The New Jersey Generals’ USFL squad is getting closer to reality
News of the USFL rebirth has been on the air for about the past month or so, with the latest release touting NBC’s involvement as a broadcast partner. This is important because the league is owned by FOX.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m a little excited about the new USFL; New Jersey will have a team (the generals) and they will actually use New Jersey on their behalf. Besides, more football is good, isn’t it?
We are still waiting for an exact start date.
So far, the league has only said the season will start in mid-April and end in mid-June. The matches will be played on Saturdays and Sundays with a few matches on Fridays and Mondays. FOX Sports will broadcast 22 of the 43 games, including 12 broadcast on FOX and 10 on FS1. NBC Sports will host the remaining 21 games, including eight on NBC, nine on USA Network and four on Peacock.
For its inaugural season, all matches will be played at a central location (soon to be named) with the prospect of teams hosting matches in their home markets later.
The league is divided into two divisions as follows:
The generals of New Jersey, @USFLGenerals.
The Michigan Panthers, @USFLPanthers.
The stars of Philadelphia, @USFLStars.
The Pittsburgh Maulers, @USFLMaulers.
Birmingham stallions, @USFLStallions.
Houston players, @USFLGamblers.
The Breakers of New Orleans, @USFLBreakers.
The Tampa Bay Bandits, @USFLBandits.
Stay tuned for further developments.
The views expressed in the above post are those of Bill Doyle, host of the New Jersey 101.5 talk show only.
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