New USFL Los Angeles

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Fans in L.A. may have to wait.  The focus has shifted to the Rams returning.  However, St. Louis is not letting them go.  We already confirmed the city of St. Louis will keep offering the Rams everything they need for a complete venue.

For the Rams to leave St louis they will have to reject golden offers from the city.  Lease is up in 2015.  There won’t be an NFL team in L.A. until 2016.

No, the San Diego Chargers are not moving a couple of hours North.  San Diego is intent on keeping the Chargers.  Lease is up in 2014.  Don’t buy L.A. Chargers garb.

No, the Raiders aren’t returning.  Master Mark Davis is staying in Northern California.  Unless he sells the team to investors from L.A. the Raiders are Oakland until the end.  Davis will not sell the Raiders.

L..A. Raider gear has expired.

It’s Los Angeles Rams or bust.  Rams don’t return, the NFL will never occupy Los Angeles.  Bad news for hardcore Ram fans, good news for vintage USFL fans.

The USFL may be the savior of pro football in L.A.

The USFL may cure the desire for pro football in L.A.

The Los Angeles Doctors are prescribing USFL medication for the region.  Dosage unlimited.

USFL must be quite euphoric with the possibility of being the only pro football team to return to L.A.  Southern California is ground zero for some of the greatest franchises ever created.

Teams?

L.A. Dodgers.  Southern California’s favorite. The Dodgers moving West was one of the greatest moves by a franchise in history.  The Dodgers have shattered attendance records in baseball.  The Dodgers play in one of the oldest venues in baseball.  Yet, it is still the greatest. Prices may have changed,  Dodger Stadium is the same today as it was yesterday.   Vin Scully reigns over all announcers.  If anyone ever proposes to destroy Dodger Stadium in favor of  something else, he should be executed.

L.A. Lakers. Next to the Dodgers, the Lakers leaving Minneapolis was a brilliant move.  The Lakers own the town.  11 plus championships since moving to L.A.  The Hollywood crowd adores the Lakers. Nobody ever questions the fact that this is L.A.’s team.

Nobody.

L.A. Kings. See the 2012 Stanley Cup.  Yes, L.A. loves Hockey.  The Kings may not be number one in ranking, Los Angeles still loves them.

We can fight and haggle all we want on which city is the best.  Los Angeles and Southern California is the greatest place to be.  No question. No doubt.  Every person outside of this region would trade their address for a Southern California one in seconds.  There is no hate for L.A., there is only un-healthy jealousy.

The USFL possibly returning to Southern California is superb.

We can only meditate on what the names will be.

Los Angeles Dons.  One of Los Angeles’s first pro football teams back in the day.  I wouldn’t mind seeing this name return.  Highly doubtful.

Los Angeles Express.  The USFL’s retro L.A. team. The Express had the best uniforms in the league.  Steve Young was the Quarterback.  Could this retro team return in its original state?

Los Angeles Oceans.  You may not find any lakes in Los Angeles, you will find a superior ocean.  The best one in all of the world, the Pacific.  From Pacific Coast Highway to Pacific time Zone.  The Pacific Ocean give L.A. part of its identity.  A football team nickname may be perfect?  Why not?

California’s state colors are blue and Yellow(gold) similar to the retro Ram colors. Maybe the new USFL team can dawn these colors in homage of this great state?

We will see!

Go USFL!

Unique USFL

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For those still breathing, The USFL was truly authentic. Let’s face facts, The NFL is the boss of Pro Football.  There will be no other league to match the dynamics and strength of the NFL.

Football leagues have come and gone. Most were truly insulting.

Do you remember the leagues?

XFL

WFL

AFL

UFL(still alive)

As a career football fan, the leagues above are simply generic. The only one that any authenticity wa the USFL. What did the USFL do different than the others?

Real names, real logos, real players.  Many of the USFL names and logos were better than the NFL.  If the NFL is the standard, the USFL did well.

What were the best?

Los Angeles Express.  Silver and blue with a tad of red.  The “LA’ logo was distinct.  You can’t beat these colors.  Steve Young played for the Express.  To this day, Young looks better in his Express gear than that of  his former teams the Buccaneers and 49ers. There will be ateam from Los Angeles in 2013.  If they can’t use the retro  Express colors, than I hope they can use blue and gold colors in tribute to Los Angeles Rams.

New Jersey Generals.  An outstanding name with great colors.  Red and white with gold was a strong look.  Hershel Walker started with this franchise.  New Jersey finally had its football team. To this day, I think the Generals uniforms are better than the Jets.

Houston Gamblers. Houston adores football.  Jim Kelley was the  quarterback for Houston when they were born.  Silver black and red were the colors.  The Gamblers logo was one of the best ever created.  When comparing this to the then Houston Oilers, the Gamblers blew them clear of the map.  These colors and logos were perfect for football in Houston.

Birmingham Stallions.  Red and gold were the colors.  Joe Cribbs was the starting running back,  This nickname would copied later on by the St Louis NFL group.  When the Cardinals left for Phoenix, the NFL tried to get an expansion franchise back to St. Louis.

What’s the name?  St Louis Stallions.  Although the colors were quite different than the authentic Birmingham Stallions.  Birmingham loved it’s Stallions and was one of the most successful USFL franchises.

I hope these names and colors come back in 2013.

We will see.

USFL 2014

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USFL will officially start with 8 teams in 2014.

The cities that are currently being considered are Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; San Antonio or Austin, Texas; Columbus or Akron, Ohio; Oklahoma City; Omaha, Neb.; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Birmingham, Ala, San Jose/ Los Angeles and Memphis, Tenn.

Will the New USFL bring back retro names?

Maybe.

Let’s make a prediction on future names and cities.

Portland Breakers

L.A. Stars

San Antonio Generals

Columbus Panthers

San Jose Invaders

Oklahoma City Wranglers

Birmingham Stallions

Memphis Showboats

Will they keep the same great colors and logos?  I hope so!

I like it!

For many this was a great league, that should never of died.  We can’t wait for the return.

Go USFL Go!

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