The USFL, Where Football is Still a Game

Steve Young, Los Angeles Express
Welcome to the online home of the United States Football League. The ultimate league from the 1980s, the USFL provided fans across the country with professional football in the spring and summer. Three consecutive Heisman Trophy winners played in the league as well as future NFL and CFL MVPs and all-stars. For three seasons, the league played some fun and entertaining football at a time of the year previously devoid of the game.

The USFL maintained its share of attention off the field, as well. Flamboyant owners including Donald Trump, player signings, a contentious debate over the merits of moving to the fall and a one-billion dollar antitrust suit against the NFL kept the league in the nation's headlines like no other secondary league before it.

This site is dedicated to everyone who made the league so much fun: the players, the coaches, the owners (even Donald Trump) and you, the fans. But most of all, this page is dedicated to John Bassett, the late owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits who believed that spring football could succeed. It is my hope that this site will preserve the memory of a great league and help keep the USFL's place in pro football history alive.

On this site you can check out some of the most exciting players in the league, coaches, teams and even team uniforms. To find out more about the league, read the USFL's history, including standings and game results and a recap of their antitrust suit against the NFL. You can also view videos of some of your favorite players in the USFL multimedia archive. The Collectors' Corner features several USFL collections, and we even have a page of items for sale from the USFL and WFL. Don't forget to sign our guestbook.

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this site including Kevin Beller (extensive graphics work), Richard Weaver (pictures), Donovan Moore (original team color research), Tom Hefner, Chris Blackburn, Tim Capper, Scott Greene, JW, Bill Vogt, Arthur Copeland, John Draxler, Marc Foster, Lenny Wolfe, Greg Sandlin, Wessley McGrath, Jim Cusano, Steve James, John Driscoll, Kenn Tomasch, Mark Espanet, Randy Cremer, David Stothard, Jim Parcells, Channing Smith, Ken Buck, Gene Sanny, Dan Sobczak, Richie Franklin, Dusty Sloan and anyone else I may have forgotten. Others are credited throughout the site where appropriate.

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