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Current NFL CBA ends after 2020. AAF in the mix?

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The NFLPA is already telling players to "save money" in preparation for a 2021 strike.  TV ratings are down.  Super Bowl ratings are down.  Fans seem to be  more interested in Free agency and the Draft than the 16 games over a Sunday, Monday & Thursday.  Games are getting boring.  Players salaries are going up.  Commercial rates are going up.

 

When will this lovely little bubble burst?  It's just entertainment - that's it.   AND - that's where the AAF comes in.

 

IF there is a strike what better group to take over the TV dead space?  NFL head coaches, NFL Management and the NFL Network already showing the games.  Why do the players have to be mega-millionaires to play professional football?  There are so many great athletes that just don't get a shot.

 

What do you think ???

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It feels like you made a bunch up to create a soap opera narrative 

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19 minutes ago, PUNT750 said:

The NFLPA is already telling players to "save money" in preparation for a 2021 strike.  TV ratings are down.  Super Bowl ratings are down.  Fans seem to be  more interested in Free agency and the Draft than the 16 games over a Sunday, Monday & Thursday.  Games are getting boring.  Players salaries are going up.  Commercial rates are going up.

 

When will this lovely little bubble burst?  It's just entertainment - that's it.   AND - that's where the AAF comes in.

 

IF there is a strike what better group to take over the TV dead space?  NFL head coaches, NFL Management and the NFL Network already showing the games.  Why do the players have to be mega-millionaires to play professional football?  There are so many great athletes that just don't get a shot.

 

What do you think ???

A) The AAF has no chance of overtaking the NFL.

 

B) In the event that the impossible occurred, players in said league would be paid in accordance with the revenue generated.

 

C) NFL players are multi millionaires because people want to watch premier athletes play football and they'll pay for it in a multitude of ways. It's called capitalism.

 

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29 minutes ago, PUNT750 said:

The NFLPA is already telling players to "save money" in preparation for a 2021 strike.  TV ratings are down.  Super Bowl ratings are down.  Fans seem to be  more interested in Free agency and the Draft than the 16 games over a Sunday, Monday & Thursday.  Games are getting boring.  Players salaries are going up.  Commercial rates are going up.

 

When will this lovely little bubble burst?  It's just entertainment - that's it.   AND - that's where the AAF comes in.

 

IF there is a strike what better group to take over the TV dead space?  NFL head coaches, NFL Management and the NFL Network already showing the games.  Why do the players have to be mega-millionaires to play professional football?  There are so many great athletes that just don't get a shot.

 

What do you think ???

 

Says "Practice Squad" under you name...fitting.

 

Bad info in it and also the AAF is as much of a threat to the NFL as Canada is to invading and taking over the US.

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This was tough to follow. From the title I thought you meant that the NFL would try to work some AAF clause into the next CBA. The AAF is not trying, and will never try to, compete with the NFL. When they try, the league will have zero chance of success. They know it has to be a partnership and cooperation with the NFL. The first point that dispels your theory is the time frame. The AAF doesn’t even run the same time as the NFL, and they will not adjust it just for one possible lockout season. 

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29 minutes ago, BillsSB2020 said:

A) The AAF has no chance of overtaking the NFL.

 

B) In the event that the impossible occurred, players in said league would be paid in accordance with the revenue generated.

 

C) NFL players are multi millionaires because people want to watch premier athletes play football and they'll pay for it in a multitude of ways. It's called capitalism.

 

You're misunderstanding me.  The AAF IS the NFL. The current NFL players get paid millions only because the Players Assoc. promotes them to be "stars". 

26 minutes ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

Says "Practice Squad" under you name...fitting.

 

Bad info in it and also the AAF is as much of a threat to the NFL as Canada is to invading and taking over the US.

The AAF is the NFL - - - look into it!  Why would the games be on the NFL Network?

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1 hour ago, PUNT750 said:

There are so many great athletes that just don't get a shot.

It's pretty apparent 90% of the AAF guys aren't up to NFL level. Especially offensively. I like having farm leagues like NFL Europe, CFL to get those guys that do slip through the cracks.. Cameron Wake, Flutie, Warner, Delhomme, Warren Moon.

 

There's definitely guys that completely slip through the cracks but certainly not enough for a league to take over whatsoever. Best case scenario they can get some sort of NFL affiliation designation I guess? To be profitable and farm quality talent to get bought out and sort of be like a more effective version of the NFL Europe model.

 

Keep it primarily in the South too. They were smart picking markets. Can't go wrong picking teams in any decent sized city in Florida or Texas alone without an NFL team.

 

23 minutes ago, PUNT750 said:

The AAF is the NFL - - - look into it!  Why would the games be on the NFL Network?

Oh well that already answers my points ^ I think it'sa great idea all around for the reason you mentioned. NFL Europe was great as a farm league. It just really shouldn't have been in Europe lol.

 

I'm apparent why the AAF isn't making it's NFL affiliation more important. Should be a decent marketing idea to show the fans.. unless posing as an alternate league has it's merit.

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11 minutes ago, PUNT750 said:

You're misunderstanding me.  The AAF IS the NFL. The current NFL players get paid millions only because the Players Assoc. promotes them to be "stars".

