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ABOUT:

Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is high-quality professional football fueled by a dynamic Alliance between players, fans and the game. Fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated fantasy options with real rewards — for themselves and the players they are cheering on. Players will have state-of-the-art protection on the field and ample opportunities off it. The Alliance will provide players a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning as well as counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance features eight teams, under a single entity structure, playing a 12-week season kicking-off February 9, 2019 on CBS and culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.

-AAF.com

This shrine is dedicate to the Alliance of fans, players, and personnel who were involved with the short lived league.

My father and I started with the WLAF way back in 1991/2. We loved every minute of watching the San Antonio Riders. He took me to the games and it was an important bonding moment in my life. When the Alliance was announced in San Antonio I jumped in and bought season tickets for us. I thought it’d be a great way to come full circle. Unfortunately, he passed away in the early days of January 2019, due to complications from Lupus. In his place I brought friends and family members to the games to recapture those golden moments we had shared so long ago.

I was not disappointed in the AAF. It was quality football in the Spring and the whole package was top notch at an affordable price.

BACKGROUND:

The AAF was divided into two 4 team divisions, the Western Division, and the Eastern Division.

KEY PROFILES:

CHARLIE EBERSOL
CEO/Founder

HINES WARD
TROY POLAMALU
JARED ALLEN
JUSTIN TUCK

LEAGUE TIMELINE:

INNOVATIONS:

AAF APP- The AAF was going tech heavy to really entice Millennials. Gambling, fantasy football, scores, game videos, special unique interactivity for fans in attendance, news- everything essentially- was going to be in this app. MGM liked the gambling idea so much they jumped on board for the tech. That being said, the App was released late and was stripped down. Some planned tech in the end never made it off the drawing room floor.
RULES- The AAF had a few rule tweaks that set the league apart from its NFL counterpart. The biggest had to do with kickoffs, extra points, and overtime, however the OT rules were only needed once during the entire duration of the league. The Sky Judge was added late, but before the season began, after the NFL had a playoff debacle between the Saints and Rams. In addition the AAF decided to utilize the 5 man rush system that the UFL had previously used to help offenses thrive.

TEAM PROFILES:

SAN DIEGO FLEET
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NOTES:

Outside of Brad Childress- who was replaced by Kevin Croyle, the AAF boasted a wide spectrum of coaching talent. The gem of the head coaches was considered to be the boisterous Steve Spurrier, who quickly embraced the league.

Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.