On April 1, we told you that the USFL is back. We then told you that, no, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag.
The four-letter football league recently announced that it will return to action next March, with eight teams and a 14-game season.
Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff will consult on football operations, according to the Associated Press.
It’s not a revival of the prior league, per se. The name has been purchased and it’s a new operation, with the league itself employing the coaches and the players — and with no effort to compete with the NFL. Instead, the goal is to provide a complementary, developmental, offseason alternative.
And it could work. If it does, however, an enterprising lawyer or two may file a concussion lawsuit on behalf of those who played in the original version of the league.