Eminem says allowing the players to fight will be key to the AAF's success.
The Alliance of American Football league has provided diehard football fans with a means to quench their thirst during the draught between the Super Bowl in February and the start of NFL training camp in July.
Among those who have tuned in to the AAF during their inaugural season is Eminem, who recently submitted a few suggestions for how the league can improve moving forward.
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For starters, Em says allowing the players to fight, like in hockey, will be key to the league's success. Secondly, get a team in Detroit.
The Detroit-native tweeted the following at the league's official twitter account:
PLEASE ENTERTAIN THIS THOUGHT REGARDING THE @AAFIRON@AAFEXPRESS GAME: ALLOWING THE PLAYERS TO ACTUALLY FIGHT WOULD BE KEY TO LEAGUE’S SUCCESS LIKE HOCKEY, I WOULD WATCH EVERY GAME (EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO DETROIT TEAM YET - HINT). DON'T BLOW IT. SINCERELY, MARSHALL"
The request didn't go unnoticed. Charlie Ebersol, the CEO and co-founder of the AAF, responded moments after Em hit send on the tweet.
The AAF currently consists of eight teams, including the Memphis Express, Birmingham Iron, San Diego Fleet, Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake City Stallions, San Antonio Commanders, Atlanta Legends and Orlando Apollos.
The four-team playoff will be held on the weekend of April 20 with the higher-seeded teams hosting semifinals. The championship game will be held on April 27 in the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.