By Omar Ureña
Chicago, IL, January 19, 2021
His avid ferocity to become a tyrant goes a long way. Donald Trump’s great dream was to have a professional football team, so his illusion of owning the fate of the people that led him to lock Mexican children in cages dates back to the early 1980s.
David Dixon, who helped build the New Orleans Saints in 1967, began his search for investors to place teams in his ambitious new project, the United States Football League. David Dixon found ‘Pascual Burrón’, who in this story represents the 45th president of the United States, as the perfect complement to a team in New York, so he asked him to join the USFL, the spring professional football league, officially introduced in May 1982. The league innovated and empowered coaches to launch red flags to review instant replay. The deals to air their games on ABC and the young cable network ESPN were for $13 million for the inaugural 1983 season.
This young real estate delusional turned down the offer because he wanted to be an NFL guy, hoped to own the Baltimore Colts, a franchise built by Carroll Rosenbloom in the years when Johnny Unitas led the Colts to glory and who later in 1972 he exchanged franchises with the owner of the LA Rams, Robert Irsay. Those are NFL bloodline families that won Super Bowls, so no, there was no room for any wacky baby with self-esteem issues begging to buy a professional football team.
In 1982, the NFL went on strike for two months and Steve Ehrhart, then the USFL’s Director of Communications and now a supporter of Pascual Burrón, announced that USFL teams would have 352 NFL free agents available starting in February 1983. Oklahoma oil magnate Walter Duncan became the owner of the New Jersey Generals. He offered New England Patriots coach Chuck Fairbanks to be a junior partner.
The USFL was for the best and among them was a bulldozer that ran like a demon bulldog, a SEC hero, who was tired of being poor, did not finish his career in Georgia because this was the 80s and the bank accounts of deluded NFL wannabes were acquiring the best players in college football.
The first move was made by Steve Erham to get Herschel Walker, who invested wisely when he became the property of the Generals in February 1983, signing a three-year contract worth $4 million. In addition to this contract, Walker acquired ownership of one of J. Walter Duncan’s oil wells. There was a true loyalty to the privileged whites. Thanks to Walker, the USFL brand was built to high standards of competition on the field and primarily off the field watching owners fight over who had bigger contracts. Despite being talented, the New Jersey Generals finished their first season 6-10. The defense allowed 437 points. Walker, the Generals’ stud who was there to get rich, ran 1,812 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The USFL was a success in the spring. The first championship game was very intense, the Michigan Panthers defeated the Philadelphia Stars 24-22 in front of 50,906 people. Sunny weather had a well-designed product for small towns without professional baseball or football teams. In its first season, the USFL averaged 25,000 fans per game and TV ratings exceeded expectations. Pascual Burrón continued to be obsessed with having a pro football team in New York. At the end of the 1983 USFL season, Duncan stepped down and that’s when the devil came in. In September 1983, the New Jersey Generals were sold to real estate magnate Pascual Burrón.
Pascual appeared as an egocentric character, as David Byrnes of the Talking Head sang: “I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire. Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire…Psycho Killer…Qu’est-ce que c’est”. Pascual Burrón became the sole owner of the New Jersey Generals and the nightmares were about to happen. He fired coach Fairbanks, needed New York’s attention, believed himself to be the Hugh Hefner of professional sports, and opened an audition for women who instead of dressing up as Playboy bunnies competed for a spot with the Brig-A-Dears, the New Jersey Generals cheerleaders squad. The immortal artist Andy Warhol served on the jury. Pascual took the icons of New York in the wrong direction while preparing a potent cocktail of sex, politics, football and business.
On October 18, 1983, Pascual Burrón attended his first USFL owners meeting in Houston, Pascual suggested that the USFL should move into the fall, following the big bucks and large crowds. Pascual wanted to merge with the NFL right after playing one season. John Bassett, the owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits never agreed with the dictator of the USFL. The league executive committee had Pascual Burrón, John Bassett – the only one who could challenge Pascual and his idea of merging into the NFL – Alfred Taubman, owner of the Michigan Panthers and, of course, Tad Taube, a Jewish philanthropist owner of the Oakland Invaders who in this story will be referred to as ‘El Cardenal de San Pancho’.
In 1984 the USFL was experiencing financial problems and sold six expansion franchises for
$6.25 million. The league had 18 teams and remained obsessed with reigning in L.A., Chicago and New York, competing in the spring against 5 Major League Baseball teams: the Yankees, the Mets, the Dodgers, the White Sox and the Cubs. The USFL expansion brought team to cities like Jacksonville (Bulls), San Antonio (Gunslingers) and Pittsburgh (Maulers). In 1984, phenomenal stunts landed in the USFL, Jim Kelly brought his guns to the Houston Gamblers, Reggie White went to Memphis to become the Showboats headhunter. At a meeting, William Oldenburg threw money at Steve Young to be the LA Express quarterback, according to the documentary “Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?” by Michael Tollin, the BYU quarterback literally scooped up bills from the floor before signing a $40 million, 43-year contract.
