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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Corky Bucek, Oct 4, 2018.
Trent is just a TD machine
Iron defense is great in the red zone. And this league is full of drops.
Clearly a reason these guys aren't in the league.
Bama gonna be tough to beat. Good defense. Best QB in the league.
Iron are 3-0 heading back to the Old Gray Lady to host San Antonio. This feels like a season for the history books, folks.
That Iron D travels. Have you seen a coach adjust like Tim Lewis?
Damnit I took the under
Fleet are whooping that ass
Good. I took the Fleet -2.5
San Diego fans have to feel pretty cucked getting downgraded from Chargers to Fleet in like 2 years
Mike Martz in the shiny Fleet letter jacket
What is MLS average number
Last season averaged 21,875. So the first couple weeks were comparable. This week wasn't a good sign though.
Trent Richardson in the post game interview “I play every play like it’s 4th and one.”
No wonder he averages 2 yards a carry
Standard right of passage
Turned my Fleets game off at half last night because it just wasn’t fair for us to dominate a far lesser team.
So did everyone get paid this week? And I mean the players, not the gamblers
Atlanta Legends 100/1 lmao
He doesnt even know their name?
I'd be surprised if Johnny ended up in the AAF. It's not really there for guys who failed because of character issues.
He definitely can't be in the XFL because Vince has a strict no-criminal policy.
None of that now, there are plenty of other threads for that. This thread is pure like the football played in the AAF
Who would he play for? Memphis? San Antonio?
The man who clicks on the spoiler, cannot complain about the contents therein. Hey, it could have been a penis.
I think San Antonio would get the first shot, but I'm not sure.
Yeah he’d be allocated to San Antonio. They could pass or trade him
Isn’t each team assigned a cfl team though? Who has Montreal?
Yes, but first allocation level is your college team.
I always just assume it is a penis actually
Lawsuit alleges 'conspiracy' behind founding of VC-backed AAF
By Kevin Dowd
February 26, 2019
An entrepreneur and VC veteran named Robert Vanech has filed a lawsuit alleging Charlie Ebersol stole the idea for the newly launched Alliance of American Football, claiming Vanech and Ebersol were actually co-creators of the league and that Vanech is owed a 50% ownership stake.
The suit was filed last Friday, just a few days after the AAF received a $250 million commitment from Tom Dundon, a subprime lending tycoon and the owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. Dundon is also the creator of Dundon Capital Partners, a Dallas-based firm that invests in private equity and credit.
The AAF didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The league issued a statement to other media outlets saying "Mr. Vanech's claim is without merit," and that "[t]here was never any agreement, oral or written, between Mr. Vanech and Mr. Ebersol relating to The Alliance."
Since the announcement of its formation last year, the AAF has pitched itself as the brainchild of Ebersol (the son of famed NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol) and Bill Polian, a longtime presence in NFL front offices. But Vanech's lawsuit presents a different story, claiming Vanech approached Charlie Ebersol with the idea for a new football league in February 2017 and that the two had a handshake agreement to evenly divide the league's equity. The document claims that Vanech is responsible for many of the AAF's notable innovations, including the idea of assigning former college stars to local AAF teams, an emphasis on Big Data and the league's focus on an in-game app.
The suit—which you can read in full here—goes on to paint a picture of the AAF's early days, with Ebersol and Vanech both seemingly caught up in the heady rush of creating a new sports league from scratch. The suit includes a screenshot dated March 2017 that allegedly shows a proposed a cap table for the AAF that includes a 50/50 split of equity between Vanech and Ebersol, as well as documents supposedly shared with possible investors that list Vanech as the league's CFO and COO.
Vanech alleges that everything started to change in May 2017, when Ebersol met with Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures about investing in the AAF. Ebersol allegedly told Vanech that any money from Rabois would come "with certain conditions," including that Rabois might take over the COO position, and that Rabois wanted to re-allocate some of Vanech's equity. Vanech believed the talks were in good faith at the time, but the suit now calls them evidence "that a conspiracy had been formed to oust Vanech." By July 2017, per the suit, Ebersol was denying the existence of any agreement with Vanech, claiming they'd had only "exploratory conversations" and "high-level discussions."
It's worth noting that Rabois, who has since announced plans to leave Khosla Ventures for Founders Fund, is listed on the AAF's website as a member of its board of directors. Kevin Freedman, who was a partner at Khosla Ventures alongside Rabois from 2015 to 2017, is now the AAF's COO.
Rabois is named in Vanech's lawsuit as a "co-conspirator."
Vanech is currently the CFO at Trebel Music, an on-demand music startup that was valued at $27 million in 2017. From 2012 to 2014, he was a venture advisor at AITV, which has since rebranded as Sway Ventures.
Week 4 AAF Odds
San Diego Fleet at Memphis Express
Time: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET
Spread: Fleet -6
TV: B/R Live
Orlando Apollos at Salt Lake Stallions
Time: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET
Spread: Apollos -4
TV: NFL Network
San Antonio Commanders at Birmingham Iron
Time: Sunday, 4 p.m. ET
Spread: Iron -7
TV: CBS Sports Network
Atlanta Legends at Arizona Hotshots
Time: Sunday, 8 p.m. ET
Spread: Hotshots -13.5
TV: NFL Network
Party with the head ball coach: Steve Spurrier cruise now accepting reservations
SDS Staff | 2 days ago
If you ever dreamed of going on a cruise with Steve Spurrier, now is your chance to make that dream a reality.
The head coach of Orlando’s Alliance of American Football team is headling an event called the “Steve Spurrier Cruise” that is offering fans an opportunity to hit the high seas with the head ball coach. You can find all of the information on the cruise over at Spurriercruise.com.
Spurrier’s entire AAF coaching staff is scheduled to be on the cruise, as well as some of the players on the team.
Here is a description of the event from the cruise’s website:
Mark your calendar for July 12-15, 2019 for what is certain to be the most fun football event of the year: The Inaugural Steve Spurrier Cruise.
Picture yourself on Royal Caribbean’s beautiful msMariner of the Seas, along with fellow Coach Spurrier fans and his entire coaching staff, having fun and in-depth discussions about The Alliance of American Football, The Apollos, the players and more.
The glorious msMariner of the Seas will be visiting the Bahamas (Nassau and Coco Cay – Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private island) – and while it’s at sea, there will be a tremendous number of all-inclusive exclusives available ONLY to those who reserve a cabin via www.spurriercruise.com.
Exclusive events include Q&A sessions, welcome receptions with the coaches, private excursions, dining with fellow fans and coaches, beach olympics, photo and autograph sessions and plenty of time to schmooze with the Apollos coaches.
Next Week’s Game of the Century between the hated Apollos and the beloved Iron is only available on B/R Live.
Surely they do some negotiating to get a game of this magnitude on real TV, right?
It's definitely hard to imagine that the match up between the only remaining undefeated teams featuring the league's star head coach stays exclusive to Bleacher Report. Would definitely be a PR hit for them.
The Fleet lost to Memphis
Snowing in SLC
Apollos and iron will be shown on TNT
You just knew this had to happen.
Going to the Legends-Hotshots game tomorrow. Got two tickets on the 40 and a t-shirt for $54.
Old Bulls Coach in the snow