Professional Football Comes To Orlando

Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6

It couldn't have been a better debut for the Orlando Apollos on Saturday. Almost 21,000 people showed up and saw the Apollos beat the Atlanta Legends, 40-6, with Spurrier, 73, coaching for the first time since 2015.

That above play right there was more than enough to go viral on social media and garner a ton of more people to tune in and watch the new upstart league in a country that absolutely loves the sport of football. "When Charlie approached me about this, we discussed it at great length and finally I said, 'I'm going to put my effort where my mouth is and see where we can make this work". Of course, they were. "We started with nothing and we're going to open it up on Saturday with eight teams playing what I think will be pretty good football".

According to TVByTheNumbers, almost 3.2 million people watched the pregame and 2.91 million stuck with the broadcast for the actual action between the Orlando Apollos vs. Atlanta Legends and the San Antonio Commanders vs. San Diego Fleet.

That kind of hit might not go over in the National Football League, but this is the AAF and initial ratings were promising. "Our Saturday night games are created to last about 2.5 hours so you can come tailgate, watch some great football, and still have time to hit the party scene in Downtown afterward". The NFL Network has agreed to broadcast 19 games throughout the entire season, while CBS will air one AAF game per week.

The Orlando Apollos will play their first game on Saturday at 8 p.m.at Spectrum Stadium, against the Atlanta Legends.

Former Colts running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Scott Tolzien play for the Birmingham Iron.

Salt Lake Stallions at Arizona Hotshots8 p.m. ET on NFL Network - Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. A ninth member of the officiating crew, a "SkyJudge," will sit in the press box and "use real-time technology to correct clear errors involving player safety anytime during a game, and pass interference inside of five minutes left in the fourth quarter", the AP reported. According to No Extra Points, Marshall had three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown. Field goals are an option only in regulation. And games can end in a tie.

Kickoffs have been completely taken out of the game and scrimmage will start from each team's own 25-yard line. Which means that onside kicks are not allowed.

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