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2 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Neuheisel thinks this was an XFL smear campaign.

 

 

 

 

He might have a point. XFL is run by a guy who makes a living being a drama queen. Stands to reason he can do so in football too.

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Vince probably thinks Charlie Ebersol betrayed him. Does a 30 for 30 on the XFL and turns around and starts his own league. How dare he!!!! 😋

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Here is the deal about sports leagues. To become fat and happy, you must have a TV deal. Until you get that TV deal, you have to survive on scraps. Aka, ticket sales. The AAF does not have a TV deal. They are basically paid programming. So they need ticket sales to survive until TV ratings show a good enough return for network investment. When your biggest draw can't hit 30k in a football league, you are screwed. When your TV ratings are trash, you screwed. 

 

The AAF is now hoping for one thing with this band aid. Survive long enough until the NFL decides they want to back you as an official minor league.

 

 

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15 hours ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Sacramento

Surge

Gold Miners

Mountain Lions

 

I work with several of the guys who funded and ran the Mountain Lions. My main boss (The guy who founded Sacramento Republic FC) was one of the main guys on that venture for a short time. I’ve heard some absolutely insane stories about what they had to go through to keep solvent, even for one season. They all knew it was doomed pretty much from the moment they took over. They had an offer on the table to join the AAF in the very early stages, and none of them would touch it with a ten foot pole. 

 

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FWIW...they had fewer viewers than Saturday's Xfinity series race, which is basically NASCAR's Triple-A level.

 

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Comparison to other programming at that time

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16 hours ago, CrimsonBull9584 said:

If i wasn't so concerned about keeping my job right now I'd set you guys straight. Obviously I can't give you guys details about whats going on, but what I will say is that everyone is way off on what is really happening and that nothing is wrong. I can't believe people are running with this story and thinking all doom and gloom about the league without actually talking to AAF people for the official account. I can't wait until we get the facts out there to everyone and all this crazy speculation and nonsense can stop.

 

11 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

MLS? The only "issues" that MLS has is deciding precisely from whom to accept hundreds of millions of dollars for expansion. That league is turning away ownership groups.

 

MLS is amongst the top ten leagues in world football in terms of revenue. And the values of MLS teams — that is to say: the values of investor-operator stakes in MLS — are skyrocketing, the highest-valued MLS teams having already surpassed the lowest-valued NHL clubs.

 

MLS has labour trouble on the horizon; but as far as financials, it is in excellent shape.

Uh oh....Watergate (yes I am that old).....are you the guy on those Geico commercials?

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10 hours ago, bosrs1 said:

 

He might have a point. XFL is run by a guy who makes a living being a drama queen. Stands to reason he can do so in football too.

And the league commissioner, Oliver Luck is a real db but he does get results. He has jumped from job to job to job. WLAF Galaxy GM to league commissioner to NRG Stadium commission president to the Houston Dynamo to West Virginia, etc. We will see if he stays in this job at all. 

 

So the league signed Bob Stoops. his smells like the Miami USFL team- Howard Schellenburger situation.

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Now you've got this today.

Orlando Apollos are now training in Georgia as a result of Florida's Workers Comp laws and the injury the player suffered against San Antonio.

 

Who failed to research this? Just another expense or issue that they should have known about.

 

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The Orlando Apollos will be forced to practice across the state line in Georgia, citing Florida's exclusion of professional athletes from receiving workers' compensation. State law says that professional athletes are not considered employees, and therefore not covered through workers' compensation laws. 

 

Normally, major professional sports leagues with Florida-based teams like the NFL, MLB, NBA, et al, can afford to find insurance companies who will take on the cost of covering every team. The AAF, being a start-up, has not yet found an insurance provider willing to do so. For the Apollos, that means traveling to a hotel in Jacksonville and then taking a bus about 30 minutes to Kingsland, Georgia, to practice. The state of Georgia will cover the Apollos for workers' comp, so long as they spend 51 percent of their practice days on their side.

