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Blitz The League 2 History – A Naming Nightmare

Blitz The League 2 History - A Naming Nightmare

June 3, 1978 – The League proposes the name Crusaders for the New York team, but the city rejects it.  Drawing on the famous headline from the tragedy, they declare the new franchise to be the New York Nightmare.  The name Crusaders instead goes to the expansion team in Cincinnati.  A coin toss places New York in Tier 1 and Cincinnati in Tier 2 for the start of the next season.

 

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