Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Alliance Of American Football Debut Draws Millions Of Viewers On CBS

Alliance Of American Football Debut Draws Millions Of Viewers On CBS

Saturday's AAF debut, which featured a pair of games on CBS, registered a 2.1 rating, according to Sports Business Journal. Find out as host Tom Downey takes you through everything you need to know about the AAF football league. His first head coaching job was a three-year stint in the mid-1980s with the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits. The colors on the team's logo are specific representations of Florida. Instead, teams will attempt the equivalent of a fourth-and-12 play from their 28-yard line. The idea of the league is to give the sport of football a second season in the spring during the NFL offseason. Spurrier has previously coached at the University of South Carolina, University of Florida just to name a few.

Things get tricky here, because the AAF and National Football League do not play at the same time, which means that National Football League talent can play in the AAF during the offseason, which is exactly what Johnson intends to do.

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

In stark contrast to the thousands who tailgate in a festive atmosphere before UCF games in the fall, only a smattering of fans mingled in a plaza near the 44,000-seat stadium on a cloudy and windy evening.

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Any way you slice it, the Alliance of American Football's first two inaugural games were a smashing success, drawing a 2.1 overnight rating.

The AAF has already found multiple broadcast partners for the 2019 season. But, he never played a game for NY and bounced around the National Football League before ending up in the AAF. Once an National Football League season comes to an end on the first Sunday in February, fans of the spot have to go months before any college or professional games occur. The first two games in league history will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. and will be shown on CBS.

The AAF's first season will wrap up with the championship game April 27. The Arizona Hotshots, Atlanta Legends, and Memphis Express will have to share their town with an NFL Franchise.

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