Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

After profanity-laced AAF washout, Christian Hackenberg may be out of options

After profanity-laced AAF washout, Christian Hackenberg may be out of options

Orlando Apollos coach Steve Spurrier reacts after a play during the second half of the team's Alliance of American Football game against the Atlanta Legends on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.

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.

Gilbert's 26-yard touchdown pass in the first minute of the second quarter to Jalin Marshall not only put Orlando up, 7-3, but it was the first touchdown in AAF history.

There's been demand for a pro football spring league for quite some time, and someone finally chose to seize the moment: the Alliance of American Football, or AAF.

However, there were a couple of football fans that said that it looked like another semi-pro league and it did not catch their eyes, because they have seen it before.

This adds even more intrigue to the new league that is ready to hit the ground running, giving football fans a chance to detox a bit by getting in on the AAF.

While the first three AAF football games were televised on CBS, this game will exclusively air on the NFL Network cable TV channel.

There are no extra points; every touchdown is followed by a two-point conversion attempt. So he's been with the team since before its players arrived.

Only time will tell if the league will stick around or work well over time.

Keep an eye on these key differences from the National Football League, as chronicled last week by The Post's Matt Bonesteel.

"From day one, when we sign people, I say, 'Hey, if an National Football League team calls, you can go, '" said Boller.

It was a long night for Atlanta, which took the field barely a month after the sudden departure of coach Brad Childress and just days after the team decided ex-NFL quarterback Michael Vick would no longer hold the title of Legends offensive coordinator.

As of the AAF's opening weekend, the only former Saints player on the Memphis roster was linebacker Davis Tull, a UT-Chattanooga graduate who was waived in 2016. Fans will be able to log on to an app during the games and interact with a livestreamed broadcast.

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