The Universal Football League was announced as yet another “Major” Football league on October 5, 1973 with intentions to begin play in Fall (Autumn) 1974. Two men fro Dayton (Ohio) had planned to start the league: Tony Rizzano and Louis S. Goldman.
The league never made it past the planning stages, presumably because of the appearance of the World Football league which played from 1974 to 1975, but also possibly because there was another attempt at a World Football league at the same time: the National Football Leagues attempts to start a league in Europe: the Intercontinental Football League.
Origins of the WLAF
 Tod Maher, The Coffin Corner Volume 14 No. 2, Pro Football Researchers Association (1992) Origins of the WLAF [Internet] Available from: http://www.profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/14-02-455.pdf [Accessed 18 September 2020]
Thanks to Louise Wills (Kenny) and John Wills and Karl & Clive Saab.
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