New football league started by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian officially starts tonight with two games taking place and coming a year before Vince McMahon's revamped XFL is set to start again.
Right now the league consists of 8 teams in two conferences.
Atlanta Legends Atlanta, Georgia Georgia State Stadium Coach: Kevin Coyle
Birmingham Iron Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field Coach: Tim Lewis
Memphis Express Memphis, Tennessee Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Coach: Mike Singletary
Orlando Apollos Orlando, Florida Spectrum Stadium Coach: Steve Spurrier
Arizona Hotshots Tempe, Arizona Sun Devil Stadium Coach: Rick Neuheisel
Salt Lake Stallions Salt Lake City, Utah Rice–Eccles Stadium Coach: Dennis Erickson
San Antonio Commanders San Antonio, Texas Alamodome Coach: Mike Riley
San Diego Fleet San Diego, California SDCCU Stadium Coach: Mike Martz
All teams are coached by former NFL coaches, assistant coaches or players and feature players that were cut or didn't stay with NFL teams and players that weren't drafted into the NFL. Lots of big NFL names involved in this. The teams will play a 10 game season with the championship game being held in April.
Tonight's game is on CBS, with other games being shown on NFL Network among other channels. You can also watch the various games live on their website. aaf.com/
Will it take off? Hard to say. But for people that want to keep watching football after the NFL season ends, it's at least an alternative. Gonna watch tonight to get a feel for it, and I hope it does well. Venues already set for all of the games this season, but we'll have to see if it gets brought back for a second one.
Well, this only goes until April. NFL starts again in late August with the pre-season. So a few months in between. But, yeah, it's a lot of football. It did do decent ratings last night actually beating out the NBA, so people seem to want it. We'll see at the end of the season.