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The History of the USFL

Article By on 16th July, 2009

... an American professional football league that competed for three seasons. While it lost $163 million in that time, it is considered to be the strongest rival league to the NFL dominance of American football since the old AFL.

In the end, this is a story about a league that had a plan, failed to follow that plan, and let arrogance, new brash millionaire owners, weak central leadership, and the NFL itself beat it into submission.

The USFL was the dream of a New Orleans antiques dealer David Dixon. Dixon had been instrumental of bringing the Saints into the NFL in 1965, but saw football as not only a fall sport but a sport fro spring and summer as well.

Dixon spent the next 15 years studying the latest two challenges to the NFL do...

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