Both of the AAF openers - Atlanta-Orlando and San Diego-San Antonio - are at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS, with regional coverage, or stream on CBS All Access. Richardson was never much of a pass catcher in the National Football League - he averaged fewer than 20 yards per game through the air - but he pulled down some solid catches, including this first down rumble.
Arizona is hoping their season goes a lot better than it did for their National Football League counterpart, the Cardinals. The team [Orlando Apollo's] was inspired by the Greek God of the Sun, Apollo, who was also known to be an archer.
"That was a great atmosphere", said the league's other co-founder, longtime NFL executive Bill Polian. There's the NFL Draft, and training camps, and the preseason, and spring games for college teams, but there's no football with any sort of stakes for half a year.
The AAF has a ideal example of how not to conduct a sub-NFL football league in the XFL.
Keep an eye on these key differences from the National Football League, as chronicled last week by The Post's Matt Bonesteel. This means that players who either went to college or played with an National Football League team close to one of their eight franchises are pigeonholed to one of those teams. The team will be coached by, coaching legend Steve Spurrier.
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Not quite sure if she's made a deal with the cat devil here or had a few lives to burn, but I'm impressed. Fluffy's temperature was so low the staff couldn't even measure it on their thermometer.
Former Patriots listed on AAF rosters include wide receivers Devin Lucien and Brian Tyms. There were two games that had gotten a lot of fan interaction.
Two hours before game-time between Orlando and Atlanta, traffic flowed freely and there were few visible signs that the league was about to make its debut at Spectrum Stadium on the campus of UCF, where the Apollos have chosen to play in a more intimate setting than the larger Citrus Bowl near downtown Orlando.
"We're disappointed", Legends coach Kevin Coyle said.
The challenge for the AAF will be to keep the good times rolling. CBS Sports Network will televise one game a week, the NFL Network will show 19 games, and TNT and B-R Live will also carry broadcasts of the action throughout the season.