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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    You can remain here since the NHL thread seems to be full of Blue Ribbon committees.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    mkg74, I am an adult male in my early-40's who is addicted to football, but realize that the sport is not good for youth. While it is not as addictive as tobacco, it is slightly less damaging, yet the research is not fully known. We don't need more cigarette brands and we don't need more football leagues. While there might be a few dozen of players who were cut from NFL rosters still thinking that were good enough and thousands of others who from HS, JC< or even NCAA/NAIA football who claim that "politics" kept them from going pro yet it was really their lack of talent, there is not a need for this league, the XFL, the Americal Patriot League, even Brian Woods' Spring League mess which was formerly the FXFL. There are always people who will prey on the poor for football and those poor folks will think of it as a chance to get rich, but the price they pay success or not is often debilitating. Our recently revived, CTE thread lays most of it out medically, but financially, new leagues are always underfunded because folks really don't want to pay even $5 to see very spare football. Plus the AAF has not really met any of their promises regarding gameplay or technology. The app isn't as functional as they promised. All games were to be streamed until on the day of the CBSSN games they say those games are not available on the app, so some YouTube steam is set up. I could go on, B.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    SMDH. Foghorn, help this poster. You wrote "gods" and Apollo is a Greek God.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    That answer is already a very solid, but not resounding, "NO!" Otherwise, Apollo would have smiled on Orlando last weekend. Instead, they were the first to announce and barely got 20K!
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    San Antonio has tickets for military again this week. While there were 10,000 available, I know at least 4,500 would be available for the remaining four games. I wonder how many they've set aside for San Diego. I'll edit if I find a number. EDIT- Haven't seen a specific number donated, but on Thursday, they did run a BOGO!!! https://fleet.spinzo.com/san-diego-fleet-vs-atlanta-legends-2019-02-17-ASNAX?group=fleetheart-m836 EDIT 2- No noted number given, but the Fleet did give tickets to the Navy Seal Foundation this week.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    UNLVTickets.com does not have the seating chart up, but they do have the pricing. P1 - Center Sideline - $99.00 P2 - Lower Sideline - $79.00 P3 - Upper Sideline - $79.00 P4 - Lower Endzone - $79.00 P5 - Upper Endzone - $59.00 P6 - Lower Pie - $59.00 P7 - Upper Pie - $39.00 P8 - Bleacher - $39.00 Pie means the wedges of the horseshoe end of the stadium which turn towards the goalposts.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Back in October, MGM Resorts International, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, paid to have the game there for the first two years.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    If you committed a violation, you get two tickets, but if you didn't commit one, you get four.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Q: How does Birmingham sell tickets to their next game on Sunday? A: They don't. The police set up a checkpoint and give them away. https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/02/birmingham-police-birmingham-iron-give-tickets-to-motorists-at-checkpoint-free-football-tickets-actually.html
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    2018-19 NBA Season - New and improved!

    Dell Demps fired as Pelicans GM
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    OK, you did. So ESPN just reported on this because Polian talked to Lindsay Jones. Regardless of the timing of your knowledge, I'll repeat, what is their endgame in putting this public half a year after the original conversation? Again, I think they need the media exposure first and foremost, because Kaepernick and Nike reach agreement in September, so that would likely be AFTER his agent approached Ebersol. AAF looks worse and worse every day this week.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    What is the endgame of talking publicly about a meeting from last summer? He may not have sold $2M more in tickets per week, but he would have sold tickets. I think the AAF is trying to create some more publicity for themselves as tomorrow is the last game they'll have on major cable (TNT) for two months and to keep eyes away from the other news about the league which came out on Wednesday in which they admitted they're not getting any TV rights fees. More from Polian via The Athletic's Lindsay Jones:
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    I get the AdAge morning email, but the AAF wasn't mentioned in the main headline on Tuesday or Wednesday, so I didn't bother opening it. I happened to search, "AAF sponsor + Navy Federal" to get that link available. I also took a look at the AAF home page tonight and there aren't any advertisers/sponsors there either. No banner ads, nor a list of official sponsors, not even MGM International.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Since there are no rights fees, I found this from AdAge earlier in the week. It seems to give us more into the rates charged and potential revenues split with the networks. Excerpts:
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    No rights fee now confirmed. Ebersol on Week 1 While not earning TV revenue and to save face, he also added:
  16. The Liberty Bowl's end zones are scrubbed and repainted for the Liberty Bowl game itself, so it isn't hard, just labor intensive. Pic before the 2017Liberty Bowl (Iowa State vs. Memphis) In Salt Lake City, Rice-Eccles has endzones made from red turf and white. From their 2015 installation:
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Coaching salaries/expenses might be 60% higher.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    You realize Ft. Lauderdale (Broward) and Miami (Dade) are in different counties, as are Tampa (Hillsborough) and St. Petersburg (Pinellas), right? Most Deep South states have county-run school districts.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    I'll link it again, for what seems to be the ninth time in the last six months https://news.berkeley.edu/2010/04/08/stadium/ The AAF would fall under this specific, court approved term: Now go tell whomever in your office this fact. Berkeley also has had a 10% professional sports tax on the books since 1974. It's 10% of gross receipts. The code number is 9.04.175.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Stanford was 9-4... that's not playing poorly and Cal's 7-6 season was their best since 2015 and second best since 2011. I'll give you SJSU, but AAF would draw as well as they do. Where could you and your boss actually play? The XFL got a no from the Coliseum as the A's pulled rank with their lease. Cannot play in Berkeley, period. That leaves Stanford, SJSU, and Avaya, where they're likely not going to ruin the turf for an upcoming MLS season as it rains a lot in February.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    The cost of housing players and coaches (plus possibly support folks) isn't worth the trouble. Does Vince merge and assume someone else's debt? I cannot really think of a case.
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    Elway still has a QB height fetish. Osweiler:6'8" Lynch: 6'7" Flacco: 6'6" Manning: 6'5" Siemian is just 6'3" and poor Keenum is only 6'1". Like many GMs, Elway spent time going to see Oregon QB Justin Herbert play this year and was seen as the #1 QB had he declared. Herbert is listed at 6'6". Duke's Daniel Jones, who is in this year's draft is listed at 6'5" and Mizzou's Drew Lock may not meet Elway's standard as he is listed at 6'4"
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Well, they cannot count on ASU students for either of their next two home games since they are when ASU is on Spring Break*. March 3 vs. Atlanta March 10 vs. San Antonio. *I'm not going to go over when the school districts have break since Maricopa County has 58 school districts. WTF?
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    This isn't new, it is just restated as the league was closer to starting. As the release states, the same affiliation works on the other end with college teams and how players are generally assigned.