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Monday open thread: Do you plan on watching the AAF?

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Are you excited about the new football league or will you be ignoring it?

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With the Senior Bowl over and the Super Bowl now less than a week away, we’re headed towards the hellscape of the offseason for the NFL. Sure, there’s the NFL Combine in a couple weeks, and, yeah, free agency is just over a month away, but pretty soon we’re not going to have any football to watch, and that’s a sad, sad thing.

However, this year will present a new option. The Alliance of American Football debuts less than a week after the Super Bowl ends—Saturday, February 9. The league has some players you may have heard of—former Lions tight end Joseph Fauria is probably the most notable for local fans—but it also has some players that may be future NFL players. As Lions general manager Bob Quinn said in his post-season press conference, the AAF will draw some attention from NFL scouts.

“So, we’re going to actually send some of our scouts down there,” Quinn said. “They’re open for us to come down and evaluate. We’ll get their film once they start playing their games in February and March, so we’re going to scout them, yeah, for sure.”

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Will you watch the AAF?

My answer: While I am vowing to watch more draft film and devote more research to the big event in April, the AAF really intrigues me. They seem to be setting things up the right way—using former NFL players and coaches to help establish the league—and the talent level should be good enough for the actual product to be more than watchable.

I will definitely start watching when the league debuts on CBS in a couple weeks, and may try to keep up with it, depending on the entertainment level.

Your turn.

Poll

Will you watch the AAF?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Yes
    (301 votes)
  • 21%
    No
    (84 votes)
385 votes total Vote Now