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Death of the Alliance of American Football

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On 4/18/2019 at 7:18 AM, Gothamite said:

The more details we get, the clearer it becomes that the league was run by incompetents, liars, and scam artists from the beginning.  Nobody looks good.

You could even possibly add fraudsters to that wonderful list of adjectives.  

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16 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

TFW Vince McMahon is the more trustworthy guy to run a football league. 

 

TV execs are less trustworthy than pro wrestling sports entertainment promoters. This is surprising, but maybe not as surprising as it should be.

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51 minutes ago, Red Wolf said:

 

TV execs are less trustworthy than pro wrestling sports entertainment promoters. This is surprising, but maybe not as surprising as it should be.

 

The WWE did get a billion in their latest TV deals with Fox and USA Network despite a rapid decline in ratings and attendance.

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Ok, question for you all.

The league is dead, it's filed for bankruptcy, and the dirty laundry is out. So I wanna ask the community. Is there a point in keeping this thread alive? I ask because we're in the midst of the NHL and NBA playoffs, the MLB season is underway, and there's another thread dedicated to another spring league that hasn't sunk yet. So seeing a thread dedicated to a league that's dead constantly pop up near the top of the page is questionable. Would it be ok to lock this thing and re-open it if something of significance is revealed? Or potentially re-open it and merge it with the XFL thread should the XFL die off? Sort of a Spring Football Graveyard?

 

I don't like killing discussions prematurely but at the same time, as I said, it's a bit ridiculous to see a thread about a dead league bumping down Big Four playoff threads :P

 

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Gotta keep documenting the downfall, it's like an NHL thread.

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This has got to be like May/Taylor's original plan for BoRhap. Freddie/the AAF dies half-way through and the rest of us have to deal with it until the credits roll.

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1 hour ago, Ice_Cap said:

I don't like killing discussions prematurely.

 

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Like any thread, it will die on its own if people don't find it interesting anymore.  No need to shut it down if people are still contributing to the discussion and posting interesting details about the fallout from the shutdown.  It's not like there's been many off-topic posts.

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Seems strange to even want to lock this thread at this point. This is the place to discuss sports news, and this supernova blowout of a league folding is right up our alley. 

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10 minutes ago, Cosmic said:

Seems strange to even want to lock this thread at this point. This is the place to discuss sports news, and this supernova blowout of a league folding is right up our alley. 

There’s a reason I asked instead of doing it :P 

 

1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

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I’m sorry if you don’t like some of my past decisions that veered into territory Chris himself has said he doesn’t want discussed here. Have a problem with me doing what’s asked of me? Take it up with Chris or the mod team as a whole.  

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At least you’re finally learning to use some restraint, I guess. 

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2 hours ago, Ice_Cap said:

There’s a reason I asked instead of doing it :P

... and that's why I said "seems strange", instead of going out in a blaze of glory. 😎

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7 hours ago, Cosmic said:

... and that's why I said "seems strange", instead of going out in a blaze of glory. 😎

 

This whole league's demise is a bigger tire fire than (insert anytime a Goodyear factory exploded). I don't know how anything would top that.

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Appreciate you asking; love that level of transparency. 

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7 hours ago, Red Comet said:

 

This whole league's demise is a bigger tire fire than (insert anytime a Goodyear factory exploded). I don't know how anything would top that.

Only one way.... 

 

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On 4/19/2019 at 3:55 PM, tp49 said:
On 4/18/2019 at 10:18 AM, Gothamite said:

The more details we get, the clearer it becomes that the league was run by incompetents, liars, and scam artists from the beginning.  Nobody looks good.

You could even possibly add fraudsters to that wonderful list of adjectives.

 

Those are nouns.

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1 hour ago, Sykotyk said:

Only one way.... 

 

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6:52. Glad he's adjusting to the joke pretty well. 

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Posted (edited)

Was Hayes asked by Luck or Vince to say this about the AAF?  

 

Individual Team GM's seem like an unnecessary expense with an HC there from the start in a single entity system.  A team president for the business side I kinda get, but some of those positions could've doubled up on markets.  Multiple accounts in multiple cities is not uncommon. 

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