AAF suspending operations 8 games into first season


But, it is the saddest of Sunday's most of all because football is over. However, I have a disease, an addiction, if you will.

Atlanta's players were left to return home this week on their own. I'll watch anything, I recently found myself power-ranking two-handed bowlers over the weekend because sports discussion is the air that fills my lungs. Like finding $20 in the pocket of an old pair of trousers I was ecstatic.

Other players have said that their health insurance was completely wiped out once the news came.

The AAF suspended all operations Tuesday at midday, then informed team personnel hours later the shutdown is permanent and effective immediately, according to a league source. The league has not been established as competition to the NFL.

The league's head of football operations, former NFL GM and Hall-of-Famer Bill Polian, issued a statement somewhat critical of Dundon.

The abrupt end to the latest spring league after just eight weeks stunned co-founder Bill Polian, the former NFL executive who built a Super Bowl victor with Indianapolis.

So what is the AAF? "They wanted to be a minor league option for football, but instead it looks like they're just a bush-league operation".

Manziel was helped off the field and later ruled out from coming back into the game. "I mean, that was a first".

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This, just two weeks before the AAF playoffs were to have begun.

Shortly after Robinson's tweet, the Alliance announced that National Football League teams were free to contact their former players about potential practice squad jobs, a signal that the suspension of operations likely is not a temporary measure. If both teams fail to score a touchdown, tie. They made changes to the traditional football game, such as eliminating extra point attempts (only two-point conversions are allowed) and replacing the onside kick with a 4th and 15 down to retain possession.

"If the [NFL] Players Union is not going to give us young players, we can't be a development league", Dundon told USA Today last week. Among the league's coaches were Steve Spurrier, Dennis Erickson, Mike Martz and Mike Riley. The league worked out TV deals with CBS, TNT and the NFL Network.

See, the XFL is owned by a very rich man in Vince McMahon.

'No lawsuit or anything else will get you your bread. We're 7-1 and the next teams are 5-3. They introduced a "SkyCam" referee that can review all plays.

According to ProFootballTalk, the league is not folding yet, but appears to be trending in that direction.

The Alamo City's played host to at least a dozen failed football leagues over the years, so the Alliance for American Football's current woes should have a familiar feel to many of us. The body isn't cold, but it's probably time for a top of the line initial thoughts autopsy here on what went wrong and what we can take away.

Elizondo deciding to leave so late in the off-season was poorly received by the Redblacks, who took a parting shot in a press release titled "Elizondo Quits on Redblacks".