Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Steve Spurrier Makes Funny Comment About Redskins Tenure After AAF Win

Steve Spurrier Makes Funny Comment About Redskins Tenure After AAF Win

There were some refreshing twists to the AAF brand of football, which does aim to complement, not compete with, the NFL. They saw The Head Ball Coach, a.k.a Steve Spurrier bring his "fun and gun offense", that excited Florida Gators fans for years to Orlando as his Apollos flew past the Atlanta Legends 40-6.

If the players, teams, or physicality sound unfamiliar to an NFL-trained ear, it's because the matchup marked the league opener for the Alliance of American Football. We certainly did as a staff, and I would say the Apollos had the same situation, and the officials did as well.

Next up - The Apollos will next play February 17 at the Alamo Dome against the San Antonio Commanders with kickoff at 4 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. The game was vintage Spurrier, with a mic catching him delivering the play call to the quarterback with the conclusion: "Tell him to catch it this time". Right now, fans are curious about the new league, and this was the first opportunity for fans to tune to see what it was all about.

Mike Martz, who was offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf" Super Bowl-winning team in the 1999 season, returns to the sidelines as coach in San Diego, which two seasons ago lost the NFL's Chargers to Los Angeles.

There are 8 teams in the AAF, with rosters consisting of local players.

It couldn't have been a better debut for the Orlando Apollos on Saturday. Orlando will be able to enjoy this victory for a day or two before starting to prepare for a road game against the San Antonio Commanders.

"Quality football is important, but football is not the engine", Ebersol said. "They're a partner. The goal is to improve and support the ecosystem of football".

The Alliance has built a proprietary tech platform that will allow for a real-time, rewards-based system of integrated gaming and in-game wagering for fans in states where sports gambling is legalized. The CBS broadcast out-rated ABC's Saturday night broadcast of the Rockets vs. Thunder.

The new league has left fans across the country trying to decide where they should pledge their allegiance. "Those are the guys we're finding".

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