Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL

Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL

From a multiple New York Times bestselling author, the rollicking, outrageous, you-can?t-make-this-up story of the USFL   The United States Football League?known fondly to millions of sports fans as the USFL?was the last football league to not merely challenge the NFL, but cause its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secure From a multiple New York Times bestselling author, the rollicking, outrageous, you-can?t-make-this-up story ...

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Title:Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
Author:Jeff Pearlman
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:0544454383
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL Reviews

  • Sean
    Nov 18, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

  • Jake
    Nov 05, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

  • Tom Gase
    Nov 29, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

  • Maine Colonial
    Sep 06, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

  • Danny Knobler
    Oct 25, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

  • Daniel
    Nov 21, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

  • victor harris
    Oct 18, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

  • Randell Carlton Green
    Dec 03, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

  • Trudy
    Nov 13, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

    Interesting in places, but filled with mind-numbing minutiae: obscure names, dates, and details you just don't need. Quite a lot of the book is a diatribe about Donald Trump (perhaps well-deserved, but a bit boring nonetheless). ...

  • Allen Adams
    Sep 21, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

  • Lance
    Aug 25, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

  • Mike Ely
    Nov 15, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

  • Mark
    Jul 29, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

  • Jeff Swartz
    Nov 14, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

  • Brendan Crowley
    Aug 04, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

  • Bill
    Nov 07, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

    Interesting in places, but filled with mind-numbing minutiae: obscure names, dates, and details you just don't need. Quite a lot of the book is a diatribe about Donald Trump (perhaps well-deserved, but a bit boring nonetheless). ...

    Probably Pearlman?s best. Research was very thorough. ...

    Jeff Pearlman is so good at what he does. It's disgusting. I couldn't speed through this one fast enough. It's phenomenal. ...

    The USFL was an upstart spring football league in the 1980s that was an absolute beautiful mess. Players ranged from NCAA standouts, to plumbers who walked onto the fields and were paid in beer and motel rooms. Uniforms were flashy, play was fast, and for a while it seemed like the USF...

    A great book if you're interested in seeing what Trump was like back in the 80s. ...

  • Writemoves
    Nov 03, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

  • Chris Jaffe
    Sep 19, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

  • Edwin Howard
    Sep 12, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

    Interesting in places, but filled with mind-numbing minutiae: obscure names, dates, and details you just don't need. Quite a lot of the book is a diatribe about Donald Trump (perhaps well-deserved, but a bit boring nonetheless). ...

    Probably Pearlman?s best. Research was very thorough. ...

    Jeff Pearlman is so good at what he does. It's disgusting. I couldn't speed through this one fast enough. It's phenomenal. ...

    The USFL was an upstart spring football league in the 1980s that was an absolute beautiful mess. Players ranged from NCAA standouts, to plumbers who walked onto the fields and were paid in beer and motel rooms. Uniforms were flashy, play was fast, and for a while it seemed like the USF...

    A great book if you're interested in seeing what Trump was like back in the 80s. ...

    FOOTBALL FOR A BUCK, by Jeff Pearlman, chronicles the creation, rise, fall and eventual demise of the USFL in the early 1980's. Pearlman reached back the early inklings of thought of a spring professional football league. He describes moments of inspirational forethought as well as doo...

  • Ian Allan
    Dec 01, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

  • Zach Merrill
    Dec 01, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

  • Steve Rabideau
    Nov 10, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

  • Christopher Shawn
    Nov 07, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

    Interesting in places, but filled with mind-numbing minutiae: obscure names, dates, and details you just don't need. Quite a lot of the book is a diatribe about Donald Trump (perhaps well-deserved, but a bit boring nonetheless). ...

    Probably Pearlman?s best. Research was very thorough. ...

    Jeff Pearlman is so good at what he does. It's disgusting. I couldn't speed through this one fast enough. It's phenomenal. ...

    The USFL was an upstart spring football league in the 1980s that was an absolute beautiful mess. Players ranged from NCAA standouts, to plumbers who walked onto the fields and were paid in beer and motel rooms. Uniforms were flashy, play was fast, and for a while it seemed like the USF...

  • Josh Raymer
    Nov 08, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

    Interesting in places, but filled with mind-numbing minutiae: obscure names, dates, and details you just don't need. Quite a lot of the book is a diatribe about Donald Trump (perhaps well-deserved, but a bit boring nonetheless). ...

    Probably Pearlman?s best. Research was very thorough. ...

    Jeff Pearlman is so good at what he does. It's disgusting. I couldn't speed through this one fast enough. It's phenomenal. ...

  • Scott S.
    Nov 29, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

  • Scott Tappa
    Nov 22, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

  • Ramiro Guerra
    Nov 26, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

  • Kenneth Brachfeld
    Nov 18, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

  • Michael Stover
    Nov 10, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...

