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SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby dcpony » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:03 pm

ESPN.com
Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon invests $250M in AAF

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2603 ... s-250m-aaf
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby mtrout » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:51 pm

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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby ponyboy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:44 pm

Dundon is a '93 grad, Economics. Phi Delt
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby Bergermeister » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:31 am

ponyboy wrote:Dundon is a '93 grad, Economics. Phi Delt

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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby dalpony » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:56 am

Don was a member of Phi Gamma Delta (was president) - he was not a Phi Delt as was mentioned in an earlier post :D
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby gostangs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 am

Does it really matter what fraternity he was in 25 years ago? That seems kind of desperate.
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby dalpony » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:55 am

Just trying to correct an incorrect statement
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby ponyboy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:19 am

Appreciate the correction
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby Pony ^ » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:07 am

gostangs wrote:Does it really matter what fraternity he was in 25 years ago? That seems kind of desperate.

If anything, it means that RGT trying to eliminate the greek system over time is a bad move. That is where the $$$$$ is
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby malonish » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 pm

The deal is that it's not 250 mil at once and he can choose to stop funding. He has committed so far to 250 mil if it keeps working out for him.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... nvestment/

Kaplan, citing unnamed sources, called it a “week-to-week” deal, and that Dundon could quit funding the AAF “on almost a moment’s notice."
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby footballdad » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:21 pm

About to crash and burn. No way the NFL is going to give/lend it's players to this garbage league.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/03/27/allia ... tom-rendon
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby BUS » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:24 pm

If you watch it... it is pretty good football. Crowds are not real good in some places but others like San Antonio they get good crowds.

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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby JasonB » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm

They need to play in minor league stadiums in minor league cities and pay minor league salaries.

The challenge is that conflicts with the interests of TV.

What they should do is establish a second draft after the NFL draft and draft players straight out of high school + the remaining players who didn't get picked by the NFL. Use the league as a development league and college bypass and sell the players to NFL teams through a transfer fee like soccer.

Create 10 teams, 5 in Flordia, and 5 in Texas and just play in high school stadiums around the state. Two divisions, Texas and Florida, and the division winners play each other in the championship game. You will make enough money from attendance to break even, get a little money to put the games on ESPN + and from advertising, and your profit comes from signing players straight out of high school and selling them to the NFL.
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Re: SMU Alumnus Invests $250 Million in AAF

Postby DFW HOYA » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:28 pm

Meanwhile, Vince McMahon Jr. cashed in 4% of his WWE stock (a mere $272 million) for the upcoming XFL reboot.

Why is minor-league football so intoxicating for wealthy people?

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