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AAFL On the Outs?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HappyCurmudgeon, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Active Member

    Unfortunately nothing public, just a bit churning around the rumor mill. Apparently the AAFL is either close to or seriously considering shutting down shop before it started. Might be something coming after the weekend.

    For those of you around or working in AAFL markets, I know they've been getting some decent ink. Had anything new come out about the league recently? I know they did some radio deals but were looking at good TV deals.
  2. Mahoney

    Mahoney Member

    As of earlier this week, I was told the franchise near me had sold around a thousand tickets. It's an incredibly stupid idea and always has been, so it wouldn't surprise me.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It was an idiotic idea from the start.

    Thankfully, this might prevent newspapers from getting the "Why ain't you doin' writeups on the AAFL?" phone calls.
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I never thought it had a chance.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Erasable ink, or perhaps water-soluble. Have heard of no deals, no franchise nicknames, nothing.
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I was assigned to do a freelance mag piece on the AAFL.
    Crappity crap, if the league dies, I wonder if I'll still get paid for the work I've done on the story.
    I do know that while the AAFL is running ads, they aren't paying for them. They are swapping tickets and player appearances for the ads. That doesn't seem to be a good sign.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Who were the main financial backers?

    I read that players would make about $100,000 a year.

    Still, kinda dumb.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Good. At least it will put a stop to the cheesy-ass radio commercials informing me I have to get my tickets now, since with "millions of fans and only a limited number of seats" I somehow couldn't find a way to get inside our local 60,000-seat abortion of a stadium deep in the heart of the hood.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I applied for a job with the AAFL and never got a call back. That's like not getting a call back from the local grocery store.
  11. statrat

    statrat Member

    What is the AAFL?
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Mr. Statrat, meet Google.

    All American Football League.
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