Defunct Teams

Chicago Blitz USFL Tee

Throwback Champions


Regular price $25.00
Chicago Blitz USFL Tee
Chicago Blitz USFL Tee
This Throwback Champions shirt is made on 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester). All Throwback Champions tee's are made of high quality, durable, lightweight inks for all t-shirt prints that enhance the bold colors of each design.

One of the original 12 United States Football League franchises, the Chicago Blitz were one of the strongest teams in the USFL's inaugural season, finishing tied for first place in their division. But despite their success on the field, they averaged only 18,100 fans that season (the league average was about 30,000). As a result, the Blitz became part of what many call the craziest trade in sports history.

In the seasons to follow, attendance only decreased, which prompted the ownership group, who was losing millions of dollars each season, to finally give up and sold the team to the league for pennies on the dollar. The team folded for good prior to the 1986 season.

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