The Best of the USFL Video


Highlights from the spring pro football league. Halcyon Days Productions, 60 mins.

This league may not been a financial success, but in its short lifetime the hastily assembled United States Football League treated fans to many strange and great plays. This video is chock-full of them.

Maybe the games at times weren’t worth the price of admission. But for sports video buffs, this tape, with its chronicle of futility, is worth the purchase price.

On successive weeks Washington found five ways to lose in the waning moments of each game, which prompted coach Ray Jauch to look for a change of pace. During a practice, two players started to fight, and Jauch pulled out a gun and shot one of them. The rest scatttered. But the gun—like the team—was loaded with blanks, and the fight was staged.

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