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Introducing the Alliance of American Football

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1 hour ago, raysox said:

good interview with Ward and Ebersol.

 

does anyone know how the owner model is working? Does the league own all 8, or are there 8 owners? I imagine they’re league owned since most startup leagues tend to skip paychecks.

 

also I hope the fields are painted for the teams and not for the Alliance like the scrimmage games were. The XFL and the UFL were if I remember right.

 

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8 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

As for “conferring prestige”, we’ll have to talk about how much the Arena League was boosted by it.

 

Already addressed.

 

26 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

When the Arena Football League's games were on the NFL Network, it already had an established brand identity amongst mainstream football fans as cheesy....

 

By contrast, the AAF is a new entity whose first impression on the American public will be one of legitimacy.

 

 

12 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

This might make the AAF “the real spring league”, but we still don’t know that any spring league is viable. 

 

That is true.

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No matter who wins the Super Bowl tonight, I'm still pumped up for the start of the Alliance.

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1 hour ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Already addressed.

 

And rebutted.  😛 

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Now that the Super Bowl is pretty much in the books, lets see a show of hands.

 

Who is excited for the start of the Alliance next Saturday?

 

*raises hand*

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:
3 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Already addressed.

 

And rebutted. 

 

Not here it wasn't. 

 

The unrebutted point is that an established brand as damaged as the Arena Football League (again: not my opinion; I dug it) is not comparable to a new entity whose introduction to the public will be under the NFL's banner.

 

So the association with the NFL Network will grant a legitimacy to the fledgeling AAF that it could never have given to the Arena League, about which everybody had already made up their minds.

 

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1 minute ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

The unrebutted point is that an established brand as damaged as the Arena Football League (again: not my opinion; I dug it) is not comparable to a new entity whose introduction to the public will be under the NFL's banner.

 

Even that damaged brand had established fans and a track record to fall back on.  That's a lot more credibility than this new startup league has.

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I’m going to the Az-SLC game in Tempe next Sunday. You can bet your ass I’m excited!!

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I still don't know which team I'm going to root for. I guess I'll root for San Diego because I liked Mike Martz when he was with the Rams, and I'm really happy that the city will have a new football team to embrace.

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I pretty much have to root for AZ because there isn’t a Bay Area team and there are quite a handful of ASU players that were there while I was there. A few UNR guys, too. 

 

 

Oh, who am I kidding? I’m not gonna watch this :censored: little league. 

 

Also, don’t bother rooting for San Diego, as Mike Bercovici is their starter. That dude shouldn’t be anywhere near a football field, and would probably be better off selling old condos in Ahwatukee.

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33 minutes ago, Tracy Jordan said:

I still don't know which team I'm going to root for. I guess I'll root for San Diego because I liked Mike Martz when he was with the Rams, and I'm really happy that the city will have a new football team to embrace.

 

I will root for Atlanta for the most appropriate reason: because they have the best uniforms.

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14 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

Now that the Super Bowl is pretty much in the books, lets see a show of hands.

 

Who is excited for the start of the Alliance next Saturday?

 

*raises hand*

 

I have curiosity about the AAF but if it's bad football, I will be out after a few weeks. 

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Just now, GDAWG said:

 

I have curiosity about the AAF but if it's bad football, I will be out after a few weeks. 

 

Are you sure? Because I don't think any NFL team not named the Patriots are going to get better anytime soon.

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9 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

I have curiosity about the AAF but if it's bad football, I will be out after a few weeks. 

 

9 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

I have curiosity about the AAF but if it's bad football, I will be out after a few weeks. 

That kinda sucks. These guys have no room for error then. If you think you can do better then why aren’t u playing in the league. It takes awhile to build a product. The nfl wasn’t built in a day either. 

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And while I’m at it. I think they might play shakey football first couple weeks.  This won’t be USFL level they had a lot of star players back in their day.  What I hope is at least WLAF level probably better than the XFL. if they can achieve that I think they’ll be in good shape. I guess we will find out soon 

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8 hours ago, mkg74 said:

 

That kinda sucks. These guys have no room for error then. If you think you can do better then why aren’t u playing in the league. It takes awhile to build a product. The nfl wasn’t built in a day either. 

It is more than just the football for them since they have talked about their app for just as long. 

 

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“The Alliance will do some special things in terms of on-field competition,” Irby said. “Our digital overlay on top of that will then allow us to introduce a different way to consume the game to fans. The vision is there. There’s a long-term play.

Don’t mistake this, at the end of the day, we are a tech company running a football league. It’s not just about rolling out a football and saying, ‘Go play.’ We will have that initially, but with digital and gaming and everything we’re doing on the back end, there’s a longer methodology at play here.”

 
 

 

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24 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

I have curiosity about the AAF but if it's bad football, I will be out after a few weeks. 

 

This is not a wise approach.  The play will surely be sloppy for the first couple of weeks.  What makes more sense is to hang in there and see if it gets better.

 

The XFL was hard to watch during the first few weeks of its 2001 season. But by mid-season it was pretty good.

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44 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

This is not a wise approach.  The play will surely be sloppy for the first couple of weeks.  What makes more sense is to hang in there and see if it gets better.

 

The XFL was hard to watch during the first few weeks of its 2001 season. But by mid-season it was pretty good.

 

Not a wise approach I get that now, but my hopes for this league is tempered because I don't know if this league will finally be the one that hits for Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando or San Antonio.  History tells me otherwise, but maybe this one hits it out of the park in those 4 cities

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On 2/3/2019 at 7:10 AM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

The XFL is being funded entirely by the WWE, is it not? If that league had any other investors, those investors would be wise to bail in response to the announcement of AAF games on the NFL Network.

 

I mean if they were wise they wouldn't be investing in minor league football anyway given it's historical 100% failure rate. I mean as I recall the guys running the defunct UFL (the most recent one of these minor leagues to go belly up) lost $150 million dollars. And that league was not nearly as "splashy" as the new XFL is bound to be. 

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20 hours ago, raysox said:

good interview with Ward and Ebersol.

 

does anyone know how the owner model is working? Does the league own all 8, or are there 8 owners? I imagine they’re league owned since most startup leagues tend to skip paychecks.

 

also I hope the fields are painted for the teams and not for the Alliance like the scrimmage games were. The XFL and the UFL were if I remember right.

 

 

AAF is a single entity league. The league owns all 8 teams. 

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