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The Alliance 2 XFL Rolls On

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Well…the Alliance has created quite a buzz these past few weeks and it hasn’t been positive. Some of the news we hoped it wouldn’t happen, but it did.

On this day, April 2nd, the Alliance of American Football announced that they were suspending their operations.

There has been wide speculation on why the league is being suspended in the first place, there was this from Alliance majority owner Tom Dundon:

NOTE: The Alliance and NFLPA were actually in the negotiation process. Something wasn’t right with what Dundon was actually doing. The threat continues to roll through the rest of last week into THIS week…which became this from Ben Kercheval of CBS Sports:

Wide speculation at this point is that no one wanted to work with Dundon, although negotiations were still being done between the two parties. So instead of getting it done HIS way, he took his ball and went home and said, in the illustrious words of WWE superstar Seth Rollins, “Burn it down!” So the question is, “Why?”

And THIS came from Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning QB:

So…from the looks of things…Dundon came into the league, not even for the league itself, wanted a gambling app (along with the data), created a ruse to gain attention to media AND the league, got what he wanted on the app and then said to suspend the operations. Boy, this will make a great episode of the Showtime hit, “Billions.” However, this is not a surprise but is definitely bizarre. As of now, over 400 players won’t get the opportunity to play the game they love, coaches out of a gig and the staffs are now out…with 2 games left in the season.

Hopefully, someone (that the league can trust) can get this ball rolling again within the next couple of days because this league has been a breath of fresh air, it’s exciting to watch even with all the ups and downs, the highs and lows, there is still a good product here. It shouldn’t end like this. Trust and believe, the legalities of this situation are already going against Dundon. This bad apple shouldn’t be the reason that this league sinks.

If not, The Spring League, Pacific Pro Football, Freedom Football League and of course…the XFL are all viable options for hungry players that still want a shot at the big time.

However, this site will continue with a new “alliance” of sorts. We’ll bring you as much XFL coverage as we can give you. As one league goes (not official yet), one is still being birthed and we’ll make the switch.

As broadcaster Van Earl Wright once put it (and re-phrasing for this site of course)…

“The ‘Alliance 2 XFL’ ROLLS ON!”

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The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 8 03-29-19

The A-Train goes solo on this edition of “The Alliance 2 XFL Show,” sponsored by VK Credit Repair and Preferred Realty Investment Company. On this episode, the A-Train covers the latest in the Alliance which includes: Week 7 recap, Brandon Silvers and Johnny Manziel, Eminem and Charlie Ebersol, and if anyone knows what Alliance majority owner Tom Dundon is really doing. Also the latest in the XFL: The newest team presidents and Vince McMahon. Along with A-Train’s Week 8 predictions in the Alliance.

The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 8 (The A-Train goes solo)

Not to forget who this week’s Alliance 2 XFL Game of the Week. Big thanks to Highlight Heaven for this week’s highlight.

 

The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 7 03-21-19

In this week’s episode, the A-Train (@TheATrainShow) talks with Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) about the wild Week 6, the official era of Johnny Manziel to the Alliance and the Week 7 preview. The A-Train closes the program with news & notes along with his thoughts on Johnny Manziel in the Alliance. This show is sponsored by VK Credit Repair and Preferred Realty Investment Company.

The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 7

THE ALLIANCE 2 XFL Game of the Week is NOT Arizona/Orlando…it’s from the wild Birmingham/San Diego game where Birmingham won on a FG with no time left. Special thanks to Highlight Heaven!

NOTE: Not included in this week’s episode was the recent news of the Alliance Championship game being moved from Las Vegas to Frisco, TX and the Los Angeles’ XFL announcement of team president Heather Brooks Karatz.

The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 6 03-12-19

Brand new episode of The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show is here!

Howard Balzer of AAF.com is back again this week (as he was missed the previous week) gives his thoughts on the thrilling Week 5, he gives his 1st half awards and the games to watch for Week 6. But first, The A-Train gives his Alliance 2 XFL News and Notes, this week…”What will Johnny Manziel do with his football future?” Also, why is St. Louis vital to the XFL’s success. This show is sponsored by VK Credit Repair and Preferred Realty Investment Company.

The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 6 (w/ guest Howard Balzer of AAF.com)

Here is The Alliance 2 XFL Game of the Week…it’s from the thrilling Stallions/Fleet game (via NFL)

The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show and The A-Train on Girl Chat Sports 03-07-19

GET A DOUBLE DOSE OF ALLIANCE AND XFL TALK this week as The A-Train recaps Week 4, gets you geared up for the Week 5 matchups on this week’s “Alliance 2 XFL” Show. Then gives his Alliance 2 XFL: News & Notes. Is Johnny Manziel going to AAF? Or should he play in the XFL? Alliance TV ratings are steady and more. Along with, hearing from XFL’s newest head football coach, Marc Trestman and his recent press conference in Tampa. This show is sponsored by VK Credit Repair and Preferred Realty Investment Company.

The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show Episode 5 03-07-19

IN ADDITION…

On last week, The A-Train (@TheATrainShow) stopped by Girl Chat Sports (@GirlChatSports) w/ Mo Threats (@aicenom) and Melissa Ferris (@seattle4_life) talking the pigskin. More importantly, the Alliance of American Football and the XFL. The A-Train shares the current status of the AAF, the standouts in the league, the league rules, players on the rise and attendance. In addition, he shares his excitement for the XFL, bringing football back to St. Louis, and the anticipation of their opening in 2020. In addition, the girls welcomed former Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder; he gives his thoughts on the NFL Combine and the upcoming NFL Draft. CLICK THE PIC TO GO TO THE SHOW! (The A-Train segment begins at 10:40)

 

The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show – Episode 4 02-27-19

Brand new episode of The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show as The A-Train talks the recent news on the Alliance TV ratings, Kaepernick’s chances of playing in the XFL and the lawsuit on Charlie Ebersol and the Alliance. Also, you’ll hear the presser from the newest XFL coach, Jim Zorn of the Seattle XFL team. And Howard Balzer is back again talking the Apollos, the Iron and all from Week 3 along with if there will be another Kurt Warner story in the Alliance, and how NFL execs feel about the Alliance; from Indy at the NFL Combine.

NOTE: There will be no game of the week for this episode. Apologies for the inconvenience.

The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show – Episode 4 with Howard Balzer 02-27-19

The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show Episode 3 – 02/22/19

Getting you geared for more weekend action as the newest episode of The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show is here for you! Join Arlington Lane as he talks it over with Howard Balzer (Arlington is glad he keeps coming back) recapping Week 2 along with previewing Week 3. You’ll also hear the recent press conference of Pep Hamilton, as he was announced as the new XFL Washington DC head coach and GM. Plus you hear highlights from the Orlando Apollos vs San Antonio Commanders in our 1st “Alliance 2 XFL Game of the Week.” This show is sponsored by VK Credit Repair.

The “Alliance 2 XFL” Show – Episode 3 w/ Howard Balzer

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