Former Minnesota Vikings legend Chris Doleman was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now, his resume will include attempting to get a new football league going.
Doleman has been named to the Board of Advisors for the new United States Football League, which is set to start play in 2013. He joins former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Jeff Garcia, Fred Biletnikoff, and Lincoln Kennedy on that board.
Adding Chris to our board is another positive step for us," USFL President and Chief Executive Officer Jaime Cuadra said. "With the roster of top-notch former NFL players and proven executives we have put together, we feel we have the right people in place to help us achieve our goal of getting this league off the ground."
The USFL's board of advisors will be responsible for guiding and advising USFL management on various areas of operations and, eventually, focus on identifying candidates and selecting the league's commissioner.
The USFL is planning on kicking off an eight-team, 14-game season in March and playing through June. It doesn't appear that they've announced where any of the teams are going to be located at this point, but I really hope they're successful. It would be nice to be able to get your football fix during the spring and summer months as well.
Congratulations to Chris Doleman on his new endeavor.