Alliance of American Football

© Jake Roth
Thomas Andrews
March 31, 2019 - 11:46 am
Salt Lake City did all they could to give the Fleet a win on Saturday night, but Mike Bercovici and the offense could not find the end zone and fall to the Stallions 8-3. Now at (3-5) after losing their third game in a row, the Fleet could fall two games behind the Hotshots for the second and final...
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© Jake Roth
Thomas Andrews
March 29, 2019 - 9:51 am
The simple phrase coming from the Fleet after Sunday’s 32-15 loss to the Arizona Hotshots was that of a Bill Belichick quote: “We’re on to Salt Lake.” And really, what else is there to say after Sunday’s hot mess? At 3-4, and on a short week, there’s little reason for the Fleet to dwell on the...
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© Jake Roth
Thomas Andrews
March 24, 2019 - 6:17 pm
In a crucial western conference game, the San Diego Fleet traveled east to Arizona to take on the Hotshots. Both teams were locked into second place and pushing for a playoff spot. The Hotshots won the coin toss, and deferred to the second half. The first big break of the game came when the Fleet...
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Thomas Andrews
March 21, 2019 - 8:58 pm
The San Diego Fleet lost a heartbreaker at home last week to the Birmingham Iron 32-29 as Nick Novak kicked the game-winner from 44 yards out. The Fleet had been undefeated at home until last week and fell to (3-3) on the season, while moving into a second place tie with Arizona. The feeling never...
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© Jake Roth
Thomas Andrews
March 17, 2019 - 10:58 pm
In front of the largest crowd for a Fleet home game 20,986, the fans were treated to a shootout that ended similarly to last week's game, except with a different outcome. Iron quarterback Keith Price started the game, but after a taking a hit after a pass, head coach Tim Lewis had seen enough and...
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© Jake Roth
Thomas Andrews
March 14, 2019 - 9:14 pm
The Birmingham Iron have dropped their last two games, but there is still plenty of reason for the Iron faithful to be optimistic about the second half of the season. Iron running back Trent Richardson has scored 8 rushing touchdowns this season, but outside of that, the Iron’s run game has yet to...
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© Jake Roth
Thomas Andrews
March 09, 2019 - 11:52 pm
In a game where the Fleet defense bailed out the offense, then the offense bailed out the defense, it was a former Aztec Donny Hageman and the field goal team that bailed everyone out, making good on the kick for a 27-25 walk-off win over the Salt Lake Stallions. The Fleet trailed 8-6 at the half,...
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Thomas Andrews
March 07, 2019 - 7:41 pm
By now, pretty much everyone has seen it. The hit on quarterback Mike Bercovici in week 1 that sent his helmet flying off and social media going absolutely crazy. What. A. Hit. -- @aafcommanders | #SDvsSA pic.twitter.com/cZIyt91mTz — The Alliance (@TheAAF) February 10, 2019 Well, not everyone saw...
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© Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Thomas Andrews
March 02, 2019 - 7:31 pm
The injuries kept coming, and kept coming, and though the San Diego Fleet did all it could to keep the Memphis Express at bay, it was all too much to overcome. Quarterback Philip Nelson was lost for the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, and though third string quarterback Alex Ross...
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March 01, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Johnny Manziel could wind up as part of the Alliance of American Football. Or he could not. The new league is in a holding pattern regarding the quarterback who had his contract terminated this week by the CFL. "We don't know," Alliance co-founder Charlie Ebersol said Friday. "We're trying to get...
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