It’s a special bonus episode of “Play Like A Jet!” Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason interviews NY Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman on his new book, “Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.”
Jeff talks about why he decided to write “Football For A Buck,” shares what the process was like, and of course, gives us a sneak peek at some of the fun stories that are in the book such as……
-Which future NFL star was known for owning the house where people went to get their freak on?
-Which former NFL Jets head coach butted heads with a certain team owner who would later go on to become president of the United States?
-Which future NFL coaching great had to pic up the tab for the toilet paper at his team’s facility?
-How on earth did two franchises get traded for each other?
-What was the story behind the league’s expansion efforts after its first season?
-Who owns the USFL footage and is it possible the NFL may one day acquire it?
-Did the league rig the 1984 expansion draft?
-Was Donald Trump truly the main culprit in the league’s demise?
-Which future NFL star may or may not have paid his team’s bus driver himself just to get the team to the game on time after the owner abandoned the team?
-Was Burt Reynolds actually the one under the Bandits’ mascot mask?
Jeff talks about all this & more in his outstanding discussion of football history and a crazy renegade league.
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