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Old 02-10-2019, 04:44 PM
 
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I’m watching the game and these guys are playing competent so far. The presentation is very well done. I’m surprised the hit on the SD QB didn’t get a flag. That hit would be a flag and a fine in the NFL.

I'm watching the Birmingham/Memphis game. Birmingham looks competent, but Memphis looks as if they aren't aware that you are allowed to throw passes. However, as someone who hates basketball, it gives me something to watch before baseball season begins.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:56 PM
 
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I'm watching the Birmingham/Memphis game. Birmingham looks competent, but Memphis looks as if they aren't aware that you are allowed to throw passes. However, as someone who hates basketball, it gives me something to watch before baseball season begins.

Watched the last quarter, this one was on CBS Sports Network. So far, so good on the games. There are some things getting used to, I can damn sure get used to less commercials! Last nights broadcast emphasized that this league is a stepping stone and the announcers did touch on that issue a time or two as well.


I have friends who live in Phoenix (Mesa) and Salt Lake City. Both areas are a days drive for me; I'll be following these two clubs, try to get to a few games this year. Phoenix is easier as I enjoy a little MLB exhibition baseball in March. Beats the hell out of shoveling snow at the house, that's for sure!
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I'm watching the Birmingham/Memphis game. Birmingham looks competent, but Memphis looks as if they aren't aware that you are allowed to throw passes. However, as someone who hates basketball, it gives me something to watch before baseball season begins.
Christian Hackenburg is Memphis’ quarterback. Enough said. It is solid entertainment until the NCAA tourney begins.

I think AAF couldn’t have better timing. People are bitter about the SB not being particularly entertaining and a lot of people are turned off from the NFL otherwise. Think AAF has sticking potential.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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Christian Hackenburg is Memphis’ quarterback. Enough said. It is solid entertainment until the NCAA tourney begins.

I think AAF couldn’t have better timing. People are bitter about the SB not being particularly entertaining and a lot of people are turned off from the NFL otherwise. Think AAF has sticking potential.

Agreed. And Hackenburg was awful. Of course, his receivers didn't help him out. Lots of catchable balls were dropped.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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I don’t know, the San Diego Fleet sounds like a trucking company. And how can any team be called the Legends in a brand new sport’s league?
San Diego is a big Navy town. Thus Fleet seems sensible.

But Legends and Atlanta don't seem to go hand in hand.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hotshots game was a blast. Crowd was into the game. I can attend all home games but one. Going back for sure.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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Hotshots game was a blast. Crowd was into the game. I can attend all home games but one. Going back for sure.

i agree with that. i watched the game at a local sports bar here with my brother. i think the league has potential to be sure. can they be successful in the long run? with teh backing of the NFL i think they can.


as for team names, i get why arizona named their team the hotshots, marana where firefighters are trained to battle forest fires is not too far down the interstate, but given the animal names of the rest of the pro teams here, i think something more like the gila monsters or the scorpions would be more appropriate.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:55 AM
 
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Now that Week 1 of the AAF is in the books, how do you feel about the league? Do you think it'll succeed, or will it go the way of the original XFL?

I think the AAF has a lot of good ideas, like the sky judge and the no kickoff rule, which helps with the flow of the game. I also like how you can see and hear the process of a challenge being decided. But, the quality of play is a bit iffy, and every game I've watched so far has had audio problems.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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i am not ready to declare this new league a success after only one week. the quality of play was about as expected though, spotty, given that this is a brand new league with a number of rule changes from both college and the NFL, so that will take getting used to.



i think as the season goes along, the quality of play will improve, especially if the NFL talent scouts start taking a second look at some of these players and start giving them some encouragement. lets see how the league looks at the end of the season.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I finally got to catch the second half of the Memphis/Birmingham game yesterday. It was quite entertaining. Kept me glued to the TV, and the game flew by. Love the fact that there are no point after tries - you have to go for two all the time. I think that should be a staple in the the NFL.

Trent Richardson still fumbles, though, lol, but after that fumble, he looked pretty good. He might play himself into another chance at the NFL.
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