Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by OzzO, Nov 28, 2018.
The AAF will use the same eligibility rules as the NFL (3 years post HS). Link
Just saw Oliver Luck say that the XFL will not use the same eligibility rules. That could end up being a true developmental league for kids that don’t go or stay in college. It would make it more interesting considering you would be watching some players that would be true NFL prospects, not just players that aren’t good enough to play in the NFL.
I've missed the distraction of spring football. It usually never amounts to much, or ever lasts, but it's good to have a few games to watch in the spring. Even if it is minor league. Somewhere, in a box, I still have a few Gambler mementos, some unused tickets and a few game schedules. I used to have a Gamblers hat, I have no idea of what happened to it.
I'm pretty sure I'll get a Houston hat for the XFL team, if they have a cool name and logo.
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Was looking at the @TheAAF league that is starting up in Feb. Plenty of former #Texans that were with the team at some point in the league.
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Thanks, I copied the whole list, but the 2nd half did not paste and I didn't notice.
Season starts Feb 9 and airs on CBS. Some additional info on notable players and coaches along with the schedule.....
Wow, I live in Florida and can't believe that I never heard that Steve Spurrier is coaching the Orlando team. I also can't believe that he took that gig. He had a cushy job just hanging out at the Swamp being an "ambassador and consultant" for the athletic program there. They must be paying him a lot of money. I also now understand the colors that Orlando team adopted. Orlando is all about the Gators.
The list there didn't have a QB for the San Antonio team, just two RBs. I wonder if the coach of this team is an OB fan. LOL
Both of them have at least seen the inside of an NFL training camp, but not for any length of time. It'a a minor league, so that's to be expected. And every team is an expansion team this year. LOL.
I'm already a San Antonio Commander fan, for however long they can hold my interest.
Me too. Maybe some of y'all can head over for a game.
My nephew is playing with the Salt Lake team. They are scheduled in San Antonio in March. My plan is to be there for that weekend. FWIW, the teams are all practicing in San Antonio for a month.
Interesting factoid about Mike Riley, the HC of the San Antonio team. He was the Chargers HC from 1999 to 2001, they never made the playoffs. He was the HC of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL before that and won a Grey Cup in 1990. At least this guy has actually taken a team all the way in the pros. Damn near 30 years ago, but still, he actually did it once.
From what I've read, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but CBS is only "broadcasting" one game the first week, and after that you have to have CBS Sports Access to watch the games. Which means you either need cable or a subscription to CBS All Access, neither of which I have or am going to get.
If I'm right, that's to bad. I was looking forward to watching a few games.
That is a bummer, I checked it out and it's $99 a year for a subscription, no way it's worth that. Will probably stream the games via reddit or something if I can.
The league will not survive very long without broad television coverage.
CBSAA is $10 a month at Amazon (or $5 a month if you want to watch commercials). I might get it for one month just to check out the AAF and see if the 2nd season of Star Trek is any better than the first one.
And for the Milliin dollar question that everyone will be asking
Can they kneel to the National Anthem? Lol!
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