What an amazing week! We have gotten a lot of information from the AAF about the upcoming QB draft and AAF championship game and some special news regarding the philanthropic nature of HC Mike Singletary.
Coach Mike Singletary is well known as “The Heart of the Defence” when he played for the Bears but now he’s showing heart in a different way. He is working with The Last Well to provide drinking want to Liberia.
“Just having a difficult time growing up when my parents divorced when I was young, and when you look back on those times, you think, ‘Wow, that was really difficult.’ And then you look across the world, you have a country of people — the forgotten people, who can’t even get a drink of clean water — you think again, ‘What the heck am I complaining about?’”
We may have a jersey leak. Instagram user, aafanalyst, posted what looks like a retail version of the Salt Lake Stallions jersey. It’s ugly. The bright side is that many believe this is a knockoff. I hope that is the case because it is that bad.
The AAF has lost another player to the NFL. Garret Grayson has been signed to the Denver Broncos’ practice squad after signing with the Stallions. A couple of key points to look at. While this may seem like a bad break for the Stallions, it could end up not being a big deal. It is possible for players to be signed to both an AAF and NFL team as long as said player is on the practice squad. As long as Grayson isn’t signed to the roster, he will be eligible to participate in the AAF training camp. I think. The QB draft is coming up at the end of November and I’m not sure how that will work yet. Stay tuned.
On a previous episode, we talked about the possibility of college players skipping their final semester to play for the Alliance of American Football in hopes of improving their draft stock. That has been refuted. The AAF will not allow players to sign until they’ve had a chance with the NFL.
New Era is the official sideline hat of the AAF. The guys over at The Shipyard Podcast did a deep-dive into this topic.
The Express will be at the Crafts and Drafts event this Saturday so be sure to come by and meet them! While you’re there, be sure to swing by and visit Michelle as she will be selling her products.
After you leave Crafts and Drafts, why not join us for the Memphis Express fans meetup at The Arcade restaurant on main? We’ll be giving away some merch as well as a ticket to join me in The Hub for the Memphis home-opener! Let me know if you can make it at https://www.facebook.com/events/373571376519408/
The AAF has released their new promo for CBS! Check it out on YouTube.
The Alliance of America football love Las Vegas. The upcoming QB draft and AAF championship game will both be held in Vegas.
The partnership is tight between the league and Vegas considering the partnership with MGM. The first two championships games will be played at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium and has a capacity of 40k and will be played April 26.
The QB camp will be held in the Alamodome from November 12-14. This will give the teams another chance to evaluate all the QBs which is important since there has been signing since the combines. All players signed by the AAF will attend.
Then, on November 27, the AAF will have the QB draft in Las Vegas which will be hosted by Hines Ward. There will be four rounds with the first being the “Pick or Protect”. Each team will have the option to protect a player based on allocation or wait and make one of the first picks in the draft. Once every team decides, those that choose not to protect a QB will then be able to pick from the pool. Any player not protected will be eligible in the draft regardless of allocation.