Rick Nafe. (Courtesy Rick Nafe)

Hard-Learned Lesson: Always Count the Cars

Jim McVay’s relationship with Rick Nafe goes back 37 years to the United States Football League’s Tampa Bay Bandits. McVay, now president and CEO of the Outback Bowl college football game, was the team’s marketing director and Nafe ran old Tampa Stadium, the Bandits’ home for three seasons before the league folded in 1986.

USFL teams did everything they could to draw fans, and the Bandits were no exception. Their...


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