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AAF Game/Season Thread

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by E5 Yaz, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    #1 E5 Yaz, Feb 9, 2019
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  2. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.c...ff-onside-kick-should-attract-nfls-attention/
     
  3. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  4. staz

    staz Intangible Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Haters' paradise: (A) It's football on TV, and (B) Patriots can't win.
     
  5. deanx0

    deanx0 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Somehow my co-workers talked me into doing AAF Fantasy Football. So I will be paying more attention to this than I should.
     
  6. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Only fantasy football I ever won was XFL.
     
  7. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    As a uniform fan, I'm hoping to find one to get before extinction
     
  8. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  9. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    yes, i'll fix OP
     
  10. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    People are never going to learn.
     
  11. SoxinSeattle

    SoxinSeattle Member SoSH Member

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    Let's Goooooooo!!!!
     
  12. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    They really ought to start the game. I am getting ready to quit on this.
     
  13. rymflaherty

    rymflaherty Member SoSH Member

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    3 plays in and I suddenly recall why minor-league football never works
     
  14. E5 Yaz

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    The Fleet wearing old Padres unis
     
  15. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Wow. That was a destruction.
     
  16. Investor 11

    Investor 11 Plobbably the greatest videographer ever Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    If nothing else, that replay will be shown on every network. Guess they don't have a rule on hits to the head.
     
  17. 54thMA

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    "He plays with a chip on his shoulder"...……..not anymore, the chip got officially knocked off.
     
  18. 54thMA

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    Someone commented that the level of play will be equal to the #2's on NFL teams playing each other.

    So far, they play like #2's alright.
     
  19. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    The play looks like high quality college ball. This isn't bad.
     
  20. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    The ref vest costumes are tough to look at.
     
  21. 54thMA

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    They're looking to make this a developmental league for the NFL; if any of these players get a second look in the NFL due to standing out in this league, then good for them/I'm all for it.
     
  22. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    How’s it compare to the CFL?
     
  23. Super Nomario

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    The transparency in the review process is awesome.
     
  24. E5 Yaz

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    He wanted to make a No. 2 funny
     
  25. Investor 11

    Investor 11 Plobbably the greatest videographer ever Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Agreed. It looks like they're wearing BabyBjorn's
     
  26. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Well, Atlanta scored the first points in AAF history.

    Younghoe Koo. The answer to the trivia question that will be asked for the next thousand years.
     
  27. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Sure, it will probably fail, but it is way better than I expected it to be
     
  28. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    “And he’s got a gaping hole.”
     
  29. E5 Yaz

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    That was an NFL-level catch along the sideline for San Antonio
     
  30. luckiestman

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    All that goats(e) talk during the super bowl probably led to that
     
  31. luckiestman

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    It was good. I didn’t think he got 2 feet at first but he got them in.

    Is this all NFL rules?
     
  32. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It depends how you define fail. If the NFL wants to support this as a developmental league, it could stick around. As a stand alone entity, it has no chance.
     
  33. SoxinSeattle

    SoxinSeattle Member SoSH Member

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    I am surprised to agree with you
     
  34. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Mostly. Key differences are no kickoffs, no extra point kicks, and only five can blitz.

    Only one possession each in OT from 10 yard line and the game can end in a tie in regular year.

    35 second play clock.
     
  35. E5 Yaz

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    Announcers have mentioned this point several times ... which makes me think that the NFL, at least initially, is invested to some degree
     
  36. luckiestman

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    Thankd
     
  37. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    IIRC the NFL wants a developmental spring league. This is that.
     
  38. patoaflac

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    Mike Martz coaching (LOL), after another Rams-Patriots SB ,where Belichick is still SB champ.
    Martz has the face of a woman who plays canasta.
    Game on free stream on the league page.
     
  39. jercra

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    And apparently there is "illegal defense" which is half the distance to the goal and a first down (maybe automatic, maybe not)
     
  40. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    15 yards.

    Can’t blitz from more than two yards outside the farthest offensive linemen from the center or something like that.
     
  41. E5 Yaz

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    Not to mention how he mocked the Rams for hiring McVay

    Martz must have eaten a full-pound shitburger last week
     
  42. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    It makes a good deal of sense, as the NFL is the only one of the pro leagues that doesn't have this. But just like AAA baseball, AHL hockey, and the G-League, it won't be broadcast on CBS, and the crowds will be relatively modest. But that should be okay.
     
  43. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Orlando got a TD on a catch no catch dispute where the replay official went back and forth on what to call. It was pretty cool to hear.

     
  44. jercra

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    I feel like this may be a kicker's tryout league more than anything right now. It's better than I expected, but mostly I think kickers will be the big beneficiaries.
     
  45. Dollar

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    Cool to hear, but holy crap I hate that call. He pins the ball to the ground on the catch, then it immediately jumps up and out of his hands, never really having possession without the ground's help.
     
  46. j-man

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    this has a shot as long as only stay between 8-12 teams and the 4 teams i wound add

    Jackson Miss St Louis Mo Haford conn portland/enugere org or OKC
     
  47. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Kind of enjoying this... listening in on the huddles and review process is a real plus.
     
  48. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Yeah, she had it right the first time. But seeing how she got where she got is something refreshing.
     
  49. Super Nomario

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    I wonder if we might see, like with the other major sports leagues and the NFL had with NFL Europe, NFL teams with the ability to send a few guys to AAF for some more seasoning. Like, the Patriots had guys like Dawson, Sam, Berrios, Izzo who were hurt but are probably healthy enough now to play. Wouldn't it make sense to get them some reps in a spring league? Practice squad guys like Etling, too. You'd run the risk of injury, but it seems like it would be worth it, maybe not for a guy like Dawson but for the other guys I mentioned who are going to be fringe roster guys anyway.
     
  50. Dehere

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    I don’t think it’s bad at all. It’s watchable and CBS to their credit is producing it at a high level. It’s complementary to the big league and there’s room for it.

    It can be a developmental league for players of course but it’s also a good laboratory for rule changes. I like the differences from the NFL rule book. (not grasping the parallel lines at each 10 yard line though?)

    It would be a trip if this thing outrates the NBA game that’s on ABC right now.
     

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