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Need a reason to watch the Alliance of American Football? Here are four.

A new football league kicks off (wait, we can't use that cliche because there are no kickoffs in the Alliance of American Football) this weekend and here's what you need to know:

There are eight teams playing a 10-game schedule running through April 12-14 with a two-round playoff starting the following weekend.

Meet the teams (featuring uninspired names): Arizona Hotshots, Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet.

Meet the Oklahomans slated to play: former Oklahoma and Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight (Arizona), former Oklahoma State defensive back Jordan Sterns (Salt Lake) and former OU defensive backs Zack Sanchez and Jordan Thomas (both with San Antonio).

CBS will broadcast San Diego at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. CBS Sports Network will broadcast Memphis at Birmingham, 3 p.m. Sunday. 

  


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Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight is seen in a drill at the 2017 NFL football scouting combine Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight is seen in a drill at the 2017 NFL football scouting combine Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

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Jeff Patterson

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