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Monday open thread: Will you be watching the AAF next week?

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Did the AAF intrigue you enough to watch again next week?

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Week 1 of the Alliance of American Football is in the books and for the most part the reviews were positive. Although none of the four games were particularly competitive—all four games finished with at least a two-score margin—the new rules, acceptable level of play and innovations during the broadcast were enough to keep intrigue throughout the weekend.

Ratings were relatively good for the AAF in Week 1, but the future of the league depends on its longevity. They will need people to not just be intrigued by the new rules but interested in the teams and players long-term. Curiosity has to turn into legitimate passion. So today’s Question of the Day is:

Will you continue to watch the AAF next week?

My answer: For sure. While I’m a bit concerned about the level of play—which was good at times, but very, very bad at others—I think the product is certainly good enough to be watchable. Once some of the better players in the league emerge and some of the teams’ personalities come out, there will be neat storylines and narratives to follow.

Combine that with the improvements made to the game (lasts only 2.5 hours, no kickoffs) and the broadcast (live on-field audio), and I think the AAF has a real chance at being a good NFL offseason product.

It’s still a little rough around the edges, but what league wouldn’t be in Week 1?

Your turn.

Poll

Will you be watching the AAF in Week 2?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Yes
    (206 votes)
  • 21%
    No
    (56 votes)
262 votes total Vote Now