Alliance of American Football is a brand new league that has football junkies drooling. Last night was the inaugural kick-off and to say it was not successful would be an understatement.
The debut last night outperformed James Harden and the Rockets and Russell Westbrook and the Thunder for television ratings. We are talking about two former MVP’s, outshined by a bunch of football players who many could not even name.
Darren Rovell of the Action Network reported that, according to his sources, the AAF did a 2.1 overnight rating while a marquee NBA matchup between the league’s last two MVPs did 2.0. That may not be a lot but it is more, and that is impressive. I think the AAF is off to something special.