He didn't mention San Antonio's defunct Toros, Wings, Charros, Gunslingers, Riders, Texans or Matadors, all but forgotten in the alphabet soup (WLAF, USFL, AFA, etc.) of failed football leagues.
Mike Martz, who was offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf" Super Bowl-winning team in the 1999 season, returns to the sidelines as coach in San Diego, which two seasons ago lost the NFL's Chargers to Los Angeles. The game was vintage Spurrier, with a mic catching him delivering the play call to the quarterback with the conclusion: "Tell him to catch it this time".
"Take it for what it is", Erdahl said.
The league's action continues Sunday and lasts 10 weeks.
Onside kicks have been replaced by an onside conversion. "The ol' ball coach" played quarterback at the University of Florida, where in 1966 he was awarded the Heisman Trophy.
Tokyo Olympic Games medals to be made from recycled electronic waste
The target for bronze was met last June, while the organisers had more than 90% of the gold and 85% of the silver by October. Around 47,488 tons of old devices had been collected by October past year , with more than 5m mobile phones handed over.
There will be no TV timeouts and fewer full-screen commercials. Perhaps most interestedly though, there is a "sky judge" official in the press box that has the authority to reverse an on-field officials' call, or make a call that wasn't made on the field.
Meanwhile, before fans could get seated after cheering the first score less than two minutes the Apollos scored again this time it was a one-yard rushing score from De'Veon Smith. The AAF will also offer secondary education scholarships and an internship program.
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. Viewers' curiosity of an indirect National Football League competitor surely helped early ratings; now we'll find out if the AAF can keep those eyeballs and attract more.
There are 8 teams in the AAF, with rosters consisting of local players. Former players like Jared Allen and Justin Tuck are also advisors in the league.
The majority of the country watched San Antonio host San Diego, while the Southeast saw Steve Spurrier coach Orlando to a blowout win over Atlanta. Orlando is led by legendary college coach Steve Spurrier, while former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary will manage the Express. The Iron now has seven former Steelers on their roster.