The AAF Won't Start Manziel Yet. Can Fighting Be the Answer?

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By 92.9 FM ESPN
In an interesting turn of events, mega star Eminem (yes, Eminem) tweeted about a possible solution for the (Alliance of American Football) AAF woes:

DEAR @THEAAF,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

— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 26, 2019

The Memphis Express may have the solution on their roster, but Mike Singletary and the team decided not to start Johnny Football. After a comeback victory for the Express at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Sunday night (3/24) Singletary annointed Brandon Silvers as the team's starting quarterback going forward.

But Manziel has intrigued potential fans with his mic'ed up "b**** a**" drop and his Memphis redemption story. Manziel was once again in the house for the Memphis Grizzlies win Monday night (3/25) at FedExForum. Manziel tweeted back at Eminem.

I got you -- https://t.co/oNXEErCxHD

— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 26, 2019

Fighting is likely not on the horizon for the AAF, given the developmental/fundamental approach by the startup league. But Charlie Ebersol, AAF CEO/Founder, responded that Detroit might make sense for the league:

My life has taken a decidedly surreal turn. #jointhealliance Is @theaaf now headed to #8Mile ? https://t.co/rsi8w5lYoD

— Charlie Ebersol (@CharlieEbersol) March 26, 2019

Next Memphis Express game: Saturday, March 30, at 1:00 p.m. vs. Orlando Apollos (Steve Spurrier's club) at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Live coverage of the AAF and the Memphis Express on 92.9 FM ESPN, Memphis' Sports Station.