Who wants to loan me $19,000?

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There’s a point with every book project when I officially lose my mind.

Today, I have arrived.

If you read this blog with any sort of regularity, you know I’m working on a biography of the old United States Football League, the three-year spring venture that died via Donald Trump after the 1985 season. Well, today while interviewing a former Oakland Invaders employee, I was directed to  this delicious craigslist offering.

Yes, that’s right—for the low, low price of $19,000 you can have all of the Invaders’ old shit. Tape reels, pads, uniform pants, helmets. It’s the sexiest, most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, and were I a man of limitless means, I’d offer $50,000, just to scream, “Guess what, bitches? I just dropped $50k on a bunch of old shit!”

Alas, I don’t have $50k or $19k or even $5k to spend on a bunch of USFL material. But the drool dangling from both sides of my mouth speaks to what it is to obsess over a subject with such intensity that, in the back of my mind, I’m thinking, “Hmm … only $19,000 …”

Don’t tell my wife.

3 thoughts on “Who wants to loan me $19,000?”

  1. How about a Kickstarter? 25 for signed copies of books, 100 for a thank you at the end of USFL book, 19,000 to be named co-author. Make up some crazy prizes to sell for cheap. You could make it fun and make your 19K!

  2. Get a one day job with eatbigfish, schedule a motivational speech to 300 Exxon executives in Vegas, and POP, 25k! OOOoooo. DAMN……..Taxes? How much you give me for my Maulers
    mug

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