The United Football League is a professional American football league being organized by William Hambrecht, a Wall Street investor and former minority partner in the USFL's Oakland Invaders, and Tim Armstrong, a senior executive at Google. Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has agreed to purchase a franchise for $30 million. Teams are already being set up in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Birmingham, San Antonio, Raleigh-Durham, and Orlando are being considered for franchise locations. Eight locations will play the initial games, which are scheduled to start in August 2008.
Blog Maverick - Competing with the NFL
Mark Cuban's weblog article about why a league competing against the NFL could succeed.
OurSports Central - United Football League
Coverage of the UFL, including links to external news stories.
Wikipedia: United Football League
Open content encyclopedia article covers the league, including basic profile, executives, potential markets.
CNNMoney.com: Is there room for another football league?
Commentary by Chris Isidore, discussing the chances of the league and the inevitability of others taking on the NFL. (August 20, 2007)
Media Life Magazine - Coming, a second pro football league
Article by Toni Fitzgerald, cautioning against following the XFL's example and a focus on what TV ratings might be. (June 04, 2007)
CNNMoney.com: A Wall Street veteran starts United Football League: Report
Article announcing creation of the league. (June 03, 2007)
New York Times: First and Long — Very Long
Article by Joe Nocera profiling Bill Hambrecht and his plans for the United Football League. (June 03, 2007)
SignOnSanDiego.com - Hambrecht, Google exec to form rival to NFL, report says
Reuters story covering the announcement of the league. (May 30, 2007)
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