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Get Prepared For The Alliance Of American Football, Which Debuts On Saturday Night

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This adds even more intrigue to the new league that is ready to hit the ground running, giving football fans a chance to detox a bit by getting in on the AAF.

Saturday's AAF debut, which featured a pair of games on CBS, registered a 2.1 rating, according to Sports Business Journal, a strong start for a league that hopes to capture football fans' attention during the NFL offseason. At all. There will still be a coin toss, with the victor deciding whether to receive or defer, but the team that receives the ball will simply send out its offense to start from their own 25-yard line. When it comes to onside kicks if a team is trailing by more than 17 points with 5 minutes remaining in the game, they can attempt to convert a 4th-and-12 from their own 28-yard line. The AAF's play clock is 35 seconds, five seconds shorter than the NFL. Should they make it in for the score, the team must also go for a two-point conversion. To be tied in the league's debut with the National Basketball Association on a Saturday night is pretty impressive.

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. He later played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976. The colors on the team's logo are specific representations of Florida.

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He didn't mention San Antonio's defunct Toros, Wings, Charros, Gunslingers, Riders, Texans or Matadors, all but forgotten in the alphabet soup (WLAF, USFL, AFA, etc.) of failed football leagues.

There will be five former UCF Knights on the team: Antonio Guerad, Chris Martin, Aaron Evans, Jordan McCray, and Rannell Hall.

That's a heck of a victory for the new football league, which generally played to positive reviews in its opening week.

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"Opportunity" is the idea that the AAF was founded on. The first game of the season will be on February 9, 2019, at 8 pm EST kicking off the Orlando Apollos versus the Atlanta Legends. TNT and Bleacher Report Live will also broadcast on AAF regular season game and one playoff game.

The Bears were assigned to the Arizona Hotshots.

So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10.

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