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Football » Professional Football Organization: Wave of the Typhoon (Yr 2; 1978) » 6/26/2021 1:45 am

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Portland Observer wrote:

Renegades crush expansion Typhoon 31-3 and head to 3rd straight Royal Crown - Monday, Christmas Day 1978
Portland had 1 bad play yesterday and Tampa Bay had 1 good play yesterday. The other 100 or so plays in the Christmas Eve playoff matchup were all good for the Renegades or bad for the Typhoon. Spring Green, as he has several times this season, muffed the opening kickoff return. Tampa Bay recovered it, but then got pushed back to about the 40 yard-line before all-PFO 1st team Kicker (you figure that if an expansion team had and all-pro, it'd be the kicker) Abe Thurman hit a 58-yarder to give the Typhoon a 3-0 lead with about 58 minutes left in the game. From that point, despite a lacking performance by Spring (4 rec, 51 yards, 0 TD) Portland dominated. At half time, the Portland defense had only allowed Tampa Bay to gain +18 yards of offense. By the end of the game, the Typhoon had +11 yards of total offense and rookie Renegade linebacker Harvey Watson & defensive tackle Vincent Thomas combined for 10 sacks alone. On the other side of the ball, the Renegade offense averaged 12 yards per play in the second half with Navy-graduate Brian Francis throwing for over 300 yards passing for the first time in his career. Next week, we host the winner of tonight's clash between the heavily favored San Diego "Hand the ball off to McCray"s, or the geriatric Hawks at Yankee Stadium.

New York Times wrote:

The Hawks upset McCray, San Diego; "We still have one final flight." - Tuesday, Boxing Day 1978
Last night was a throwback performance for the ages by New York's old pros. Although many of the past greats from the "Black Angel" days of the late 60s were long gone, and the new arrivals were clearly not even up to the quality players that would be starting in New Jersey (top draft pick Yancy Norfolk was so bad New York traded their both of their top two draft picks in 1980 & 1981 just to get fossilize

Football » Professional Football Organization: Wave of the Typhoon (Yr 2; 1978) » 6/25/2021 10:13 pm

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1978 Season ending power rankings
#1: Portland Renegades (11-3) – Western Champion Once again, the Renegades were the clear favorite to win the Royal Crown, as their only loss during the 2nd half of the season was their week 9 loss to equally hot San Diego and rookie sensation HB Rodney McCray. However, unlike San Diego, Portland never had to come from behind or deal with any dramatic comebacks to make it back to the postseason, as they routed all who came in their wake in the second half of the year with an average margin of victory of over 20 points, including a 55-point blowout against Georgia to close out the season. Also, WR Marty “Spring” Green led all of pro-football (PFO, AAFC, & the 18 game USFL) with 1297 receiving yards
 
#2 San Diego Sol (11-3) – Wild-Card: During the second half of the season, one thing become crystal clear: HB Rodney McCray was worth every penny of the $4,500,000.00 that Raul Gomez paid for his services (the $1.5m to New Jersey for his draft rights, McCray’s $1m signing bonus, and his $2m salary). As McCray led San Diego to win their final 7 games of the season, including a sweep over Dallas and a win over defending champion Portland. In addition, McCray set the all-time single season rushing record, becoming the first player to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a 14-game season (Floyd Litlte of the USFL ran for 2,081 yards in an 18-game season for the 1973 Birmingham Broncos)
 
#3 Dallas Six-Shooters (10-4): “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride,” might as be the official motto of the Dallas Six-Shooters, as for they once again finish with the leagues 3rd best record. And once again they miss the playoffs, although that may be entirely due to the how much of a coast job New York was able to put on (Hartford, Georgia, New Jersey won a combined zero games against teams not nicknamed “Warriors” after Halloween). And Chicago completely collapsing to the point that an expansion team and Detroit almo

Football » Professional Football Organization: Wave of the Typhoon (Yr 2; 1978) » 6/25/2021 5:24 pm

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I know that this is a bit of an unwarrented bump, But I am bringing back the PFO. However, I have two things to do first

#1: I'm only doing the newspaper recaps for the playoffs
#2. This post will be for listing the IRL NFL teams in the other two major leagues (AAFC & USFL) of this sim and their role/importance. (In alphabetical order)

