The Alliance of American Football (AAF) made its debut on CBS Saturday evening and, interestingly enough, it had several welcomed changes to the game. Despite a dearth of starting-caliber quarterbacks in the NFL, Kaepernick has not landed another deal in the league after leading controversial on-field social injustice and racial inequality protests that involved kneeling during the national anthem. Other AAF franchises are located in Birmingham, Orlando, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Memphis and Atlanta. The uniforms are pretty sweet, and the hits are pretty old-school.
"It has the potential to be a nice complement to the NFL", Telesco said, according to ESPN. He has not played the last two seasons and has brought a lawsuit against the NFL for collusion to keep him out of the league.
These teams have been split up into an Eastern and Western conference, and the first season is going to span ten weeks, with 40 total games, and a four-team playoff held afterward. Some examples would be no kick-offs, no extra-points, no onside kicks, and now you can listen to the referees when they are reviewing a play.
Both teams held their defenses tight through the first half and into the second, when the Commanders' defense picked the ball off and began their next offensive series on San Diego's 49-yard line. He also rushed for 13 scores. It's even more evidence that we need help, because it's football. Let's face it, nobody wants to see guys who were not even great college players playing professional football. It finished the moment Greg Zuerlein's kick sailed wide left, officially securing another Patriots Super Bowl win.
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We'll start off with the obvious caveat: OF COURSE there's no way the NFL or any of the major American sports leagues will consider the idea of promotion and relegation, the concept used by the Premier League and other worldwide organizations to send its best second division squads up to and worst first-tier teams down. "We created something called the "NFL-out" in our contracts which allows players to leave our league and go play in the NFL".
Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley debated the Kaepernick-AAF topic during Tuesday's "Speak For Yourself" show.
This league with its new rules is an obvious attempt to give fans football while also providing a unique experience when compared to the NFL.
In this way, the AAF is increasing the financial viability of football as a career while prepping players for life beyond. The former No. 3 overall pick had a stint in the Canadian Football League after his brief offseason foray with the Ravens in 2016. Without much anticipation, the league is trying to take football consumers elsewhere, at least while the NFL behemoth is sleeping or temporarily napping.
The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer. This isn't a gimmick - the AAF is here to stay.