USFL FAQ: What we know and don’t know about the plan to resurrect the league that once tried to battle the NFL

USFL FAQ: What we know and don’t know about the plan to resurrect the league that once tried to battle the NFL

Nostalgia is one of the most powerful (and often lucrative) forces in the universe and is responsible for many of Hollywood’s terrible reboot projects.

It’s nostalgia that’s resurrecting the failed United States Football League, a creature of the early 1980s that was slain after three seasons by a witch’s brew of greed, mismanagement, foolishness, desperation and Donald Trump.

The fallen league, which lasted from 1983-85, over the decades evolved from a simple case of sports business failure into the realm of beloved myth and legend. Americans love the Eighties! Plenty of websites peddle USFL apparel and merch, its vintage Topps trading cards still sell for a nice sum, and the league’s rise and fall fueled a wave of retrospective books and documentaries.

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