I am about to replay the 1983 USFL Season with GWD. I made some scoring charts to be able to assign individual scoring for a layer of "stats". Looking forward to this! Follow along and list your favorite team. I liked the Generals because of Walker from the Bulldogs of UGA. However, I seemed to like a lot of different teams from the USFL era whereas my NFL loyalties were really limited to the Atlanta Falcons. I'm kind of like that with hockey as I seem to have several "favorite" teams. This will be fun.
Edited by gridiron on 04/18/2021
1983 Week 1 Schedule
Boston Breakers at Tampa Bay Bandits
Chicago Blitz at Washington Federals
New Jersey Generals at L.A. Express
Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers
Philadelphia Stars at Denver Gold
Michigan Panthers at Birmingham Stallions
Season Under Way! Boston Breakers 31 Tampa Bay Bandits 23
*Breakers QB Johnnie Walton was the man of the day as he threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another.
*In typical Spurrier fashion, two QBs played for the Bandits with each throwing one touchdown.
Boston Breakers 3-21-0-7= 31
Tampa Bay Bandits 7-10-3-3= 23
*Breakers are 1-0
*Bandits are 0-1
Chicago Blitz 24 Washington Federals 7
*Greg Landry throws 2 TDs for Blitz while Tim Spencer adds another TD on the ground
*Joe Gilliam with a TD toss late in the first half sent the Federals into the half trailing just 14-7
Chicago Blitz 7-7-3-7= 24
Washington Federals 0-7-0-0= 7
*Blitz are 1-0
*Federals are 0-1
Oakland Invaders 7 Arizona Wranglers 3
*Wranglers picked off the Invaders and mounted a late drive to try and win the game but were turned away on a 4th down attempt on the final drive of the game
Invaders 0-7-0-0= 7
Wranglers 0-0-3-0= 3
Invaders are 1-0
Wranglers are 0-1
Denver Gold 24 Philadelphia Stars 16
*Stars fans, you have been put on notice...a championship is not your USFL birthright
*Denver overcomes 2 interceptions in the 3rd quarter to score 2 TDs in the 4th quarter to shock Stars
*David Trout booted 3 field goals for the Stars in the losing effort
Stars 6-3-7-0= 16
Gold 10-0-0-14= 24
Stars are 0-1
Gold are 1-0
Week 1 Complete and Here's the Week 2 Schedule & What to Look For
*Chicago Blitz (1-0) at Arizona Wranglers (0-1)
Blitz are coming off a strong showing vs. the Federals where they only allowed 7 points. Wranglers O needs to figure some things out as they only managed a field goal in a hard fought loss to Oakland in week 1.
*Michigan Panthers (1-0) at Tampa Bay Bandits (0-1)
Both teams are coming off of tight ball games. Coach Steve Spurrier and Bandits will not want to start the season in an 0-2 hole.
*Birmingham Stallions (0-1) at Oakland Invaders (1-0)
This should be a tight game. Stallions may need it more than Invaders but have to make the trip out west.
*Boston Breakers (1-0) at Denver Gold (1-0)
Gold look to cash in on a second straight home game and the momentum from besting the Stars in week 1. Boston's Johnnie Walton set the league on fire in week 1 with 3 TD passes and a TD run
*New Jersey Generals (1-0) at Philadelphia Stars (0-1)
New Jersey would love to put the Stars in an 0-2 hole. Coach Mora's "dynasty in the making" will be looking to get to 1-1
*Washington Federals (0-1) at L.A. Express (0-1)
Both teams did not impress in Week 1 with the Federals looking like the weaker of the two.
Johnny Dollar's Week 2 Predictions
*For entertainment purposes only*
Blitz, Panthers, Breakers, Invaders, Stars, and Express are my picks for Week 2 with LA being the "Lock of the Week"