The USFL was a league formed to directly compete with the NFL in the middle 1980s. I remember the league and was actually an avid fan. As a disclaimer my favorite NFL team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they were in the midst of playing some of the worst football the NFL has ever seen during that period. The USFL placed a team in the Bay named the Tampa Bay Bandits, a team which would have beaten the Buccaneers any day of the week. I digress. It appears that the USFL might be making a comeback, but this time under different circumstances.
Jamie Cuadra, the CFO of Ensenada Seafood, has aquired the USFL brand and is planning to launch the league in non-NFL cities next spring. Rather than go head to head with the multi-billion dollar NFL, Cuadra wants to embrace the NFL and serve as a sort of farm system for the NFL. Not too terrible of a premise.