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The AAF the future of America's favorite sport?

As competition to the NFL (nicknamed the No Fun League), Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian co founded the Alliance of American Football. The AAF ended kickoffs and extra points and includes different overtime rules from the NFL. And, as seen above, the AAF allows the exciting, bone-crushing QB hits that the fans love.

The AAF consists mostly of replacement players fans have never heard of, but does include multiple former NFL players and a couple household names.

Former 3rd overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft, Trent Richardson rushed for two touchdowns in his AAF debut with the Birmingham Iron.

Trent Richardson with the Browns in 2013

University of Michigan's star QB Denard Robinson has played in the NFL as a quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and corner back before signing with the Atlanta Legends as a running back.

Denard Robinson throws a pass in his 2012 senior season at University of Michigan.

Former Rams and Jets running back Zac Stacy became the first 100 yard rusher in AAF history with his 19 carry, 101 yard performance for the Memphis Express on February 16th.

Zac Stacy rushed for over 900 yards in his rookie season with the rams in 2013.

Former Penn State quaterback Christian Hackenberg has a 50% completion percentage over his first two games with the Memphis Express

Hackenberg played for Penn State and was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft by the New York Jets

So far, the AAF has been surprisingly popular. The recent San Antonio Commanders and Orlando Apollos match up brought 29,176 fans to the stadium, less than multiple Los Angeles Chargers games.

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