Bill Polian to help form new spring pro football league

Former Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian will work with the AAF

"In the last quarter-century, nobody has put real football, by real football people, on the field in the offseason", co-founder and CEO Charlie Ebersol said Tuesday at the Park Hyatt in Manhattan, as a group that included Hall of Famer Bill Polian and former players Justin Tuck, Jared Allen and Troy Polamalu unveiled the project that's been more than a year in the making. Host cities of the league's eight teams are expected to be announced within the next three months, and teams will be composed of regional players.

Ebersol also backed up his announcement by revealing a media plan, which was not included in McMahon's unveiling of his reborn league. RIP to the World Football League, United States Football League and the XFL (the original, anyway). Teams will be required to attempt 2-point conversions from the 2-yard line rather than kick extra points. Offenses will start at the 25-yard line, and in lieu of onside kicks, the trailing team will receive the ball on their own 35-yard line facing fourth down and 10.

Charlie Ebersol is the son of Dick Ebersol, who along with Vince McMahon, was behind the first, failed iteration of the XFL.

For the 2017 NFL regular season, advertising revenue dropped 1.2% to $2.42 billion among four TV networks - CBS, NBC, Fox, and ESPN (not including the NFL Network) - according to Standard Media Index. He said the league would appeal to the tens of millions of fans who play fantasy football but must stop playing once the NFL season ends.

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The league already has partnered with CBS, which will show a handful of games on its main broadcast network and others on its cable sports channel. Assuming neither league will try to pull a USFL and try to lure top talent from the NFL with huge contracts, the AAF and XFL will be having bidding wars for players who aren't good enough to be on one of the NFL's 32 53-man rosters. "We're looking for those Kurt Warners working in grocery stores, and we think we will find them".

"Fifty-nine million people play fantasy and 20 million people play only fantasy football", Ebersol said. The Alliance will provide players a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning as well as counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. "We have to be able to take advantage of the people who just stop playing fantasy when the National Football League season ends". The last league to successfully compete against the NFL was the American Football League back in the 60s and they had to spend a considerable amount of money and take on a lot of risk for over a decade to get a merger with the NFL.

Yet investors keep lining up to help start new football leagues.

I do have one suggestion to those at the Alliance of American Football and that is to do something about shortening that name. Maybe that also means we can see ads during National Football League broadcasts but I doubt that.

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