hp for ($i=0; $i]+>!is", "", $news['Contains'][$i]['Body']); ?>

Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

Getty Images

Speaking to the press Tuesday morning from the Park Hyatt hotel in Manhattan, Ebersol and former Buffalo Bills GM and Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian took the wraps off their blueprint for the AAF, a new spring football league that's slated to debut on February 8, 2019-the Saturday following CBS's coverage of Super Bowl LIII.

As president of NBC sports, Dick Eberol was McMahon's broadcast partner for the original XFL, which had its only season in 2001 before going out of business.

The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. One regular-season game will air each week exclusively on cable outlet CBS Sports Network.

"We believe fans and players are what's most important", Ebersol said, "so our approach is simple: We've created an Alliance where fans and players share in the success of their teams".

"To help him steer the league, Charlie Ebersol brought on former NFL general manager Bill Polian, now an analyst for ESPN". As the AAF is being developed with an eye toward serving the nation's 59 million fantasy sports enthusiasts, the app will be front-loaded with an integrated in-game fantasy element.

The teams will play a 12-week season that runs during the National Football League offseason. It's pretty hard to beat that level of experience just from how many combined seasons those men have played in the NFL.

AC Milan's Calhanoglu calls referee Arsenal's 'man of the match' in defeat
The Italian players were unhappy with it. "I don't want to talk about the referee (Jonas Eriksson)". I can understand that, but Idon't know what happened.

Charlie Ebersol, son of former NBC Sports boss Dick Ebersol, announces plans for new pro football league. Offenses will start at the 25-yard line, and in lieu of onside kicks, the trailing team will receive the ball on their own 35-yard line facing fourth down and 10. The play clock will be 30 seconds.

The suddenly-rival XFL, that short-lived league best remembered for some wacky rules and nicknames like "He Hate Me" on uniforms, also is being revived. He went on to add "This is a marketplace of tens of millions of Americans who have been telling us for decades that they want to see high-quality football longer than the football season".

The league plans to have eight teams but has not announced the location of any of the franchises at this time. The AAF doesn't view itself as a league that is competing with the NFL, but one that will be complimentary to it. The Alliance of American Football will not use kickoffs.

It appears the new XFL will have some competition when it comes to debut football leagues. In fact, Charlie Ebersol directed a documentary about the league that aired in 2017 as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.

Bill Polian is a founder of the Alliance for American Football league. They are also eliminating kickoffs to help with player safety, and there will be no extra points. Though if that would happen, it would be huge and could already be a knockout punch to the XFL before they even get off the ground.

The Alliance of American Football will have a focus on the players. Nickname it "The Alliance", call it "The AAF" or whatever, but we gotta do something about that.

Related News:



Most liked

Outstanding Osaka knocks out Williams in Miami opener
The defeat was the first time Williams has lost her first match at an American hard court championship for 21 years. Is she going to be nervous playing Serena now that expectations are higher?

Powell 'Carefully Considering' More Frequent Press Conferences
The U.S. central bank is also holding to the outlook it gave in December that it will boost rates three times in total this year. It is the sixth increase since December 2015, when it began raising rates from rock-bottom levels.

YouTube to simplify live streaming with shortcut in your phone's camera app
Videos promoting drop-in auto sears were also readily available, as were videos that linked out to third-party sellers. YouTube is rolling out a strategy to try and fight fake news and misinformation in videos published to the site.

One confirmed dead in Red Arrows crash
A ministry statement said a Hawk aircraft used by the Red Arrows crashed, but gave no word on possible casualties. (Picture: PA) They said: 'We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft.

Google Teams Up with Major Retailers to Boost Their Exposure
The fact that it's going to be helping someone compete with Amazon is just an added bonus that benefits both sides of the deal. What Google has in search infrastructure, Amazon has in retail infrastructure, so for Google, third party help is important.

Mohammed Shami blames third party for row with wife Hasin Jahan
Alishba also claimed that she has been in touch with Shami ever since India's defeat to Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy final. Shami's contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now on hold.

Venus sets up semi-final clash with Kasatkina
The Japanese player's best result to date was to make the final of a WTA tour event in Tokyo in September 2016. But I feel like we ended up in the same place, and we're both going to try really hard.

Trump Decides to Remove National Security Adviser McMaster, Others May Follow
The daily reported that Trump has complained that McMaster is too rigid and that his briefings go on too long and seem irrelevant. He has told confidants he wants to rid himself of staffers who hold him back.

Mark Arendz to be Canada's flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony
Minor was sitting in third after two runs but put together a flawless final run to secure the top spot by more than half a second. On seeing her US teammate Brittani Coury win her first Paralympic medal..."It was way cooler, I think, than even my own medal".

Tottenham confirm Kane sidelined until April
The England global suffered damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle in Tottenham's 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday. England kick off their World Cup campaign on June 18 against Tunisia before facing Panama and Belgium in Group G.

Gareth Southgate set for crunch talks with government over Russian Federation boycott
A more likely inclusion is Jack Wilshere, after Arsene Wenger hinted that he had some sort of inside information. "You never want any player to experience injury and of course Tottenham have some very big matches coming up".

United makes (another) mistake, flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan
United says to prevent something like this from happening again, it will give bright tags to passengers with in-cabin pets. Delta and Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines each reported two animal deaths and one injury.

India downplays Pakistani envoy's recall over harassment incidents
Pakistani diplomatic sources that claim doorbells are being rung and phone calls being received by their diplomats at odd hours. He added: "Consultations by any resident ambassador/high commissioner with their headquarters is a matter for that country".

Nigeria Ranks 5th In Africa, 91st Globally — UN Happiness Report
Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report . He said the most remarkable finding was the consistency between locally born's happiness and that of immigrants.

Pikeville Officer Scotty Hamilton Shot Dead in Line of Duty
Meanwhile, funeral services for Hamilton, a 12-year veteran with the Pikeville Police Department, have been set. Wildcat Wearhouse has created a shirt that will be on sale in the Pikeville location for $15 Friday night.