I understand you perfectly well. What you're saying is that you don't want athletes to get paid commensurate with the revenue they generate.

 

Not quite sure if you're serious or not, but this is silly.

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Fans are more interested in the free agency and the draft than actual games??? :wacko:

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4 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:

Fans are more interested in the free agency and the draft than actual games??? :wacko:

 

Really, this isn't the NBA you know!

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8 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:

Fans are more interested in the free agency and the draft than actual games??? :wacko:

That's good for the Bills since we're ALWAYS winning the offseason

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The AAF is the NFL? It's

ridiculous that I didn't realize that sooner.

obviously the

lovely

little bubble is about to burst.

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1 hour ago, PUNT750 said:

The NFLPA is already telling players to "save money" in preparation for a 2021 strike.  TV ratings are down.  Super Bowl ratings are down.  Fans seem to be  more interested in Free agency and the Draft than the 16 games over a Sunday, Monday & Thursday.  Games are getting boring.  Players salaries are going up.  Commercial rates are going up.

 

When will this lovely little bubble burst?  It's just entertainment - that's it.   AND - that's where the AAF comes in.

 

IF there is a strike what better group to take over the TV dead space?  NFL head coaches, NFL Management and the NFL Network already showing the games.  Why do the players have to be mega-millionaires to play professional football?  There are so many great athletes that just don't get a shot.

 

What do you think ???

 

What do we think about what?  I really don't understand what you are trying to say here.  Are you suggesting NFL players are gonna wake up and decide to forego large multi million dollar contracts, $20m, $50m, $100m contracts just to make $250,000 over 3 years to play a more violent version of football in the AAF?  

 

Never going to happen.  The only people who will ever play in the AAF are guys who don't have an NFL job.  Any NFL players on strike will remain on strike and enjoy the time off, not risk injury playing a season in the AAF for less than they make for one game in the NFL.  

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1 hour ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

Says "Practice Squad" under you name...fitting.

 

Bad info in it and also the AAF is as much of a threat to the NFL as Canada is to invading and taking over the US.

Thats what we let you think.............Mwahaha!!!!

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I think the aaf and nfl are going to become officially linked at that point- PS dudes will be linked to a team in league or some such thing. AAF is not coming near NFL and i like AAF.

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2 hours ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

Says "Practice Squad" under you name...fitting.

 

Bad info in it and also the AAF is as much of a threat to the NFL as Canada is to invading and taking over the US.

 

But I *WANT* Canada to invader US, take us over and make us civilized.

 

I could see AAF players joining teams crossing picket lines but AAF will not take over TV slot.

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Nah. People won't care.

 

If there's one thing we know about American fans it's that they're only secondarily interested in pro leagues that are not at the highest level.

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7 hours ago, PUNT750 said:

The NFLPA is already telling players to "save money" in preparation for a 2021 strike.  TV ratings are down.  Super Bowl ratings are down.  Fans seem to be  more interested in Free agency and the Draft than the 16 games over a Sunday, Monday & Thursday.  Games are getting boring.  Players salaries are going up.  Commercial rates are going up.

 

When will this lovely little bubble burst?  It's just entertainment - that's it.   AND - that's where the AAF comes in.

 

IF there is a strike what better group to take over the TV dead space?  NFL head coaches, NFL Management and the NFL Network already showing the games.  Why do the players have to be mega-millionaires to play professional football?  There are so many great athletes that just don't get a shot.

 

What do you think ???

Because the owners make billions on the players

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7 hours ago, BillsSB2020 said:

A) The AAF has no chance of overtaking the NFL.

 

B) In the event that the impossible occurred, players in said league would be paid in accordance with the revenue generated.

 

C) NFL players are multi millionaires because people want to watch premier athletes play football and they'll pay for it in a multitude of ways. It's called capitalism.

 

Have you happened to notice AAF is being promoted by the NFL.  The players already get paid enough.  They are a bunch of greedy *******

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7 hours ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

Says "Practice Squad" under you name...fitting.

 

Bad info in it and also the AAF is as much of a threat to the NFL as Canada is to invading and taking over the US.

 

...uh oh.....we need another wall.......

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10 hours ago, PUNT750 said:

You're misunderstanding me.  The AAF IS the NFL. The current NFL players get paid millions only because the Players Assoc. promotes them to be "stars". 

The AAF is the NFL - - - look into it!  Why would the games be on the NFL Network?

 

 

Because it's free programming for a 24 hr sports network?

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If the AAF demonstrates viability - lasting more than three seasons without teams in financial trouble - I foresee it becoming the developmental league for NFL front office, coaches, players and referees.  The NFL is the only major professional sport that lacks minor league infrastructure for its personnel.  

 

It's a win/win for the NFL.  They get to expand rosters, football is on TV nearly the entire year, the NFL is in smaller markets, and perhaps even the quality of personnel will be improved if there is a stop between the college and pro game.  I also see it as a way to keep NFL players who get into trouble in the game until they can get back into the league.

 

 

 

 

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What I think is hilarious is the idea that the NFLPA is planning on a strike! What do they want now? They’ve already gotten rid of tackling, practicing in pads, and a whole bunch of offseason requirements. What now?  Come on man!

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