Earlier this year, the USFL was announced as a revival of the former professional American football league from 1983-1987. The new league is set to play in 2020 and has already announced some high-profile celebrities as team owners and players. In this post, we’ll look at the latest news and highlights from the live USFL scores.
USFL Scores Live
The Latest News and Highlights on the USFL Scores Live
The USFL is having a good time in their second week of play. So far, they’ve scored an impressive 129 points in six games – good for first place in the Eastern Division.
Here are the latest scores:
Detroit Mercy 44, Richmond 38
Miami (OH) 38, Tampa Bay 27
Dallas 62, San Antonio 0
New York Stars 60, Birmingham 24
Houston Oilers 86, Memphis 17
Mergers and Foldings
Just when you thought the USFL was over, it came back around. Yesterday the league announced that it had merged with the Alliance of American Football (AAF), which was founded earlier this year. This will create a 10-team league that will begin play in 2020. The AAF has already recruited several former NFL players, including Tim Tebow and Antonio Brown.
The USFL also announced that it had folded its operations. The league could not agree with its TV partners and ultimately folded due to financial difficulties. This leaves many USFL fans out of luck as they could not watch any games live.
The USFL in Court
The USFL is in court, and the league’s attempt to move to an indoor circuit is being challenged by the NFL. The USFL failed to get a temporary restraining order against the NFL. Still, they are trying to persuade a federal judge that the NFL has illegally monopolized the American sports marketplace.
The USFL also filed a counterclaim accusing the NFL of conspiring with networks to keep the league out of business.
In other news, quarterback Doug Flutie was named Most Valuable Player of the USFL after leading his Boston Breakers to a 13-3 record and their first championship.
Linebacker Derrick Thomas was an all-star for the Tampa Bay Bandits, and wide receiver Steve Largent had a spectacular season for Dallas.
Interesting Facts About the USFL
The USFL was a short-lived professional football league from 1983 to 1985. It was the second attempt by the NFL to have a competitor after the United States Football League had been formed in 1978. The USFL claimed it was a more competitive league than the NFL, and several stars, including Jim Kelly and Joe Montana, played in the league before signing with the NFL. However, despite some high-profile players, the USFL never recovered from its poor start and folded after two seasons.
Final Words: Was the USFL a Success?
The short answer to this question is that it is difficult to say for certain. However, from a business perspective, the USFL was likely a success. The league played six seasons and generated an estimated $60 million in revenue. This is not insignificant, considering the average NFL team generates around $2 billion in revenue yearly.
From a fan standpoint, it is harder to say whether or not the USFL was a success. Although attendance figures are not available, it seems likely that there were not as many people who attended games as compared to the NFL. This may be because many NFL fans were scared away by the prospect of losing their favorite teams (NFL teams owned by the USFL teams). Alternatively, it may be because many people did not enjoy the playing style of the USFL.
Ultimately, it is impossible to say whether or not the USFL was a success. However, from a business perspective, it seems likely that it was. From a fan standpoint, it is less clear.