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 Quarterback Steve Young of the Los Angeles Express in action  during an USFL game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles in 1984, California. Photograph:  Alvin Chung/Allsport

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The Incredible Hulk and Lou Ferrigno at a celebrity red carpet event in Los Angeles, California, in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

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 Donald Trump with new New Jersey Generals  signing Herschel Walker in 1983. Photograph:  Sporting News via Getty Images

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady chats with Donald Trump. Photograph:  Donna Connor/WireImage

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