AAF Opens With Strong Ratings In Debut Saturday

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The San Antonio Commanders kicked, picked and sacked their way to a 15-6 win over the San Diego Fleet in the inaugural game of the new Alliance of American Football Saturday night in the Alamodome.

Something called the Alliance of American Football made its debut Saturday night and here's what we learned about the first of the league's nine regular-season weekends.

Gilbert's 26-yard touchdown pass in the first minute of the second quarter to Jalin Marshall not only put Orlando up, 7-3, but it was the first touchdown in AAF history. Once an National Football League season comes to an end on the first Sunday in February, fans of the spot have to go months before any college or professional games occur. However, maybe fans like the idea of the AAF, because it is more football to watch until the NFL comes back on. She noted the league offers fans an opportunity to "fill up" on the sport during a time of the year that's usually football-free.


Two of the league's first games aired on CBS and were up against the Rockets and Thunder matchup on ABC. So he's been with the team since before its players arrived.

Instead of kickoffs, which the league decided slow down the game and create too many injuries, the ball will simply start on the 25-yard line after each score or at the beginning of each half.

He then capped it off by scoring on the 2-point conversion.


When the Legends take the Spectrum Stadium field against Steve Spurrier's Orlando Apollos, however, they'll do so with a head coach who's held that position for only a month, and they also won't have the offensive coordinator they expected after Michael Vick stepped down this week.

After the way that the AAF got started on Saturday, there is real hype about the new football league taking the world by storm. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden thought highly of the Penn State passer in his ESPN film room show, but that previous opinion and the quarterback's play wasn't enough to stay on the roster. There were two games that had gotten a lot of fan interaction.


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