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Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by pennstater2005 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:34 pm

I watched most of each game on Saturday and then most of the one that just ended. I like the no kick off. I like the no extra point, must go for 2. I like the sky judge although he missed a few calls.

I liked being able to see the ref in charge of reviews discussing it with other refs until he blew an obvious incomplete pass. I mean we were all looking at literally the same angles!

Oh well, should be good football thru April until I can go outside anyway :thumbup:

Also, definitely players names that I recognize but I'm a bit of a football nut both college and pro's.
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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by Jacob_S » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Watching now, watched most of the Atlanta game yesterday. Its different for sure, I'm kind of struggling to get really into it.

ETA, I was bummed I couldn't watch the Memphis game, guess they will be my team, with former LSU players.
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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by pennstater2005 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:51 pm

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Watching now, watched most of the Atlanta game yesterday. Its different for sure, I'm kind of struggling to get really into it.

ETA, I was bummed I couldn't watch the Memphis game, guess they will be my team, with former LSU players.
Memphis got pummeled. Hackenberg is worse than I remember. He did have players drop balls but he couldn't complete hardly anything. Birmingham Iron defense was tough though.
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Post by ericgautier » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Is there going to be a Fantasy for AAF?
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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by pennstater2005 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:59 pm

ericgautier wrote:
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Is there going to be a Fantasy for AAF?
There's supposed to be some live version of it. I think through the app. I downloaded it but it was pretty glitchy last night.
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Post by Jacob_S » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 am

pennstater2005 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Memphis got pummeled. Hackenberg is worse than I remember. He did have players drop balls but he couldn't complete hardly anything. Birmingham Iron defense was tough though.
Yea I saw that, interested to see how this all plays out, last nights game seems to have been the best one of the four this weekend. It wasn't so one sided as the others seemed to have been.

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Post by 440mag » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:46 am

Sounds like something we could get into, “if” ...

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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by Mightyquinn » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:31 am

I'm constantly loosing interest in the NFL so I can't see the AAF being any better since it's run by the same league. I think Arena Football looks a lot more exciting than the AAF.

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Post by gijoe4500 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 pm

Mightyquinn wrote:
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I'm constantly loosing interest in the NFL so I can't see the AAF being any better since it's run by the same league. I think Arena Football looks a lot more exciting than the AAF.
The AAF has no official NFL affiliation.

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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by Mightyquinn » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:51 pm

gijoe4500 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Mightyquinn wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:31 am
I'm constantly loosing interest in the NFL so I can't see the AAF being any better since it's run by the same league. I think Arena Football looks a lot more exciting than the AAF.
The AAF has no official NFL affiliation.
I didn't realize that and just assumed :shock: and we all know what happens when you assume stuff :lol:

I don't see it getting bigger than the NFL and will probably just be a feeder league to the NFL.

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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by pennstater2005 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:18 pm

It is meant to be a developmental league. 3 year 250k contracts with an out to the NFL in May if pursued by a team. If not, obligated to return to the AAF.

Look at it like MLB farm teams. If it sticks, that's the idea.

And of course the XFL is back next year. Anyone remember HeHateMe :lol: (Rod Smart)
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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by Buyanet » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:51 pm

I like it so far. It’s faster paced, and the extra mics etc make it exciting. I’ll be rooting for the Orlando Apollo’s!

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Post by gijoe4500 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:31 pm

The Commanders/Apollos game had almost 30k people there today!

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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by pennstater2005 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:25 am

gijoe4500 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:31 pm
The Commanders/Apollos game had almost 30k people there today!
That's pretty good. Some of the other crowds looked pretty sparse.
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Re: Anybody watch the AAF? (new football league)

Post by gijoe4500 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:56 am

pennstater2005 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:25 am
gijoe4500 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:31 pm
The Commanders/Apollos game had almost 30k people there today!
That's pretty good. Some of the other crowds looked pretty sparse.
25k people in a stadium that holds 70k is always going to look sparse, unfortunately.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:02 am

gijoe4500 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:56 am
pennstater2005 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:25 am
gijoe4500 wrote:
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The Commanders/Apollos game had almost 30k people there today!
That's pretty good. Some of the other crowds looked pretty sparse.
25k people in a stadium that holds 70k is always going to look sparse, unfortunately.
The one game I watched had it pegged at 11k but it sure didn’t look like that many. It sounds like the AAF is happy for now with these numbers. Better TV ratings than some NBA games.
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Post by craigdt » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 pm

Tell me more about this mythical "Sky Judge".
Sounds cool
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Post by Buyanet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:31 am

I saw yesterday that Insurance may be an issue. The Orlando Apollos have to practice in Georgia for at least 51% of their time so be covered by Workers Compensation Insurance through GA since Florida doesn't cover Athletes. I'm no expert in any of this so I'm not sure why an athlete would be covered by a States Workers Comp but hey .....
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Tell me more about this mythical "Sky Judge".
Sounds cool
A fella sitting in (possibly) in his Pajamas who reviews all penalties and has the power to pretty much throw a penalty flag (or pick them up) from the sky on player safety penalty misses by the officials on the field. The Sky Judge can also throw a penalty flag on pass interference missed calls inside 5 minutes.

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Post by TN Hawkeye » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:10 pm

I like the regionality of the rosters. It’s pretty cool the way the put together the teams.
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