Saturday, 16 February, 2019

AAF Football League TV Ratings Top NBA on Opening Weekend

Get Prepared For The Alliance Of American Football, Which Debuts On Saturday Night Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6
Freda Brock | 10 February, 2019, 23:24

Two hours before game-time between Orlando and Atlanta, traffic flowed freely and there were few visible signs that the league was about to make its debut at Spectrum Stadium on the campus of UCF, where the Apollos have chosen to play in a more intimate setting than the larger Citrus Bowl near downtown Orlando. Sports TV Ratings said the first game on CBS ‏averaged 2.913 million viewers between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. That has proved challenging for startup pro football leagues in the past, and now it will be interesting to see if The AAF can break that trend. It definitely added to the depth of the broadcast. Patriots fans might recall that he has a history of influencing rule changes; after Bill Belichick's defense manhandled the Indianapolis Colts' offense in 2004, Polian - then the Colts' president - prodded the National Football League until it restricted what defenders could do to receivers downfield.

Which brings me to the point where I admit that the quality of play on the offense definitely left some to be desired, but that can just be chalked up to the first game jitters.

Overall, it was kind of fun, with Sunday promising the debut of former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary as the coach of the Memphis Express in a 4 p.m.

Both home teams won the two premiere games on Saturday night, with the Orlando Apollos beating the Atlanta Legends 40-6 and the San Antonio Commanders beating the San Diego Fleet 15-6. It was a pleasure to watch the defense manhandle the offensive line.

The Head Ball Coach is back, lighting up the scoreboard and selling the Alliance of American Football.

Storm Erik has left 1700 homes in Ireland without power
Overall, Friday will be a very windy day with strong to gale-force southwesterly winds gradually veering westerly. On Sunday, rain and snow over the hills in the south is expected to clear east with blustery showers following.

From what it looked like in the broadcast, San Antonio seemed to be pumped up about getting professional football in their city again.

If you get a chance to catch a game, you should.

The AAF now hopes to do what the XFL couldn't do and that's keep the eyes of America on their league, for not only this season, but years to come as the XFL gets ready to reboot in 2020.

There are many big names in the coaching staff throughout the league like Steve Spurrier, Mike Riley, and Mike Martz.

Former Colts running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Scott Tolzien play for the Birmingham Iron. So far so good. "But 20,000 is pretty good". Better than I expected.

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