Alliance Of American Football Debut Draws Millions Of Viewers On CBS

Yolanda Curtis
February 11, 2019

Though two games were occurring simultaneously, fans in Buffalo were shown a matchup between Mike Martz' San Diego Fleet and Mike Riley's San Antonio Commanders, a low-scoring affair that featured tremendous defensive play and a few hits that brought on a feeling of nostalgia.

The Alliance of American Football kicks off Saturday night, and the Atlanta Legends are among four teams set to make their debut as part of the AAF's Week 1 schedule. However, maybe fans like the idea of the AAF, because it is more football to watch until the NFL comes back on. "The long-term goal is to build a technology company that has a multi-billion-dollar valuation, and so we're going to invest heavily in putting good football on the field that mimics in the NFL in terms of the quality and the type of play, so that our technology can travel to not only the NFL, but other sports and other industries". The team to then score a TD first will win the game, but if a FG is scored first, then the game becomes completely open in what is then essentially a game of sudden death.

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Of course, that doesn't mean they've played in NFL regular-season games; but they at least have worn an NFL helmet and participated in NFL practices and, for many of them, at least played in preseason games. One of the best plays of the day came on a tip-drill interception of Express quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who has struggled to find any consistency in his career following his breakout freshman season at Penn State.

The Apollos quarterback Garrett Gilbert led the home team to a pair of touchdowns on two of the team's first three drives. There's the NFL Draft, and training camps, and the preseason, and spring games for college teams, but there's no football with any sort of stakes for half a year. With week one in the books, things are actually looking pretty good.

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Last night the AAF opened up with a bang.

Consider this the Bears fans' guide to hopping on the bandwagon and picking an AAF team to root for. The Memphis Express face the Birmingham Iron at 4 p.m. ET, followed by a battle between the Arizona Hotshots and Salt Lake Stallions at 8 p.m. ET. But now with the ability to only rush five players, defenses will have to scheme differently and play more conservatively in the secondary.

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The team plays their home opener at Rice-Eccles Stadium on February 23, but the Stallions will play their first game ever on February 10 when they travel to play the Arizona Hotshots. CBS Sports Network will broadcast a game once a week throughout the duration of the 10-week season.

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