The great thing about living in the United States is that it allows you freedom of choice. If you become bored with something because it’s grown old, tired and predictable, you can choose something else. And the United States Football League is something else. That was a pitch for the upstart USFL in 1983. And it certainly was something else. The league challenged the mighty NFL with ingenious timing. If the 1960s gave pro football legitimacy, the 1970s gave it personality. But in the ’80s, the NFL developed a reputation of being boring and too corporate. Fans were soured by…

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