OT: let's talk about Alliance of American Football

I haven't seen anything posted on it so far, my apologies if it is covered elsewhere.

So far I see James Clark and Colton Taylor as former Hokies signed to contract. I may have missed others, and more folks are being added still.

Anyone planning on checking this out or does everyone believe it will be another XFL? With the first game starting on February 9th, it may be a great way to extend that football fix.

I also wonder if the NFL has gotten so stale that it might be a great time for a little competition? Personally, I haven't watched the NFL in over 2 years. Going back further, I mostly watched for fantasy football. Guess I'm just over it.

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I'll definitely be tuning in to see how Michael Vick does as an OC.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

"What do you mean you can't just juke every pass rusher and flick the ball 60 yards downfield?"

-Michael Vick, probably

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Looks like Atlanta also has Andrew Matuapuaka and Dadi on their roster. The league has some decent college players on their rosters. Will be interesting to see how this all pans out.


Taylor Colton the former long snapper is on the team in Salt Lake City.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I thought Moto looked good for JAX in the preseason, but at his size he was going to have to look amazing to stay on an NFL roster. If the league lasts, my guess is he will be able to hold his spot. Same could be said for Dadi, just not up to NFL size, but still a good player off the edge.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Guess we know which team all of us will be pulling for.

Apparently each team has a territory it can pick from that includes former players from at least 1 CFL team, 4 NFL teams and at least five universities.

Atlanta's full territorial list is as follows:

  • Albany State
  • Clark Atlanta
  • Clemson
  • Fort Valley State
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Southern
  • Georgia State
  • Georgia Tech
  • Kennesaw State
  • Louisville
  • Mercer
  • Morehouse
  • North Carolina
  • Savannah State
  • Shorter
  • Valdosta State
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Georgia
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Washington Redskins
  • Toronto Argonauts

Dadi, 'Drew and James Clark are all currently on Atlanta's roster.

Some of the other teams are fairly hodgepodge for their territories while others pull almost exclusively from one state + a few teams from neighboring states. If you're curious about a specific team (either AAF or a 'territorial team'), ask and I'll share otherwise this'll get long winded quick.

Well how does that work if say a guy went to Oregon, and then played for the Chiefs and Giants in the Niffle?

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

My guess is it's the last team he played snaps with but I don't know that for certain.

Last team Oregon: Territorial rights to Salt Lake
Last team Kansas City: Territorial rights to San Antonio
Last team Giants: Territorial rights to Orlando

Since there's only 32 NFL teams and 9 CFL teams, I'll go ahead and list territorial rights for those. But college teams? They've got I-A and I-AA teams. That's a lot of teams to have rights to >.>

Atlanta Legends: Falcons, Panthers, Jaguars, Redskins, Toronto Argonauts

Arizona Hotshots: Cardinals, Ravens, Bears, 49ers, Edmonton Eskimos

Birmingham Iron: Patriots, Bills, Browns, Steelers, Montreal Alouettes, Ottowa Redblacks

Memphis Express: Bengals, Colts, Saints, Titans, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Orlando Apollos: Dolphins, Giants, Jets, Buccaneers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Salt Lake Stallions: Broncos, Packers, Vikings, Seahawks, Calgary Stampeders

San Antonio Commanders: Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs, Eagles, Saskatchewan Roughriders

San Diego Fleet: Rams, Chargers, Raiders, Lions, British Columbia Lions

Interesting, thank you!

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Other notable players: Aaron Murray QB, Trevor Knight QB, Nick Novak K, Christian Hackenberg QB


Nick Novak is my shortcut for 6 degrees of separation. We were in youth group together growing up.

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