Startup football league shines but Atlanta squad scuffles in opener

The Alliance of American Football had a promising debut on the national stage, even if Atlanta’s squad scuffled.

The Alliance, a startup spring football league, kicked off its inaugural game Feb. 9 on CBS, and reportedly drew an average of 2.9 million viewers — topping an NBA matchup between a pair of likely playoff-bound teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets (2.5 million).

The Atlanta Legends played in the opener and scored the first points in league history — a 38-yard field…

Original published: 2019-02-11 06:59:26 Read the full Atlanta News here


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