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Stanford in the AAF - French Rage - 02-08-2019

From what I can tell:
- Francis Owusu (San Deigo)
- AJ Tarpley (San Diego)
- Ed Reynolds (Atlanta)

Any I'm missing?


RE: Stanford in the AAF - OutsiderFan - 02-08-2019

Anyone here at all intrigued by the AAF?

I for one am tired of football and need a break from games. But I am curious to know what unique rules might be used to differentiate this league from the NFL. So if anyone has any idea, please feel free to drop your knowledge.


RE: Stanford in the AAF - SamuelMcF - 02-09-2019

(02-08-2019, 08:41 PM)OutsiderFan Wrote:  Anyone here at all intrigued by the AAF?

I for one am tired of football and need a break from games. But I am curious to know what unique rules might be used to differentiate this league from the NFL. So if anyone has any idea, please feel free to drop your knowledge.

- 35 second play clock
- No XP; must go for 2
- No kickoffs; play starts from the 25
- No onside kick; to keep possession, a team can attempt a 4th-and-12 from their own 28

They are shooting for a shorter overall game time as well, with the shorter clock and no TV timeouts.


RE: Stanford in the AAF - stupac2 - 02-09-2019

(02-09-2019, 01:19 AM)SamuelMcF Wrote:  
(02-08-2019, 08:41 PM)OutsiderFan Wrote:  Anyone here at all intrigued by the AAF?

I for one am tired of football and need a break from games. But I am curious to know what unique rules might be used to differentiate this league from the NFL. So if anyone has any idea, please feel free to drop your knowledge.

- 35 second play clock
- No XP; must go for 2
- No kickoffs; play starts from the 25
- No onside kick; to keep possession, a team can attempt a 4th-and-12 from their own 28

They are shooting for a shorter overall game time as well, with the shorter clock and no TV timeouts.

To expand a bit, you can only onside kick while down by 17 or more or with <5 minutes left in the game. So the vast majority of the time teams will just get the ball at the 25.

There's also a 9th official watching the TV feed who can call penalties, it's not totally clear which ones but it sounds like it's mostly helmet-to-helmet stuff. Overtime rules are college-like, each team gets first and goal from the 10 and there's no FGs, and the game can end in a tie.


RE: Stanford in the AAF - OutsiderFan - 02-09-2019

I like the college OT rules but hate the idea of games ending in a tie. No TV timeouts is quite interesting.