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AAF Weekend Three Open Thread For Chicago Bears Fans

Two weekends are in the books, Bears fans, are you watching? You can see the Saturday early game online

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The AAF inaugural season continues this weekend with four more games. This thread will serve as an open thread for the entire weekend of AAF games, plus you can also let everybody know your thoughts about the Packers of course... and you can even give out some open thread love to the recently fired Cody Parkey if you like

SATURDAY

This is where the viewing schedule gets a little weird.

The Saturday early game between the 2-0 Arizona Hotshots and the 0-2 Salt Lake Stallions kicks off at 2:00 PM Central time and, strangely enough, there’s only one way that you’ll be able to see it. The game will be streamed on the B/R Live website. These two teams played in Week 1 and Arizona won at home 38-22.

Saturday night, the Mike Singletary lead 0-2 Memphis Express will hit the road and take on my newly adopted 2-0 Orlando Apollos at 7:00 PM Central. That’s right, Denmaster Ken has officially picked his team to follow, and it’s the Apollos. Why? Because they are blue & orange and their helmets are totally sharp. It’s the important things that matter. You can watch the game live on NFL Network, or you can do like I do and DVR it.

SUNDAY

The early Sunday game features the 2-0 Birmingham Iron hitting the road to take on the 0-2 Atlanta Legends. The opening coin toss will drop at 3:00 PM Central, and you can watch the action on CBS Sports Network.

The final game of the weekend has the 1-1 San Antonio Commanders traveling to San Diego to battle the 0-2 Fleet.

SOME LINKS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED WHILE WAITING

Wiedman: The good, the bad and the ugly of the AAF - Week 2 - Our Turf Football - Which teams are moving in the right direction, and which teams are not? OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman looks at how the teams in the AAF are faring.

Apollos DL Burks, defensive line working to tighten things up against the Express - Alliance of American Football - Opposing teams are rushing for an average of 127.5 yards per game against the Orlando Apollos. That’s something Orlando Apollos defensive lineman Izaah Burks, Sr. and his linemates are definitely thinking about heading into this week’s game against the Memphis Express. Memphis running back Zac Stacy is tied for the most rushing yards in The Alliance of American Football.

AAF Week 3: Five players to watch who could generate NFL buzz, plus one for the road - CBSSports.com - Here's a look at standout players you should know as the Alliance of American Football reaches Week 3

Ex-Giants Will Hill, Damontre Moore dominating in AAF - Big Blue View - Checking in on how players with ties to Giants are performing in new league

Trent Richardson embraces football redemption via AAF - NFL.com - Trent Richardson, who quickly flamed out of the NFL after just three seasons, is searching for football redemption in the newly formed AAF.

AAF: Why pro football league isn't going away for at least a few years - USA Today - Investor Tom Dundon talks about the financial security and minimum lifespan of the Alliance of American Football

Why Did the Carolina Hurricanes Owner Invest $250 Million in the AAF? - The Ringer - Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon injected much-needed money into the Alliance of American Football, just 10 days into its first season. Besides profit and prestige, what is the end game for the new AAF chairman?

AAF: Super Bowl champ trying to make Starter gear trendy again - Memphis Commercial Appeal - The Alliance of American Football is trying to make Starter merchandise trendy again.

Fantasy football rankings: Rankings and projections for AAF Week 3 - Pro Football Focus - Director of PFF Fantasy Jeff Ratcliffe offers up his full fantasy football rankings and projections for Week 3 action in the AAF.

The 5 things we learned for fantasy football in Week 2 of the AAF - Pro Football Focus - Director of PFF Fantasy Jeff Ratcliffe highlights the top fantasy takeaways from the Week 2 AAF action over the weekend.

Legends thriving on special teams - Alliance of American Football - When it comes to special teams, the Atlanta Legends have all their bases covered.

Hotshots at Stallions: Week 3 Preview - Alliance of American Football - For the first time in their history, the Salt Lake Stallions will be playing in front of their home fans, hosting the Arizona Hotshots at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Larkin looking for bragging rights over former college teammate - Alliance of American Football - The last time Austin Larkin saw his old teammates, he was on the winning side. Helping pressure quarterbacks Mike Bercovici and Philip Nelson, Larkin and the San Antonio Commanders defense were able to disrupt the San Diego Fleet offense in Week 1 and claim victory for their team, 15-6.

Hotshots defense flying under radar, but vital to 2-0 start - Alliance of American Football - The Arizona Hotshots lead The Alliance in four offensive categories, and their skill-position players have earned plenty of attention the first two weeks of the season. But the Hotshots defense, while perhaps not as flashy, has also gotten the job done in the team’s 2-0 start. Arizona is second in the league in total defense, allowing an average of 238 yards per game to opponents.

Gardner, Watson becoming dynamic duo behind Fleet's stout offensive line - Alliance of American Football - It is, on the surface, the most physically-challenging, dirt- and sweat-filled and least romanticized relationship in football. Yet when done right, when completely in-sync, there is nothing more beautiful and awe-inspiring in the game than an offensive line dominating an opponent and the running backs reaping the benefits behind them.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Have you picked your team yet? Do you like my choice? Spill the beans, Bears fans.