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After the way that the AAF got started on Saturday, there is real hype about the new football league taking the world by storm.

After watching the first game of the Alliance of American Football, it's hard to not be excited. Find out as host Tom Downey takes you through everything you need to know about the AAF football league.

But Ebersol couldn't help trumpeting that the AAF topics were 11 of the 20 most trending on Twitter following the game and that the league's app was No. 1 on Google Play and No. 2 in the Apple Store. He also scored the two-point conversion to practically put the game away.

With time now even more against them, expect to see some QBs panicking at the line of scrimmage, and possibly a few delay of game penalties here and there.

There are no kickoffs, with each team starts a possession after a score or at the start of a half at its 25-yard line. The AAF will restrict teams to a 30-second play clock, rather than the 35-second clock that teams receive in the NFL. The team will be coached by, coaching legend Steve Spurrier. "The ol' ball coach" played quarterback at the University of Florida, where in 1966 he was awarded the Heisman Trophy. Singletary also has some offensive weapons to lean on, including quarterback Christian Hackenberg as well as running back Zac Stacy, who ran for almost 1,000 yards as a rookie for the St. Louis Rams back in 2013.

There will be five former UCF Knights on the team: Antonio Guerad, Chris Martin, Aaron Evans, Jordan McCray, and Rannell Hall.

Here are some of the first's we saw last night at Spectrum Stadium - Marshall's 26-yard touchdown pass from Gilbert early in the second quarter was the league's first-ever TD.

The AAF has already found multiple broadcast partners for the 2019 season. Here's how you can watch Sunday's game. Social media reaction to the games - San Diego Fleet vs. San Antonio Commanders, Atlanta Legends vs. Orlando Apollos - was mostly positive.

The Alliance of American Football generated some strong TV ratings Saturday night on CBS. Its debut, with two games on CBS, was up against a great National Basketball Association matchup between James Harden's Houston Rockets and Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder on ABC, a fantastic game that ended with a comeback Thunder win. The Arizona Hotshots, Atlanta Legends, and Memphis Express will have to share their town with an NFL Franchise. There will be 10 weeks of games with the season wrapping up in April.

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