The United States Football League 1982 1986

The United States Football League  1982 1986 Author Paul Reeths
ISBN-10 9781476627731
Year 2017-04-03
Pages 428
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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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

United States Football League Teams Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 123052035X
Year 2013-09
Pages 30
Language en
Publisher University-Press.org
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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

United States Football League Announcers Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 115592391X
Year 2010-09
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
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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

United States Football League Medi Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1158083998
Year 2010-06
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
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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

Minor League Football 1960 1985

Minor League Football  1960 1985 Author Bob Gill
ISBN-10 0786413670
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher McFarland Publishing
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Offers brief histories, statistics, and rosters for football teams of nine different minor leagues, from the founding of the United Football League in 1961 to the final season of the United States Football League in 1985.

United States Football League Executives

United States Football League Executives Author Books LLC
ISBN-10 1155648234
Year 2010-05
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
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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: 23. Chapters: Donald Trump, Burt Reynolds, A. Alfred Taubman, Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., Max Fisher, John F. Bassett, Chet Simmons, Bill Daniels, Harry Usher, David Dixon, Eddie Einhorn, Randy Vataha. Excerpt: Donald John Trump, Sr. (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and chief executive of The Trump Organization. Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates numerous casinos and hotels worldwide. Trump's extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, and more recently with his NBC reality show The Apprentice, where he serves as host and executive producer. In 2010, Trump expressed interest in becoming a candidate for President of the United States in 2012. On May 16, 2011, he announced he would not run. On May 23, he stated he has not completely ruled out running if no viable Republican Party candidate emerges. In 2011, Trump ranked No. 17 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Trump is the fourth of five children of Fred Trump, a real-estate tycoon and developer based in New York City. Donald was inspired to follow his father into real-estate development, and began working on projects for his father's real-estate firm while still in college. Upon his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, Trump formally joined his father's company, Elizabeth Trump & Son. He took the helm in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization. Trump is a son of Fred Trump and his wife, Mary Anne MacLeod, who married in 1936. Donald was one of five children. Donald's oldest brother, Fred Jr., died in 1981 at the age of 43. Trump's paternal grandparents were German immigrants. His grandfather, Frederick Trump (n Drumpf), emigrated to the United States in 1885 and bec...

Articles on United States Football League Media Including Jim Lampley Gino Cappelletti Paul Maguire Charley Steiner Paul Hornung Frank Gifford

Articles on United States Football League Media  Including  Jim Lampley  Gino Cappelletti  Paul Maguire  Charley Steiner  Paul Hornung  Frank Gifford Author Hephaestus Books
ISBN-10 1244371165
Year 2011-09-28
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book contains chapters focused on United States Football League media, United States Football League announcers, and United States Football League flagship radio stations.

United States Football League Coaches

United States Football League Coaches Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1155648226
Year 2010-05
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
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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: 44. Chapters: Steve Spurrier, George Allen, Jim E. Mora, Frank Kush, Marv Levy, Chuck Fairbanks, Bill Lynch, Lee Corso, John Ralston, Mouse Davis, Pokey Allen, Tom Beck, Frank Lauterbur, Al Borges, Jim Stanley, Keith Gilbertson, Larry Coyer, Walt Michaels, Woody Widenhofer, John Fox, Pepper Rodgers, Ellis Rainsberger, Lindy Infante, Mike Kruczek, John Hadl, Hugh Campbell, Ray Malavasi, Pete Rodriguez, Bill Oliver, Morris Watts, Rickey Bustle, Jim Skipper, Carl Franks, Vince Tobin, John Rosenberg, Dale Lindsey, Steve Coury, John Jenkins, Roger Theder, Dick Rehbein, Pete Kettela, Red Miller, John Huard, Lary Kuharich, Barry Wilson, Rollie Dotsch, Carl Reese, Dick Bielski, Charlie Bailey, Gil Steinke, Pat Thomas, Dick Coury, Charlie Sumner. Excerpt: Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945) is an American college football coach and former professional coach, and former college and professional player. Spurrier is a native of Florida, graduated from high school in Tennessee, and is an alumnus of the University of Florida, where he played college football. He was a two-time All-American quarterback, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player. Spurrier played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons in the 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for winning the Heisman Trophy in 1966, and for coaching the University of Florida Gators football team to six Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships and a consensus national championship in 1996. Spurrier is the current head coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team. Steve Spurrier (11), two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of the University of Florida Spurrier attended Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he ...

United States Football League Flagship Radio Stations

United States Football League Flagship Radio Stations Author Source: Wikipedia
ISBN-10 123307444X
Year 2011-08
Pages 34
Language en
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
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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: 32. Chapters: WXYT, WBZ, KLAC, WMAL, KRBE, KGO, WFIL, WOR, WMVP, WOAI, KNX, KTAR-FM, WFLA, WAOB-FM, KOY, WAPI, WHBQ, KEX, WNOE-FM, WAIT, KLZ, WCAO. Excerpt: WXYT (1270 kHz) is an AM radio station located in Detroit, Michigan. Its transmitter is in Monroe County at Ash Township and operations and studios are at CBS Radio's facilities in Southfield, Michigan. The station is owned by CBS Radio Inc. (formerly Infinity Broadcasting) and used the on-air nickname "1270-XYT The Sports Station" until October 2007, when sister station WKRK-FM became WXYT-FM. The two began simulcasting the sports format under the name "Detroit's Sports Powerhouse," but mere weeks later WXYT-FM took on the moniker "The Ticket," leaving mentions of the AM WXYT only during FCC-necessitated station identification. WXYT-AM has an all-sports talk format, and is the flagship station (along with sister station WXYT-FM) for the Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Tigers; and along with WWJ, the Detroit Pistons It also carries syndicated programming from the Los Angeles-based Yahoo! Sports Radio, as well as live (non-Detroit) NFL games from across the country via NFL on Westwood One. This station was previously known as WXYZ, an ABC-owned radio station from 1946 until 1984. In February 2009, the station announced it will broadcast games for the Detroit Pistons, beginning with the 2009-2010 NBA season. The station first went on the air October 10, 1925 as WGHP - named after its owner, George Harrison Phelps. The radio station was originally licensed in Detroit, then moved to Mt. Clemens in 1927, and moved again to Fraser in 1928. The station was rated at 500 watts. WGHP was a charter member of the CBS Radio Network, being one of the 16 stations that aired the first CBS network program on September 18, 1927. In 1930, the station was purchased by George W. Tr...

The Global Football League

The Global Football League Author P. Millward
ISBN-10 9780230348639
Year 2011-10-12
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanating from the popular protests at Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs.