Not only did this new league have the balls to air almost a week after the super bowl, but they were also successful.
Overnight Nielsen Ratings ended up showing that the league-opening regionally televised games on CBS were the highest rated telecast of the night, drawing more viewers than an NBA game on ABC in the same time slot.
And I think what feels more refreshing is how they are even approaching marketing. They want to do less pointless commercials and more football.
Thoughts after the first half of play for the #AAF . Still just as relatively exciting as the NFL and get to watch sub par QB’s get smoked by essentially NFL defenses. Oh yeah, and the best part, I don’t have to see Aaron Rodgers’ face every 10 mins for a State Farm commercial
This also means less time staring at a screen and less bullshit.
I’m sorry NFL, the AAF is a rival that you could have avoided had you just listened to your fans.
Now let’s hope they don’t take all your players on the league.
Players are on 3 year $250,000 contracts, non-guaranteed. No agents. All salaries equal. The league also pays for their living expenses. Contracts also include incentives for community service and fan engagement as well. #aaf