 

"We really need to make sure we take the necessary steps to take care of our players. Our responsibility is always to do what we must do to make sure our players have the best available coverage," AAF CEO Charlie Ebersol told the Orlando Sentinel

 

 

 

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You know why nobody researched it? Because if you want to start a football league in America without the NFL'season backing, you have a crappy business acumen. 

 

 

Btw, I live in Kingsland. I wonder if practice is open. 

 

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As seen on /r/AAF_Football (what did the guy who started the subreddit think the F in AAF stood for? Probably also calls it an ATM machine)

 

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Also let's face it even minor league football has a chance to be more profitable than the NHL, that's just how popular professional football is. 

 

Forget the fact a hockey owner just prolonged the league by paying less money for the entire league than his hockey team and another guy just had to pay $500 million for an expansion team, just look at how many profitable minor league football leagues there are right now.

 

(It only has three upvotes and the only two comments responding to it are not agreeing with him)

 

(I also do think there are people in places in the States which would watch minor league football over the NHL, I would rather watch the WHL over the AAF, but to think it could be more profitable than one of the big 4 is crazy)

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Does Raleigh even want a team? See Skyhawks, Raleigh. 

 

Will the league expand to 10 next year? If they are smart, they will keep it at 8.

 

I really like what Ron Jaworski is doing with the Arena League – starting (again) slowly...getting Ted Leonis on board...building rivalries. AC/Philly, Baltimore/Washington. I wish Tampa Bay and Orlando were still around. 

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5 minutes ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Does Raleigh even want a team? See Skyhawks, Raleigh. 

 

Will the league expand to 10 next year? If they are smart, they will keep it at 8.

 

I really like what Ron Jaworski is doing with the Arena League – starting (again) slowly...getting Ted Leonis on board...building rivalries. AC/Philly, Baltimore/Washington. I wish Tampa Bay and Orlando were still around. 

 

The Arena League is half Jaworski and half Leonsis. 

 

Reddit believes that the league will expand next year.....if there is a next year, also with crazy suggestions like West Virginia and Idaho. 

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8 minutes ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Does Raleigh even want a team? See Skyhawks, Raleigh. 

 

Will the league expand to 10 next year? If they are smart, they will keep it at 8.

 

I really like what Ron Jaworski is doing with the Arena League – starting (again) slowly...getting Ted Leonis on board...building rivalries. AC/Philly, Baltimore/Washington. I wish Tampa Bay and Orlando were still around. 

 

Their poorly edited media guide mentioned the possibility of expansion teams in 2020. 

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Just now, dfwabel said:

Their poorly edited media guide mentioned the possibility of 12 teams in 2020. 

Yes and the Columbus owner said he could see the league triple in size. Jaworski is smart though. Everyone is hopping Cleveland comes back and that was part of the reason for Columbus.

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2 minutes ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Yes and the Columbus owner said he could see the league triple in size. Jaworski is smart though. Everyone is hopping Cleveland comes back and that was part of the reason for Columbus.

 

I just want a 32 team Arena League where half of the teams are owned by Jaworski and half are owned by Leonsis. 

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1 minute ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Yes and the Columbus owner said he could see the league triple in size. Jaworski is smart though. Everyone is hopping Cleveland comes back and that was part of the reason for Columbus.

If you like to discuss the Arena League, please go there.  I was answering your AAF expansion plans.

 

It is here on page 4. 

http://sg-dbooks.com/AAF/2019-Media-Guide/4/#zoom=z

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3 minutes ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Yeah, and what cities will the AAFL add? Will they go to Mexico and Canada? 

 

Columbus and Raleigh

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3 minutes ago, NYC Cosmos said:

Yeah, and what cities will the AAFL add? Will they go to Mexico and Canada? 

Time will tell.  If you want to really get into that, just post in the pinned "Realignment" thread.  

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27 minutes ago, monkeypower said:
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Also let's face it even minor league football has a chance to be more profitable than the NHL, that's just how popular professional football is. 

 

HAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH, ya the AAF is more profitable than hockey even though it makes hundreds of dollars in Canada, I don't think they have a chance to top Canadian Football. These fans are crazy!

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