Patriots fans sure don't need a new professional football league

Getty									Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is playing for the Birmingham Iron

Getty Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is playing for the Birmingham Iron

Are league founders Bill Polian and Charlie Ebersol geniuses or madmen? It includes a whole lot of names that you know, whether they be players, coaches, or executives. Spurrier's defensive squad played at an incredibly high level throughout the game, but really kicked it into gear in the second half. It's made up entirely of players who never got a chance in the NFL, have aged out of the NFL after being role players, or failed out of the NFL, sometimes spectacularly.

Life without Notre Dame football just isn't the same, but we have good news. Instead, the game begins after a coin toss determines which team will start with the ball with said team taking over possession on "first snap" at their own 25 yard line.

Additionally, there are no extra points, only two-point conversions after touchdowns. Traditional field goal attempts are allowed. Not to mention, it is easier. In fact, they are more likely to do so.

Hackenberg finished the game 10-for-23 for 87 yards and an interception, though to be fair he had a nice touchdown pass taken away by a formation penalty.

The most recognizable names are safety Will Hill III, quarterback Josh Woodrum and running back Trent Richardson, but there are others that will definitely make Ravens fans say, "Oh yeah, that guy!" Ratings were great, fading Christian Hackenberg went swimmingly and viewers were gifted to a new fast-paced brand of football that delivered plenty of exciting moments. With that in mind, we look at three players who impressed this weekend and could be ones to keep an eye on going forward. Now, they would need to be visionary and be willing to operate at no profit for first few years and invest in some young players as loss leaders to the second television contract.

The officiating is also quite different. The fans were able to hear the dialog that goes on between the referee and the replay official in the booth.

You've got eight minutes. In fact, it WANTS to see players leave for the National Football League, because it means that the developmental part of the program is working really well. They'll face fellow winless team, the Legends in week two. All eight of the league's teams have more than 20,000 Twitter followers and the league itself has 84,000-plus followers on Facebook.

The first two games of the new league were played between the Orlando Apollos verses the Atlanta Legends and the San Diego Fleet against the San Antonio Commanders. After dominant wins that highlighted the quality of their rosters, the Orlando Apollos and Arizona Hotshots are now 2-1 co-favorites to win the league in April.

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