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 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Southmen drew fairly well, at least by WFL standards, in part due to the presence on their roster of some well-known players recruited away from the NFL at considerable expense.
The Memphis team was christened the Memphis Mad Dogs, and played one season, 1995, the final year of the CFL's largely unsuccessful attempts to compete south of the border.
Then there is the arrival in Memphis of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association, and the massive capital outlay needed to build their new arena, the FedExForum, in downtown Memphis less than 15 years after the previous downtown arena and their former home, the Pyramid Arena, was completed.
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 Memphis Southmen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Memphis Southmen was a franchise in the World Football League which operated in 1974 and 1975.
From the beginning, the team was informally and perhaps better-known as the Memphis Grizzlies, in no way connected to the current National Basketball Association team of that name now based in Memphis.
This name appeared to come from the logo, which appeared to be a representation of a bear backed by the sun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toronto_Northmen   (426 words)

  
 Memphis Southmen -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Memphis Southmen was a franchise in the (additional info and facts about World Football League) World Football League which operated in (additional info and facts about 1974) 1974 and (additional info and facts about 1975) 1975.
From the beginning, the team was informally and perhaps better-known as the Memphis Grizzlies, in no way connected to the current (additional info and facts about National Basketball Association) National Basketball Association team of that name now based in Memphis.
This name appeared to come from the (A company emblem or device) logo, which appeared to be a representation of a (Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws) bear backed by the sun.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Me/Memphis_Southmen.htm   (387 words)

  
 World Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the relative financial stability of the Birmingham and Memphis clubs, both attempted to join the NFL but were refused.
Memphis Southmen (had started out as the Toronto Northmen, but moved to Memphis, Tennessee before the start of the season) 1974–1975/ Memphis Grizzlies 1975 ("official" team change name to Grizzlies after league folded in attempt to join the NFL).
Memphis head coach John McVay would go on to become general manager of the San Fransisco 49ers during the 1980s dynasty years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Football_League   (1994 words)

  
 Charlotte Hornets Football Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Memphis shunned the airways for three quarters, then pierced the Charlotte secondary for two decisive touchdowns in the final period for a 27-23 World Football League victory over the fired-up Hornets.
Memphis didn't complete its first pass until midway through the second quarter, and the Hornets didn't try one until the opening play of the period.
When Memphis regained the lead, Charlotte cornerback Larry Shere fell down in the end zone and Marshall was left all alone to catch White's 13-yard toss with 1:47 gone in the last quarter.
www.charlottehornetswfl.com /Archives/co101074-1.htm   (1051 words)

  
 CNN/SI - Home Alone
Within the last three years the Memphis Mad Dogs of the Canadian Football League, the Memphis Fire of the U.S. Basketball League and the Memphis Pharaohs of the Arena Football League all came to town—and left.
In Memphis, which likes to think of itself as a mini-New Orleans, it was hard to spot a single Oilers banner downtown.
Though Memphis is the home of the Elvis Presley fly swatter ($1.99 at the Memories of Elvis emporium), its inhabitants aren't stupid.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /features/1997/yearinreview/magazine/franchisepearlman.html   (913 words)

  
 Memphis Southmen - TheBestLinks.com - Bear, Canada, Miami Dolphins, NFL, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Over 40,000 deposits for season tickets were collected in this effort, which even included a telethon on a Memphis television station.
www.thebestlinks.com /Memphis_Southmen.html   (341 words)

  
 Oilers trying to overcome stumbling start in Tennessee
Rodgers, the former head coach at UCLA and Georgia Tech, coached the Memphis Southmen, Showboats and Grizzlies in the United States Football League and Canadian Football League.
Rodgers, 65, is a colorful character and a popular figure in Memphis, where he is under pressure to drum up support and help Adams sell tickets and suites.
There is the perception, which Rodgers denies, that Memphis will not support the Oilers the way the team hopes for several reasons.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/page1/97/07/20/oilers.html   (1818 words)

  
 WFL
The Southmen were originally scheduled to play in Toronto as the Northmen.
The Northmen were slated to play as one of the original WFL franchises, lending credence to the "World" in "World Football League." However, owner John Bassett, Jr., was blocked from fielding his team by the CFL.
Despite quality franchises in Birmingham, Memphis, Florida, and Southern California, other teams were floundering, moving to other cities mid-season or folding all together.
www.misterhabs.com /wfl.htm   (1762 words)

  
 Professional Football Researchers Association- Pro Football History
Originally the Toronto Northmen, the Southmen were moved to Memphis before the start of the season after the Canadian Government refused to allow box-office competition with the C.F.L. John Bassett of Toronto was the owner.
Memphis was one of the few W.F.L. teams still able to meet its obligations when the league dissolved.
The Southmen remained together pending a decision by the N.F.L. on their application for membership, but the N.F.L. took no action on the application.
www.footballresearch.com /articles/frpage.cfm?topic=wfl   (2140 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the 4th Elvis, who had recently received his seventh-degree fl belt in karate, put on a ninety-minute demonstration with Ed Parker at the Tennessee Karate Institute, a new school which would be run by Red West and Elvis' cousin Bobbi Wren.
Elvis mostly remained in Memphis until the middle of August with the usual excursions to Vegas and Palm Springs.
On the 10th he attended the opening game of the new World Football League, as the Memphis Southmen (later called the Grizzlies) hosted the Portland Storm and Elvis' presence was mentioned during the television broadcast.
www.epgold.net /1974-3.htm   (911 words)

