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ChiefsCountry
10-20-2009, 07:25 PM
Pretty cool stuff. Its telling the story of the league, some Carl Peterson as well.

Sure-Oz
10-20-2009, 07:25 PM
Watching it as well

Sure-Oz
10-20-2009, 07:35 PM
alot of donald trump hate on this documentary lol

Deberg_1990
10-20-2009, 07:39 PM
Philly stars won 2 titles right? Pretty much why peterson got hired.
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chefsos
10-20-2009, 07:47 PM
Oh yeah, I remember the USFL vs NFL lawsuit. USFL won the suit and the damages were tripled...to $3.

alpha_omega
10-20-2009, 08:02 PM
I would really like to see that, but not by the TV now. I suppose thats ok....if it is like everything else on cable, it will be on a billion more times this month.

Mojo Jojo
10-20-2009, 08:11 PM
Great stuff. USFL having replay challenges, 2 point conversions etc....
They did change the game game of football.

WhitiE
10-20-2009, 08:13 PM
wow didnt realize young went to the USFL.....

KurtCobain
10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Kelly smashed ass

chefsos
10-20-2009, 08:26 PM
wow didnt realize young went to the USFL.....
IIRC, he's STILL making money from that contract.

Thig Lyfe
10-20-2009, 08:28 PM
Pretty cool stuff...Carl Peterson

DOES NOT COMPUTE

Pioli Zombie
10-20-2009, 08:33 PM
I used to love the USFL. We had the Boston Breakers. Played at BU's Nickerson Field. ABC and ESPN had the games. There were some very entertaining teams. Doug Flutie and Hershal Walker with the New Jersey Generals. Steve Young out in LA. Jim Kelly in Houston. Bobby Hebert in Michigan. Jim Mora, who couldn't win a playoff game in the NFL, won 2 Championships coaching the Stars. Reggie White in Memphis. Those were a couple of fun years.
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Mojo Jojo
10-20-2009, 08:55 PM
I used to love the USFL. We had the Boston Breakers. Played at BU's Nickerson Field. ABC and ESPN had the games. There were some very entertaining teams. Doug Flutie and Hershal Walker with the New Jersey Generals. Steve Young out in LA. Jim Kelly in Houston. Bobby Hebert in Michigan. Jim Mora, who couldn't win a playoff game in the NFL, won 2 Championships coaching the Stars. Reggie White in Memphis. Those were a couple of fun years.
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Were those the Boston/New Orleans/Portland Breakers? A new city every year.
You did have to love the team names...Outlaws, Gamblers, Maulers, Gunslingers, Wranglers, Bandits and Showboats.

Pioli Zombie
10-20-2009, 09:04 PM
Boston/NO/Port Breakers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, Memphis Showboats, Houston Gamblers, San Antonio Gunslingers, Los Angeles Express, Michigan Panthers, who were the other teams?
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Mojo Jojo
10-20-2009, 09:15 PM
Arizona Wranglers, Oklahoma Outlaws (later merged to the Arizona Outlaws), Chicago Blitz, Washington Federals, Orlando Renegades, Jacksonville Bulls, Oakland Invaders, Pittsburgh Maulers, Tampa Bay Bandits, Birmingham Stallions, Denver Gold...I'm sure there are more but that is off the top of my head.

Pioli Zombie
10-20-2009, 09:18 PM
Wow. That's pretty impressive. Good stuff.
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smittysbar
10-20-2009, 09:22 PM
That was a great show, I didn't realize so many top names were involved. Ol' Donald seemed to fuck things up.

Jerm
10-20-2009, 09:26 PM
I wish someone would powerbomb Trump on a bunch of heroin and tainted blood infested syringes.
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Rain Man
10-20-2009, 09:33 PM
IIRC, he's STILL making money from that contract.


Didn't he sign a 40-year contract? I wonder how you get paid from an organization that's been out of business for 20+ years. Maybe it was an annuity or something.

Ebolapox
10-20-2009, 09:39 PM
any idea if it'll replay? I'd love to see it.

DaneMcCloud
10-20-2009, 09:50 PM
The USFL was fucking awesome.

big nasty kcnut
10-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Houston gamblers ftw the only texas team i like.
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chefsos
10-20-2009, 10:20 PM
Didn't he sign a 40-year contract? I wonder how you get paid from an organization that's been out of business for 20+ years. Maybe it was an annuity or something.Maybe you're right.Young signed a record 10-year, $40 million contract with the Los Angeles Express of the now-defunct United States Football League in 1984. He agreed to take his payment in the form of an annuity to help the fledgling team; he would receive 40 million dollars paid out over 40 years...
The league ceased operations in 1986 after losing most of its claims in an antitrust suit against the NFL. Young continues to receive his annuity. Payments started at $200,000 per year in 1990 and will continue to increase annually. In 2027, the final year of the contract, Young should receive $3.173 million.http://www.answers.com/topic/steve-young#

redskin
10-20-2009, 10:25 PM
http://www.usfl.info/
Cool site with lots of info on the USFL.

Pretty good list of coaches:
Steve Spurrier coached the Tamapa Bay Bandits.
Marv Levy coached the Chicago Blitz.
Lee Corso of ESPN fame coached the Orlando Renegades.
Jim Mora coached the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars.

Rain Man
10-20-2009, 10:30 PM
Maybe you're right.http://www.answers.com/topic/steve-young#


That may be the best deal anyone ever signed, other than maybe that Kentucky Colonels deal with the NBA.

ChiefsCountry
10-20-2009, 10:33 PM
That may be the best deal anyone ever signed, other than maybe that Kentucky Colonels deal with the NBA.

That was the Spirits of St. Louis. Its pretty much the reason why the NBA wouldn't let Bill Laurie move the Grizzlies to the STL.

wildcat09
10-20-2009, 11:37 PM
That show was really cool. I was too young to remember when the USFL was in its prime so it was good to see what happened.........Trump jacked things up. He should be punched in the throat.

RP_McMurphy
10-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Strange.......Jacksonville lead the USFL in attendance with the Bulls and can't draw with the Jaguars.

cardken
10-21-2009, 11:56 AM
Dig out those parachute pants and Duran/Duran Albums, it's back in 2010.
http://www.newusfl.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Football_League_%282010%29

HemiEd
10-21-2009, 12:02 PM
That was a great show, I didn't realize so many top names were involved. Ol' Donald seemed to **** things up.

Yeah, that was a good show, caught while waiting for the poker to come on.

I have always detested Trump, haven't watched 10 seconds of the egomaniacs current program.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
10-21-2009, 01:32 PM
http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/

This is a great source for historical football information.

Blitz
10-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Does anyone know where I can watch this documentary and others from the 30 for 30 series Online?

I live in Canada and we dont get ESPN.

Assistance is appeciated.

stlchiefs
10-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the heads up, just turned it on.

stlchiefs
10-21-2009, 08:27 PM
Man, sounds like the USFL was way ahead of the NFL in rules: instant replay, 2 point conversion, red challenge flag.

I never knew how many guys played in the USFL and coached in the league.