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Alliance of American Football plans to kick off in February

Alliance of American Football plans to kick off in February

As far a rules, Polian told the AP there will be two replay challenges per game for each coach and no more along with no TV timeouts.

The eight teams will be decided on and released over the course of the next three months. The ESPN story said the investors in Ebersol's league have a "7-10-year plan" for success, which is smart.

For the longest time, we only had one pro football league and that dominated the American sports landscape. Teams will start with possession at their own 25-yard line.

The onside kick will be replaced by the option to play a 4th-and-10 from the team's own 35-yard line. There will also be a 30-second play clock and mandatory two-point conversion attempts after touchdowns. Ebersol's father, legendary television executive Dick Ebersol, was McMahon's partner in the XFL's first iteration.

The Alliance of American Football, though, will have to overcome the obstacles that others could not, including runaway expenses, limited media exposure and a lack of fans. For each season a player spends in the AAF, he will be awarded a year's scholarship for a post-secondary education, said Justin Tuck, a former National Football League defensive end and AAF executive. Teams will have the right to draft players who played college football in their local market, similar to the territorial pick system that existed in the early days of the National Basketball Association.

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Does America need more pro football? Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance will begin a 12-week season kicking-off February 9, 2019 on CBS and culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019. "We're looking for those Kurt Warners working in grocery stores, and we think we will find them". Vince McMahon focused the XFL on what the NFL wasn't doing or was doing wrong to entice fans, Ebersol is focusing on people's love of fantasy football in watching the league by making it an integral part of the broadcast.

According to Ebersol, he plans on fully incorporating Fantasy Football and a media plan into the league. And the Arena Football League lives on, although it will field just four teams this year.

From the sound of ESPN's reporting, the league seems to be aiming to be more like the stable CFL than the exciting but volatile XFL. The XFL has a mindset that "because the NFL is doing this, we're doing that", the Alliance of American Football made changes because they felt it made the sport of football better and not necessarily because of what it is the NFL did.

The letters are different - just like the other ones were before the XFL, USFL, WFL and others all went to the graveyard - but the co-founders of the newest North American football league believe this one can be different and stick. But at the end of the day, we are complementary to the NFL.


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