United States Football League

The rebooted United States Football League drew an average domestic audience of 1.52 million for its inaugural championship game, with the audience peaking at 1.834 million on the Fox network

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Brad Griffith, founder and chief executive of mobile-focused ticketing company Gametime. Fisher and Russo also discuss the dramatic move of the University of Southern California and University of California-Los Angeles to the Big Ten Conference, the Big 12 Conference’s hire of new commissioner Brett Yormark, the completion of the revived United States Football League’s first season and new search for additional partners, an investment by US-based Sixth Street into a share of FC Barcelona’s television rights for LaLiga, developing expansion plans for the National Women’s Soccer League, and additional legal turmoil for Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays.
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The Fox Sports-owned United States Football League has reportedly hired investment bank Allen & Co. to find minority investors to help fund the startup spring-season football league's expansion

Season-opening game draws projected domestic audience of 3 million

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Angela Ruggiero, co-founder and chief executive of Massachusetts-based Sports Innovation Lab. Fisher and Russo also discuss the rebirth of American football entity the United States Football League, the beginning of operations for the newly merged media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Major League Baseball’s renewed streaming deal with YouTube, the upcoming 2022 National Football League Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada, and billionaire Elon Musk’s unsolicited $43bn (€34.3bn) bid to acquire social media platform Twitter.
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The revived United States Football League has been hit with a lawsuit by a group of owners and executives from the original USFL, which is aiming to block equity partner Fox Sports from launching a new s…

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jessica Berman, National Lacrosse League interim commissioner. Fisher and Russo also discuss ongoing labor negotiations with the MLB Players Association, heightened turbulence in the United States sports betting market impacting entities such as DraftKings and Churchill Downs Inc.’s TwinSpires, a new funding round for digital sports media company Wave Sports + Entertainment, the sports industry’s response to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, and the state of spring leagues for American football.
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The revived United States Football League will stage its inaugural playoffs and championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, following an agreement with Hall of Fame Village, …

Pact marks another key step in advance of revived league's debut

Competing US broadcast networks join together to boost fan interest in league

NBC Sports will join Fox Sports as a domestic broadcast partner of the revived United States Football League, with NBC carrying 21 games and Fox airing 22 of the 43 total games in the league's debut season

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Stan Chia, Vivid Seats chief executive. Fisher and Russo also discuss NBC Sports’ record-setting rights renewal with the Premier League for the United States, the introduction of a dramatic series of 2022 purse and bonus increases at the PGA tour, further advances in the attempted reboot of the United States Football League, and the pending departure of Major League Soccer president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott.
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Eight-team plan for 2022 revives franchise cities, names, and logos from 1980s

The United States Football League has unveiled its senior management team ahead of a planned comeback in spring 2022, with Fox Sports principally involved as a minority equity partner and official broadcast…

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Kenny Gersh, Major League Baseball executive vice president of business development. Eric and Chris also discuss the recent earnings report for Endeavor and the company’s new hospitality deal with the International Olympic Committee, the return of the United States Football League, and a major funding round for the Premier Lacrosse League.
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Spring football league plans comeback after famous demise in 1980s