The Generals’ $5 million payroll was the second-highest in the league, behind an estimated $13.1 million in Los Angeles. The Generals were doomed to lose. They were losers simply because they were owned by a loser. The Generals were bad and their loyalty to their Bulldog couldn’t do it alone. They made the playoffs and were eliminated by the Philadelphia Stars.
Pascual Burrón brought in QB Brian Sipe who had his best days back with the Cleveland Browns. The defense was not the best, Gary Babaro came in to help the defense being impressed by the Pascual Tower in Central Park and failed on the field in the important moments. The Generals finished 14-4. The Stars defeated the Generals 28–7 in the first round of the playoffs and headed for the championship game leaving Birmingham 20-10 on the road. In the second USFL final the Philadelphia Stars defeated the Arizona Wranglers 23-3 in Tampa Bay in front of 52,662 fans.
Pascual Burrón just wanted to be on the front pages. He didn’t care about the Generals or the USFL. He wanted to be in the New York Times and that was his naive and self-centered strategy for being part of the NFL, whatever it took. On April 15, 1984, the New York Times published the news that the USFL would play in the fall of 1987. Pascual Burrón, behind Bassett’s back, arranged a meeting with the NFL commissioner, Pete Rozelle. The meeting was arranged so he could Machiavellian negotiate his membership in the NFL. He arrived with enough balls to show himself as a traitor to a formal spring league, saying that to him, the USFL and the owners were irrelevant.
It was time for the 1985 season kickoff. The USFL would receive $15 million from ABC and $23.3 million from ESPN for airing the spring games. After winning the championship the Philadelphia Stars moved to Baltimore, taking advantage of the Colts’ departure to Indianapolis. Pascual Burrón signed Doug Flutie, the short QB who shook the world when he threw a 64-yard touchdown bomb which Boston College defeated Miami in the final seconds. Doug Flutie came to the USFL like a giant with a $8.3 million contract for six years and that Pascual Burrón refused to pay. He told the owners that they should pay for him just as in his 2016 presidential campaign he claimed that Mexico should pay for his useless wall.
The agreements between real estate developers and politicians continued to be part of the adrenaline of some owners to be present in the league and carry out its moves and maneuvers. In 1985, “New Jersey Generals Day” was declared by New Jersey Governor Thomas Howard Kean, a Republican figure who in 2001 served as Chairman of the National Commission on September 11 Terrorist Attacks against the United States. Flutie held on to the USFL hitting until he faced a Memphis defense led by Reggie White in Week 15. The Generals QB suffered a broken clavicle. The Generals went 11-7 and Walker set the rushing yards record, rushing 2,411. The Generals lacked courage and lost 20-17 to the Baltimore Stars in the first round of the playoffs. The Stars beat the Oakland Invaders 24-20 in the championship game in front of 49,263 people at Giants Stadium.
In 1985 Pascual convinced the owners to play in the fall, in a race that determined 12 votes in favor and 2 against, John Bassett and the owner of the Philadelphia Stars, Myles Tanenbaum, did not support leaving the spring calendar. Pascual Burrón duped and betrayed a group of enthusiasts, gold diggers, real estate guys, naive rich men from the USFL who sold their souls to the devil. These are the USFL leaders who had faith in their celebrity junkie lord and who have supported him in his tenure.
First we have the Cardenal de San Pancho, owner of the Oakland Invaders, a Polish man who as a young man escaped from the Nazis and arrived as an immigrant to the United States. He built a real estate empire in the Bay area and became a wise philanthropist, founding the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture. According to Katy Murphy of Mercury News, the Cardinal of San Pancho was sued in 2016 for sexual harassment at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He is followed by Stephen Ross, owner of the Stars, who later became owner of the Miami Dolphins and supporter of Pascual Burrón’s campaign. Ross hosted a fundraiser for Pascual in August 2019.
The roster continues with Joseph Canizaro, a New Orleans-based real estate developer who owned the New Orleans Breakers and was the chairman of the USFL’s planning committee. Canizaro is co-president of Pascual Burrón’s campaign finance operation in Louisiana and organized a fundraiser for Burrón in 2019 that reached $4 million. We have Bill Tatham Jr, former owner of the Arizona franchise who has declared himself a huge admirer of Pascual Burrón’s intimidation tactics, it is no wonder why his team carried the nickname “Outlaws”. He has to be proud of that one.
What about Clinton Manges? Oil guru and owner of the San Antonio Gunslingers, a poor rich man whose finances went to hell when oil prices fell. He intentionally left his players without a paycheck at the end of the season. A ‘high class’ businessman who has passed away. And last but not least: Steve Ehrhart, GM of the Memphis Showboats, Steve was on the league’s executive committee with Pascual Burrón and currently runs the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. In 2016 he set up the red-carpet for Jeff Sessions at a Pascual’d rally in Alabama.
So this is the “All Stars” team that hit the red button and ruined the USFL. Avid addicts to the power of white supremacy in search of gold and whores. As in the last 4 years, Pascual has been inciting people to self-destruction. These opulent dream moguls were duped and yet continued to believe in a psychopath.
In 1985, NFL teams made $14 million a year in television revenue, while USFL teams made $1 million a year. This is how Pascual convinced the owners to sue the NFL for its monopoly of fall television rights. Pascual Burrón needed to be the hero, so it wasn’t the USFL, it was him and his pig lawyers who filed a $1.7 billion antitrust lawsuit against the NFL in 1986. His attorney was first Roy Cohne and then Harvey Myersonn, whom I will simply describe as sinister human beings, the trial against the most powerful league in the world dragged on for 48 days.
The USFL won the case and Mr. Mara, the owner of the New York Giants, took revenge and handed over a one dollar bill to Pascual Burrón. The amount the jury ruled for damages was $1. After Pascual’s humiliation in court, the USFL closed in July 1985.
Walker won the USFL’s best running back title in 1985. Throughout his career he had 5,562 yards and 54 touchdowns. These days Walker remains loyal to Pascual Burrón; he criticized NFL coaches for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. That’s the spirit of the New Jersey Generals, blind loyalty to a dictator. John Bassett, his main opponent in the USFL died of cancer on May 14,1986.
There is nothing surprising about the attack on the Capitol on January 6. Pascual Burrón has been a joke for 4 years. He is a champion in losing, born to lose, sodomized by his father. As a child he learned to be cruel. The terrorist in the red tie was on stage ready to inspire hate. The instructions were terrifying, the twisted mind lashed out and ignited the masses of white supremacy.
“And after this, we are going to walk down, and I will be there with you, we are going to walk to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen.”
His delusional process was to bawl once more the lie that he won the election. His mission was to go hunting members of Congress, the message was clear:
“You will never recover our country with weakness. You have to show power and you have to be strong ”.
That was the motivational speech to the Washington Patriots. The attackers had the support of far-right groups. The same Cardinal de San Pancho who donated money to Stanford University for the remodeling of the football stadium and tennis facilities, has been a sponsor of the Tea Party. In Aída Chávez’s report from The Intercept, it is specified that in 2017 the Federation of the Jewish Community in San Francisco channeled its donations to a right-wing group called Turning Point USA, an organization in favor of white supremacy and the active racism of the deluded who still believes won the 2020 election. The former Oakland Invaders ship Captain used the Federation of the Jewish Community to donate to a group that supported the organized insurrection on January 6. According to Aída Chávez Pérez, Turning Point USA sent 80 buses to DC. The Washington Patriots had sponsorships and were ready to fight.
The day before Pascual called for the attack on the Capitol, Alabama wide receiver and a believer in the BLM movement, DeVonta Smith delivered an emotional speech after winning the Heisman Trophy.
“For all the little kids who aren’t the biggest or the strongest, just keep pushing, because I’m not the biggest. They have doubted me a lot because of my size ”.
De Vonta Smith has a picture of the Black Lives Matter movement on his Twitter profile. You can bet that if this were a protest carried out by the black community, it would have ended in a massacre. DeVonta Smith is a giant who scored 20 touchdowns, Pascual Barron is a eunuch who has a record of 2 impeachments. Way to go Pascual, sadistic action figure.
It’s no wonder why the biggest losers in the NFL gave money to this monster, the late Robert McNair of the Houston Texas, Woody Johnson of the New York Jets, Dan Snyder of the former Washington Redskins, Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Shame on the NFL for his blind loyalty to a terrorist. A league that admits they failed offers an apology to their audience, and yet cannot apologize to Colin Kaepernick. The NFL should have learned a lesson from Pete Rozelle towards Pascual after their meeting in 1984.
“Mr. Trump, as long as I or my heirs are involved with the NFL, you will never own a franchise in the league.”
He begged for votes in November 2020 just like he begged to own the Buffalo Bills in 2014. He was denied a Super Bowl dream, so his evil soul decided to hunt people on Capitol Hill. The rebellion he called on January 6 is the same dilution of owning people. Like he called out to the NFL players who kneeled to protest police abuse of blacks at rallies for white supremacy, acclaimed by his troops.
“Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, get out, he’s fired. He is fired!”
The same guy who was sitting in his box at the time of the hymn ceremony at the Generals games called the rioters on Capitol Hill his “Patriots” and wanted to end his farewell party at the White House with Patriots head coach Bill Belichik as a guest to award him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Belichik wisely chose to decline the invitation.
This is the trauma of a sick mind that once dreamed of an 80,000-seat Trump Stadium in the middle of Manhattan. Pascual fantasizes about being a winner and his dilemma, one day before his departure, is whether he should take all his whores or his white supremacist dogs to be forgiven in the grand finale of the cowardly ‘Apprentice of the Holocaust’, before he’s fired from the White House. His imagination sees an orgy of power in a Capital that is still burning and exploding in hell, it is only his trip catapulted with peyote in which he dreams of being Confederate General Braxton Bragger possessing 105 football players and swearing in on the Bible and God he owns the whole world while holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy in his bloody hands.
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