UPDATE (July 14, 2022): I'm excited to unveil this opportunity to preserve the entire video library of the USFL. These videotapes were the league's archive until being turned over to Halcyon Days Productions in 1985. An estimated 400+ games remain preserved on tape. The videotapes won't last indefinitely, however, and the footage must be converted to a digital format to be preserved and accessed. How can you help? Check out the USFL Video Library Preservation GoFundMe campaign. Please contact me, Paul Reeths, with any questions.

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USFL Owners

In stark contrast to the last professional football league to challenge the NFL, the 1974-75 World Football League, United States Football League owners were generally well-capitalized and had the means to operate a pro sports franchise.

Though USFL owners came from all walks of life, many of them built their fortunes in real estate. USFL owners included shopping mall developers, a politically-savvy attorney, oil tycoons, the world's largest cotton magnate, erstwhile politians, accomplished surgeons and even a former football player. One later became an NFL team owner.

A few may have made money on the sale of their USFL franchises, but most made greater impressions in their chosen fields. Listed below are the majority owners of USFL franchises: