The UFL, which began its season on Sept. 26, and which not too long ago signed a coverage deal for an undisclosed amount (nothing? a complimentary hat?) with CBS Sports, has canceled the second half of its season, as of today.
"Aaron Rouse returned one of his three interceptions 46 yards for a touchdown to help the Virginia Destroyers win the United Football League championship game, 17-3 over the Las Vegas Locomotives on Friday night. ... The Destroyers gave coach Marty Schottenheimer his first pro title."
You know one entity that was thrilled with the NFL lockout, nonplussed when a judge canceled it, and is probably glad that it's been reinstated? The UFL!
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Until its inevitable death next month, the United Football League will serve as an outlet for almost-rans to continue playing despite not getting tapped into the NFL steel-cage match. That's a good thing. I guess.
The Raiders have signed J.P. Losman, fresh off a championship with the Locomotives. This could be a redux of the Kurt Warner story, only if Warner had already failed in the NFL and his top receiver was Louis Murphy. [ESPN]
The UFL's Locomotives had planned to play a "home game" at the Home Depot Center Friday, but canceled it after concerns about ticket sales. Fitting, since good taste drove the Rams and Raiders out of town too. [LA Daily News]
So the fledgling league may not have many fans. Fine. But you'd at least expect them to want to hear what those fans have to say, instead of eradicating feedback Mission Impossible style.
The UFL will be providing "on-helmet exposure" to their primary sponsor this season. I am shocked. The UFL will provide helmets? [SF Weekly]
The United Football League unveiled its team names and uniforms this week, just hours before tickets went on sale for games you did not realize were taking place, featuring players that may not exist. Is this really happening?
The UFL finally has its marquee player. The former Bills QB finally has a starting job. Unfortunately for the both of them, those aren't unrelated statements.
Denny Green and Jim Fassel are back coaching pro football, and there may be a spot for Michael Vick as well. Welcome to the wonderful world of the UFL!
Remember that Communications 101 class you took where you'd spend hours inspecting the Land O Lakes package with a magnifying glass to search for penis-shaped trees? That was fun. But thankfully the United Football League has taken a less than subtle approach with its subliminal message. Yes, it very well could be a…