If you are an American and you were a fan of the Super League Fiasco then you know that it was in fact the first ever professional American sports league to exist. It was formed in 1960 and it was known as the United States Football League or the NFL. The Super League was the brainchild of Jack Lambert and John Elmer Gotti, who thought that it would be a good idea if different teams from different states could join forces and create a strong competition. The owners of the different teams were known as owners. In order for a team to be successful and actually show off during the regular season the owners of the teams needed to have the right amounts of money available to keep their teams in operation.
The Super League
This is the whole concept behind the Super League. A strong competition and a healthy paycheck were put in place in order to help the teams earn the right to play in the Super League. Of course, the NFL didn’t last long before becoming a national joke. However, the NFL has become a very popular sport and draws millions of fans each and every year.
As the NFL became more well-liked there was a boom in the growth of the NFL franchises all over the country. Many people wanted to be involved in the NFL and many teams tried to get into the league by buying other teams. Of course, this just created a glut of teams and led to the NFL crashing and burning when the salary cap was first established.
As time went on the owners and the coaches of the NFL realized that they should not depend on just national television to sell their products. The Super Bowl was about to take place and this signaled the beginning of the end for the NFL. The NFL had been around since 1960, but it was obvious that it was about to die when the season ended with the infamous “roid bomb” game. Unfortunately for the fans and the players of the NFL, it was going to be the final game they would ever play together. This is when the owners of the teams decided to start trading players, terminate their contracts and move their teams to other geographical areas. Once this happened, the NFL just died as a professional sports league.
Since this event the Super League has never been able to achieve its natural and pure popularity that it once enjoyed. Fans were losing interest and teams were losing money. One year into the new league, there were only three teams that actually made money. In fact, one team folded because they were unable to pay rent. All the other teams just filed for bankruptcy and closed.
Of course, things didn’t really go downhill after the super league crashed before taking off. The NFL has been successful at creating television contracts and has managed to keep the fans interested. They have also been successful in increasing interest in the game through college games and various different types of promotions. This has made the NFL the most popular sport in the world today.
The NFL has also managed to keep the fans involved with regular season games and extra bonus events. The World Series has also increased the popularity of football in the United States. All these things make the NFL the most successful sports league in America.