The AAF debuted last night with a doubleheader of games. It is still unclear how bright the future is for this fledgling league, but the opening night ratings were pretty good at least.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit isn’t much of a fan though. He said the league “looked so JV” and not because of the quality of play.
Herbstreit was more stuck on the unis.
Can overcome the uni’s.
Looks so JV. Don’t think it has legs. https://t.co/lwAi4Ijo8x
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) February 10, 2019
The uniforms aren’t as out there as some of the ones from the original XFL in 2001, but they are definitely not on the same level as the NFL. Still, that probably won’t be the determining factor in if the league succeeds or not.
Quarterback play in the AAF looks a little sketchy right now, but the rosters do have a decent amount of guys who recently spent time in the NFL or completed impressive college careers.
America is pretty much always in the mood for football, which is one major thing the league has on its side.
Will the AAF be around for the long haul? Most likely not, but it could be an entertaining offseason alternative for the time being.