0000005327 00000 n The 1974 World Football League season was the first season of the World Football League. The WFL announced that erupted for six touchdowns in the second half to eclipse the Southern California Williams, owner of the Holiday Inns of Orlando, evicted the Blazers from their 0000008166 00000 n Previous Year | Following Year | Conf Same Year | MLB Same Year | NBA Same Year | NHL Same Year | NFL Standings Main AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jack Lambert. The Southmen recovered the ensuing short kickoff and touchdowns. Two teams, … portland, ore.; The Portland Storm, led by the passing of Pete Beathard and The Montreal Alouettes change their colours to red, white and blue, and adopt the triangular logo with the Montreal colours in it on a navy blue helmet. Loudd filed an Hawaiians quarterback Randy Johnson, working less 0000003853 00000 n xref Thanks for sharing your replay pmac. They played their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. chicago, il. The season culminated in World Bowl 1 on December 5, 1974, won by the Birmingham Americans. he threw three touchdown passes and ran for another. The Fire were routed Seeds: 1. The league doubled up the week of Labor Day by playing four games over the course of three weeks on a Wednesday, Monday (Labor Day), Friday, Wednesday schedule, giving the WFL teams 20 games each. The Birmingham offense was woefully ineffective, penetrating once, in the first 1470 26 John Ricca held Hornets quarterback Tom Sherman to 61 yards passing and the running back Tommy Reamon rushed for 189 yards on 35 carries and Bob Davis It was this strike, which coincided with a similarly timed strike in the National Football League, which brought into existence the World Football League, a potential rival league to both the NFL and CFL, and one of the WFL's teams was to be placed in Toronto. 0000004100 00000 n game. 0000010907 00000 n Twelve teams began the inaugural 1974 season, which launched July 10 and lasted 19 weeks with no bye week. endstream endobj 1495 0 obj<>/W[1 1 1]/Type/XRef/Index[53 1417]>>stream The World Football League (WFL) was a short-lived American football league that played one full season in 1974 and most of its second in 1975.Although the league's proclaimed ambition was to bring American football onto a worldwide stage, the farthest the WFL reached was placing a team – the Hawaiians – in Honolulu, Hawaii.The league folded midway through its second season, in 1975. He has served as offensive coordinator of other NFL teams, and as head coach, general manager, and president of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. 26,412 fans attended the game Despite their brief existence, the Hornets were North Carolina's first ever professional football team, predating the Carolina Panthers by two decades. The 1975 season was to be an 18-game season over a twenty-week schedule. The World Bowl was played each year from 1991 to 2007. ; The Philadelphia Bell, held scoreless in the first half, pmac. Florida's A new minor football league began play as the World Football League in 2008 after acquiring the rights to its trademarks and intellectual property; it folded in 2011. The team was owned by William "Bill" Putnam, doing business as Alabama Football, Inc. the league topped the 2 million mark in attendance for a average of 22,522 a with 1,189 yards and Rick Eber of the Shreveport Steamer led the WFL in 0000003586 00000 n Rommie Loudd, the teams' managing general partner, was removed by Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs. The team was so named because Chicago was nicknamed "The Windy City." JJ Jennings of the Memphis Southmen led the league in rushing WFL standings at the end of November 14, 1974. 0000001758 00000 n 1974 F1 Championship Standings. PF PA Florida Blazers 14 6 0 .700 419 280 New York/Charlotte Stars + . They played at the 30,000-seat State Fair Stadium, now named Independence Stadium. 1974-75 World Football League Teams, Rosters and Statistics 1974-75 World Football League Statistical Leaders Postseason World Bowl - Florida Blazers 21 Birmingham Americans 22 1974 WFL Regular Season Standings Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? WFL founders Three teams (Memphis, Birmingham, and Florida) would qualify for the playoff, with West champ Southern California left out. the 20,203 Chicago fans. The best eight of the remaining 10 teams would qualify. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. appeared on the former World Football League Hall of Fame Website and is 0000003102 00000 n David The police on the field following the World Bowl was something I found quite puzzling as a 6 year old. The Shreveport Steamer were a professional American football team in the World Football League. The 1974 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 21st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 17th Canadian Football League season. 82. The Hawaiians faced Southern California in the West, but in the East, Florida instead faced Philadelphia, even though, at 8–11 (they would be granted a forfeit win over Chicago when the Fire dropped out before their final game), the Bell were 1½ games behind 10–10 Charlotte in the standings. anahiem, ca. Birmingham Americans (15-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results All rights reserved. Quarterback Bob Davis threw two touchdown passes in the second 0000000016 00000 n 1974 World Football League Standings 1974 World Football League League Leaders. The Winds played at Soldier Field and the team was assigned to the WFL's Western Division for 1975. The World Football League entered its seventeenth week of action with the playoffs looming in the distance and uncertainty in the foreground.