Friday, 22 Feb 2019

The AAF makes successful debut as NFL’s spring league – but will it last?

The Alliance of American Football hopes to draw in football fans during the NFL’s offseason. But similar leagues have fallen as quickly as they rose

Wearing an Alliance of American Football-branded varsity jacket and a slightly dazed expression, Charlie Ebersol bounced into the press room after the game and declared his delight that the new league was trending on Twitter and its app was zooming off the virtual shelves of the Google and Apple stores.

“The intensity was outstanding,” said his fellow co-founder, Bill Polian, one of the most garlanded executives in NFL history. “Our hope was that this would look like real pro football and that’s exactly what it looked like.”

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