FlipOff: Alliance of American Football Show
League and new Three Point Stance Magazine show to debut in February
Even though the league kinda takes the foot out of football, we are still here to cover it.
When the AAF debuts the weekend after the Super Bowl, it will do so with no kickoffs, onside kicks, or extra points. And we kinda like it already.
Eight franchises littered with NFL personnel from the front office to the sidelines will spark a new twist in the game to make a more watchable experience for the fans in attendance and those watching on TV.
First, the differences you’ll immediately notice.
- No kickoffs – Every drive will start from their own 25 yard line.
- No TV timeouts. None of this “score, commercial, kickoff, commercial” stuff like we see every Sunday.
- You MUST go for two after every touchdown, no extra points.
- No onside kicks. If after a score, you want to try to get the ball back, the offense gets one play, essentially a 4th & 10, from their own 35. Get the first down, you keep the ball, fail to gain the yardage, your opponent takes over from that spot.
- 30 second play clock compared to 40 in the NFL.
Next, who are these teams and who is on them.
- Atlanta Legends – Offensive Coordinator is Micheal Vick, opening day QB should be former Georgia star Aaron Murray. Running back Tarean Folston, WRs Keyarris Garrett and Bug Howard are expected to be playmakers.
- Birmingham Iron – Roster with the most NFL experience including Trent Richardson, Quan Bray, Nick Novak.
- Memphis Express – Head Coach Mike Singletary, QBs Christian Hackenberg, Zach Mettenberger, RB Zac Stacy.
- Orlando Apollos – Head Coach Steve Spurrier, QBs Stephen Morris, Austin Appleby, and Garrett Gilbert, former Texans RB Akeem Hunt, LB Azeem Victor.
- Arizona Hotshots – General Manager Phil Savave, HC Rick Neuheisel, QB Trevor Knight, former Eagles WR Josh Huff, LB Scooby Wright, and former Broncos and Texans DB Rahim Moore.
- Salt Lake Stallions – HC Dennis Erickson, QBs Austin Allen and B.J. Daniels, RB Matt Asiata
- San Antonio Commanders – GM Daryl Johnston, HC Mike Riley, QBs Logan Woodside and Dalton Sturm, former Rams RB Daryl Richardson, WR Speedy Noil, LB Joel Lanning, former Panthers DB Zack Sanchez
- San Diego Fleet – HC Mike Martz, former Titans RB Bishop Sankey, former Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar, Bills LB A.J. Tarpley.
Where can I see this new league?
As part of its formation, the AAF announced broadcast deals with CBS Sports. A pair of opening day games as well as the championship game will air on CBS, while CBS Sports Network will air at least one game a week.
The league will also reportedly offer a mobile app with live streaming as well as an integrated fantasy game.
Is this just going to fail?
Maybe. As so many have failed before, this one just feels different. It doesn’t have the absurdities of the XFL, it already has more clout and NFL name involvement than the UFL did, it doesn’t have wacky rules like the Canadian Football League or the Arena Football League do. Plus, it’s already put two people in the NFL before the first game was even played.
San Diego quarterback Josh Johnson was signed to fill in for the Redskins when Alex Smith went down, and the Fleet’s QB Coach Jon Kitna is now a part of the Dallas Cowboys staff.
This league is not in competition with the NFL, most believe this is a stepping stone/developmental league, and it already appears to be heading in that direction.
So where does Three Point Stance Magazine come in?
GLAD YOU ASKED.
The debut episode of “FlipOff” with Brandon Rush and Justin Day is HERE!!. Thruout the season, We will feature previews/reviews and reaction to the AAF, plus interviews from players, coaches, and media who cover the teams.
Tune in and be a part of this as it grows!