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    100% correct on live mics. Would be gold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    The one possibility that could impact college FB:

    the NFL buys out the AAF and decides to use it as a true 'minor league.' Under this scenario, college players who want to leave school early could play for the AAF for 2 or 3 years to gain experience and wait for a shot at the NFL.

    I'm not suggesting that tons of college players would bolt, but all it would take is for a few top-caliber players to jump to have an impact.

    And, if I wanted to be cynical - when you have college players skipping bowl games to "prepare for the NFL," it's not that big of a leap to skip a college season to play in the AAF and prepare for the NFL that way.
    The AAF is already a full partner with the NFL...and using it as a minor league...
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    Gopher football fan since 1924. DNA-wise.

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    Im not quite sure why articles keep bringing up Trevor Lawrence. I read one last night where they said Lawrence could skip next year, and the join the other league thats starting up for one year. That sounds like the worst possible scenario for a highly touted QB prospect. A player of Lawrence's caliber wouldn't be the test subject to see if it ups a players value. Great way to generate clicks though by those websites.

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    From The Athletic

    On​ Feb.​ 9,​ the Alliance of​ American​ Football​ (AAF) had a successful debut, drawing about 3.25​ million​ viewers​ on​ CBS,​​ a number that surprisingly exceeded those from a prominent NBA game (Thunder-Rockets) being played at the same time.

    Less than a week later, multiple sources told The Athletic, the new league’s existence was in jeopardy.

    According to the sources, there was one enormous problem, one that became obvious even before the AAF’s second weekend (Feb. 16-17) of games: The league was running short on cash, and quickly. Without new investors, there was a good chance it was going to miss payroll last Friday.

    “Without a new, nine-figure investor, nobody is sure what would have happened,” one source said. “You can always tell people their checks are going to be a little late, but how many are going to show up on the weekend for games when they don’t see anything hit their bank accounts on Friday?”

    On Tuesday, multiple sources told The Athletic, the AAF will announce that Carolina Hurricanes majority owner Tom Dundon, a self-made billionaire from Dallas, has become that nine-figure investor. Dundon will be introduced as the league’s new chairman after last week’s commitment of $250 million enabled the AAF to meet its obligations.

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    Other leagues will not change the NFL. It will change itself. College will not be affected enough to change our norm, at least not in a negative way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDaveLee View Post
    From The Athletic

    On​ Feb.​ 9,​ the Alliance of​ American​ Football​ (AAF) had a successful debut, drawing about 3.25​ million​ viewers​ on​ CBS,​​ a number that surprisingly exceeded those from a prominent NBA game (Thunder-Rockets) being played at the same time.

    Less than a week later, multiple sources told The Athletic, the new league’s existence was in jeopardy.

    According to the sources, there was one enormous problem, one that became obvious even before the AAF’s second weekend (Feb. 16-17) of games: The league was running short on cash, and quickly. Without new investors, there was a good chance it was going to miss payroll last Friday.

    “Without a new, nine-figure investor, nobody is sure what would have happened,” one source said. “You can always tell people their checks are going to be a little late, but how many are going to show up on the weekend for games when they don’t see anything hit their bank accounts on Friday?”

    On Tuesday, multiple sources told The Athletic, the AAF will announce that Carolina Hurricanes majority owner Tom Dundon, a self-made billionaire from Dallas, has become that nine-figure investor. Dundon will be introduced as the league’s new chairman after last week’s commitment of $250 million enabled the AAF to meet its obligations.
    Good Lord, worse than I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    The AAF is already a full partner with the NFL...and using it as a minor league...
    From this article it doesn't seem like there is any sort of agreement between the NFL and AAF currently. https://www.profootballweekly.com/20...sense/ak9louf/
    It talks about the potential for it happening though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompous Elitist View Post
    Good Lord, worse than I thought.
    How is it physically possible to make schedules, make commitments, etc. for a whole season worth of games .... but only have money to do a week's worth of games?? Isn't that just called "lying" or "fraud" ??

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    Something doesn’t smell right. IIRC the stories leading up to the first game talked about how they were going to do it right, in it for the long haul, putting out a quality product yet they have cash flow problems before the first coin flip. As always the inner circle will get paid even if the various business entities fold and employees and associated vendors are left holding the bag. The investors may not be happy either.

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