So 2 weeks ago I’d never heard of this league but now I have the app on my phone and tried to watch one of the inaugural games via the app on Saturday night (1am Sunday Morning UK time actually). Alas I had to give up in frustration as it was impossible to watch either game feed on the AFF app as both live game feeds shut down / went to sleep every 60 seconds or so and you had to reawaken the app to reload the game feed - it meant I literally had to hold my phone and use the fingerprint login every minute to reload the game feed - by half time I was ready top thrown the phone at the wall.
Hopefully they fix these issues (but would of been nice if they tested these things before the actual season started).
I have heard since the games are being uploaded to YouTube to watch back on demand.
With only 8 teams in this league and none in the city of Detroit (where my chosen NFL team is situated) and no American relatives what I know of was kind of hard to pick a team as my own. I thought based on the logos or ethos I would go San Diego (like the Fleets logo and felt happy San Diego got a football team again after the Chargers left) or San Antonio as there a huge sports city but never had a pro football team… but nope when it came down to it I have chosen the Salt Lake Stallions.
Simply their colour scheme is Blue & Silver (feels right based on my NFL teams colours) and my favourite American car is a Ford Mustang - Ford own the Lions and afterall a Mustang is a Stallion so seemed a certain kind of symmetry there.
So tonight I will try the website over the app to see if I can see the Stallions first ever meaningful game live. Also I don’t think the bookies odds makers or anyone else for that matter can have a clue how the season will go - it’s all guess work so before any games took place I put a £5 bet on the Stallions to win the league a 4/1.
So who else is watching the AFF and have you adopted a team - what’s your story - how did you select your team?