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13 minutes ago, CrimsonBull9584 said:

Looks like a player may have leaked the name of the Salt Lake team.

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Ebersol's Legendary Field Exhibitions, DBA as Alliance of America Football, doesn't have a trademark to that name. 

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3 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Ebersol's Legendary Field Exhibitions, DBA as Alliance of America Football, doesn't have a trademark to that name. 

 

But where would this player get this specific name from? If indeed they will be named the Swarm, I can see it being a slip of the tongue to the player. But if that's not the case, why make up a name like that? I'm curious to know where this name comes from if indeed it will not be the name of the Salt Lake team.

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As we all know, Utah is the beehive state so he just went with what was natural. It was either Swarm or Buzz. 

 

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3 hours ago, CrimsonBull9584 said:

 

But where would this player get this specific name from? If indeed they will be named the Swarm, I can see it being a slip of the tongue to the player. But if that's not the case, why make up a name like that? I'm curious to know where this name comes from if indeed it will not be the name of the Salt Lake team.

As Kobe Bryant once said about who really shot JFK, "I wish we knew."

 

Even another shell company which is AAF/Ebersol related, Football Historians, LLC, has no team names registered. They just have the various league names, the logo, and the word "Fanchise" as it relates to football.

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Given the name of the league, it's very reasonable to think that "Alliance [City Name]" is generic placeholder branding.

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6 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Given the name of the league, it's very reasonable to think that "Alliance [City Name]" is generic placeholder branding.

 

That was my understanding, I never thought that Alliance [City Name] was to be permanent. 

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Nice work! but we do need an M line extension to 74th/Roosevelt. There is an unused tunnel at the end of the 74th st station that was supposed to be part of the city's second stage plan. If you want to build a stadium at Aqueduct, then the old LIRR rockaway branch has to be reactivated and turned into a subway. Where in Queens to start it though?

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1 hour ago, NYC Cosmos said:

If you want to build a stadium at Aqueduct, 

 

Who wants to build a stadium at Aqueduct?  That’s a terrible idea. 

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6 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Who wants to build a stadium at Aqueduct?  That’s a terrible idea. 

Why, the New York AquaDucks, of course...

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16 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Some event is occurring in Birmingham tomorrow. Lease signing, player introduction, or possibly the actual team name?

 

https://mailchi.mp/birminghamal/councilor-william-parker-and-alliance-of-american-football-to-make-special-team-announcement

 

Well, whatever it is, the first Joe Bosack design that comes out will show what direction the whole league's going in identity-wise - not that Joe does Brandiose-like cookie cutter stuff (quite the contrary), but it'll give a hint.

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6 hours ago, Gothamite said:
7 hours ago, NYC Cosmos said:

If you want to build a stadium at Aqueduct, 

 

Who wants to build a stadium at Aqueduct?  That’s a terrible idea. 

 

Maybe he's thinking of Belmont?

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8 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Maybe he's thinking of Belmont?

 

Possibly.   That would only be slightly less awful than a stadium at Aqueduct.

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Really hoping today's Birmingham announcement is Identity (Name, Colors, Logo) and not something ho hum like a lease agreement.   4;30 CDT is the magic hour.  Fingers crossed.  I love most of Bosack's work so I have high hopes for B'Ham and the whole AAF. 

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57 minutes ago, WideRight said:

I love most of Bosack's work so I have high hopes for B'Ham and the whole AAF. 

 

Same here.  I reached out to Paul Lukas over at Uni Watch and suggested that, once all eight teams brands are released, he reach out to Joe and do an ESPN article as well as some extended coverage of Joe's AAF identity development process, from start to finish - as I think that's something that would be really cool to have preserved for sake of the league's history, whether it makes it or not.

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Yesterday, they finally announced the remaining seven team presidents, including Birmingham.

 

Since the message was from the city and not the league, I'm not expecting a team name for one of the later cities announced. If it occurs, OK, but those in Birmingham will forget it and move on to college football starting in 72 hours. Nick Saban choice at starting QB is all most are concerned about this week.

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15 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Maybe he's thinking of Belmont?

No...Belmont was mentioned for the Cosmos and Islanders. The problem is that is a. gambling and b. lack of mass transit other than buses and the LIRR. While they were building the AirTrain, they talked about a complex featuring a casino and a stadium at the Big A. Again, mass transit is a huge problem. How often does the A train run? And it is a long, long ride from midtown. At least for me, I could take the L or J and switch at East NY. The only logical solution would be to rebuild the rockaway connection be it from Jamaica or 74th st. in queens. Now if a stadium was built over Sunnyside yards, I think everyone could reach it relatively easily. Everything crosses the 7 train, except for a few lines, there's bus service down Queens Blvd., there's the new LIRR stop....Sunnyside was mentioned in the early 70s as  a site for the Jets.

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Aqueduct has never been a serious site for a stadium.

 

Now, Sunnyside Yards would be amazing.  It's centrally-located and huge.  Served by the 7, E, M, and R lines. 

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