If you want to know who'll win the first season of the new American Alliance of Football, see what SportsLine expert Mike Tierney has to say.
A renowned sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has reported from seven Super Bowls. He's intimately familiar with all levels of pro football -- including the young, hungry players who populate the AAF -- and knows every coach's philosophy and approach to devising game plans.
Tierney was all over the Patriots in the 2019 Super Bowl, enabling him to finish the season with a sparkling 63-46 record against the spread. Then, in Week 1 he nailed both of his ATS picks on Sunday, with the Birmingham Iron and Arizona Hotshots covering as home favorites. Anyone who has followed him is up BIG.
Now, with the AAF set to kick off its second weekend on Saturday, Tierney has evaluated all eight teams and released his pick to win the April 27 championship game in Las Vegas. One team we can tell you that Tierney is fading: the Orlando Apollos, whom he says don't deserve their co-favorite status at 2-1.
The Apollos may have cruised to a 40-6 victory over the Legends last Saturday, but Tierney questions whether legendary Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier will stay engaged. They'll be tested by a stingy San Antonio defense Sunday on CBS Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET.
Instead, Tierney is going big with a major underdog to win the AAF championship. He's basing his pick on a QB-RB combo that's perfectly suited to win this new league, given its wrinkles. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in your AAF picks.
Who wins the AAF championship? And which QB-RB combo is tailor-made for this new league? ... Join SportsLine right now to see which team you should jump on, all from the incomparable expert who just racked up another big cash in the Super Bowl!