You watching the AAF?
It’s been pretty entertaining. Last night some dude threw a no-look, behind his head pass that actually resulted in a completion:
They're throwing no-look passes in the AAF 😳
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2019
Problem with the AAF is that the league is already struggling financially, just two weeks into the season.
According to David Glenn at The Athletic, the league was dangerously close to not being able to pay its players:
…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.
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.
That’s a lot of money. A quarter of a billion dollars for a fledgling football league that might not even have long-term viability? Dundon is going to remain in his role with the Hurricanes but is now the de facto AAF king as well.
More on the payroll issue from Darren Rovell:
The AAF missed payroll in Week 1. They told agents that it was a glitch with switching to a new administrator. They told players would be paid by today the latest.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 19, 2019
No word yet on week two AAF ratings, but the league did well in week one, with a CBS game beating a Rockets/Thunder game that was airing on ABC. I’d expect that to drop off, but I don’t think you can underestimate the demand for year-round football, and if the audience is there, Dundon might have made a smart investment here.
The AAF features eight teams across the country and includes a number of former Eagles, such as Greg Ward Jr., Dexter McDougle, DeVante Bausby, Ed Reynolds, and Josh Huff.
Check out Huff on this jawn:
Wolford to Josh Huff, 64 yards!!!! pic.twitter.com/tOPRSiXfFi
— #NobodyDied (@ftbeard_17) February 17, 2019
Chip Kelly, that’s your boy.
Michael Vick is the Atlanta Legends’ offensive coordinator and most of the coaches are former NFL guys.
Should Philadelphia have an Alliance of American Football squad?
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