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Old 06-07-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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I remember it being billed as a "run and gun" league, compared favorably to the old American Basketball Assocation, and the World Hockey League. Being a Detroit Lions fan, it was only natural to be drawn to the Michigan Panthers.
Marv Levy and George Allen were head coaches in Chicago for the Blitz. Levy was also successful north of the border in the CFL, as well as his NFL career.
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I remember it being billed as a "run and gun" league, compared favorably to the old American Basketball Assocation, and the World Hockey League. Being a Detroit Lions fan, it was only natural to be drawn to the Michigan Panthers.
Marv Levy and George Allen were head coaches in Chicago for the Blitz. Levy was also successful north of the border in the CFL, as well as his NFL career.
As much as I hate the Bills, I always liked Marv Levy.
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: long island,new york
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As much as I hate the Bills, I always liked Marv Levy.
we dont agree on our favorite teams but im sure we hate the same teams lol
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Old 06-09-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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we dont agree on our favorite teams but im sure we hate the same teams lol
That's very true jetsfan. Lets you and I make sure and have a good old fashioned rivalry going this season. If the phins get smacked around by the jets, you can give me all kinds of grief, and vice versa. Whaddya say? I love football rivalries, it's what makes the game sweet.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:29 AM
 
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I remember it being billed as a "run and gun" league, compared favorably to the old American Basketball Assocation, and the World Hockey League. Being a Detroit Lions fan, it was only natural to be drawn to the Michigan Panthers.
Marv Levy and George Allen were head coaches in Chicago for the Blitz. Levy was also successful north of the border in the CFL, as well as his NFL career.
Ah the Chicago Blitz.....

WR Trumain Johnson. My favorite USFL player...
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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I miss the Showboats and the USFL. Great uniform design. Reggie White. Trump killed it with his greed.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Trump would have made the USFL even better than the NFL if he was allowed to, IMHO.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:27 PM
 
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Trump would have made the USFL even better than the NFL if he was allowed to, IMHO.
Sparky.. there was a good 30 for 30 documentary a while back, Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?, that documented the league's rise & fall. It covered Trump's relationship within the league. I thought it was interesting.
One of my favorite aspects of the movie was Jim Kelly (Houston Gambler turned Buffalo Bill) sharing his USFL memories. He was proud of their legacy.

Good memories.., and it took testes to challenge a giant like the NFL.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:41 PM
 
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I loved the usfl, went to many games at Sun devil stadium in Arizona. Year 2 after Arizona and Chicago traded teams from year 1, Arizona coached by Goerge Allen, made the playoffs. Arizona beat, I think, Houston in the first round and then got to play Steve Young and the LA express in the western conference championship. LA had a better record but the game was at sun devil stadium because the LA colusium was being used for something else. Don't remember what, maybe the world cup? Anyway we (az) won and then the one and only time in my life I was part of rushing the field to tear down the goal posts. We failed because the crowd was only 35 or 40 thousand that day. But it was sure fun running around celebrating with the players. Frank Minniefield (anyone remember him from the Browns)was one of our players that I ran into on the field.
One other memory was a game against the New Jersey Generals with Hershel Walker. I had endzone seat real close to the field and Walker was running right toward me but there was a Defender in his way about the 5 yard line. The defender was just set perfect for a tackle but Walker ran straight over him like he was made of cardboard. The tackler was flat on his back and walker just walked in for a touchdown.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Does anyone remember back in the 80's the USFL (United States Football League)

Teams
Arizona Wranglers
Birmingham Stallions
Boston Breakers
Chicago Blitz
Denver Gold
Houston Gamblers
Jacksonville Bulls
Jersey Generals
LA Express
Memphis Showboats
Michigan Panthers
Oakland Invaders
Oklahoma Outlaws
Orlando Renegades
Pittsburg Maulers
San Antonio Gunslingers
Tampa Bay Bandits
Washington Federals

Notable Players...Kelvin Bryant, Joe Cribbs, Marcus Dupree, Doug Flutie, Bobby Hebert, Craig James, Jim Kelley, Mike Rozier, Ricky Sanders, Herschel Walker etc...

I'd love to see a new league in large metro areas without an NFL team......
Don't forget Reggie White who played for the Memphis Showboats before playing for Philadelphia and Green Bay.
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