My wife Michaela and I are big football fans, so every year when the NFL wraps up, there's this sense of "what should we do now" on Sundays with this big 3-5 hour gap in our day!
But wait, if you're ready, there is a NEW football league in America launching in just a few weeks. Actually, it's an old league that's being "rebooted" to use a buzz word these days. The USFL was a league in the 80s that lasted just a few seasons and competed directly with the NFL (which was probably why it didn't last too long). The new USFL will be a spring season and be a "feeder" league to the NFL, so young guys who maybe didn't make an NFL team can keep their career going, in hopes of eventually making it to the NFL. It seems like it will almost be like the relationship between the MLB and Minor League Baseball.
The league will launch with eight teams: The Birmingham Stallions, the Houston Gamblers, the Michigan Panthers, the New Jersey Generals, the New Orleans Breakers, the Philadelphia Stars, the Pittsburg Maulers, and the Tampa Bay Bandits.
The season starts in April and while each time will represent those cities, due to Covid, the league plans to have all of it's games in one location.