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Steve Spurrier Takes A Shot At Former Team After Saturday’s Win

Steve Spurrier Takes A Shot At Former Team After Saturday’s Win”

After watching the first game of the Alliance of American Football, it's hard to not be excited.

The players were allocated to their teams by region based on where they played college football or last played with an NFL or CFL club.

"Well, it is a little unusual when you go out there to get ready for the opening kickoff and there is no opening kickoff", said a smiling Coyle.

"I think Atlanta's a pretty good team". This is not to say the AAF is somehow already more popular than the National Basketball Association, but it does point to the fact that there is initial interest in the start-up football league.

"I think the fans had a good time", said Spurrier, now 6-0 in his debuts with the six teams he has coached.

"6th team to win the first one".

Overall, it was kind of fun, with Sunday promising the debut of former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary as the coach of the Memphis Express in a 4 p.m. The touchdown in AAF history was a lovely 26-yard dart into traffic from Apollos quarterback Garrett Gilbert to wide receiver Jalin Marshall. Orlando converted the two-point conversion attempt to take an 8-3 lead and they never looked back. He also caught a touchdown pass from Marshall on Orlando's own version of the famous "Philly Special".

Defensively, Orlando dominated Atlanta. The NFL Network has agreed to broadcast 19 games throughout the entire season, while CBS will air one AAF game per week. They also had three interceptions with linebacker Terence Garvin having two of them and returning one 51-yards for a touchdown.

The AAF is a brand new eight-team league which will not only showcase local and developing talent, but it will complement the NFL during the offseason. While the San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet game left some to be desired in scoring, there was a lot of positive things to pull from the way the game played out. Meanwhile, NBA games in February aren't usually must-see television. For the rest of the regular season, the AAF will be on TNT, NFL Network, CBS Sports Network or the streaming B/R Live service, and it's fair to assume that none of those outlets will ever get 2.9 million viewers for an AAF game.



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