USFL Aims to Get Back on Track

National Football Post

First, a little history lesson...

Over the course of the decades, many professional football leagues have been formed. Very few have been successful. The All-America Football Conference, which operated from 1944 to 1949, brought the Cleveland Browns and Otto Graham into the National Football League (NFL). The Foolish Club, the self-described nickname taken by the owners of the eight original American Football League franchises, including Texas billionaires Lamar Hunt and Bud Adams, Jr., merged with the NFL after a successful decade of the 1960s. Since then, groups have started up, failed…played a little, failed…and been the brainchild of many. Most have carved out the fall as the time of the year to play.

And then, along came the United States...

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