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    Re: The UFL

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    I know you have read it but if you have not pick up Loose Balls by Terry Pluto. I love this book.
    I actually have been looking for that, no luck.. I'll have to get it online I guess.

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    Re: The UFL

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    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.

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    Re: The UFL

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I actually have been looking for that, no luck.. I'll have to get it online I guess.
    I used to have a paperback copy of it. Seriously, I'm not joking........my dog ate it.

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    Re: The UFL

    Quote Originally Posted by MJA View Post
    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.
    HBO did a doc on the ABA a few years ago. I've never seen it though.


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