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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'90 Chronology-Bennett Leads Bandits

Event Date: March 25th, 1990

Event Description: Bandits Roll

Source: Tampa Tribune


Monday, September 26, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week Six Scoreboard

Event Date: March 24th, 1990

Event Description: Week Six Sunday Games

Source: Pro Football Weekly





Sunday, September 25, 2016

'90 Chronology-Generals Down Stars

Event Date: March 23rd, 1990

Event Description: Generals Roust Rivals

Source: Newsday


Saturday, September 24, 2016

'90 Chronology-Good as Gold

Event Date: March 22nd, 1990

Event Description: Breaking Away

Source: Times Picayune


Thursday, September 22, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week #6 Preview

Event Date: March 21st, 1990

Event Description: Week #6 Preview

Source: PFW


Week #6 USFL Preview

Thursday
 (0-4-1) Denver at (3-2) New Orleans (Breakers -11)

Saturday
(2-3) Baltimore  at (2-3) New Jersey (Stars -1)


Sunday 
(3-2) Jacksonville at (3-2) Michigan (Panthers -6)
     (1-3-1) Oakland at (3-2) Birmingham (Stallions -10) 
      (3-2) Orlando at (1-4) Arizona (Wranglers -1)

Sunday Night
 (4-1) Dallas at (4-1) Houston (Gamblers -2)

Monday
   (2-2) Memphis at Tampa Bay (Bandits -8)


more to come......

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week #5 Transactions

Event Date: March 20th, 1990

Event Description: Week #5 Transactions

Source: PFW

Birmingham-Signed OT John Stadnik (USFL-Arizona ’89).

Houston-Signed DB Mike Thurman (USFL-New Jersey ’89), activated RB James Gray from Taxi Squad, placed RB Darren Norris on Inactive List.

Memphis-Signed WR Ned Armour (USFL-Portland ’88), placed TE Ken Dunek on Taxi Squad.


more to come......

Monday, September 19, 2016

'90 Chronology-Gamblers Oust Oakland

Event Date: March 19th, 1990

Event Description: Gamblers Trounce Invaders

Source: Lodi News Sentinel




Sunday, September 18, 2016

'90 Chronology-Generals Rally

Event Date: March 18th, 1990

Event Description: Generals Trap 'Gades

Source: Sarasota Daily Tribune



'90 Chronology-Arizona Drought Over

Event Date: March 18th, 1990

Event Description: Wranglers End Losing Streak

Source: Daily Miner





'90 Chronology-Stampede!

Event Date: March 18th, 1990

Event Description: Stallions Run Wild

Source: Daily News




Saturday, September 17, 2016

'90 Chronology-Getting Their Kicks

Event Date: March 17th, 1990

Event Description: Bulls Edge Bandits

Source: Gainesville Sun Times


Thursday, September 15, 2016

'90 Chronology-High Fives

Event Date: March 17th, 1990

Event Description: Outlaws Continue Winning Ways

Source: The Tuscaloosa News


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

'90 Chronology-Stars Win Second Straight

Event Date: March 15th, 1990

Event Description: Wilson Runs Wild

Source: Baltimore Sun Times


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week #5 Preview

Event Date: March 15th, 1990

Event Description: Week #5 Preview

Source: PFW



Week #5 USFL Preview

Thursday
 (2-2) Memphis at (1-3) Baltimore (Stars -2)

Saturday
(3-1) Michigan at (3-1) Dallas (Outlaws -4)
(2-2) Jacksonville at (3-1) Tampa Bay (Bandits -8)

Sunday
    (2-2) Birmingham at (0-3-1) Denver (No Line) 
    (3-1) New Orleans at (0-4) Arizona (Breakers -10)

Sunday Night
 (3-1) Orlando at (1-3) New Jersey (Pick ‘Em)

Monday
  (1-2-1) Oakland at (3-1) Houston (Gamblers -8)


more to come......

