tiptrot.com July 17, 2018

Alliance of American Football launches February 2019

23 March 2018, 09:24 | Susie Olson

Charlie Ebersol shown here in 2014 is starting a new football league. More

Charlie Ebersol shown here in 2014 is starting a new football league

Charlie Ebersol - the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's partner during the XFL's first stint - announced in a press release that the Alliance of American Football will debut on February 9, 2019 on CBS.

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.

Other News


Trending Now

Motorola Moto G6 and E5 might soon launch in the Asian market
While on the other hand, the E5 series including the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Play have been certified in Indonesia. In terms of cameras, the Moto G6 will feature a dual camera combo on the rear with 12MP and 5MP sensors .

Rain doesn't dampen Darnold's standing at USC Pro Day
Weather conditions didn't affect Darnold, who cut the ball through the driving rain and set up ideal passes to his receivers. Apparently, doing so at USC quarterback Sam Darnold's pro day was the priority for the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday.

Mizzou Ready for Return to NCAA Tournament
The 2018 NCAA Tournament's second round is set - well, nearly (that Missouri-Florida State game isn't quite over yet). The freshman and preseason All-American said he probably won't make his decision on what's next for a little while.

Swansea out of FA Cup after Spurs loss
Peter Thompson pulled one back for Bill Shankly's men just after the hour, and the home side laid siege on the Swansea goal. After a tame opening to the quarter-final, Eriksen brought the tie to life with a stunning effort to open the scoring.

Donald Trump praises United States military sales in talks with Saudi crown prince
He is the former general manager of Al Arabiya news channel, and former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat. Consequently, interests, viewed as a balance that holds the relationship, remain generally in our favor.

A Federal Court Has Already Blocked Mississippi's Unconstitutional 15-Week Abortion Ban
Gunn told the Associated Press he is proud that MS is taking steps to protect "the most vulnerable of human life"- the unborn. Reeves did not rule from the bench but granted the temporary restraining order about an hour later.

Snow, freezing rain to impact Bismarck, Mandan
If someone has to go to work this morning , Geller asked that people call 511 and get the latest road conditions before leaving. Misc: Temperatures this afternoon should hover in the lower to middle 30s, allowing for a sticky snow across western Mass.

Mayor says chemical plant fumes 'quite toxic'
He was identified to NBC as Jason Speegle by his mother-in-law, who said he only started working at the facility three weeks ago. The area is now closed to traffic, and the chemical plant and a nearby lumber yard have been evacuated.

Officials investigate another package explosion in Texas
The FBI, state, and local authorities are investigating both incidents. "We're going to be here for a little while", Smith said. During a press conference officials said an employee standing next to the package explosion had ringing in her ears afterwards.

Africa's only female head of state resigns amid financial misconduct claims
In 2017 he received permission to open an investment bank in Mauritius, prompting allegations of favouritism on his behalf. Facing pressure from the opposition, Gurib-Fakim resigned shortly afterward from her role at the PEI.