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    Re: Alliance of American Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    And then there was no more.

    Unfortunately it appears like the AAF will be closing its doors, without getting to finish its inaugural season, starting with 'suspending all football operations' today. This doesn't seal its fate but it's pretty damn close. Looks like the XFL will go on with no competition in 2020.
    Now the XFL has to really show them up by managing to stick around for at least 9 games.
    Everything will surely be alright.



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    Re: Alliance of American Football Thread

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/04/02/aa...all-tom-dundon

    Here’s how we got to this point, according to a pair of AAF sources who requested anonymity in order to speak freely on the matter: The decision to shut the league down was made by controlling owner Tom Dundon. Dundon, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, pledged an investment of $250 million into the league back in February, at the time promising founding members Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian that he would keep them afloat for the foreseeable future. Ebersol and Polian have spent the last few days frantically searching for a plan B, especially given that the league had a prime television spot on CBS for this coming Saturday (just before the first Final Four matchup, with a game featuring perpetual football curiosity Johnny Manziel at quarterback).

    Dundon, one source said, became enamored with the idea of utilizing younger players from the NFL, which, according to the source, ended up becoming a caveat to his investment despite positive discussions but no firm agreement between the AAF and the NFL Player’s Association. Dundon, apparently without checking with either Polian or Ebersol, expressed these concerns in an interview to USA Today last week, sending shockwaves throughout the league.
    Take that of what you will, but that's a shit thing to do to a start up league.

    There's also this rumor going around.

    If this is true, then Tom Dundon is an absolute bastard of a human being for killing a lot of players' hopes and dreams.

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    Re: Alliance of American Football Thread

    The fact that the asshole didn't even pay for the players' travel back has me easily buying into that rumor. And quite frankly, the idea that anyone would think practice squad players would make the difference is pretty silly, especially for a billionaire sports owner who should know better. That sounds like a copout & his actions show that he's a snake.

    Plus it just doesn't make sense to end it now with the CBS slots starting.


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    Re: Alliance of American Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/04/02/aa...all-tom-dundon



    Take that of what you will, but that's a shit thing to do to a start up league.

    There's also this rumor going around.

    If this is true, then Tom Dundon is an absolute bastard of a human being for killing a lot of players' hopes and dreams.
    If the story's true he should seriously get his ass kicked. Seriously. He screwed the fans and players over with false hope and broken promises by simply shutting it down without getting anything back. Also, he wanted to be cute by signing Manziel to draw ratings in the league, and the fact that he still sucks ass. This makes me fucking angry reading this entire story, cause I had high hopes for the leagues. Nice going dickhead (talking about Dundon).
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