NFL Calendar | Can Pro Football Withstand a Return Run By the USFL?
By Evan Brennan, The Football Educator
Do you remember the USFL? Yes, the league from 1983-1987 that once boasted future NFL stars such as Steve Young, Doug Flutie, Hershel Walker, and Reggie White. The same league that sued the NFL for violating the anti-monopoly laws and won $1 from the suits and then was tripled in treble damages to $3. Yes, the same league that folded in 1987 when it had lost a report $187 million.
Well, that league is back . . . well, sort of. According to the newly launched www.theusfl.net, EndZone Sports Management purchased the trademarks for the league and plans for it play annually from March to June in a model that is not be a rival of the NFL, but as a direct supporting minor league system.