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herns wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:56 pm https://twitter.com/usfl/status/1462582 ... 80225?s=21

USFL will be on the herd tomorrow
Good catch Herns!

Has anyone seen any USFL promos on Fox Sports yet?
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4th&long wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:08 pm
herns wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:56 pm https://twitter.com/usfl/status/1462582 ... 80225?s=21

USFL will be on the herd tomorrow
Good catch Herns!

Has anyone seen any USFL promos on Fox Sports yet?
I think this is their first from fox. Pereira mentioned the USFL on pat mcafees show about a month ago but it wasn’t much
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USFL - Philadelphia Stars

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https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/usfl-te ... 11122.html

>> Philadelphia is getting a new professional football team … sort of.

The Philadelphia Stars will make their return as one of eight teams in the inaugural season of the United States Football League, which is scheduled to begin play in April 2022. The league made the announcement Monday afternoon on FS1′s The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

If the name is familiar, that’s because the Philadelphia Stars were also a franchise in the original USFL, which launched in 1983 and lasted three seasons. The league consisted of 12 teams, including the Stars, who played two seasons at Veterans Stadium before moving to Baltimore. <<

Philly will get into this - Eagles SB win may hurt a bit, but its a FB town.
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Pretty skeptical from Sports Illustrated.
https://www.si.com/nfl/talkoffame/nfl/f ... 8saNkkTRgM

"Are you ready for some (more) football? FOX is literally betting that you are even though you keep saying you aren’t."
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laxtreme56 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:07 pm Pretty skeptical from Sports Illustrated.
https://www.si.com/nfl/talkoffame/nfl/f ... 8saNkkTRgM

"Are you ready for some (more) football? FOX is literally betting that you are even though you keep saying you aren’t."
That article didn’t just seem anti spring football, there was some lines that were just anti football
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4th&long wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:35 am

Philly will get into this - Eagles SB win may hurt a bit, but its a FB town.
The Stars underperformed in attendance in the old USFL, given the outstanding teams it had. It played boring football but that's forgiven in the Northeast as long as you win.

It's forgotten that it moved to "Baltimore" in 1985 to supposedly avoid head-to-head competition with the Eagles in the planned switch to fall. But it didn't draw well anyplace at all. In reality its new home was the Univ. of Maryland's stadium on the border of the District of Columbia. You can actually get there using the DC subway system, so it was closer to the District than Redskins Park. Thus this still put it in conflict with an NFL market, and it went badly.
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herns wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:04 pm
laxtreme56 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:07 pm Pretty skeptical from Sports Illustrated.
https://www.si.com/nfl/talkoffame/nfl/f ... 8saNkkTRgM

"Are you ready for some (more) football? FOX is literally betting that you are even though you keep saying you aren’t."
That article didn’t just seem anti spring football, there was some lines that were just anti football
When he starts off with the years-old "Trump bankruptcy" tripe (when the league was already tens of millions in the hole when he got in) you know what you're in for, and, as expected, it's not good.

The "best" of:
After its inaugural season the USFL looked like it might have found a niche for itself but its owners, led by the blustering Trump, quickly overreached, expanding from six teams to 18 despite receiving only $13 million in annual television revenue.
There's not a league in existence that ever expanded by 12 teams. Merger, sure, but not actual expansion (the NBA doubled back in the late 60s, but the most they ever added in one season was three). I'm sure he gets the "Well he meant by six to 18" benefit of the doubt here :roll:

Of course the constant back-and-forth to what the USFL actually was: Was it a money-losing failure that couldn't keep interest? Or was it a star-studded alternative to the NFL that Trump and Eddie Einhorn drove into the ground? But I guess that's how today's media works, you can make two totally opposing viewpoints both right! :roll: :roll:

And last but not least (triple roll coming) effects of the pandemic. The NFL lost about $4B from it--I guess as a shot to why the XFL didn't play on, hardly unscathed (although as I said a year ago, they and the other ten-figure leagues could withstand it, the startups hardly have that luxury) :roll: :roll: :roll:

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super390 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:32 pm It's forgotten that it moved to "Baltimore" in 1985 to supposedly avoid head-to-head competition with the Eagles in the planned switch to fall. But it didn't draw well anyplace at all. In reality its new home was the Univ. of Maryland's stadium on the border of the District of Columbia. You can actually get there using the DC subway system, so it was closer to the District than Redskins Park. Thus this still put it in conflict with an NFL market, and it went badly.
I think the Stars were basically kicked out of the Vet; they didn't really want to leave. College Park is firmly in the D.C. metro area. As if wearing a star on the helmet and the name Baltimore in D.C. wasn't bad enough, they had to follow the Federals and to deal with the Redskins, who were aggressively anti-USFL.
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