2019 Alliance of American Football Season Thread

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2019 Alliance of American Football Season Thread 

Post#1 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:47 am

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001015179/article/nfl-network-to-televise-19-alliance-of-american-football-games

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The Alliance of American Football and NFL Network today announced a multi-year programming deal that will include live event coverage of The Alliance inaugural season. NFL Network will debut their Alliance coverage with The Salt Lake Stallions at The Arizona Hotshots on Sunday, February 10 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

Following The Alliance's opening weekend, NFL Network will air two games per week in primetime on Saturday and Sunday night.

"NFL Network understands the mission and vision for The Alliance and what we are trying to accomplish," said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO, The Alliance. "This partnership will now keep professional football in its primetime television spot, allowing fans to continue watching America's most popular sport well into the spring."

"Having live football games on NFL Network in February, March, and April will be a great addition to our lineup and a nice complement to our coverage of the NFL Combine and NFL Draft," said Mark Quenzel, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production at NFL Network.

2019 Alliance of American Football NFL Network Broadcast Schedule:

Sunday, February 10 - Salt Lake Stallions at Arizona Hotshots

Saturday, February 16 - Arizona Hotshots at Memphis Express

Sunday, February 17 - Atlanta Legends at San Diego Fleet

Saturday, February 23 - Memphis Express at Orlando Apollos

Sunday, February 24 - San Antonio Commanders at San Diego Fleet

Saturday, March 2 - San Diego Fleet at Memphis Express

Sunday, March 3 - Atlanta Legends at Arizona Hotshots

Saturday, March 9 - Salt Lake Stallions at San Diego Fleet

Sunday, March 10 - San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hotshots

Saturday, March 16 - Arizona Hotshots at Orlando Apollos

Sunday, March 17 - Birmingham Iron at San Diego Fleet

Saturday, March 23 - Salt Lake Stallions at San Antonio Commanders

Sunday, March 24 - Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express

Saturday, March 30 - San Diego at Salt Lake Stallions

Sunday, March 31 - Arizona Hotshots at San Antonio Commanders

Saturday, April 6 - San Diego Fleet at Orlando Apollos

Sunday, April 7 - Birmingham Iron at Arizona Hotshots

Saturday, April 13 - Atlanta Legends at Memphis Express

Sunday, April 14 - Arizona Hotshots at San Diego Fleet


https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/turner-b-r-live-sign-up-with-new-football-league

Turner Sports said it made a deal with the Alliance of American Football that will put one of the new league’s regular season games and one of its playoff games on TNT, with one weekly game streaming on Turner’s Bleacher Report Live streaming service.

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The new league, started by TV producer Charlie Ebersol and NFL veterans including Bill Polian, is scheduled to start playing in February. It will face off against another new league, the XFL, being started by WWE’s Vince McMahon.

The Alliance of American Football previously made a deal with CBS. That deal puts the AAF’s opening day one CBS and one game each week on CBS Sports Network. CBS Sports Network will also carry one playoff game and CBS will broadcast the league’s championship game.

Financial terms of the deal with Turner was not disclosed.

TNT’s game will pit the Salt Lake Stallions against the Birmingham Iron on Feb. 16. That game will air at 2 p.m. ET, before Turner’s coverage of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

In addition to live game coverage, all Alliance games distributed through B/R Live will be available on demand, with highlight rights extending across B/R platforms.

“We’re looking forward to this exciting partnership with The Alliance – including working closely with its leadership team of Charlie Ebersol, Bill Polian, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu – and share the enthusiasm and forward-thinking vision being applied to this newly-formed league,” said Lenny Daniels, president of Turner Sports. “This is a true partnership and The Alliance will have our full support in the distribution of its live game coverage and content across the Turner Sports portfolio.”
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Post#2 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:51 am

NFL Network = 19 Games
CBS = 2 Games + Championship Game
CBS Sports Network = 10 Games
TNT = 1 Game + 1 Playoff Game
B/R Live = 8 Games

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Post#3 » by GDubbs4 » Fri Feb 8, 2019 12:01 am

The Alliance of American Football League could become the NFL's de facto minor league.
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Post#4 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Fri Feb 8, 2019 7:54 am

GDubbs4 wrote:The Alliance of American Football League could become the NFL's de facto minor league.


They're trying to be that type of league as opposed to the XFL who's trying to be a complimentary professional spring league in big markets.
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Post#5 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:26 am

The quality of play is surprisingly good. Love the fast pace. Limited commercials.
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Post#6 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:55 am

Solid football. Wish the blitz rule went away, they had a 1PT conversion right at the goal line (2 points at the 5) or an extra point. No kickoffs is OK, onside rule is much better than regular one, faster paced games is great.
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Post#7 » by hermes » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:18 pm

i like the san diego fleet name/logo
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Post#8 » by Rich Rane » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:07 pm

No TV timeouts is a thing of beauty.
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Post#9 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:18 pm

The NFL needs to adopt the 35 second playclock rule. It's great.
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Post#10 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:26 am

I've enjoyed this league so far. Been thinking of maybe going to the AAF Championship Game in Las Vegas. Probably gonna end up going to a Stallions game or 2 as well.
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Post#11 » by HMFFL » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:03 am

UtahJazzFan88 wrote:I've enjoyed this league so far. Been thinking of maybe going to the AAF Championship Game in Las Vegas. Probably gonna end up going to a Stallions game or 2 as well.
The championship game interest me too.
I like the league w wn if I haven't seen a full game I have enjoyed the highlights. It seems to be a success early on.

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Post#12 » by total1096 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:23 am

I am surprised how much I have liked these games and how bugged I was when SL choked against Birmingham.
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Post#13 » by total1096 » Mon Mar 4, 2019 3:58 pm

Looks like with the exception on the Apollos, this first season will be very unpredictable.
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Post#14 » by Cactus Jack » Wed Apr 3, 2019 2:05 am

Well...The AAF experiment is officially OVER!!! :lol:


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Post#15 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:20 am

That was quick. Dundon is a douchebag.
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Post#16 » by Pacers_Freak » Wed Apr 3, 2019 2:18 pm

UtahJazzFan88 wrote:That was quick. Dundon is a douchebag.


I don't disagree. But it is also mind boggling that Ebersol and Polian had to find an investor like Dundon 2 weeks into the season. Think it was rushed because they wanted to try and beat the XFL to it. But come on it woulda been done week 2 without Dundon. Blows my mind.
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Post#17 » by total1096 » Wed Apr 3, 2019 5:48 pm

So disappointed. I was really liking it.
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Post#18 » by UtahJazzFan88 » Sun Apr 7, 2019 11:17 am

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UtahJazzFan88 wrote:That was quick. Dundon is a douchebag.


I don't disagree. But it is also mind boggling that Ebersol and Polian had to find an investor like Dundon 2 weeks into the season. Think it was rushed because they wanted to try and beat the XFL to it. But come on it woulda been done week 2 without Dundon. Blows my mind.


They had an investor, Reggie Fowler who was a partner/former owner of the Minnesota Vikings who was supposed to put up 170 mil and backed out after Week 2 when Ebersol said they had a "pay glitch". ( :roll: ) Plenty of excuses and lies from Ebersol while his players have to pay for their hotels, fly home, etc.

I'd lay the blame at Ebersol 1a, Dundon 1b, Fowler 2nd.

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