The AAF is experimenting with things that could make their way to the National Football League someday, such as no kickoffs and a "Sky judge" which reviews all plays and can reverse calls on the field if egregious errors are made. The uniforms are pretty sweet, and the hits are pretty old-school. Many former NFL players are involved in the broadcasting and management aspect of it, while some former players are active in the league.
The first way is through the implementation of new rules and game features that the National Football League can look into adopting itself down the line. A few examples of the changes that I liked were that a team needed to go for a two point conversion after scoring a touchdown and that there are no kickoffs; teams start their drives from their own 25 yard line.
What the AAF does is allow these players to continue to work on their game and get the attention and coaching focus they otherwise would not have gotten at the National Football League level.
BUT there are some differences to the way the National Football League plays, so if you watch the game you should not expect to see the same exact game. Sure, it's the minor league, and it's not the NFL. Woodside completed 18 of 36 passes for 255 yards and two interceptions in his first game and found his new favorite target early and often. The referees had ruled a pass play an incompletion, but a further review, from an official who was wearing a microphone, gave viewers an insight into the thought process officials go through.
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Diana Ross is also expected to take the stage as part of a Motown tribute and will also be celebrated for her landmark career. The seven-member K-pop group has also been nominated for Best Recording Package for 2018's Love Yourself - Tear.
The Alamodome claimed its first victim, as Mike Riley's Commanders bludgeoned the Fleet in their inaugural AAF game. Viewers' curiosity of an indirect National Football League competitor surely helped early ratings; now we'll find out if the AAF can keep those eyeballs and attract more.
Still, there are eight former Notre Dame players on AAF rosters.
Former Piittsburgh Steelers players Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward are head of player relations and head of football development. It's even more evidence that we need help, because it's football. This isn't a gimmick - the AAF is here to stay.