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Alliance of American Football (AAF): Live Thread #2 (Week 6+)
3-16-2019

Posted on 03/15/2019 11:54:38 PM PDT by Impy

"AAF? I though that show was cancelled in the 80's."

You are thinking of "ALF". The AAF is a new minor league to test American's appetite for football and give players a chance to audition for the NFL. Founded by Charlie Ebersol and former NFL executive Bill Polian.

Here are the teams and their head coaches.

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Legends, Kevin Coyle

Birmingham Iron, Tim Lewis

Memphis Express, Mike Singletary

Orlando Apollos, Steve Spurrier

Western Conference

Arizona (Tempe) Hotshots, Rick Neuheisel

Salt Lake Stallions, Dennis Erickson

San Antonio Commanders, Mike Riley

San Diego Fleet, Mike Martz

"I like 'Iron' but a lot of those names are stupid."

You're preaching to the choir, Kemosabe.

"Are the rules different from the NFL?"

Yes. There are no kickoffs, teams will begin possessions on their own 25 yard line. There are no PAT kicks, teams will attempt 2-point conversions after each touchdown. There are no TV time outs and fewer commercials. The play clock is 35 seconds instead of 40. Overtime will be "High School rules" each team gets a possession on their own 10 yard line, games end in tie if still tied after that. There is also a "4th and long" desperation option as a replacement for onside kicks.

"Let's pretend for the sake of argument that I give a darn, what team should I root for? I live in West Podunk, Massafornia, none of those teams are near me."

Well each team has 4 NFL tie in teams. Or you could root for a coach you like, you figure it out.

What channel is it on?

Various, Bender or I or someone will post schedules, there's 2 games on Sat and 2 on Sun. After the 10 game regular season is over the 2 teams in each conference advance to the playoffs.

https://aaf.com/


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"Say Imp, our dear friend Former Superbowl LVP Colon Krapernick isn't playing for this league? Why not?

"Oh they axed me. And I axed them for TWENTY Million dollars!! And they laughed until they noticed I wasn't smiling, then they laughed again and left!! Damn honkeys!!

1 posted on 03/15/2019 11:54:38 PM PDT by Impy
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To: Bender2; big'ol_freeper; Allegra; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; ...

Ping


2 posted on 03/15/2019 11:55:16 PM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Bender2; Cletus.D.Yokel; big'ol_freeper; L,TOWM; Alas Babylon!

Imp Pickz


3 posted on 03/15/2019 11:58:08 PM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Impy

LOL - Even BBG laughed at him!


4 posted on 03/15/2019 11:58:15 PM PDT by Enterprise
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Yer Madness level is minimal.

Happy St Patrick’s Day


5 posted on 03/16/2019 12:13:13 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Committee to Re-Elect the President ( CREEP ))
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I know NIU lost, and Purdue.

I’m trying to find something green to wear. Undies count?


6 posted on 03/16/2019 12:28:08 AM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Impy

Borrow a green skirt from sister.

March Madness is hate speech.
A slur on people with mental illness.


7 posted on 03/16/2019 3:24:00 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Committee to Re-Elect the President ( CREEP ))
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To: Impy

Salt Lake over Memphis
Orlando over Arizona
San Antonio over Atlanta
Birmingham over San Diego


8 posted on 03/16/2019 4:15:15 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper (If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him. ~ Sun Tzu)
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9 posted on 03/16/2019 4:16:07 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper (If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him. ~ Sun Tzu)
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To: Impy

Yeah...i have been following pretty regularly.
The game is faster and the play is a bit more open. Lot more interceptions and fumbles than in the NFL. The defense can only rush 4, for example, 5 on special occasions, and the quarterbacks are not protected by excessive roughing rules.
So far, I like it well enough...


10 posted on 03/16/2019 5:14:19 AM PDT by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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To: Impy
From the old thread:

Salt Lick over Memphis
Orlando over Zona
My Boys over Atlanta
Birmingham over the Enemas

And from the DemocRAT 2020 halftime show preview:


11 posted on 03/16/2019 5:52:38 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Impy
Football games in winter and spring--Boo!

No kickoffs--Boo!

No TV timeouts--Yea!

12 posted on 03/16/2019 6:08:33 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Impy

I wonder how the league is doing.

Trying to find the games is next to impossible. There seems to be only one game on cable in my area each week and it is teams I have zero interest in.

The NFL Network is in a tier I do not subscribe to, so I can’t get those games. Even the youtube offerings are lacking.


13 posted on 03/16/2019 8:14:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Most of the games can be watched at AAF.com


14 posted on 03/16/2019 12:45:04 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him. ~ Sun Tzu)
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To: TomGuy

My DVR is set to record every AAF game available. Last night, the two AAF games scheduled were replaced by NFL Network stuff of no interest. Maybe the games are pulling in too few eyes to be sustainable. Lord knows the stadiums are no where near full for games.


15 posted on 03/16/2019 12:47:41 PM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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——knows the stadiums are no where near full for games.——

Probably would not hurt to have some marketing local and on TV

I just happen to switch the channels and there was a football game??

I didn’t even know the AAF existed....


16 posted on 03/16/2019 12:58:36 PM PDT by Popman
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I live in the Orlando area, so it’s nice
having a local team be dominant.


17 posted on 03/16/2019 1:07:15 PM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: sparklite2

There are no games on Friday, so they must have been replays or something. There are 2 games every Sat and 2 on Sunday. This weeks sched is in post 3


18 posted on 03/16/2019 2:54:53 PM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

No have sister.

I used to wear orange, to be a dick.


19 posted on 03/16/2019 2:55:42 PM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Impy

“Sister “ is a euphemism in Irish.

U must be rooting for the IA teams


20 posted on 03/16/2019 4:46:22 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Committee to Re-Elect the President ( CREEP ))
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