The First Night of AAF Football

Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6

In the AAF, collegiate players must be culled from schools near a team's city.

There are some different rules in the Alliance of American Football league, but it's not that different, Christian. It was more than a week into January when AAF executive J.K. McKay announced the abrupt resignation of head coach Brad Childress, with Coyle ascending to the staff's top job. Should they make it in for the score, the team must also go for a two-point conversion. At all. There will still be a coin toss, with the victor deciding whether to receive or defer, but the team that receives the ball will simply send out its offense to start from their own 25-yard line.

The AAF will continue on Sunday with a pair of games.

Nevertheless, this is great news for the AAF and bodes well for the future of the league. Even though it was a blowout victory for Orlando, the level of play by both teams on the field felt like an National Football League game. We've seen it before with the USFL in the 1980s, and later with Vince McMahon's XFL in the early 2000s. Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will serve as Head of Player Relations, while longtime Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward takes charge of Football Development.

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You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app. Retired defensive ends Jared Allen and Justin Tuck will advise on Player Relations, as officiating consultants Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino offer up the experience they both acquired as the NFL's Vice President of Officiating. They saw The Head Ball Coach, a.k.a Steve Spurrier bring his "fun and gun offense", that excited Florida Gators fans for years to Orlando as his Apollos flew past the Atlanta Legends 40-6. The other three - Birmingham Iron, Orlando Apollos and Salt Lake Stallions - have nearly no connection to Halas Hall. The Iron now has seven former Steelers on their roster.

"Quality football is important, but football is not the engine", Ebersol said. Singletary also has some offensive weapons to lean on, including quarterback Christian Hackenberg as well as running back Zac Stacy, who ran for almost 1,000 yards as a rookie for the St. Louis Rams back in 2013.

First up on CBS Sports Network is the Memphis Express at Birmingham Iron at 4 p.m. ET.

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