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The Alliance of American Football starts today. Will you watch?

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A new spring league, the Alliance of American Football, begins play today.

The league profiles as a developmental and second chance league for players trying to make the NFL. Among the participants are former Jet luminaries Christian Hackenberg, Dexter McDougle, and Dylan Donahue.

The league has a few gimmicky rules such as no extra points or kickoffs. Teams have to go for two after touchdowns. Instead of kickoffs, teams start off on the 25 yard line. A scoring team has the option of running a fourth and 12 play from the 28 in lieu of an onside kick in some situations.

The league has a TV deal, and the opening games will be shown on CBS.

I don’t have any plans to watch this, and I’m skeptical this thing can last. Unlike a lot of people I do believe there’s a viable way to make a spring football league work, but I don’t think it can be a pure minor league. People just aren’t going to tune in for lower quality football.

But I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Do you have plans to watch the league?


Are you going to watch the AAF?

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