While Vince McMahon promises to bring back a revamped XFL in 2020, a son of McMahon's partner in the original short-lived XFL venture said his football league will come first.
The league's inaugural game and championship game will be broadcast on CBS and one regular-season game per week will air on CBS Sports Network. Play clocks will be 30 seconds, there will be no tv timeouts and fewer commercials on games broadcast on CBS and livestreamed on the AAF website.
Live fantasy play will be integrated into app broadcasts to tap into the 20 million people who now play fantasy football.
The new league plans to have each of its eight teams play a 10-game regular season.
One difference between Allliance games and the National Football League is that kickoffs will be eliminated, NBC Sports said. If the team converts the fourth-and-10, then the team will keep possession.
"We firmly believe the next Kurt Warner and Adam Vinatieri is out there", Polian said.
The AAF had several notable NFL names involved in its launch, including former Central-Coosa football and basketball standout Justin Tuck, who retired after the 2015 season, his 11 as an NFL defensive end. There will be no kickoffs and onside kicks, and the ball will be immediately placed at the 25-yard line.
Are you ready for some more football? However, he and the XFL did briefly enjoy notoriety for the league's physical style and colorful players.
"The eight teams in cities that will be announced in the next three months will start by having regional drafts, protecting eligible players who played in the local community for their college days", writes Rovell. As a result, the Alliance will get a one-year head start (at least) on the XFL in the race to compete with the NFL.
It appears the new XFL will have some competition when it comes to debut football leagues. The Alliance of American Football will not use kickoffs.
Backed by PayPal cofounder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel, another new pro football league is launching - the Alliance of American Football. Charlie also directed the "30 for 30" episode "This Was the XFL", which was for him the story of his father and his father's best friend failing spectacularly. Then we can change the rules for football players to resemble those used for baseball. Though if that would happen, it would be huge and could already be a knockout punch to the XFL before they even get off the ground. The Alliance will provide players a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning as well as counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. Nickname it "The Alliance", call it "The AAF" or whatever, but we gotta do something about that.
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