By Adam Roberts – 6/3/2021
If you feel like you haven’t gotten your proper fix of the Memphis Showboats these past 36 years, I’ve got some good news for you.
The United States Football League is coming back!
The USFL was created in 1983 and was meant to compete with the NFL, but folded in 1986 largely due to trying to compete directly with the NFL in the fall. USFL officials announced today it will return in the Spring of 2022 with a minimum of eight teams and will have the rights to old team names, including the New Jersey Generals and Oakland Invaders. At the time, the New Jersey Generals majority owner was former President Trump.
Games will air on FOX Sports, and more details on what the league will look like and where teams will be is still to be determined. One thing that will also remain the same from the previous iteration of the league will be its red, white, and blue stars-and-stripes logo.
As for the XFL, plans for it’s revival of the revival are still in flux as negotiations with the CFL remain ongoing.