Dr. James Hoffman purchased the Chicago Blitz from Dr. Ted Diethrich on September 30, 1983.  A Milwaukee-based cardiovascular surgeon, Hoffman almost immediately regretted his purchase of the Blitz.  Before the team had played a game under his stewardship, Hoffman had relinquished control of the franchise, with a group of minority owners and others taking control of the team in February 1984.

Hoffman thus had the distinction of being the only owner in the history of the USFL to never have had actually seen his team take the field.

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