The Alliance of American Football kicks off Saturday night with the first regular season games of the league’s inception. The night debuts with a pair of games: the Atlanta Legends vs. the Orlando Apollos and the San Diego Fleet vs. the San Antonio Commanders.
Not sure you which game you’ll get to watch? Check this handy, dandy distribution map:
Here's the CBS Alliance of American Football map for tomorrow night.— 506 Sports (@506sports) February 8, 2019
Red = San Diego @ San Antonio (+AK/HI)
Blue = Atlanta @ Orlando pic.twitter.com/AckBkaTGJX
Will this league turn into the NFL farm system that it appears it’s desperately trying to become? Or will the league fail to gain traction like the football leagues that have come before it?
Regardless of its eventual fate, the league does bring a lot of intrigue. Besides being perfectly timed after the week of the Super Bowl, the AAF is also trying out a bunch of new rules that some fans have been waiting for years to see in the NFL. The elimination of the kickoff and extra points, a sky judge that will be able to activate a challenge at any time—and will be able to review pass interference in the last five minutes of the game.
Add in a bunch of talent that just missed out on the NFL, and you’ve got a league that at least looks feasible on the surface. Will the league pan out? Let’s watch together.
The games start at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.