    A great read about the rise and fall of the USFL. There is a ton of content to cover and Jeff Pearlman does a wonderful job of covering it all. He masterfully weaves together the games, the players, the management and mismanagement of the teams, the buffoonery and bullheadedness of Don...

    The USFL started as a spring league. A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams. Some players, like Herschel Walker (who was enticed to leave college a year early), were paid millions, while others received a less than $50K. Players ...

    This book was good time! A lot of fun for a life long football fan. I can?t believe I was living in San Antonio in the early eighties and have absolutely no recollection of the San Antonio Gunslingers! What the hell was I doing that could have possibly been more important than follow...

    Lots of funny stories. Very similar to the story of the ABA basketball league. And of course, Donald Trump comes off as an incompetent, selfish buffoon. ...

    Here I was trying to avoid a book about Trump and politics but even in this very entertaining book about the USFL, I could not completely get away. The USFL was a "professional" league that played football in the spring. It had franchises around the country including New York, Chicago,...

    Interesting in places, but filled with mind-numbing minutiae: obscure names, dates, and details you just don't need. Quite a lot of the book is a diatribe about Donald Trump (perhaps well-deserved, but a bit boring nonetheless). ...

    Probably Pearlman?s best. Research was very thorough. ...

  • Rob Rains
    Nov 18, 2018

    "[The NFL] called us 'a farm league.' We were no farm league. We were talent." -- Michigan Panthers / Oakland Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. the 'Cajun Cannon' Reading Pearlman's Football for a Buck was a hilarious, profane and detailed retelling of the three-season wonde...

    For a brief stretch in the 1980?s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States. There was the well-established National Football League (NFL), which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country. But for ...

    I?m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman?s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September. It tells the story of the short-lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try an...

    I'lll admit a bias upfront: I have great fondness for the "other leagues, the upstart leagues - the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL" So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation abou...

    I saw Jeff Pearlman speak on this, his new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble. He was concerned that nobody would read it. Pearlman has written books on such exciting sports subjects as Roger Clemens, the 90s Dallas Cowboys, and the 1980s Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. And yet, it was thi...

    Very solid. Nothing but ?what if? thoughts. Recommend for any NFL fan. ? ...

    Every time I watch Rocky IV I secretly wish somehow they've changed the movie and Apollo Creed doesn't die. That's how I felt reading Jeff Pearlman's fantastic new book "Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL". I knew the fate of the league going into the bo...

    Very entertaining. Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page. Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football. A number of players who would la...

    Fun book Jeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn?t need to spell it out. His passion for the stories and the people (except for one notorious owner) and the USFL in general jump off every page. I wasn?t a big USFL fan, but Jeff?s st...

    I loved this book because the reporting is once again exceptional, the writing very good and the stories are, well insane. I didn't know too much about the USFL, a spring football league from 1983-1985, but a ton of future NFL stars played in this league such as Reggie White, Hershel W...

    Previously I have read books Pearlman wrote about Walter Payton, Brett Favre and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s. Those books are all outstanding. But I like this one a little more. The quality isn't any better -- it's the same research and presentation -- but I like the subject a littl...

    This was a VERY FUN read. As a long time sports fan, I've come to enjoy the work of Jeff Pearlman. Initially the subject of the story (the USFL) didn't draw me to this book; it was the writer. This is my 3rd time reading his work and I look forward to digging into his other titles....

    From two franchises being traded for one another, rigged drafts, outrageuos marketing schemes to players doing cannonball runs to the bank across town just to be the first in line to cash their check because anyone after that wasnt guaranteed to clear, the outrageous stories of the usf...

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/f... In many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture. In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster and more unpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched...

    Hey - I remember the USFL! Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year! Pearlman look at the rise & fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book. It's interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory,...

    A history of the USFL by the author of THE Walter Payton book. Did I miss something, did he cover the 1985 championship? Seems he jumped from the first season, 1983, to the last season, 1985 with bits and pieces of the '84 season thrown in. Some teams like the Blitz didn't even exist t...

    If you thought Rams/Chiefs on Monday Night Football was insane, exciting and loads of holy-shit snacks, then you?ll find that and much more in #FootballForABuck about the #USFL... Jeff, thank you for this as it twisted and turned like a murder mystery only to incredibly climax!! ...

    Fantastic story, tempered only by the sobering reality that the lunatic narcissist who destroyed the USFL in the name of personal gain is doing the same thing to the USA 35 years later. ...

    One of the funniest and most well-researched books I?ve read this year. Pearlman?s special brand of sarcasm, combined with his meticulous research and clear love of the defunct football league, combine for a terrific ode to the USFL. Even if you know next to nothing about this foot...