There’s two things I wanted to watch over the weekend. One was the Alliance of American Football. The AAF. I was disappointed because Dustin Vaughan did not start for the San Antonio Commanders. The team decided on Thursday that Logan Woodside would give them a better chance to win at quarterback. Vaughan wasn’t even active for the game although he was part of the coin toss. Woodside was 18 of 36 for 255 yards and no touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the Commanders 15-6 win over the San Diego Fleet.
Vaughan not playing was my only disappointment watching the AAF. Hopefully the Commanders will give Vaughan a shot this week when they play the Orlando Apollos Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
There was plenty of action in the two games I watched. The defenses seemed to have the edge in the Commanders/Fleet game. There were some big hits including when Fleet quarterback Mike Bercovici was hit and his helmet flew off. Cindy came in running because I yelled. She asked if I was okay, what was going on. She thought I yelled I can’t get up. What I yelled was “he got lit up!” Now that’s funny.
The action comes fast and furious because of the 35 second play clock and no TV time outs.
The other thing I wanted to watch was NASCAR’s Clash. I was disappointed in the racing because drivers were playing follow the leader in the high line. There was no passing and if you got out of line you went to the back quick. Just when I thought drivers were going to line up on the bottom and get a run on the leaders there was a wreck that took out the field. Plus, there were a couple of rain delays. I slept through qualifying.
This Thursday will be the Gander RV twin duels. If the racing is the same Thursday then the Daytona 500 on Sunday will be as exciting as the Super Bowl.
William Byron has the pole for Sunday’s race and Alex Bowman will be next to him on the front row.