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7/21/2021 5:21 pm  #11


Re: The New Game in Town: The World Football League

I'm loving Memphis's look, they might be my second favorite team to root for. Always was obsessed with the name Memphis Hound Dogs, all my various alternate NFL's that only exist on notepads have had it 


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7/21/2021 5:50 pm  #12


Re: The New Game in Town: The World Football League

TOUCHDOWN QB EAGLES wrote:

I'm loving Memphis's look, they might be my second favorite team to root for. Always was obsessed with the name Memphis Hound Dogs, all my various alternate NFL's that only exist on notepads have had it 

Glad you like it so far. For 1976, the Charlotte Hornets (another real life WFL team) will come into the league, but I'm stumped on who should be the fourteenth franchise.

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7/21/2021 7:25 pm  #13


Re: The New Game in Town: The World Football League

Love the new looks, the only problem I have is Chicago's helmet. They should switch to a black helmet, it'd fit their logo and make the helmet logo easier to see.


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7/21/2021 8:10 pm  #14


Re: The New Game in Town: The World Football League

Fourteenth franchise-Maybe San Antonio? Or something in the Bay Area like Oakland or San Fran?


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7/22/2021 6:56 pm  #15


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1975 WFL Schedule

Because the 1974 strike delayed the start of the NFL season till Thanksgiving, Howard Cosell began to openly sing the WFL's praises during Monday Night Football. The feud between Cosell and Pete Rozelle led to the discovery of a loophole in ABC's contract, which would allow them to carry the WFL and still keep MNF thru 1981. Unlike last year, the WFL will start in June instead of July as advised by league vice president David Dixon. Within the next five years, the WFL will shift from a midsummer kickoff to a spring kickoff by 1980.

Week 1
Houston @ Orlando
Philadelphia @ Portland
Jacksonville @ Los Angeles
New York @ Honolulu
Detroit @ Birmingham
Memphis @ Chicago

Week 2
Portland @ Orlando
Los Angeles @ Houston
Honolulu @ Philadelphia
Detroit @ Jacksonville
Chicago @ New York
Memphis @ Birmingham

Week 3
Orlando @ Los Angeles
Portland @ Honolulu
Houston @ Detroit
Philadelphia @ Chicago
Jacksonville @ Memphis
New York @ Birmingham

Week 4
Honolulu @ Orlando
Detroit @ Los Angeles
Chicago @ Portland
Memphis @ Houston
Birmingham @ Philadelphia
New York @ Jacksonville

Week 5
Orlando @ Detroit
Honolulu @ Chicago
Los Angeles @ Memphis
Portland @ Birmingham
Houston @ New York
Philadelphia @ Jacksonville

Week 6
Chicago @ Orlando
Memphis @ Detroit
Birmingham @ Honolulu
New York @ Los Angeles
Jacksonville @ Portland
Houston @ Philadelphia

Week 7
Orlando @ Memphis
Chicago @ Birmingham
Detroit @ New York
Honolulu @ Jacksonville
Los Angeles @ Philadelphia
Portland @ Houston

Week 8
Birmingham @ Orlando
New York @ Memphis
Jacksonville @ Chicago
Philadelphia @ Detroit
Houston @ Honolulu
Portland @ Los Angeles

Week 9
Orlando @ New York
Birmingham @ Jacksonville
Memphis @ Philadelphia
Chicago @ Houston
Detroit @ Portland
Honolulu @ Los Angeles

Week 10
Jacksonville @ Orlando
Philadelphia @ New York
Houston @ Birmingham
Portland @ Memphis
Los Angeles @ Chicago
Detroit @ Honolulu

Week 11
Orlando @ Philadelphia
Jacksonville @ Houston
New York @ Portland
Birmingham @ Los Angeles
Memphis @ Honolulu
Chicago @ Detroit

Week 12
Orlando @ New York
Philadelphia @ Jacksonville
Birmingham @ Detroit
Memphis @ Chicago
Honolulu @ Houston
Los Angeles @ Portland

Week 13
Jacksonville @ Orlando
Philadelphia @ New York
Chicago @ Birmingham
Memphis @ Detroit
Portland @ Honolulu
Los Angeles @ Houston

Week 14
Orlando @ Philadelphia
Jacksonville @ New York
Birmingham @ Memphis
Chicago @ Detroit
Honolulu @ Los Angeles
Portland @ Houston

Week 15
New York @ Orlando
Jacksonville @ Philadelphia
Detroit @ Birmingham
Chicago @ Memphis
Houston @ Honolulu
Portland @ Los Angeles

Week 16
Orlando @ Jacksonville
New York @ Philadelphia
Birmingham @ Chicago
Detroit @ Memphis
Honolulu @ Portland
Houston @ Los Angeles

Week 17
Philadelphia @ Orlando
New York @ Jacksonville
Memphis @ Birmingham
Detroit @ Chicago
Los Angeles @ Honolulu
Houston @ Portland

Week 18
New York @ Orlando
Philadelphia @ Jacksonville
Birmingham @ Detroit
Memphis @ Chicago
Honolulu @ Houston
Los Angeles @ Portland

Last edited by NeoPrankster (7/23/2021 10:58 pm)

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7/23/2021 5:41 pm  #16


Re: The New Game in Town: The World Football League

Let's go Bell


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7/23/2021 11:11 pm  #17


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1975 WFL Regular Season Standings

Detroit started strong in the first four weeks, but the Wheels came off rather quickly due to injuries.

