Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

AAF Opens With Strong Ratings In Debut Saturday

AAF Opens With Strong Ratings In Debut Saturday

Ebersol acknowledged that opening night, broadcast on CBS, is no indicator of interest come Week 2, not to mention April, when the league will play its championship game in Las Vegas.

Onside kicks have been replaced by an onside conversion. Perhaps most interestedly though, there is a "sky judge" official in the press box that has the authority to reverse an on-field officials' call, or make a call that wasn't made on the field. They also had three interceptions with linebacker Terence Garvin having two of them and returning one 51-yards for a touchdown. "They saw enough good plays after the first quarter when we finally put on a good show".

Greek Parliament approves the Protocol for Macedonia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership
Macedonia will then write to the United Nations, its member states and global organizations, formally announcing the name change. He said that the process being used for the ratification is demeaning for parliament and "unprecedented".


There are 8 teams in the AAF, with rosters consisting of local players. Each team gets the ball on the 10 yard line with four downs.

"Opportunity" is the idea that the AAF was founded on. We've seen it before with the USFL in the 1980s, and later with Vince McMahon's XFL in the early 2000s. It was a pleasure to watch the defense manhandle the offensive line. Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will serve as Head of Player Relations, while longtime Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward takes charge of Football Development. While the San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet game left some to be desired in scoring, there was a lot of positive things to pull from the way the game played out.

Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Childish Gambino Turned Down Performing At The Grammys
Brandi Carlile is up for six awards, while Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Maren Morris and H.E.R. each have five nominations. Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so.


Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. The Iron now has seven former Steelers on their roster. One of the central components of this plan is the league's tech platform. The AAF's mission is "to provide high-quality professional football fueled by a dynamic Alliance between players, fans, and the game".

None of those teams seemed relevant to what went on Saturday night, when a mostly full lower bowl in the Alamodome (no tickets were sold for the upper decks) went mad for all the pregame trappings of pro football: ugly green fake turf, a massive American flag for the anthem, a William Barret Travis-type guy on a galloping horse and pyrotechnics. There are a plethora of camera angles in the broadcast, frequent instant relays, coherent commentary, and an overall all feel of an National Football League game.

Harrison Barnes Traded To The Sacramento Kings Mid-Game
He's tallying 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his first season in Los Angeles. He is averaging 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game this season for Sacramento.


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