The new AAF that kicked off this weekend looks surprisingly legit. I may wind up watching weekly Birmingham Iron games.. much higher quality product than I expected there to be. Has a college-esque feel to it with some nice changes from the NFL B.S.
They have an official YouTube channel that live streams their games.I suppose I’m a Birmingham fan by default since they get the Auburn players. Keeps with my general pattern of not supporting Atlanta teams (aside from soccer). The only problem is that I don’t get CBSSN and don’t really wanna fork over the extra money just from this. It is cool to see all of the college players you vaguely remember from a few years ago (sort of like the CFL in that respect).
Believe it or not, but that wasn't the issue. The demand *was* there. I'll speak more when released from my NDA.Not entirely NFL related but the AAF is suspending play and odds are very low that they will be back for a second season.
Was a noble effort and I found the Birmingham games enjoyable and they had decent fan support, but at the end of the day theres not enough market demand for a second football league, especially one that relies on players who didn't make it in the NFL or weren't drafted.
You've read or have been given very inaccurate Information. The NFL was a wonderful partner and the NFLPA wasn't the stumbling block they've been made out to be. Since I'm actively involved in potential litigation vis-a-vis the league's demise, and still subject to an NDA, I really cannot say anymore than that at this time.The NFL Players Association sees the AFL as a threat, so they claimed "safety" risk from adding players to the AAF from NFL practice squads. If the AAF can't add young talent from the NFL, where are they supposed to get it from?