Red Comet

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  1. I'm going for some Captain and Co-I mean, Crow in the Victory Bowl. Don't think we'll beat the Captains but winning the Victory Bowl would be pretty insane.
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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.
  4. 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.
  6. I'm hoping the Stallions kick the Patri-er-Bandits into the dirt.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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    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.
  13. 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.
  15. 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.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    The game between Salt Lake and Arizona is pretty good so far.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Well, here's a relevant blurb from the latest story on the AAF website: " The entire night felt just like real football, just as The Alliance promised (starting with the tailgating in the parking lot despite chilly weather). The football was competitive and the crowd of 27,857 -- which included 10,000 military guests -- was spirited. The place was rocking, giving the Commanders a decided home-field advantage before their fans could learn all their names." Emphasis mine. Also, sort of bothered by the whole "I Can't Believe It's Not the NFL" angle they're going after. Of course it isn't, I can tell by the fact that the offenisve lines acted more like a sieve than their supposed role of a protective team of five men. But, as someone who once played as an offensive lineman, I'm not suprised. They need real game experience to properly gel and even NFL offensive line units take a season to really work as a unit rather than five individual players.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Glad to see that they've delivered not only on the football front but also the fact that they succeeded in getting the game time down to 2.5 hours. The app needs a lot more working on but I expect that to be improved throughout the season.
  20. Finally, we get a playoff win! Only question I have is how would it be moderately windy and near freezing in a dome? Firebirds were impressive too. So, here's what I got: Butchers harpoon the Whales Captains douse the Firebirds Krewe clown the Bobcats Wolves devour the Crows (I'm loving that this a rivalry)
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    NFL Merry-Go-Round: Relocation Roundelay

    Would be a unmitigated disaster IMO as the Chiefs have aggressively marketed themselves to the people of St. Louis. Saw the AFC Championship Game at Fox Sports Midwest by Busch Stadium and the place was pretty full with 90% of the people there were wearing Chiefs gear. So, I'd say that Clark Hunt voting for the Rams to move to LA has worked out quite well for him.
  22. Atlanta Defenders? Could be a dual reference too. A reference to the men who defended Atlanta during the Civil War (probably not how they'd advertise it but a wink and nod to the fans of the Rebels that like the identity) and those who defended the rights of all Americans like Dr. King (the reference that they'd probably promote due to the whole Rebels controversy.
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    Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    And now it's out for Android. Installing it now and I'll edit this post with what my take on it winds up being after being hyped so much. So, forgive the imminent textwall. EDIT: So, from what I've gathered, it appears that the app is meant to be more complimentary to the TV/website experience rather than actually watching the game live itself. They did make it somewhat interesting in that they gamified the app with some minor RPG elements for correctly predicting the next play. However, what purpose this has is unknown to me right now. You can change the name and avatar on your user ID, but the reason I mentioned this universal feature on every website with profiles represented by a picture and name is that so far you are restricted from choosing any avatar aside from the helmet/jersey of your AAF team of choice. The app also would link you to buying tickets/merchandise so pretty standard. One thing I did notice that may wind up being annoying is that the app cannot run in the background. I'll have to wait until Saturday before I can deliver anything substantial but it appears that they have may have bitten off more than they can chew on this. Not a major disappointment but still somewhat so far. That being said, considering that I was expecting a huge clusterscrew and not merely underwhelmed actually gives me more confidence that the AAF knows what it's doing. Guess I'm going to have to wait until Saturday to see if it does screw up massively. EDIT 2: My reading comprehension sucks. It looks like they are stating that there ARE going to be live games on the app. Let's see if they deliver on that.
  24. I'd say it's closer to Donald Sterling but the collapse of the USFA already took that and turned it up to 11.
  25. Didn't expect the Rebels saga to end quite like that. Amazing how petty Sy Jackson is in that if he doesn't get his Confederate-themed team then Atlanta won't have a team at all. Still, wouldn't be Atlanta if an underperforming team stays in town. Also, WTF is up with the seeding in the South?