Five Reasons Sports — Miami

Jeff Pearlman on New USFL Book, Pat Riley, Jimmy Johnson

September 12, 2018

5R103- Ethan and Chris are joined by author Jeff Pearlman, who has a new book out called Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. We talk about the spring football league from the 1980s, the insane characters and stories from those days, Donald Trump's role in the league, and the time Trump nearly hired Don Shula away from the Miami Dolphins. Then, we talk about some of Pearlman's previous books about the Showtime Lakers and 90s Dallas Cowboys and dig into Pat Riley and Jimmy Johnson's role in those books.