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AAF Football Coverage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Readallover, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Readallover

    Readallover New Member

    I see the San Antonio paper is giving decent coverage to its Alliance football team, the Commanders. And the team is drawing decent attendance as well. Anyone have insights into how papers are covering their Alliance teams?
     
  2. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Active Member

    I know the Orlando Sentinel covered their home game pretty well and it looks like they found a stringer for the road game. Having a coach like Spurrier definitely helps with the coverage and interest on a local level.
     
  3. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    I haven't seen, what has the AP been doing for coverage?
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    San Diego and Memphis aren't drawing. Why not play games in smaller stadiums? I checked some of the ticket prices and they're crazy. You'd be better off going $20 for lower bowl and $10 everywhere else and have a family deal for $30.
     
  5. JR119

    JR119 Member

    AP is not covering -- at least it didn't cover the first 2 weeks.
     
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Birmingham had flies for its second game on Saturday.

    That being said. I love the AAF. Gambling paradise. Under hits 75 percent of the time.
     
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  8. Readallover

    Readallover New Member

    How can the league miss payroll? The players earn $250,000 total under their 3-year contracts! I have to fault ESPN for giving minimal coverage to the AAF when it carries a story about a WWE wrestler being selected for its HOF.
     
  9. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

  10. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Why does ESPN need to cover a second-rate football league that is drawing flies by week 2 in some cities?
     
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  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    How do you spend that much time prepping a league, have the names involved that you do and not even be prepped to make payroll in week 2? I figure if you start a league you don't push the "GO" button unless you are prepared to not sell a single ticket the first year - and use all that money to roll back into the league. Is it all just a venture, banking on the NFL buying in?
     
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    AAF gambling winnings spend just the same as NFL gambling winnings.
     
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