Editorial

XFL Surpassed The AAF In Ticket Sales Revenue Before A Single Game Was Played

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The XFL was already more successful than the Alliance of American Football (AAF) before a single snap of the season was played.

According to Darren Rovell, Vince McMahon’s new league “surpassed ticket sales revenue for the entire season of the AAF.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

I’m not surprised at all the XFL is off to a much better start than the AAF ever was. The marketing for the XFL has been incredible.

It’s all over social media, and there are commercials nonstop on TV. I don’t really remember seeing any of that for the AAF.

 

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The XFL has a ton of energy surrounding it. Everybody is excited and hyped up. When I was at the first game of the year between the DC Defenders and Seattle Dragons, the game had the feel of a major sporting event.

Again, I don’t ever remember getting that vibe from the AAF at all, which is probably why the league was shuttered before the first season was over.

 

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Where the AAF failed, it looks like the XFL will succeed. I can’t wait to see if business keeps booming, but there’s no doubt the XFL is off to a very strong start.