It’s Week 2 in the Alliance! After an opening weekend that probably went as most people expected, we’ll see if the start-up “spring” football league can continue to find its way into the United States’ sports conscience.
Last weekend, the league was mostly alone, with only basketball and hockey competing for eyeballs (at least on television). This weekend, NBA All-Star Game festivities will be front and center, and the Daytona 500 will also kick off the NASCAR season on Sunday. Will this be enough to impact local attendance? And can the Alliance avoid the ratings slip that befell the XFL after its huge opening back in 2001?