The War Room Ep:8 VICTORY SUNDAY!! — February 10, 2019

The War Room Ep:8 VICTORY SUNDAY!!

Albert and Rich go over the experience of the first game of the AAF in the Alamo Dome and share thoughts/insights on the overall game play of the Commanders. Special shout out to listener Dirk and his family for their tailgate hospitality. Be sure to follow The War Room we are on twitter,instagram, and facebook @TheWarRoomSA

Also stick around after the credits where Albert’s better half details her experience with the first Commanders game, and how happy she is to meet our listeners.

The War Room Episode: 7 — February 3, 2019

The War Room Episode: 7

Albert and Rich bring you a little bit of league news including new broadcasting partners. Review of some stand out stats from the Commanders Vs Legends scrimmage, Thoughts on the final 52 man roster who were surprised cuts. Preview into the week 1 match up against the Fleet. Also stick around towards the end for a brief interview with Commanders CB Zack Sanchez. You can now find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook via @TheWarRoomSA we also Revamped the website and completed the transition from 210blits to the NEW TheWarRoomSA.com There you can find all episodes previous and current conveniently archived.

AAF’s QB Draft — October 31, 2018

AAF’s QB Draft

The AAF has announced earlier today that their QB Draft labeled as the Protect or Pick Draft will be hosted live via CBS Sports and take place at the new Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor on November 27, 2018 8pm ET/5pm PT.

The Alliance is purposing a unique spin with their Protect or Pick draft format, which will consist of four rounds and allow each team to either protect a QB meaning they are using their draft pick to keep a certain player on their current roster that was allocated via the player’s region. Alternatively, they can instead opt to pick, in which case they then wait till all other teams have elected their options to pick/protect, and via the draft order, they will be able to select a player from the pool of non protected QBs from any region.

Just ahead of the draft through November 12-14, the Alamo Dome will be host to the QB skills camp. The camp will give personnel groups from all Alliance teams a chance to better evaluate each QB before the draft.

I can’t imagine the Commanders not using their first protect option on QB Trevor Knight, but it will be interesting to see if they make moves on any players out of their current region.

You can find additional information, rules, and draft orders on the QB Draft here: AAF.com

 

 

 

 

What is the AAF? — September 1, 2018

What is the AAF?

With the NFL’s final roster cuts coming this Saturday up to 1,184 players from all 32 teams will be left without jobs over the weekend. A new opportunity to keep these players in the states and still in an organized professional football league will come in the form of the AAF.

The Alliance of American Football or AAF is a new professional league that will start its inaugural season the week after the NFL’s Superbowl LIII in February 2019. The AAF currently consists of 8 teams that are playing in the following cities: Atlanta GA, Birmingham AL, Memphis TN, Orlando FL, Tempe AZ, Salt Lake City UT, San Antonio TX, and San Diego CA. The AAF is not trying to be a direct competitor of the NFL, but more of a supplemental league similar to the minor leagues for the majors in baseball. Not only will the league be giving players that were undrafted/cut a second chance, but it will also be a solution to the demand for more football once the NFL season ends for fans.

Unique League Rules

First off there are no kickoffs in the AAF. Every offensive possession starts on their own 25-yard line. Onside kicks are also done away with and instead after scoring the offense can choose to take the ball on their own 35-yard line in a 4th and 10 situation. If the offense can convert, then they keep on with possession, if not the opposing team takes over on the failed conversion spot. There are no extra points after scoring; only option is going for a 2 point conversion. Replays are limited to 2 per team and are initiated by a coach’s challenge. The play clock will be 30seconds instead of the NFL standard of 40.

Player Experience

The AAF is advocating bringing more incentives to its players in the form of bonuses. They have a unique twist when it comes to a players performance, and can pay out incentives to players who stood out in the stat columns despite a team loss. Player contracts will be worth $250,000 each for three years non-guaranteed, and if a player is called up to the NFL, they can leave at the end of the season. The league will also offer all players post-secondary scholarships to assist with life after football. When it comes to concussion and injury protocol, the AAF will use an independent organization that will examine players.

Fan Experience

The primary focus for the AAF on the fan experience side is making it affordable. The league is proposing a $35 “Quality Ticket.” There will be cheaper ticket options, but with the Quality Ticket fans can expect to be seated between the 20-yard lines. Focusing on the more bang for your buck experience the AAF will also be proposing valued concessions to make it more cost efficient for the family’s grabbing meals and drinks at the games. When the league launches, CBS will have the rights to broadcast all games as part of their long-term contract with the AAF. The league is wanting to have no TV timeouts and fewer commercials with an overall focus on a game-time of just 2.5 hours. The AAF will also have an Alliance app which will include integrated fantasy football, the ability to watch games streamed to the app, and also offer in-app rewards to fans.

The AAF is aiming to bring a change to the way football is experienced with fans and players. Whether or not if the league will bring new standards into the way we consume football will remain to be seen. Until then let’s sit back enjoy the fact that we will have more football once the NFL season ends.

*To reserve season tickets and more info on the AAF visit http://www.aaf.com

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