Ein bißchen gespannt bin ich ja, wie der Start der AAF nächstes Wochenende läuft und ob sich das ganze als (Farm-)Liga neben der CFL als dritte größere professionelle Footballliga etablieren kann. Daran sind ja bisher schon sehr viele gescheiterter.
Es wird auch ein bißchen mit den Regeln experimentiert:
Teams will have 52 players on each roster, with some selected by a territorial draft. The territory assigned to a team consists of at least five colleges plus designated professional teams, one Canadian Football League, and four NFL teams, for those from Big Ten and the Big 12 conferences. Only one quarterback can be taken from their region. A quarterbacks-only "Protect or Pick" draft was conducted in November 2018 in which teams may retain their allocated quarterback or select an unprotected quarterback from another team.
Telecasts will feature no television timeouts and 60 percent fewer commercials, with the league aiming for an approximate real-time game length of 150 minutes, down from just over 180 in the NFL.
All teams must attempt two-point conversions after each touchdown; there will be no extra point kicks.
There will be no kickoffs; halves, odd overtime periods and after scores will begin on each team's own 25-yard line, the same as touchbacks in the NFL and NCAA. In lieu of an onside kick, a team can keep possession of the ball by attempting a scrimmage play from their own 35-yard line and gaining at least 12 yards.
The play clock will run only 30 seconds, 10 seconds shorter than in the NFL.
Two coach's challenges per team are the only replays; no challenges in last two minutes of either half nor any overtime period, as they are automatic.
Outside organizations will handle head-safety protocols.
Playoffs will consist of four teams, the top two teams from each conference.