Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
World Football League
|After the WFL folded, one league member requested membership in the NFL but were turned down. What team made the request? ||World Football League
Memphis Southmen. The Southmen had even announced that they would change their name to the Grizzlies if accepted.
October 22nd. One team, San Antonio, had played 13 games by the time the league folded. Three others had played 12 games and the remaining 6 teams had played 11 games.
Birmingham Vulcans. The Vulcans had a 9-3 record and were declared 1975 WFL champions when the league went under. Southern California ended the season with a 7-5 record, Memphis had a 7-4 record, and Charlotte was 6-5.
Anthony Davis. Davis, the running back for the Southern California Sun, had rushed for 1200 yards in 12 games, easily leading Birmingham's Art Cantrelle, who had 814 yards.
|Who was the only team to suspend operations during the 1975 season before the entire league folded?||World Football League
Chicago Winds. The Winds folded after 5 games with a 1-4 record. Probably a good thing Namath didn't sign with them.
|The WFL tried to sign Joe Namath before the start of the 1975 season. If they had been successful, what team would he have been assigned to?||World Football League
Chicago Winds. Namath was offered a 3 year, 5 million dollar contract. Needless to say, he turned it down.
Birmingham Americans. The Americans won the only World Bowl ever played, defeating the Florida Blazers 22-21 on December 5, 1974 for the title.
Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets finished second in the eastern division with a 10-10 record but elected to skip the playoffs. The 9-11 Philadelphia Bell took their place in the playoffs and lost 18-3 to Florida in the first round.
Anaheim Stadium. The Sun won the Western Division title for the 1974 season with a 13-7 record and in 1975 were leading the West with a 7-5 record when the league folded.
Tony Adams. Adams, the Southern California Suns' quarterback, threw for 3905 yards to lead the league.
Tommy Reamon. Reamon rushed for 1576 yards for the Florida Blazers, defeating J.J. Jennings for the rushing title by 52 yards. Reamon would later be the high school coach of Michael Vick.
Charlotte Hornets. The Bulls relocated to New York at the start of the 1974 season and were known as the Stars. They then moved to Charlotte and were renamed the Hornets after one game in North Carolina.
|The Florida Blazers started the season out as Washington Ambassadors but moved before the first game of the season, not once but twice. What city did they move to before finally locating in Orlando?||World Football League
Norfolk, VA. The Ambassadors were to be known as the Virginia Ambassadors and played their home games at Foreman Field in Norfolk. However, things could not be worked out and the team finally relocated to Orlando for the start of the season.
2. The Jacksonville Sharks (4-10) and Detroit Wheels (1-13) were the two teams that suspended operations during the only full WFL season.
David Jaynes (Kansas). Jaynes was drafted first overall by the Houston Texans but he never played for the Texans, who later became the Shreveport Steamer. He injured his arm before the Jayhawks' Liberty Bowl game and never recovered.
|WFL games were televised by TVS, a syndicated network. Who handled the play-by-play for the TVS network on WFL games?||World Football League
Merle Harmon. Harmon, the 1949 Heisman trophy winner from Michigan, handled play-by-play while Alex Hawkins handled the color.
Gary Davidson. Davidson, in addition to the WFL, was also involved in the founding of the ABA and WHA (American Basketball Association and World Hockey League). He would resign as WFL president after the 1974 season and was replaced by Christopher Hemmeter.