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A most entertaining MAFL game is being played many weeks after the season finale.
This game involves attacks and volleys aimed straight at the Titans, but unlike Aero Football, these focus on the possible reasons why their dominating season did not translate to success.
The latest entrant to the game is one Gibb Brubeck, the former Operations Director from Titans’ head office.
Brubeck claims Titans’ owner Kamden Lewis was aggressively looking to sell the Titans. This distracting tone from the top was ultimately the trickle down theme that contributed to the demise of the Titans’ championship aspirations.
Were the Titans for Sale?
At 82 years of age, club owner Kamden Lewis isn’t getting any younger. His lifetime achievements put other billionaires to shame – from the tech empire he build from the ground up, to championing the independent consortium for Mars colonization that realized San Olympus, to funding the start-up of MAFL and the creation of the Titans franchise.
While no clear succession plan is evident, the Lewis Empire is in no financial trouble according to its latest financial statements.
Brubeck however, points back to the fan appreciation night Kamden held as the genesis for talks with prospective buyers.
“The night was nothing more than an orchestrated sales platform for target prospects: Chen Tzu of the Tiangong, Darius Johnson of Columbia Hills, and Daniel Efferton of San Olympus”, said Brubeck. “These guys have also been tied to Lewis’ strip mine scandal. You just have to put 1 and 1 together to see something was cooking.”
In response, Lewis' lawyer issued this statement, “Mr. Brubeck was recently released from his duties with the Titans organization. Clearly he did not take the separation well. Mr. Lewis has no intention of selling the Titans."
Titans Manager, Salgado, also shared his skepticism of Brubeck’s allegations.
“I never got that impression from my interactions with Mr. Lewis”, said Salgado, “ In his frequent visits to the club house, there wasn’t any indication that he was looking to sell. He’s deeply passionate about the sport, about San Olympus, and about Mars, so it makes little sense to me that he would consider flipping the club mid-schedule in our first season.”
When reached for comment, Efferton added, “I’ve never heard of this Brubeck guy. How would someone so junior be privy to any of Mr. Lewis’ business affairs?”
Perhaps MAFL Commissioner Aiger Masing put it best: “If you look at Mr. Lewis’ track record, he has always been about building something larger than himself. Even if he had such intentions, when it comes down to why the Titans didn't win the championship, the simple matter of fact is this – the Comets were the better team that day.”