If you’re a fan of the USFL, it’s been a busy couple weeks. Last week, it was revealed that FOX was in talks with Birmingham representatives to hold their season in the city. This was also the first time we saw the National Spring Football Moniker (NSFL).
Then, on October 12th, a new set of USFL trademarks were filed under NSFL Enterprises Co, LLC. After doing some investigation, NFSL is located at 10201 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles CALIFORNIA 90035, which is also the address to the FOX headquarters.
When we spoke about the latest rounds of trademarks, we mentioned that there’s effectively now registrations under NSFL and The Spring League, LLC.
Fast forward to this week, we found out that the USFL and The Spring League were reportedly no longer working together. This news stirred up a slew of rumors. One of the big questions that came up was around Brian Woods involvement in the new league. To that, we still don’t have a concrete answer.
Some have speculated that there was some drama going on behind the scenes. That being said, it could just be a case of FOX buying the rights in full and creating the NSFL to house the new registrations.
Well, now we have something else to discuss. Alan Collins of WBRC 6 recently wrote an article on the talks between the city and the league, and in it he mentions something interesting. According to Collins, the new league will in fact be called the National Spring Football League.
The league will be called the National Spring Football League. Fox Sports has purchased the old USFL teams from a league that played for three years from 1983-1985. This includes the old Birmingham Stallions. Under a Memorandum of Understanding the new league will play all of its games and championship at Protective Stadium downtown.
This is definitely interesting as the “USFL” opened their online shop earlier this week, with team and league merchandise.
Some have theorized that there’s actually more than one “USFL” at the moment. If that’s true, then this could be the major reason for the name change.
This could also just be a mistake in the article. Until we hear something official from the league we may have to sit in the dark. With discussions going well in Birmingham and both parties looking to finalize by the 22nd, we’d expect we’ll hear something official soon.
What is your take on this whole situation? Do you think we have infighting in the league already? Will we see the NSFL or USFL… or both? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below or join the conversation on Discord.