AAF Drew MONSTER Ratings For CBS Opener; Beats Out NBA For Viewers


Two things that really surprised us were the quality of play across all four games, and the adoption of our digital platform. I believe Bryant will probably find a new team first because he was released from his contract by the Atlanta Falcons while Earl must wait for his contract to expire the middle of next month. The Legends were pummeled by the Orlando Apollos, a team coached by Steve Spurrier, a name Georgia fans obviously know well. Of course many fans might not agree with the decisions made in the booth, but it's good to finally get a full look of how this process works. Now the AAF needs to build on this momentum for Week 2, which will be split across three different networks.

The AAF earned the same overnight rating as ABC's competing Thunder-Rockets NBA regular season game. Folks, that will not happen again, book it. Flawless timing for the hardcore football fan.

However, these special AAF footballs are designed with an RFID tracking chip that creates unique data to see how fast the football moves and the trajectory it travels in the air.

The American Flag Football League was founded in 2017 as the "American Idol" of flag football, an open-registration tournament pitting everyday athletes against professional teams. He had his team running RPOs and may have had the best line of the season (that's how good it was, it's Week 1 and we already have a contender for "line of the season") when after giving the play to the quarterback he said, "Tell him to catch it this time". If they convert, they keep the ball.

One obvious challenge: How to set betting lines - or any expectations - from a league with no past results aside from an exhibition game.

I just don't see it at this point. The season takes place between the end of the Super Bowl and before the start of the Draft.

These are the main structural changes to the game, but perhaps the boldest and most talked-about change the AAF is making is to be more transparent with fans about coaches, officials and overall video review processes.

Ex-Falcons practice squad quarterback Matt Simms led the Legends' offense to start the game, but he was quickly replaced by former Georgia Bulldog Aaron Murray after throwing a pair of interceptions.

What, are they anxious about Major League Baseball stealing some of their fan base?

"No. 1, you get a chance to go play football and get paid for it, so that's nice".

In Kaepernick's most recent on-field sample size, 11 games of the 2016 National Football League season, he was even better percentage-wise while throwing 16 touchdowns compared to four interceptions and racking up a 90.7 quarterback rating.

"From the AAF's perspective, having Kaepernick playing - and playing well - would be advantageous to the league from a merchandising standpoint as he would automatically become the league's most recognizable player", Bleier wrote.

The plan is to expand to more teams as soon as possible, which would help, but that would just water down the talent level even further.

"People want to bet on what they can watch", he said.