Originally Posted by redsfanmia
I know you have read it but if you have not pick up Loose Balls by Terry Pluto. I love this book.
Great book, and though its true the ABA was screwed because of a poor financial situation, their goal from the beginning was not to knock out the NBA but to force a merger.
Though that won't work with the NFL for obvious reasons, the UFL needs to have a similar attitude. They can't beat the NFL, but they can join them as a minor league if they prove that they can draw fans to the gate and on the tube.
Also, why has no one made a really good ABA documentary? Seems like a no brainer, the 3 point shot transformed the game from a slow tight post game into a wide open athletic one.