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The Alliance of American Football (AAF), the new professional football league that debuted in February, got off to a fast start, but hasn't been able to keep it going. 


After just three weeks of play, the league has experienced payroll issues and ended up selling off a portion of the league to Carolina Hurricanes owner, Tom Dundon. Additionally, the league has even been accused of lying about in-game attendance numbers and their ratings went down dramatically from Week 1 to Week 2. 


Well, on Saturday, during the CBS broadcast, someone (possibly a producer) was caught on a hot mic at the start of the game between the Arizona Hotshots and Salt Lake Stallions saying, "nobody's watching, nobody's listening, nobody cares." 


Ouch. 

It's embarrassing enough when a broadcast leaves on an audio source the public clearly isn't supposed to hear. But when that audio source plays something as damning as that, it's a really bad look, even if that audio is the brutal truth. At least based on the diminishing ratings. 

We'll see if the AAF turns it around and puts a more entertaining product on the field, but if this trend continues, the league's financial problems won't be going away anytime soon.  


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