Last night the USFL tweeted that they would be dropping more news during Monday’s edition of The Herd on FS1. Shortly after that, social media accounts for the eight franchises created, potentially leaked the new teams. Giving the rumor more credibility was the fact that the accounts have since been verified on Instagram.
Shortly before The Herd kicked off the USFL once again tweeted, and confirmed that we will be learning the identities of all eight franchises today during the broadcast.
— USFL (@USFL) November 22, 2021
During the second hour Collin Cowherd finally got to what we’ve been all waiting for, the official announcement of all eight USFL teams. Additionally, we also got the divisional breakdown as well.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨:@ColinCowherd and @JoyTaylorTalks unveil the 8 teams in the new @USFL! pic.twitter.com/bXqWprruk2
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 22, 2021
This essentially confirmed what we already suspected. With the social media accounts being verified prior to the announcement, so was the news.
He specifically mentioned that spring football can work, especially because there’s plenty of sports broadcasters dying to talk about football in the NFL’s absence.
It’s going to use a tweaked version of the NFL rules. He also spoke on the first executives to be hired by the USFL.
Shortly after the announcement, the USFL team social media accounts went live publishing the logos for each of the franchises as well!
We are the Birmingham Stallions 🐎 pic.twitter.com/LOUDD7Sa4m
— Birmingham Stallions (@USFLStallions) November 22, 2021
We are the Houston Gamblers 🎰 pic.twitter.com/VeO8N1nyTL
— Houston Gamblers (@USFLGamblers) November 22, 2021
We are the Michigan Panthers 🐾 pic.twitter.com/SC1VuRDH07
— Michigan Panthers (@USFLPanthers) November 22, 2021
We are the New Orleans Breakers 🌊 pic.twitter.com/3MnzJGhc8N
— New Orleans Breakers (@USFLBreakers) November 22, 2021
We are the New Jersey Generals 🎖 pic.twitter.com/QvK3M2Ac8t
— New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) November 22, 2021
We are the Philadelphia Stars ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/nWP9Kz6Hde
— Philadelphia Stars (@USFLStars) November 22, 2021
We are the Pittsburgh Maulers ⚒ pic.twitter.com/kvQL4hY8uI
— Pittsburgh Maulers (@USFLMaulers) November 22, 2021
We are the Tampa Bay Bandits 🤠 pic.twitter.com/K3oR3dyfYj
— Tampa Bay Bandits (@USFLBandits) November 22, 2021
Regardless, we love what we’re seeing from FOX and the new USFL. Everything from the teams they chose to bring back to the subtle touches on the logos.
At the time of publication we know that the USFL is kicking off in April, but the date has still not been confirmed. It’s been reported that the league is targeting April 15th.
With roughly five months until the USFL kicks off, there’s still a lot to learn. Considering that the league is looking to start practice around March 1st, a big item on the list is coaches and players.
One thing that we can say for sure, this USFL news definitely gave us something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
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