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The Professional Spring Football League (PSFL) was an outdoor football league slated to begin in 1992. The league had a preview show on SportsChannel America in late 1991/early 1992, laying out the ten teams that would play. The league was founded by Vincent Sette, a computer sales executive. Rex Lardner, a television executive, was the commissioner.

As far as sports leagues folding before they began, this league probably got the closest to actually playing without ever playing, as each team had players already in camp and practicing, and rosters cut down to 60 players, before the plug was pulled. A number of current or future notable Arena Football and NFL players were in the teams training camps, including mid-90s Dolphins RB Bernie Parmalee, AFL QB Ben Bennett, AFL DS Durwood Roquemore, and AFL WR/DB Barry Wagner.

The 1992 PSFL Championship Game, "The Red, White And Blue Bowl", was to have been played at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, July 5.

The folding of the league was announced on February 19, 1992, 10 days before the season opener. The Miami Tribe had gone belly-up before that.

PSFL Proposed Teams

  • Arkansas Miners
  • Carolina Cougars
  • Miami Tribe
  • Nevada Aces
  • New England Blitz
  • New Mexico Rattlesnakes
  • Oregon Lightning Bolts
  • Tampa Bay Outlaws
  • Utah Pioneers
  • Washington Marauders

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