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AAF Football Anyone?

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by seemoreroyals, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM.

  1. seemoreroyals

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    I watched bits and pieces of a couple of AAF football over the weekend. I think I will follow the San Antonio team as it has a few former UH stars on their team such as Greg Ward and a few others. No kickoffs, different rules for OT and a few other changes but I am still trying to get used to the idea of more football while my mind is set this time of year on watching basketball.

    There are only 8 teams in non NFL markets such as San Antonio and Birmingham. They only play until the middle of April then playoffs. Just read article in Yahoo where the first televised game Saturday night attracted more viewers than the Houston / OKC NBA game. So maybe it will catch on. Anyone else watching? Thoughts?
     
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    I watched both game that were shown this weekend it was entertaining although the QB play is very suspect the rest of it was very good.
     
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    CometsWin Don't Sweat the Technique
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    I watched a little bit on Saturday night. That QB hit was just brutal.
     
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    Spurrier and Garrett Gilbert
    What could have been

     
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    He put his helmet square in the QB's chest, QB never saw him coming, not an NFL penalty. That was solid. The final INT in the endzone was one of the better ones I've seen recently.
     
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    If the AAF can sign Tebow, Manziel etc. then it'll be here to stay.
     
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    What's up with Manziel? Last time I saw him was in A CFL game last year and he was absolutely terrible. I forgot how many interceptions he threw but it was not pretty. I agree the more name recognition they get to attract people to watch the better their chances are. It will be interesting to see if Tebow gets involved in this. Not sure how much he is getting paid as a part time TV personality and a minor league baseball player but you never know. If it hangs around for a while I think we will be able to look back and see quite a few NFL players that either resurrected or started their careers in the AAF. Same with some of the coaches.
     
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    Watched part of the San Antonio game. Was cool to see Greg Ward and Farrow. Hope the league sticks around.
     
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    I saw a couple of games and thought them to be very entertaining. I think the season is perfectly placed for those not ready to leave football.
     
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