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While the AAF doesn't have the deepest talent pool in the world, people still love football, right? Well, that's what they want you to think, but it turns out more people show up to the pick-up basketball game at the local YMCA than AAF games.

According to Mike Florio, the official attendance of the AAF's Week 2 matchup between the Atlanta Legends and the San Diego Fleet reached a sizable 20,019. With the help of modern technology (a cell phone camera), we can see that the stands don't quite tell the same story.

Also, if you look at this photo during the game, it definitely doesn't look like 20K fans are there. 

Atlanta Legends v San Diego Fleet

Maybe it was the embarrassing six points the Fleet scored in its first game against San Antonio in Week 1. It could even be the city of San Diego boycotting football after the departure of their beloved Chargers for LA. Whatever the reason may be, all those football fans missed out on the greatest no-look pass of 2019.

Nearly everyone except the XFL wants the AAF to succeed. There is a need for a minor league football pipeline, and this league can fill that void. What we don't need is owners buying up all the seats in the stadium to boost numbers. Hopefully, we can get more accurate numbers in the future so we can see what the longevity of this league will actually be.


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