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Nothing that competes with pro football is likely to last too long, but from 1983 to 1985, the USFL sure gave it the old college try. Although there may be myriad reasons why the USFL fell by the wayside, the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL points the finger at one major player who brought about the downfall.


Donald Trump caused quite the stir after taking over the New Jersey Generals in the USFL's second season. Besides the complete overhaul he orchestrated to turn the Generals into a fierce football contender, his dealings across the entire league left an extraordinary impact. From moving the USFL into the fall to the now-infamous lawsuit filed against the NFL, it seemed that people were pretty unanimous in their blame of who single-handedly destroyed the league.

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