The United States Football League 1982 1986

Author: Paul Reeths
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476627731
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One of the most ambitious (and short-lived) endeavors in professional sports history, the United States Football League was founded in 1982. Premiering with a spring schedule and an abundance of talent that included top rookies and National Football League veterans, the USFL gained national attention with broadcast and cable television contracts, controversial player signings, ownership battles and an unsuccessful billion-dollar lawsuit against the NFL. The USFL folded after four years yet represented the last major challenge to America's big four sports leagues--the NFL, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. Based upon extensive research and interviews with owners, coaches, players and administrators, this book chronicles the league's formation, its three seasons of play and its long-term effects on pro sports.

United States Football League Teams

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 123052035X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Orlando Renegades, Arizona Outlaws, Michigan Panthers, Chicago Blitz, San Antonio Gunslingers, Arizona Wranglers, Pittsburgh Maulers, Los Angeles Express, Tampa Bay Bandits, Jacksonville Bulls, Portland Breakers, Houston Gamblers, Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, New Jersey Generals, USFL All-Time Team, Denver Gold, Oakland Invaders, Birmingham Stallions, Memphis Showboats, USFL standings. Excerpt: The Orlando Renegades were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. The Renegades started out in 1983 as the Washington Federals and played in Washington, D.C.'s Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium under the ownership of prominent Washington attorney Berl Bernhard. The team lured Ray Jauch to be its head coach; he had previously guided the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to success in the Canadian Football League. At the time he was the fourth-winningest coach in CFL history. The Federals finished 4-14, tied for the worst record in the league. However, they were far more competitive than their record indicated. Eight of their losses were by a touchdown or less. They had a fair amount of offensive talent skill players with comparatively good depth. More than any other team in the league, the Federals seemed dogged by inconsistency, bad timing, and terrible luck. A week before the season even began, their player personnel expert bolted to the NFL's New York Jets. The first game in franchise history was a portent of things to come; the Federals were drilled at RFK 28-7 by the Chicago Blitz, the preseason title favorites coached by former Washington Redskins coach George Allen. The game was played on March 6, 1983, just five weeks after the Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. The Blitz, led by former Lions and Colts Quarterback Greg Landry, raced out to...

United States Football League Announcers

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 115592391X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Keith Jackson, Curt Gowdy, Marv Levy, Paul Hornung, Lynn Swann, Dick Butkus, Larry Munson, Lee Corso, Jim Fyffe, Jim Lampley, Charley Steiner, Mike Adamle, Ben Martin, Frank Gifford, Gary Bender, Craig Morton, Gino Cappelletti, Jack Ham, Vince Papale, Lee Grosscup, Ron Mix, Paul Maguire, Doug Buffone, Bill Flemming, Tim Brant, Bill Mercer, Ray Scott, Ed Biles, Jim Simpson, Joe Starkey, Jim Grabowski, Tom Matte, Kermit Alexander, Gil Santos, Don Chevrier, David Steele, Tom Mees, Don Heinrich, Gene Deckerhoff, John Ward, Johnny Holliday, Fred Manfra, Bob Lee, Dave Herman, Dick James, Sam Nover, Rich Marotta, Irv Brown, Bob Buck, Tom Korun. Excerpt: Keith Jackson (born October 18, 1928) is an American sportscaster, known for his long career with ABC Sports (1966-2006), his coverage of college football (1952-2006), his style of folksy, down-to-earth commentary, and his distinctive voice, with its deep cadence, and operatic tone considered "like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college football." Keith Jackson was born on October 18, 1928 on a farm outside Carrollton, Georgia, near the Georgia-Alabama state line, where he grew up. The only surviving child in a poor family, he grew up listening to sports on the radio. After enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended Washington State University under the G.I. Bill. Jackson began as a political science major, but he became interested in broadcasting. He graduated in 1954 with a degree in Speech Communications. Though best known for his college football broadcasts, Jackson announced numerous other sports for ABC throughout his career, including Major League Baseball, NBA basketball, boxing, auto racing, the USFL, and the Olympic Games. He briefly worked college basketball with Dick Vitale. Jackson also served as the pregame/...

United States Football League Medi

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1158083998
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: United States Football League Announcers, Keith Jackson, Curt Gowdy, Paul Hornung, Marv Levy, Larry Munson, Lynn Swann, United States Football League on Television, Dick Butkus, Jim Fyffe, Jim Lampley, Lee Corso, Charley Steiner, United States Football League on the Radio, Frank Gifford, Craig Morton, Gino Cappelletti, Gary Bender, Vince Papale, Ben Martin, 1st

Nfl Football

Author: Richard C. Crepeau
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252096532
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This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle. Crepeau also delves into the league's masterful exploitation of media from radio to the internet, its ability to get taxpayers to subsidize team stadiums, and its success in delivering an outlet for experiencing vicarious violence to a public uneasy over the changing rules of masculinity. Probing and learned, NFL Football tells an epic American success story peopled by larger-than-life figures and driven by ambition, money, sweat, and dizzying social and technological changes.