Sunday, September 11, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week #4 Transactions

Event Date: March 14th, 1990

Event Description: Week #4 Transactions

Source: PFW

Baltimore-Activated WR Mike Bellamy* from Taxi Squad.

Denver-Signed DL Ben Rudolph (USFL-New Jersey ’89).

Houston-Signed OT Vince Stroth (NFL-Houston ’88).

Jacksonville-Activated OL Eric Crigler* from Taxi Squad.

Memphis-Signed DT Charles Ussery (USFL-Los Angeles ’89).

New Jersey-Signed WR Gerard Phelan (USFL-New Jersey ’88).

New Orleans-Signed DE Doug Hollie (NFL-Seattle ’88), activated DL Johnny Carter from Taxi Squad.

Oakland-Signed DB Mike Lush (USFL-Orlando ’89), and DB Tim Agee (USFL-Baltimore ’88).


more to come......

Friday, September 9, 2016

'90 Chronology-Cajun Style

Event Date: March 12th, 1990

Event Description: Breaker Blowout

Source: Times Picayune


Thursday, September 8, 2016

'90 Chronology-Lewis Leads The Way

Event Date: March 11th, 1990

Event Description: 'Boats Rally Late

Source: Gainesville Sun


'90 Chronology-Desert Desperation

Event Date: March 11th, 1990

Event Description: Wranglers Remain Winless

Source: Tempe Times


'90 Chronology-Collier Carries The Day

Event Date: March 11th, 1990

Event Description: Panthers Drop Road Game

Source: Detroit Free Press




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

'90 Chronology-Stars Shine

Event Date: March 10th, 1990

Event Description: USFL Saturday Action

Source: Gettysburg Times






Monday, September 5, 2016

'90 Chronology-Defensive Affair

Event Date: March 9th, 1990

Event Description: Gamblers Upend Stallions

Source: Star News


Sunday, September 4, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week #4 Preview

Event Date: March 8th, 1990

Event Description: Week #4 Preview

Source: PFW


Week #4 USFL Preview

Thursday
(2-1) Houston at (2-1) Birmingham (Stallions -3)

Saturday
(3-0) Tampa Bay at (0-3) Baltimore (Bandits -7)
(0-3) Denver at (1-2) Oakland (Invaders -2)

Sunday
(3-0) Michigan at (2-1) Orlando (Panthers -9)
(0-3) Arizona at (2-1) Dallas (Outlaws -12)

Sunday Night
(1-2) Memphis at (2-1) Jacksonville (Bulls -3)

Monday
(1-2) New Jersey at (2-1) New Orleans (Breakers -10)


more to come......

'90 Chronology-Week #3 Transactions

Event Date: March 7th, 1990

Event Description: Week #3 Transactions

Source: PFW

Arizona-Activated OL Scott Kirby from Taxi Squad.

Baltimore-Signed QB Doug Hudson (USFL-Jacksonville ’89).

Birmingham-Activated DB Wendell Phillips from Taxi Squad.

Denver-Signed DL Ken Hagood (USFL-Baltimore ’89), activated RB-KR J.J. Flannigan*.

Jacksonville-Signed RB-WR Tommy Vigorito (USFL-Jacksonville ’89).

Houston-Activated OL Newt Harrell from Taxi Squad.

Memphis-Signed TE Ken Dunek (USFL-Memphis ’89). 

Michigan-Signed DB Ken Moriarity (USFL-Baltimore ’89).

New Jersey-Activated RB Eric Wilkerson from Taxi Squad.

Orlando-Signed OL Rick Kehr (USFL-Houston ’89).

Tampa Bay-Activated LB James Singletary* from Taxi Squad.


more to come......

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bobby Hebert Poll


'90 Chronology-Hebert Threatens Suit

Event Date: March 7th, 1990

Event Description: Hebert Threatens Lawsuit

Source: Eugene Register Guard

Quarterback Bobby Hebert has threatened a lawsuit against the NFL, the Los Angeles Raiders and the Oakland Invaders of the U.S. Football League, claiming that teams’ have not signed him because of NFL contract guidelines he contends are illegal. 

