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Old 02-07-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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I like it! I wonder what networks the games will be aired on....

I guess it's time to pick a team.
Iím all in on the Fleet.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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why? remember the NFL has a 25 second clock to deal with. these guys waste a ton of time between plays, especially the NFL, to the point they could run two plays with the amount of time they waste.
Itís a 40 second clock in the NFL.

I believe 25 seconds is only after a stoppage of play like a penalty or timeout.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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I wish it the best but I'm skeptical. Football just doesn't jive with the Springtime IMO. That said I'll watch here and there.
Last pro football league that was played in the spring was the United States Football League which folded back in the 1980s but I'm like you, I am very skeptical on it as well.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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the first televised game is saturday at 6:30pm mountain time on cbs the san diego fleet take on the san antonio commanders.


sunday at 2pm on cbssn the memphis express take on the birmingham iron.


sunday at 6pm on the nfl network the salt lake stalions take on the arizona hot shots.


all times are mountain standard times, and the home teams are listed second.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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the first televised game is saturday at 6:30pm mountain time on cbs the san diego fleet take on the san antonio commanders.


sunday at 2pm on cbssn the memphis express take on the birmingham iron.


sunday at 6pm on the nfl network the salt lake stalions take on the arizona hot shots.


all times are mountain standard times, and the home teams are listed second.

Wait.. What? the NFL Network? Seriously?


That one is news to me.. Wow.. So.. Wonder if the NFL is buying into this league just a bit here? Maybe they've got some kind of small 'feeder league' agreement?

I know the AAF contracts basically have an out for going to the NFL.. This makes things more interesting for this league.

I even just saw an article on nfl.com about AAF.. So, perhaps the NFL is backing them just a touch.

Which, I think dooms the XFL.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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Wait.. What? the NFL Network? Seriously?


That one is news to me.. Wow.. So.. Wonder if the NFL is buying into this league just a bit here? Maybe they've got some kind of small 'feeder league' agreement?

I know the AAF contracts basically have an out for going to the NFL.. This makes things more interesting for this league.

I even just saw an article on nfl.com about AAF.. So, perhaps the NFL is backing them just a touch.

Which, I think dooms the XFL.

it surprised me also. but perhaps the NFL is like you suggest backing the AAF as a feeder league. we shall see if the league grows over time. combine this with the CFL and perhaps american style football starts to gain popularity around the world. who knows.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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it surprised me also. but perhaps the NFL is like you suggest backing the AAF as a feeder league. we shall see if the league grows over time. combine this with the CFL and perhaps american style football starts to gain popularity around the world. who knows.

The simple fact of NOT having the NFL snub you.. I mean, the NFL normally treats new leagues with open disdain by flat out ignoring them. The fact that the NFL Network is airing their games.. That they've basically been recognized as existing.. That adds about 10-20% to the odds of them making it, in my eyes.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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I think with all the negative press regarding CTE the NFL is realizing the more the better right now. More people engaged in football can only be good. Even if it is a competitor. But the AAF is being positioned as more of a partner and feeder league. Not even a real competitor.

Throw in the fact that 10 years from now the pipeline of players from youth football to high school to college could be greatly reduced and it makes sense for the NFL to have a developmental league. The AAF could end up being a league where athletes like collegiate wrestler's, track stars, basketball players, soccer players basically any athlete who never played football because they were not exposed to it as a youth, could decide to give it a shot in the AAF.

It's a smart move by the NFL IMO.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:36 AM
 
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I don't know. An entire league made up of players who couldn't even make the Cardinals practice squad?

Good luck, I guess.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:56 PM
 
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I don't know. An entire league made up of players who couldn't even make the Cardinals practice squad?

Good luck, I guess.
I think where they might be going wrong is in thinking this league will be successful enough to air on major networks. The MLB and NBA have developmental leagues but they donít air the D league or minor league baseball on CBS or TNT. It should probably be limited to NFL network. And offer a free streaming service.
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