“United By Football,” a 13-episode documentary series produced by the
league, NFL Films and Fox Sports, will try to give fans a feel for
what happens as cadre of hopeful athletes compete in the USFL, a new
league controlled by Fox that will have its games broadcast on both
the Fox and NBC broadcast networks. The one-hour series premiere will
debut at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 on Fox leading into the
league’s first game of the season between the New Jersey Generals and
the Birmingham Stallions at 7:30 p.m.”
The report says that there will be 12 half-hour episodes that will
debut on Fox before most of the USFL games. Encore of the shows will
appear on FS1.
“United by Football” will start in Birmingham with the inaugural USFL
Player Draft held in February of this year, and move through training
camps and a 10-week regular-season. The series will conclude with the
USFL Championship game in Canton, Ohio, where a winner will be crowned
on July 3 in the shadow of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The series
will focus expressly on the players and coaches, their journeys, and
will not have any narration. NFL Films cameras will have unfettered
access, placing robotic cameras in team meeting rooms and enlisting
players and coaches to wear microphones during practices and games. In
addition, embedded crews will be with all eight teams.
We will have more details on this when they are available. Interesting
that NFL films is involved as well.