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They reached out to Bill Murray to do an ad and he ghosted them.........good ole Bill Murray, never change Bill.

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16 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

They reached out to Bill Murray to do an ad and he ghosted them.........good ole Bill Murray, never change Bill.

 

His family learned that the hard way. 😑

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42 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

They reached out to Bill Murray to do an ad and he ghosted them.........good ole Bill Murray, never change Bill.

 

>Bill Murray

>Ghosted them

>Ghosted

 

Goddamnit.

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Somebody has got to do time for all of this, right? 

 

I mean this is America. You can’t just scam a ton of people out of a ton of money, just refuse to pay it, and then get elected as presi... wait what are we talking about again? 

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Who do you think walked out of the office with the Twitter password?

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6 minutes ago, Cosmic said:

Who do you think walked out of the office with the Twitter password?

 

I would imagine that whoever was doing it as a job is now doing it as a hobby, maybe out of misguided loyalty, or out of desperation to show that the league they poured their heart and soul into was a real thing after all and not just some scam.   We can all imagine that, I think.  😛 

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What? They inflated the attendance numbers?

 

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As part of its contract, the AAF agreed to pay a $1 facility fee for each ticket – single-game and season tickets – sold to an Express game. The city created the fee to recoup money from stadium renovations over the past two years. 

 

The facility fee applies to tickets sold for each game. However, the AAF did not apply the fee to 2,500 complimentary tickets – part of the stadium agreement – nor the 30 tickets set aside in a "desirable section of the stadium for use by Spectra."

 

The facility fee for each sold ticket, plus the number of complimentary tickets provide insight into the potential maximum number of tickets used for each game. And even the highest consideration, combining the two ticket streams along with complimentary tickets, fails to equal attendance figures announced by the team.

 

When the San Diego Fleet came to town March 2, the announced crowd was 13,621, but only $5,576 was collected in the $1-per-ticket facility fee. The Birmingham Iron supposedly drew 13,758 March 24, but the facility fee collected was $5,028. The last game of the season brought the Apollos to Memphis, and an announced attendance of 12,417. The facility fee for that game was the lowest of the season, translating to 4,073 tickets sold.

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So a little aside from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats press conference where they announced June Jones was leaving for the XFL and then introduced their new OC promotion.

 

Jones said in the press conference, in response to being asked about wondering about the strength of the XFL, that he had been following the XFL and almost didn't stay with Hamilton after stepping down earlier this offseason in anticipation of the XFL coming, but in the same sentence he said,

 

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I kind of thought the AAF was haphazardly put together to kind of block that timezone (my note: don't entirely know what he means by timezone, maybe the spring football "period"?) and I think it proved that it was.

 

I wonder if there were any other coaches or football personnel that had the same thoughts about the AAF or turned down an opportunity? That's not to say Jones did because I don't know.

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Conor Orr was on this podcast over the weekend.  Not really anything new, but more of an extended conversation on what he's already written in SI.  Orr did confirm that the agreement between Ebersol and Dundon was made over the phone and was done in a 24 hour period and including players, there were 952 total employees (if I remember the exact number Orr stated).  Little was said about the spending but for the host talking early on about "cash burn", but the Stallions leaving Salt Lake was more than likely.

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6 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Conor Orr was on this podcast over the weekend.  Not really anything new, but more of an extended conversation on what he's already written in SI.  Orr did confirm that the agreement between Ebersol and Dundon was made over the phone and was done in a 24 hour period and including players, there were 952 total employees (if I remember the exact number Orr stated).  Little was said about the spending but for the host talking early on about "cash burn", but the Stallions leaving Salt Lake was more than likely.

I figured that was the most likely thing to occur if they made it to Year 2 based on the field, lack of ticket sales and that from the outside looking in, the interns seemed to be the ones running their media department

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