NFL fans won’t need to wait nearly as long as usual for their next taste of football following Super Bowl LIII. The Alliance of American Football, a new league founded by documentary director Charlie Ebersol, plans to debut Feb. 9, 2019, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell – just one week after the Super Bowl, Ebersol directed ESPN’s 2017 “30 for 30″ documentary on the XFL. His father, Dick Ebersol, was an original partner of Vince McMahon in the XFL. McMahon is planning to revamp the XFL for 2020. Charlie announced Tuesday that his league will come first.
There will be no TV timeouts, 60 percent fewer commercials, no kickoffs, and no onside kicks, with the ball automatically placed at either the 25- or 35-yard line, depending on the situation. Play clocks will be just 30 seconds and all touchdowns will need to be followed by a two-point conversion attempt. Former NFL general manager Bill Polian, former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler Troy Polamalu, and former USC wide receiver J.K. McKay have been brought aboard to help guide the league. The Alliance of American Football has a deal with CBS to broadcast the inaugural and championship games, as well as one marquee game per week.
I think where businesses like this fail is that they expect to have ludicrous and unrealistic ticket and media deal projections in Year 1,” Ebersol said. “Our investors here understand that it’s a 7-10-year plan.”
“I feel like my spring has been really good,” Heller said. “Obviously coming in, in my position fighting for a roster spot, you want to be sharp right from the get-go. But it’s still spring training. Everybody is still trying to get ready and build up for the season.
A veteran leader on last season’s squad that graduated from AFC South cellar dweller to the doorstep of the Super Bowl, Lewis feels disrespected by the way the organization handled Basketball Jerseys Custom the move.
“I think I deserved a little better than I got,” Lewis said, per the AP. “… I wish Wholesale Jerseys Paypal they would have done it sooner.”
Lewis’ bewilderment is understandable considering the team exercised his 2018 option last month. After signing Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul in the opening week of free agency, however, the Jaguars opted to go younger at the position.