Donald Trump, Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Doug Flutie and Reggie White.

What do they have in common?

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Not much, you might say.


However, in 1983-1985 they were personalities involved in the U.S.F.L.

The United States Football League.

A spring league designed to give football starved fans something to eat during the offseason.

The U.S.F.L. is significant for several things in the history of modern football in America. For example, the league signed three straight Heisman Trophy winners.

Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and running back Mike Rozier signed with the U.S.F.L. in consecutive seasons after winning the top award in college football.

This time around, Fox Sports owns the league. They have committed close to $200 million over the next three years to the league for operational expenses.

The big news?

The Birmingham Stallions are BACK

Of course, the Stallions were founded in 1982 and played in the United States Football League for three seasons in the 1980's.

Do you remember the original owner?

Cincy business magnate Marvin Warner. The coach was Rollie Dotsch who played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was 36-18 and led the team to the 1984 Eastern Conference Title game.

The really big news is that Birmingham will host ALL of the 2022 games in Alabama.

EIGHT TEAMS: Birmingham Stallions - Houston Gamblers - New Orleans Breakers - Tampa Bay Bandits - Michigan Panthers - New Jersey Generals - Philadelphia Stars - Pittsburgh Maulers

Some big names are involved in the new pro football product. Jeff Fisher, Todd Haley, Kevin Sumlin, Skip Holtz and former Nebraska Head Coach, Mike Riley. To name a few.

That's right every single game in Birmingham, Alabama. This would mean Birmingham would be responsible for housing the players at a cost of around $15 million.

However, it could mean a multi-million dollar boost to the economy in Alabama.

The games would be played at Protective Stadium and Legion Field.

All games will be seen on FOX Television around the USA.

So, pro football is really coming back to Alabama.

Plenty of it this spring. This story continues to develop, we will keep you posted.


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