Watched the USFL film on ESPN tonight. Brought back some memories for me. I enjoyed watching that league during the short time it was around. The film portrayed Donald Trump as the ruination of the league and perhaps he was. Anyway, all of the people involved stated the same thing, that spring football could have grown and found a niche.
I am convinced this is true as well. If anything, the nation's appetite for football has grown since the demise of the USFL. I think a league playing "real" football as opposed to the arena league could catch on in the months from April through July. Would fill the huge gap between the Super Bowl and the start of the NFL preseason. I believe that football has surpassed baseball as America's national pastime and the NBA and NHL just don't capture the nation's attention.