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I was just surfed for USFL jerseys on eBay (everyone's favorite home for fraud!). One of the items had a link to this site, which is pretty sweet if you grew up during tose three USFL seasons: USFL

But look at these Chicago Blitz jerseys from 1984. The 1983 ones (think Greg Landry) were clean and simple. But when Arizona and Chicago traded franchises (it's true, Google it!), they went a LITTLE overboard!

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Really? I love these jerseys. In fact, I currently have a replica on order, to be adorned with Doug Plank's name and number 46. I'll admit the '83 jersey was more classic, but then again, it was a direct copy of the Patriots' jerseys at the time.

The Sorey one, though, is either a fake or some sort of prototype jersey. There was no one named "Sorey" on the '84 roster. Plus, note that the numbers are not done in the Champion font, there is a blue outline around the letters (actual jersey lettering was plain white,) the "blitz" sleeve logos are white instead of red, there should be a thin red stripe just below the bottom thin blue shoulder stripe, and the neck trim should be white instead of blue.

Here's a shot of the real deal.

'84 Blitz

Sweeeeeeet.

Of course this style could never be done today, as it requires, you know, sleeves.

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I hate newbies with moronic opinions.

Seriously though - there wasn't a bad USFL jersey. Okay, one. But the Blitz weren't it.

And established members with comments like that are better?

Just because you are in quadruple digits, doesn't make you any better then someone else.

I personally liked the Blitz jerseys. But then I have alwasy liked the bar stripes between the shoulder and arms and different color sleeves.

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I hate newbies with moronic opinions.

Seriously though - there wasn't a bad USFL jersey.  Okay, one.  But the Blitz weren't it.

And established members with comments like that are better?

Just because you are in quadruple digits, doesn't make you any better then someone else.

I personally liked the Blitz jerseys. But then I have alwasy liked the bar stripes between the shoulder and arms and different color sleeves.

Seriously though = joking about what was just said.

Lighten up a little.

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Sodboy, I remember Revie Sorey being signed by the Blitz, but I don't see him on any online rosters, either. Doesn't mean he didn't start off with the team and then retire though (he was an old man by then).

No worries, Mad Mac, I don't like moronic board veterans, either! :D

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Sodboy, I remember Revie Sorey being signed by the Blitz, but I don't see him on any online rosters, either. Doesn't mean he didn't start off with the team and then retire though (he was an old man by then).

No worries, Mad Mac, I don't like moronic board veterans, either! :D

Morons are everywhere, be they noob or vet. Here on the CCSLC and pretty much everywhere else.

A guy my sister went to H.S. with a guy who played for the Blitz. I can't recall his name off the top of my head (my memory for that kind of thing sucks), but I have a helmet he wore while playing for them and his '83 jersey.

Or, at least, I think I do. Since I moved into my new house 3 weeks ago I haven't been able to find plop. :D

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