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Austin Texans
Lamar Hunt was one of the two major founders of the USFL alongside David Dixon. Their two teams, Hunt's Austin Texans and Dixon's Rivermen form the league's greatest rivalry. Despite never being able to play in the USFL's title game, since the USFL's inception in 1964, nearly all of the league's championships have come down to the two annual Texans vs Rivermen games in the same vain as Hounds vs. Hawks has in the PFO. As for off the field, Hunt originally started the team in Dallas before PFO pressure (AKA, San Diego Sol owner Raul Gomez willing to spend $$$$$$$$ to see Six-Shooters blue instead Texans red at the Cotton Bowl) forced Hunt to move from Dallas to Austin in 1972, which is when Hunt chose to change colors to end the comparisons between the Texans logo and the flag of the People's Republic of China (yellow star on red background).   

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Birmingham Broncos
The Birmingham (originally Denver) Broncos were started in 1958 as part of NBC's failed American Football League in order to compete with ABC's AAFC & CBS's PFO. However, due to poor play, poor attendance, and dreadful ratings (AAFC & PFO games pulled in respectable 40.0s to 45.0s while the AFL was getting out competed by PBS), the league collapsed by 1962. After the AFL folded, Broncos spent a few years bouncing the western league circuit before finally joining NBC's second attempt a Sunday afternoon sports, the United States Footbal

AltHL » AltHL Design 2021 » 6/11/2021 11:40 pm

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I like B for Detroit

Football » Professional Football Organization: Wave of the Typhoon (Yr 2; 1978) » 3/25/2021 12:55 pm

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First half of 1978:

Salt Lake Tribune wrote:

Utah wins first game in new unis, upsetting DallasSeptember 11th, 1978
The Blue Ox start the 1978 year with their first major uniform change since 1952 when they were the Buffalo Blizzard of the International Football League. They started the 1978 season with a major upset as off-season trade acquisition QB Brett Nugget threw for a career high 358 yards & five touchdowns in a rout of the Six-Shooters. Nugget managed to keep his back off of the grass all afternoon, as the famed “Cotton Conundrum” was unable to tackle Nugget. The Blue Ox’s defense also shut-down last year’s wild-card bid to help the Blue ox get a 35-20 victory.

San Diego Union Tribune wrote:

McCray shines in historic debut, but Sol fall 21-24 to Portland – September 11th, 1978
Rodney McCray’s big payday may have been worth it. McCray crushed the single-game rookie rushing yardage record with his 227-yard, 3 td, 30 carry performance in which he got three touchdowns, even more impressive that it came against Portland. The 2x defending champion Renegades only gave up four rushing touchdowns all season. On the other side of the ball, San Diego got lucky as many deep plays in the Portland playbook were unable to connect due to the slow speed of the Portland’s active receivers. Had Spring Green been on the field yesterday, the game would have gotten more out of hand in the first half. If McCray can play like this against the Renegades, the sky is the limit for the 21-year-old & San Diego

Tampa Tribune wrote:

Fox, Tampa Bay wins battle of rookie QBs over Monroe, Kansas City – September 25th, 1978
Back in March, everyone decried the (2-1) Typhoon’s management for selecting the diminutive Teal Fox over the prototypical Miles Monroe, who was taken three picks later by the (0-3) Fire Lions In their first meeting of what is sure to be many, Fox played well; Monroe did not. Teal thre

AltBA » AltBA Discussion Thread » 3/23/2021 9:46 pm

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Osgiliath Guard wrote:

Yeah, I really hope that these dumb names like Left Twix are just jokes and the community remembers that this is an alternate universe, not a comedy.

Alternate universes should allow for wider ideas. even silly ones.
 

AltBA » AltBA Discussion Thread » 3/23/2021 9:43 pm

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Osgiliath Guard wrote:

Rugrat wrote:

Guess I’m the only one who does not want Divisiony McDivisionfaxe presenteted by Right Twix. I hate that name, I want something serious and not stupid.

No, I'm with you. The Honolulu team is about as low as I was willing to go. I honestly almost didn't vote for any of the names for Honolulu. Honolulu has the ABSOLUTE WORSE brand this community has created, I'm sad to say. There was a chance to do something unique with a unique market, and we choked. Let's not screw up the divisions too.

But pineapple boi is fun.

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