Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Doug Flutie, Herschel Walker and Donald Trump. Memphis showboats and the stars of Philadelphia. Then Baltimore. And the Los Angeles Express playing the Washington Federals, and all those Fed-Ex jokes …
Naw, that was the spring pro pigskin league that existed amazingly between 1983 and ’85 (linked here and linked here) and stole players from the NFL draft … until the league ran out of cash, then sold off players to the “other” league, and they became Hall of Famers.
Prepare for USFL Version 2.0. In 2010. No kidding.
A new website has magically appeared (linked here) without much media notice, but that’s just the start. According to our sources, Tom Ramsey, the former Kennedy High, UCLA and Express quarterback, is among those calling the shots in a San Diego-based leadership group trying to get this 10-team, 16-game schedule going again this spring. There are currently no plans for an L.A.-based team, but one will be in San Diego.
A new USFL fan site has already been launched as well (linked here).
A full announcement could come as early as the end of this week with more details.
This is not to be confused with the new UFL — United Football League (linked here), that four-team thing where “future stars come to play” set to start Oct. 8. Nor is it to be mistaken for the United States Fight League (linked here).