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AAF - Any Thoughts on It?

SpikedDawgSpikedDawg Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior
edited January 23 in General

I don't think this has been covered yet by other posters but what is everyone's impression about the Alliance of American Football (AAF) that's coming this next month? I know they're gonna be shown on CBS and my fiance and I plan to go to the home opening game for Atlanta Legends but just wanted to see what everyone else thought about it. I'm fairly excited to see Sanders, Murray, Swann, Mauger, Carter, and Nizialek all out on the field again.

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  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 3,793 mod

    @SpikedDawg said:
    I don't think this has been covered yet by other posters but what is everyone's impression about the Alliance of American Football (AAF) that's coming this next month? I know they're gonna be shown on CBS and my fiance and I plan to go to the home opening game for Atlanta Legends but just wanted to see what everyone else thought about it. I'm fairly excited to see Sanders, Murray, Swann, Mauger, Carter, and Nizialek all out on the field again.

    I'm not necessarily excited, but glad there's football in the off-season.

  • SpikedDawgSpikedDawg Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @Teddy said:

    I'm not necessarily excited, but glad there's football in the off-season.

    My main question I suppose is do you think it will last? I hope it does because the off-season is absolutely dreadful for those who don't really enjoy baseball or etcetera.

  • VALDOSTADAWGVALDOSTADAWG Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @SpikedDawg said:
    I'm fairly excited to see Sanders, Murray, Swann, Mauger, Carter, and Nizialek all out on the field again.

    Are they all playing for the Atlanta team?

  • GrayDawgGrayDawg Posts: 691 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I for one hate etcetera.

  • SpikedDawgSpikedDawg Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @VALDOSTADAWG said:

    @SpikedDawg said:
    I'm fairly excited to see Sanders, Murray, Swann, Mauger, Carter, and Nizialek all out on the field again.

    Are they all playing for the Atlanta team?

    Yup! Along with quite a few Tech, West Georgia, and Georgia Southern players.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 3,793 mod

    @SpikedDawg said:

    @Teddy said:

    I'm not necessarily excited, but glad there's football in the off-season.

    My main question I suppose is do you think it will last? I hope it does because the off-season is absolutely dreadful for those who don't really enjoy baseball or etcetera.

    No clue if it lasts, but if I had to guess, I'd say no it will not last. Purely speculating of course.

  • VALDOSTADAWGVALDOSTADAWG Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @SpikedDawg said:

    @VALDOSTADAWG said:

    @SpikedDawg said:
    I'm fairly excited to see Sanders, Murray, Swann, Mauger, Carter, and Nizialek all out on the field again.

    Are they all playing for the Atlanta team?

    Yup! Along with quite a few Tech, West Georgia, and Georgia Southern players.

    Dang, the only one I heard about was Nizialek. I'm pumped then!

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 7,975 mod

    They have a tv deal. As long as people set their expectations appropriately, it should be fine. They are doing smart things by signing local boys to be on the team. The Atlanta team itself has many former dawgs.

    if it doesn't work, XFL starts back up next year

  • SpikedDawgSpikedDawg Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @VALDOSTADAWG said:

    Dang, the only one I heard about was Nizialek. I'm pumped then!

    I am too! I expect players to probably be rusty to an extent. Just hope it can be a nice spring football league - better than the shudder arena football league.

  • LowcountryDawg21LowcountryDawg21 Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Meh. By this time I’m kind of ready for the offseason. I’m glad former Dawgs are getting a chance to keep playing, but it won’t be appointment TV.

  • MIghtydawgMIghtydawg Posts: 654 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Trent Thompson is on Arizona.

  • SpikedDawgSpikedDawg Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @MIghtydawg said:
    Trent Thompson is on Arizona.

    I am so glad he did get a good professional chance.

  • VaBeachDawgVaBeachDawg Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @SpikedDawg said:

    @Teddy said:

    I'm not necessarily excited, but glad there's football in the off-season.

    My main question I suppose is do you think it will last? I hope it does because the off-season is absolutely dreadful for those who don't really enjoy baseball or etcetera.

    It’s not really built to compete with the NFL, the regionalizing of talent is a fantastic idea IMHO (for example, the ATL and Birmingham teams have several memorable collage players) and the rules are designed to favor the offense so there should be plenty of scoring. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 7,975 mod

    @VaBeachDawg said:

    @SpikedDawg said:

    @Teddy said:

    I'm not necessarily excited, but glad there's football in the off-season.

    My main question I suppose is do you think it will last? I hope it does because the off-season is absolutely dreadful for those who don't really enjoy baseball or etcetera.

    It’s not really built to compete with the NFL, the regionalizing of talent is a fantastic idea IMHO (for example, the ATL and Birmingham teams have several memorable collage players) and the rules are designed to favor the offense so there should be plenty of scoring. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.

    So long as it doesn't try to compete with the NFL, and they put a good product out there they should be fine. I think there is space for a second league that plays in the spring that can help develop players who aren't yet good enough to play in the NFL

  • finesse92finesse92 Posts: 81 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Was looking at this the other day and honestly, I love the idea of it and am gonna give it a shot. We'll see, but it sure looks like it's gonna be a good product... Go Legends!

  • SpikedDawgSpikedDawg Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @finesse92 said:
    Was looking at this the other day and honestly, I love the idea of it and am gonna give it a shot. We'll see, but it sure looks like it's gonna be a good product... Go Legends!

    I think so, too. With the aforementioned regionalization of talent, it gives the fans of local colleges the happiness of seeing players "make it." It also will just be nice to see an offense friendly league unlike the NFL while also giving fans something to look forward to during the spring months.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 3,279 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    February football in an outdoor stadium. Not yet willing to commit to that.

  • shhmittyshhmitty Posts: 244 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I'll definitely give it a shot. I'm regulated to watching absolutely no sports until NHRA, and NASCRAP starts in late February.

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 962 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hey, it's football in the spring. I also agree that it's a brilliant move to sign popular but also decent local players to draw interest. They're also playing in the old Turner Field stadium which makes it a fairly easy drive for me. I may take my girls to a game or two. Why not?

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