King Corcoran put up better numbers than last year to lead the Bell to a division crown.

The Gargoyles clinch a wild card spot with a much-needed win over the Orlando Thunder.

The sequel proved no better than the original for the Action as the injury bug bit LA super hard in '75.

Injuries spoiled the Hawaiians' inaugural season at the state-of-the-art Aloha Stadium.

The World Bowl Quarterfinal games will act as tiebreakers to determine the winners of the Central and Western Divisions.

Eastern Division
Philadelphia Bell 13-5
New York Gargoyles 11-7

Orlando Thunder 9-9
Jacksonville Sharks 7-11

Central Division
Birmingham Vulcans 10-8
Chicago Fire 10-8

Memphis Hound Dogs 8-10
Detroit Wheels 4-14

Western Division
Portland Chinook 10-8
Houston Texans 10-8

Los Angeles Action 8-10
Hawaiians 8-10

Playoff teams in BOLD

Playoff Schedule

World Bowl Quarterfinals
Chicago @ Birmingham
Houston @ Portland

World Bowl Semifinals
TBD @ New York
TBD @ Philadelphia

World Bowl II
TBD vs. TBD


Stay tuned for the playoffs!

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7/24/2021 3:01 pm  #18


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1975 WFL Playoffs

World Bowl Quarterfinals

October 11, 1975
Legion Field; Birmingham, AL

Chicago Fire 3
Birmingham Vulcans 38

The Vulcans defense held Virgil Carter and the Fire to just a measly field goal as Birmingham ran away with the game. 

October 12, 1975
Civic Stadium; Portland, OR

Houston Texans 35
Portland Chinook 10

Houston took the usually rowdy Portland crowd out of the game early as the Chinook defense had no idea how to stop the Texans' elusive scrambler David Mays. A touchdown by the Chinook late in the third was too little, too late to spark a comeback as the Chinook were unable to sustain a drive for most of the game.

World Bowl Semifinals
October 18, 1975
Hofstra Stadium; Hempstead, NY

Birmingham Vulcans 13
New York Gargoyles 24

The Gargoyles' ability to control the run rendered Vulcans running back Johnny Musso ineffective by halftime.

October 19, 1975
Franklin Field; Philadelphia, PA

Houston Texans 22
Philadelphia Bell 21

King Corcoran's throwing arm cooled down too soon for the Bell to maintain their halftime lead. Meanwhile, Houston's David Mays exposed obvious cracks in the Bell's defense with under two minutes to play. Rick Eber hauled in the winning touchdown catch for the Texans. Before the final gun even sounded, Philly fans began pelting the Texans' sideline with beer cans and hot dog wrappers as the reality of the Bell's defeat began to sink in. After all, the Bell did finish the regular season with the best record in the league, but were unable to back it up when it mattered most.

World Bowl II
October 25, 1975
Hofstra Stadium; Hempstead, NY

TV Announcers: Merle Harmon and Alex Hawkins (ABC)

Houston Texans 16
New York Gargoyles 30

MVP: Joe Theismann (QB; Gargoyles)


Once again, the Gargoyles' run defense proved why they belonged among the WFL's elite in '75. Their ability to slow down David Mays' scrambling held the Texans to just one touchdown and three field goals. Quarterback Joe Theismann played well enough to attract NFL scouts hoping to lure him away as soon as the game was over. Two touchdown passes from Theismann, one to Al Young, the second to Kreg Kapitan, and an interception by former Jet John Dockery, along with three field goals by Pete Rajecki clinched the World Bowl for the Gargoyles. At the time, Hofstra Stadium sat just over 7,000, but temporary bleachers were installed to bring the capacity up a tad for the World Bowl. Even then, the 11,000 New Yorkers that actually showed up, albeit dressed for an early Halloween, couldn't wait for the clock to wind down to congratulate their heroes. Hofstra's campus police were under strict orders to keep fans from storming the field after the game, but they were no match for the inevitable stampede that would await the players right before the final gun. Compared to Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland the year before, Halloween in Hempstead was rather tame.

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7/24/2021 9:58 pm  #19


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1976 Expansion

For 1976, the Charlotte Hornets and San Antonio Wings become the thirteenth and fourteenth WFL franchises respectively.
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1976 Stadium Changes
- The Los Angeles Action will play their home schedule full time at Anaheim Stadium.
https://thisgreatgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/angelstadium-main.jpg


- The New York Gargoyles say goodbye to Hofstra Stadium and hello to the newly refurbished Yankee Stadium.
https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4396626025_61e59059fc_o.jpg


- The Detroit Wheels get a new garage in the form of the Pontiac Silverdome.
https://images.csmonitor.com/csmarchives/2009/11/article_photo1_240.jpg?alias=standard_900x600

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7/24/2021 10:14 pm  #20


Re: The New Game in Town: The World Football League

Here's a poster of the whole league, plus the expansion Hornets and Wings.
https://i.imgur.com/YurJfui.png

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