JUNKIES: Will you watch the Alliance of American Football?

Ben Krimmel
February 09, 2019 - 9:53 am

The Alliance of American Football begins its inaugural season Saturday. Do you care?

No? Kind of? Yes?

With eight teams playing a 10-game regular season schedule and a smattering of former college stars – like Christian Hackenberg, Denard Robinson, Aaron Murray, Trent Richardson, Scooby Wright – and former big-time coaches – Steve Spurrier, Mike Martz, Mike Singletary, Mike Riley, and Dennis Erickson – what's not to like?

Well, the level of play might not be what you are used to with the NFL or even big-time college football either. 

But, hey, you might discover the next Redskins quarterback! Josh Johnson was set to play for the San Diego Fleet before coming to Washington. 

And ther are even some interesting new rules: No kickoffs, no extra points, college-style overtime rules, and instead of an onside kick teams face a 4th-and-12 from their own 28. Perhaps the NFL will steal one or more of these soon.

The skill might not be there, the rules are slightly wonky, but at least it is football, right? 

We shall see.

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