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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    A World Football League tactic. Except, they tried to hide that they were giving away tickets rather than say they were giving tickets away for better looking crowds for better optics on TV. This league states that they give away tickets on their own site and writes press releases (this is obviously a press release in part) for the media saying that they are giving out tickets.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    About that: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26004715/colin-kaepernick-eric-reid-settle-grievance-case-nfl Case is over, maybe a team takes a flyer on Kaepernick and Kaepernick looks a lot smarter for not going to the AAF. Probably the reason he made a deliberately ridiculous offer is because he may have already decided to settle and he was hashing out the details of said settlement.
  3. I like it but I think the head should be squatter as I think other teams might start making jokes about the Bighorns logo resembling a jackass with ram horns.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    I'm glad they took a flyer on Kaepernick. He's probably more talented than every quarterback there save maybe Luis Perez. But, he demanded $20,000,000 because he knew the league wouldn't accept. Kaepernick wants the best deal for him so, I can't blame him. Beyond that, I'm not touching anything else related to Colin's situation with a 39 and a half foot pole.
  5. The current Rebels team is probably staying put and retaining the name on paper but completely changing the spirit of the name. And, on that topic, if Sy Jackson lives for 20-25 years or so (for what I assume to be a very wealthy man, this not only seems possible but plausible), would it be possible that by the time he dies, the new Rebel brand would be so ingrained that only very few people actually have a strong opinion against the name? Seems like controversies in and out of sports have a surprisingly short lifespan.
  6. Red. That logo looks inspired by the Falcons after all.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    That is where the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL played. Could work, but expansion shouldn't occur unless there is demand for it. Relocation, though? Remains to be seen.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    That wouldn't be a bad choice tbh. The stadium there is the right capacity for something like this. No pro teams at all in Arkansas and a regional rivalry with Memphis. Shreveport would work too considering that the Pirates of the CFL had great attendance even with the mess that organization was.
  9. Red Comet

    NFL Merry-Go-Round: Relocation Roundelay

    Might make teams think twice before they try to bilk the public into paying for their stadiums.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Arena football has also been around since the late 80s and peaked 15 years ago. This league is just starting up and while attendance is bad now, I'll wait until the next few weeks before I can say anything (hell, could get worse). In the case of Orlando, Arizona and Birmingham, it'll probably increase as they keep winning. Atlanta looks like its going to be a total disaster IMO. You have the lowest capacity (which is smart except for the next point), most expensive tickets on average and a team that looks like it's going to be awful in a city with a lot to do.
  11. I believe Veras has already ruled that out due to the Destroyers having the Star Wars font. He did say rebranding of the Rebels rather than renaming so who knows? It's the Confederate imagery that is currently going with the name that seems to be the source of the objection to the Atlanta AFA Squad. Also, considering that the Internet is about to blow up around this time, I wonder how is the AFA going to utilize this new medium?
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    The Arizona Rattlers are an arena football team. Usually draw pretty well.
  13. Or change Rebel to mean "Rebel Without A Cause". James Dean would probably go over better than Johnny Reb. Plus, rebel could mean anything. Doesn't have to be Confederate and they technically aren't changing the name.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    11,751 was the attendance for last night's game against Salt Lake. They do have 3 home games in March (Atlanta, San Antonio and San Diego). So, maybe you have some Rangers/Astros or Padres fans that might come in. And maybe some people that just want to watch a blowout with the Legendarily Bad Atlanta squad.