New Pro Football League To Debut After 2019 Super Bowl

Jared Allen, Troy Polamalu Bill Polian Charlie Ebersol JM Mc Kay and ex Giant Justin Tuck announce the creation of a new spring football league set to begin play in 2019

Organizers of the Alliance of American Football announced on Tuesday their plans to launch the league on February 9, six days after the NFL's Super Bowl LIII. The league is aiming for a new kind of broadcast, promising "The game will only stop when it naturally stops". Ebersol's father, Dick, defined NBC Sports' programming for more than two decades and created "Sunday Night Football".

The app will also include a fantasy sports component.

"Retired NFL all-pros Troy Polamalu and Jared Allen are also among the Alliance's leadership".

Other advisers include Dick Ebersol and former National Football League players Hines Ward and Justin Tuck. Now they are seemingly rivals.

In further support of the league, television network CBS are to air the games in their line-up throughout the season. Their strategy is going after the diamonds in the rough who seemingly get overlooked.

For the 2017 NFL regular season, advertising revenue dropped 1.2% to $2.42 billion among four TV networks - CBS, NBC, Fox, and ESPN (not including the NFL Network) - according to Standard Media Index.

"We firmly believe the next Kurt Warner and Adam Vinatieri is out there", Polian said.

The league will have eight teams — cities and stadia to be announced, though look for complementary sites, not NFL venues, and warmer climates given the February-late April schedule.

The time arguably is right for more football, not during football season but during the seasons when football isn't normally played. Instead, teams will start on their own 25-yard line.

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The plan is for each team to have 50 players. It will be interesting to see if this new league can attract fans with a different style of player, but they are trying to change some rules to make things more fun for fans.

There will be no kickoffs, no insides kicks, no TV timeouts, a 30-second play clock and two coaches replay challenges per team for only "consequential plays".

Back in January, we heard, from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, that he would resurrect the XFL beginning in 2020.

"Fifty-nine million people play fantasy and 20 million people play only fantasy football", Ebersol. This is the big unknown. As a result, the Alliance will get a one-year head start (at least) on the XFL in the race to compete with the NFL. But apparently, Dick is not involved in the XFL reboot because wait for it...he's on the board of directors for the Alliance.

In the wake of the announced return of the XFL, another football league is coming to the United States.

The Alliance of American Football league is to be funded by an all-star roster of investors including the Founders Fund, Slow Ventures, The Chernin Group and Adrian Fenty, to name a few. It is the brainchild of Charlie Ebersol, the director of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary on the XFL that was broadcast past year.

Ourand also notes that players will receive bonuses for wins, stats and fan engagement.

The Alliance already has broadcast plans lined up. Nickname it "The Alliance", call it "The AAF" or whatever, but we gotta do something about that.

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