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Had they asked, we'd tell them the best place to look for the former Arkansas quarterback (1996-99) is War Memorial Stadium, as Team Arkansas will begin preparing in earnest this month for its debut season against five other teams in the AAFL. The league has been designed to capitalize on the excitement of college football while filling the void of the defunct NFL Europe, signing up former college stars with degrees who played in proximity to the franchises.
The whole AAFL marketing scheme is a sort of "relive the memories." (We're not sure if they're addressing the fans or the players; we guess both.) The telemarketing calls with Stoerner's recorded voice have become a bit much.
The AAFL is throwing around cash for salaries and marketing like Monopoly money, and it remains to be seen if the league can remain financially viable if the crowds don't show.
The AAFL plans to have teams in six states: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas.
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