interesting. Don't think it'll pan out, though.
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    They are calling this the minor leagues of The NFL. The idea is this league is a proving ground to the next step.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    So far, I think it is ok. I like most of the rule changes, especially the kickoff ones.
     
  7. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Point is this isn't the first attempt. There have been several attempts historically.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It's better than the XFL was. I don't know if it can grab enough attention to last long enough. I won't set my schedule around these games but it's decent.
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    This one has actual NFL people behind it.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Even the NFL couldn't get enough attention after several years in the UK, and there's plenty of young folk there, believe it or not, who enjoy American football and baseball.
     
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    Sadly the NFL still wants a team there.
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    That doesn't guarantee success at all.
     
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    Agree, plus McMahon wants to bring back the XFL next year.
     
  13. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    I think it could work. American football is surprisingly popular in some parts of Germany and northern Europe. I've drawn back from pro sports except football (the actual one) and maybe F1. I prefer college sports for the other sports.
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    Yeah, caught that a while back. Pro sports could always use more diversity/teams.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I don’t see how a single team would be viable in Europe. The travel and time zone changes just don’t make it practical.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You would need a division there for it to work.
     
  16. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Single? Are you referring to the UK? The Germans have a 16 team league. It's been around for a long time.
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    NFL teams in London.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Ah. Honestly, my personal opinion is that it's a crap shoot. The MLB would have better luck in setting up a minor league there than the NFL does a minor league or even a NCAA style setup. I'd argue the football to rugby relation is a problem, but the AFL and Rugby coexist perfectly down under.
     
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    Well they got 2.6 million viewers and beat the NBA game.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    That is surprising.
     
  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Actually it was 2.9
    Screen Shot 2019-02-10 at 1.35.46 PM.png
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    Interesting tidbit, AAF games will also air on NFL Network.
     
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    https://aaf.com/

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    Welp. The uniforms are hideous. lol.

    THis is a screen shot of the live game that is one right now.
    Streaming on their site for free.
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Still better than some of the color rush ones.
     
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