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USFL will return next March


On April 1, we told you that the USFL is back. We then told you that, no, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag.

The four-letter football league recently announced that it will return to action next March, with eight teams and a 14-game season.

Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff will consult on football operations, according to the Associated Press.

It’s not a revival of the prior league, per se. The name has been purchased and it’s a new operation, with the league itself employing the coaches and the players -- and with no effort to compete with the NFL. Instead, the goal is to provide a complementary, developmental, offseason alternative.

And it could work. If it does, however, an enterprising lawyer or two may file a concussion lawsuit on behalf of those who played in the original version of the league.