Hebert's five-year contract with New Orleans expired in February and has declared himself a free agent. He contends in his suit the Raiders told him they would have signed him, but were prevented from doing so by the NFL's system of free agency. 

Furthermore, Hebert has said that U.S. Football League teams, specifically the Oakland Invaders, are reluctant to sign him because of fear of litigation from the NFL.


Hebert claims the NFL and USFL have violated his rights under the California Business and Professions Code because the NFL rule they invoked is illegal. Under the rule, a player can sign with a new team after his contract expires. However, the player’s old team has the option to match the offer sheet or demand some other form of compensation from the player’s new team.   

more to come...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

'90 Chronology-Silver and Black?

Event Date: March 6th, 1990

Event Description: Hebert Seeks Move

Source: Boca Raton News


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

'90 Chronology-Struggling Stars

Event Date: March 5th, 1990

Event Description: Stars Remain Winless

Source:  Reading Eagle


Monday, August 29, 2016

'90 Chronology-Dueling Banjos

Event Date: March 4th, 1990

Event Description: Gamblers Outrun 'Boats

Source: The Day


'90 Chronology-Stallions Rebound

Event Date: March 4th, 1990

Event Description: Stallions Down Generals

Source: Mohave Daily Miner


'90 Chronology-Bandits Win Third Straight

Event Date: March 4th, 1990

Event Description: Gold Lack Luster

Source: Gainesville Sun


Sunday, August 28, 2016

'90 Chronology-Invaders Tame Bulls

Event Date: March 3rd, 1990

Event Description: Bulls Drop Road Game

Source: The Daily Reporter


'90 Chronology-Breakout Win

Event Date: March 3rd, 1990

Event Description: Cajun Style

Source: Times Picayune


Saturday, August 27, 2016

'90 Chronology-Poles Apart

Event Date: March 2nd, 1990

Event Description: Panthers Pound Wranglers

Source: Dayton Beach Morning Journal



'90 Chronology-New NFL Television Deal

Event Date: March 2nd, 1990

Event Description: New TV Pact

Source: The Hour


Friday, August 26, 2016

'90 Chronology-Week #3 Preview

Event Date: March 1st, 1990

Event Description: Week #3 Preview

Source: Pro Football Weekly


Week #3 USFL Preview

Thursday

(0-2) Arizona at (2-0) Michigan (Panthers -12)

Saturday

(2-0) Orlando at (1-1) New Orleans (Breakers -3)

(2-0) Jacksonville at (0-2) Oakland (Bulls -14)

Sunday

 (2-0) Tampa Bay at  (0-2) Denver (Bandits -12)

 (1-1) New Jersey at (1-1) Birmingham (Stallions -6)

 (1-1) Memphis at (1-1) Houston (Showboats -2)

Monday

 (1-1) Dallas at (0-2) Baltimore (Outlaws -12)


More to come...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'90 Chronology-I.L.A.F. Cancels Debut

Event Date: March 1st, 1990

Event Description: Football League Canceled

Source: The Hour


'90 Chronology-Week #2 Transactions

Event Date: February 27th, 1990

Event Description: Week #2 Transactions

Source: PFW

Arizona-Activated RB Lydell Carr* from Taxi Squad, placed FB Leroy Holt on Physically Unable to Perform List.

Birmingham-Activated DL Steve Bates* from Taxi Squad.

New Jersey-Signed DB Marcus Quinn (USFL-Tampa Bay’89).


more to come......

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'90 Chronology-Panning For Gold

Event Date: February 26th, 1990

Event Description: Bulls Win Slugfest

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Monday, August 22, 2016

'90 Chronology-Texas Toast

Event Date: February 25th, 1990

Event Description: Collier Carries 'Gades

Source: Ocala Star Banner





'90 Chronology-Falling Stars?

Event Date: February 25th, 1990

Event Description: Breakers Down Baltimore

Source: Gadsden Times