Two spring football leagues are prepared to join forces as the USFL and XFL announce tentative plans to merge
Following its 2022 revival, the USFL wrapped up its second season this spring, while the XFL marked the conclusion of its third relaunch in May. As both leagues navigate the challenges of financial stability, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell highlighted their crucial role in professional football’s landscape.
For many, the mention of professional football in America immediately brings to mind the NFL. But true gridiron aficionados remember the other league – the United States Football League (USFL). Operating from 1983 to 1985, the USFL was short-lived, but its legacy endured enough to make a return in 2022. Here are ten lesser-known facts about this unique chapter in American sports history.
Former NFL running back Alex Collins tragically died Monday after being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.
Week 9 of the XFL is looking once again pretty average when it comes to viewership, still underperforming expectations set during the minor league’s 2020 ‘XFL 2.0’ return as fans dubbed it before Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s purchase and reboot of the league from Vince McMahon several years ago.