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Blast from the past: Author Pearlman dishes on Houston Gamblers, Trump

Could the old Houston Gamblers quick-strike offense compete in today's National Football League?

Its one of the questions KHOU 11's Jason Bristol poses to Jeff Pearlman, the author of the new book, Football for a Buck, which chronicles the rise and fall of the old United States Football League.

Pearlman also takes aim at Donald Trump, as the league "died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner—a New York businessman named Donald J. Trump," according to the book's publisher.

The Houston Gamblers finished 23-15 in two seasons under head coach Jack Pardee.