Holly Seymour: Ready for some flag football? AFFL comes to Houston on Thursday with former NFL stars

Holly Seymour: Ready for some flag football? AFFL comes to Houston on Thursday with former NFL stars
The AFFL comes to Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium on Thursday night. AFFL/Facebook

There is no denying that we are all deprived and dying for some football. Preseason isn’t here quite yet, BUT The American Flag Football League is! In fact, the championship game is being held here in our own city of Houston. No 9-7 record, this is the real deal.

Thursday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium at 7 p.m., the final battle begins. The Pros versus Joes, but choose a side wisely. This is not your average flag football. Be prepared to be highly entertained and surprisingly amazed at the skills you’re about to witness.  

If you have not kept up with this new league that the NFL has been promoting, here’s a quick recap. Some former NFL players have been competing against groups of overly talented “regular” guys for a shot at a $1 million cash prize. The final two teams are Godspeed and Fighting Cancer.

Are you still needing more motivation to attend this event? How about seeing some of your old Texans back on the field again? Justin Forsett, Charles James, Alan Ball….. Oh, yeah and how about Jacoby Jones. Sound familiar? Deshaun Watson will be in attendance as well. Don’t worry Houston, your savior will not be playing but he will definitely be supporting and interacting with you.

Whether you’re just looking for a Thursday evening excuse to scratch your preseason football itch or you simply want to see some “Average Joes” handle up on some old pros, BBVA Compass is the spot to be.

Purchase your tickets online at https://www.axs.com/events/356022/american-flag-football-league-ultimate-final-tickets

See you guys there.


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