During the leadup to the inaugual USFL season FOX was not shy about pushing the new league druing the NFL playoffs. With a successful season now under the belt, they had starting airing USFL promos even earlier in the NFL season.
It’s been a while since a new USFL promo had been released, with the same rotation of highlights from the first season airing when the chance presented it.
The NFL season is quickly coming to a close, and with the NFL Divisional matchup between the Eagles and Giants on FOX they decided to drop a new USFL season 2 promo to maximize the reach.
The new advertisement is much closer to what we saw last year, and there’s a lot to take in.
Folks, we got a NEW #USFL promo! pic.twitter.com/lcMl8mCaDC
— USFL Newsroom (@USFLNewsroom) January 22, 2023
Right off the bat they let you know that the league plans on playing in Memphis, showing a fan going to a local bar with a Memphis Showboats decal on the window.
From there, it shows flashbacks of the original USFL, and the narrirator saying “This is the USFL, reborn from the OG’s”
It also seems to hint at the current competition in the XFL, showing a football player in front of a green screen.
“This isn’t some Hollywood knockoff”
If that wasn’t enough, the promo also features cameos from Howie Long and Michael Strahan; who let’s fans know, “You better recognize the real”.
At the time of publication the advertisement has been shown twice during the game. We fully expect to see it again tomorrow when FOX hosts the Cowboys and 49ers. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll even get another one.
Considering that FOX is broadcasting the Super Bowl, one has to wonder if they’ll promote the USFL during the big game.
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