Troy Polamalu Part Of New Start-Up League To Compete With NFL

Charlie Ebersol son of former NBC Sports boss Dick Ebersol announces plans for new pro football league

After Vince McMahon announced the return of the XFL earlier this year, Charlie Ebersol, the son of NBC executive and McMahon's former partner in the XFL Dick Ebersol, has announced a league of his own, the Alliance of American Football, that will beat the XFL to market by the year. It will be practically impossible for the leagues to both survive, because there simply aren't enough players to go around. It is the brainchild of Charlie Ebersol, the director of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary on the XFL that was broadcast previous year. Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will oversee the player end. Also advising on the Alliance of American Football are former NFL players Hines Ward and Justin Tuck, in addition Dick Ebersol.

The revived XFL won't be the only alternative football league hoping to seize Americans' attention.

"We believe fans and players are what's most important, so our approach is simple - we've created an Alliance where fans and players share in the success of their teams", Ebersol said in a statement. The Alliance will provide players a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning as well as counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. Former NFL general manager and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian will help Ebersol steer the league. Football agent Don Yee is also starting a developmental league, Pacific Pro, for players who want to forego college. "The Alliance will provide those players with a new opportunity to compete at a high level". "With Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian at the helm, we are confident that the product they will deliver will be entertaining, exciting, engaging and something that fans will really enjoy".

Fantasy Football will be an essential component of the AAF's marketing strategy.

The AAF will reportedly debut on February 9, 2019, right after the Super Bowl, and will end in April, just before the start of training camp.

He's already got a TV deal lined up with CBS, who will broadcast their inaugural game and the championship on network television with an additional game each week to be played on CBS Sports Network. 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. There are eight teams with 50 man rosters and the league owning them outright, as opposed to franchise owners for each squad like the NFL. Also, there will no extra points, only two-point conversions after scores, and a 30-second play clock.

As for different rules than the National Football League, the AAF will do away with kickoffs (and instead of an onside kick, a team will get one play to gain 10 yards from its 35-yard line to retain possession).

Related News:

  • Actress Cynthia Nixon joins NY  governorship race

    Actress Cynthia Nixon joins NY governorship race

    According to The New York Times, Cuomo's name was mentioned 163 times during Joseph Percoco's eight-week federal trial. Cynthia Nixon is set to run for New York Governor against Andrew Curomo in the Democratic primary in September.
    Pixel 2 XL on Google Store gets credit promo, free 18W charger

    Pixel 2 XL on Google Store gets credit promo, free 18W charger

    Seemingly caused by the Android 8.1 update, this bug causes the phone to subject itself to potentially risky charging states. Opting for the 128GB model brings the cost to $949, or $39.54 for 24 months, both before the $200 discount.
    Infinity War subscriber cover revealed — Empire's Avengers

    Infinity War subscriber cover revealed — Empire's Avengers

    And they basically have a unique mentor-mentee relationship that continues to evolve as they move into this film. Uniting the favourite characters from the different franchises, in Avengers: Infinity War , is priceless.
  • Telegram has lost appeal over encryption keys in Russian Federation

    Telegram has lost appeal over encryption keys in Russian Federation

    This is because in order to actually collect data on any Telegram users, the agency would still have to obtain a court order. Telegram's self-exiled Russian founder Pavel Durov said in September 2017 the FSB had demanded backdoor access.
    Storms strike college, leave trail of damage across South

    Storms strike college, leave trail of damage across South

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several counties in the north Florida and south Georgia area. Tuesday in the following Big Bend counties: Lafayette, Suwannee, Taylor, Hamilton, Dixie, Columbia and Gilchrist.
    Messi does not want Neymar to join Real Madrid

    Messi does not want Neymar to join Real Madrid

    Spain's inland revenue has rejected a settlement offer from Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo over charges of tax evasion. Ronaldo scored once in the first half and three times in the second, also teeing up Vazquez for Real Madrid's third goal .
  • Up to a foot of snow expected to hit MA  this week

    Up to a foot of snow expected to hit MA this week

    Snow tends to collect first on grass and exposed objects, much more stubbornly on bare ground and asphalt streets. Also, the high angle of the sun in the sky could keep snow accumulations down during daytime, the NWS says.
    Vive Pro Priced, Pre-orders Open

    Vive Pro Priced, Pre-orders Open

    Now at $499 including controllers, Fallout 4 and a 2 month Viveport subscription , it's a more attractive option than before . Like other VR development platforms, VIVE makes use of Unity and the Unreal Engine and a proprietary SDK for building apps.
    West seeks new Iran curbs to meet Trump ultimatum

    West seeks new Iran curbs to meet Trump ultimatum

    Pompeo, he said, was "too much of an advocate for regime change, really everywhere" and was not a "good fit to be a diplomat". Asked by Brennan if he believes the president will pull out of the deal, Corker responded, "I do".
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

    Winning Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

    Patrick's Day brought some great luck to this fortunate Powerball player and we are anxious to meet our big victor or winners". All lottery winners are advised to immediately sign their tickets in ink and visit a local California Lottery office .
    Prince Harry Refuses To Sign A Pre-Nup Before Marrying Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry Refuses To Sign A Pre-Nup Before Marrying Meghan Markle

    George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, is estimated to add up to one billion pounds (€ 1.14 billion) to the United Kingdom economy. Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince Harry arrives at the Museum of Army Flying on March 16, 2018 in Stockbridge, England.
    India again asks Pak to probe incidents of harassment of Indian officials

    India again asks Pak to probe incidents of harassment of Indian officials

    Out of these 26 incidents in Delhi, two were against school-going children of diplomats, sources said. India has invited over 40 countries for the WTO mini-ministerial meeting on March 19-20.


Most liked

Police suspect 'serial bomber' in deadly Austin attacks
Authorities have warned Travis Country residents to remain indoors until 10 a.m.as police scour the area for anything suspicious. But the latest incident displays a sudden shift in tactics, said Brian Manley, the interim Austin police chief.

Jim Carrey's newest artwork seems to resemble Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Carrey revealed that he was devoting more time to his paintings and taking a break from making movies to do so. Some called the painting " disgraceful ", while others were upset by the way he seemed to target Christians.

US Supreme Court Dismisses Attempt To Block New Pa. Congressional Map
It has always been our belief that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court acted in the best interest of the citizens of our commonwealth. It was the second time that the court declined to get involved in the partisan battle that has roiled Pennsylvania politics.

NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket, reactions
That leaves the Jayhawks with a potential clash of blue bloods in the Elite 8 versus either No. 2 Duke or No. 3 Michigan State . Turner Sports has put together NCAA March Madness Live as a result of a partnership between the NCAA and CBS.