AAF Starts Off With A Bang!

 13 replies

There were two games to start this season for the new league.  The first that was viewed by most of us here on Arrowhead Guys was the San Diego vs San Antonio game which was more of a defensive battle and two offenses that looked inept for most of the night.  The other game was Atlanta vs Orlando.  That game seemed to be, judging by the score a complete dismantling of Atlanta with a score of Orlando 40 – Atlanta 6.

Embed from Getty Images

You can find the entire schedule for upcoming games here.  There seems to be a pretty big NFL involvement in the AAF.  After this opening round of games, the week two through the final week ten game will feature two games per week on the NFL network.  All of them in primetime.

The league will consist of eight teams in two conferences.  The Western Conference will Feature Arizona, Salt Lake, San Antonio, and San Diego.  I know many of you are asking why would a football team want to even be in San Diego when a team like the Chargers couldn’t draw a big crowd.  My guess is that there was already a stadium there that wasn’t being used.

The Eastern Conference will feature Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, and Orlando.  Early returns are saying that Orlando is currently the big brother in that conference.  We shall see how that plays out as the season goes on. The Semifinal games for this inaugural season will be played on April 20, and April 21 with the Championship game being played on Saturday April 27.

Embed from Getty Images

13
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
4 Comment threads
9 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
tsv0728Anthony StrattonCHIEFSandSABRESSCKSChiefBDCinSA Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
tsv0728
tsv0728

Certainly watchable. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get invested into one team or another. I don’t really watch college ball since the Jayhawks have rarely been at all relevant. Without that emotional investment, it loses a lot of it’s potential to excite. Still, it is football. It looks like the NFL is really considering allowing this to be a quasi farm system, so maybe over time it will create it’s own type of emotional investment.

CHIEFSandSABRES

I felt pretty happy for everyone involved when I was watching it. All these people have jobs in football again, which is something they couldn’t get in the NFL. The venues are making money, the clubs staff, refs, press, agents all are back to work, making money. To me it was just great to see because it felt good knowing these people are doing something they trained their whole lives for. Their career market is now back open. I read a story about how one of the dudes was working for a moving company when he was called. It might not seem like much, but imagine being that guy, and going back to work playing football. Now someone else gets to be a mover, and he gets to be what he has invested x-amount of time to be again. If it succeeds, it’ll be a great success story I feel.

CHIEFSandSABRES

I looked at driving from Albuquerque to Sun Devil Stadium to watch the Hotshots. I’m going to support this league. It was fun, and I can catch a Royals ST game the same weekend I watch football.

Anthony Stratton

If you take any good pics (either AAF or Royals) please send them in!

CHIEFSandSABRES

Will do!

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

I do not approve of their TV schedule! They drew huge audiences this weekend, likely because they were on CBS. By moving their product off of standard channels, they are going to suffer. I really don’t want to have to add CBSSN and NFL Net to my programming to watch. Those that don’t have those channels likely will not go through the effort to watch. That disappoints me.

I see you can stream the games, with which I have little experience. Is the streaming free and is it quality? Do you know if the streaming is something that can be cast to a Smart TV or Chromecast? I’m also wary of getting hopeful of fubotv. Anyone have experience with this service? Will the streaming here remain free or is it a free trial kind of deal?

Anthony Stratton

As long as they keep streaming on youtube, just come to AG and we’ll have the stream embedded for every game.

And yea, we’re trying to figure out why the TB videos show up so damn small. One of the plug-ins for the site shrunk the scale coding. Its going to take some digging to find it and get it fixed…but we are working on it.

Simtex
Simtex

I’m in San Antonio, and I found it to be a watchable product. Not sure if i’m ready to spend $$$ on it, but it is watchable.

BDCinSA
BDCinSA

Im in SA too. I thought the defense was fun to watch. I never have been a Mike Martz fan and couldnt help but smile when he did the QB change in the first game ever lol. There were some flashes on offense but I am of the same mind as you when it comes to investing money in it. I didnt go to the game but was looking into it last week and saw you could get tickets for $14 but a set of 3 after “fees” and “other charges” would run you $84 ($14 for the ticket plus $14 in fees each) so I watched at home with some friends. It was odd watching football after the SB but it may just been I still have a bit of NFL season hangover.