The One and Only 'World Bowl'

If you're interested in upstart football leagues, you've likely been enjoying this fall. The original AFL teams are celebrating their 50th seasons of existence by wearing throwback uniforms, the new United Football League played its debut season and ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary series featured a look at the dearly departed USFL. But this year also represents an anniversary for another renegade league which has been largely forgotten.


Thirty-five years ago this week, the World Football League played its only championship game, the World Bowl (not to be confused with the moniker later employed by NFL Europe for its title game).

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