Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40

Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40

With this being the first game of this new professional football league, many did not know what to expect.

Hopefully, this league can be successful where others were not.

It begins with Spurrier, who won the Heisman Trophy as a player at the University of Florida and later put together his best body of work as a coach at his alma mater, a mere 113 miles up the road in Gainesville.

The Alliance of American Football is underway, and the early verdict is this: It's pretty good.

Dennis Erickson is head coach in Salt Lake and will face off against Arizona's Rick Neuheisel. 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.

"We're disappointed", Legends coach Kevin Coyle said.

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The challenge for the AAF will be to keep the good times rolling. NFL Network owns the AAF primetime rights moving forward. Everything from the way contracts are structured with the bonuses, to the twist of listening into the coach and players interact throughout the game, and the interactive app for the league, there is a lot to be excited about. Be sure to go to there site and support them.

The 73-year-old coach returned to the sideline for the first time since abruptly walking away from the college game in 2015, bringing along an entertaining style of offense that didn't disappoint an announced crowd of 20,191 for the AAF opener between the Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends. "They're a partner. The goal is to improve and support the ecosystem of football". The first two games in league history will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. and will be shown on CBS.

The Alliance has built a proprietary tech platform that will allow for a real-time, rewards-based system of integrated gaming and in-game wagering for fans in states where sports gambling is legalized. For comparison, ESPN contended ABC's National Basketball Association primetime game between the Thunder and Rockets also received a 2.1 (while other reports scored it a 2.0).

Nevertheless, this is great news for the AAF and bodes well for the future of the league.

"Think about how many Kurt Warners are hiding among those kids who don't get to the NFL", Ebersol said.

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