  
 Did Memphis ever have a pro football team?
The other "big" league Memphis team was the Memphis Southmen, which played in its only full season of 1974 (the league disbanded 12 games into the 1975 season).
The Memphis Southmen played in the original World Football League that operated in 1974-75 (not to be confused with the current NFL minor league of the same name).
Since then there have been numerous other pro teams, starting with the USFL Memphis Showboats in 1984-1985, the Memphis Maniax of the XFL (that only lasted the 2001 season) and Memphis' current pro team that has been around for 3 heras, Arena Football 2's Memphis Xplorers.
www.faqfarm.com /Q/Did_Memphis_ever_have_a_pro_football_team   (614 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: World Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Jacksonville Sharks were a team that competed for part of the 1974 season in the World Football League, a failed attempt to lauch a second major professional football league in the United States in competition with the National Football League.
Jump to: navigation, search Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, of which it is the county seat.
Charlotte Hornets was a football team in the 1974-75 World Football League.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/World-Football-League   (2039 words)

  
 Baseball back in DC but not as Senators ??? - Baseball Fever
When the moved to Memphis, they changed the name to Memphis Southmen, with the other nickname of the Grizzlies.
In the USFL, it was the Memphis Showboats, not Riverboats, named after the paddle wheel boats on the Mississippi River.
In soccer, Memphis had the Rogues in the NASL, the Americans in the MISL and the Storm in the AISA.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?p=313974   (834 words)

  
 1975 Larry Csonka WFL Memphis Southmen Game Used Jersey, Signed.
This unique and rare jersey represents his one year experiment with the renegade league's Memphis franchise.
Accompanied by a two-page handwritten letter from the wife of the owner of Liberty Sporting Goods, supplier of WFL Southmen equipment and jerseys.
Csonka personally signed and presented him this gamer at the end of the ’75 season, preserving a unique sewn-on representation for the most discerning Csonka collector or WFL collector.
www.americanmemorabilia.com /Auction_Item.asp?auction_id=13093   (220 words)

  
 Getting nibbles from the NBA - 2000-04-24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We are still considered one of the top markets in the nation for producing young basketball talent and the careers of past University of Memphis hoop stars who have gone on to the NBA are still widely followed by Memphians.
Memphis is in an enviable position because it wouldn't have to build a new arena, just upgrade The Pyramid with suites and club seats to generate a favorable revenue stream for the franchise ownership.
Memphis continues to see record economic growth and has become one of the top industrial distribution sites in the world.
www.bizjournals.com /memphis/stories/2000/04/24/editorial1.html   (836 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the Redbirds were beating Oklahoma, the NBA Memphis Grizzlies were hanging one on the Miami Heat at the FedEx Forum and thousands of fans poured on to Beale for a big bash.
Speaking of which, no trip to Memphis is complete without paying a visit to Elvis Presley and on the cab ride to Graceland, the driver said it all.
A couple of diagrammed plays from those sandlot contests Elvis actually copied from the films he received from NFL teams that were quick to accommodate the King's quest for gridiron knowledge.
www.sportsnet.ca /othersports/columnist.jsp?content=20050414_085640_4172   (1031 words)

  
 candid-16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Elvis returned to Memphis when his June 1974 tour ended on July 2nd 1974 in Salt Lake City,Utah.
Elvis remains in Memphis until the middle of the following month apart from a few short trips to Las Vegas and Pam Springs.
Elvis, Sonny and Red West at the Memphis Southmen's football opener on July 10, 1974.
www.elvis-collectors.com /cccandid18.html   (100 words)

  
 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The playing surface itself is officially known as Rex Dockery Field to honor the memory of a former Tigers coach who was tragically killed in an airplane crash.
The stadium is also somewhat unusual in that it has always had a natural grass playing surface, which is not typical of most stadiums constructed in the same era.
Nonetheless, the stadium must be deemed to have been largely successful.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Liberty-Bowl-Memorial-Stadium.htm   (2105 words)

  
 The Coach's Profile
He was a standout star with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and then captained the Memphis Southmen of the then…newly-formed World Football League...to a Divisional Title in 1974.
Dick was elected to the Blue Bomber Hall of Fame 18 years ago and in 1993 was named to the CFL All-Time All-Star Team as one of the best 28 players in the history of the League.
In three short years, he amassed a 19-9-1 record, won two Conference championships and in 1977, produced the best team ever in the history of the school as SAM was ranked as high as 5th in the NCAA Division III standings.
www.coachingpoints.com /profile.htm   (899 words)

  
 Welcome to the Birmingham Post-Herald: Sports
Featuring off-the-wall nicknames (the Philadelphia Bell, Portland Storm, Chicago Fire and Memphis Southmen) and wild uniforms (the Southern California Sun sported magenta jerseys and orange pants) it was a league with attitude to spare.
When the season ended Birmingham was unbeaten at Legion Field, finishing with a 17-5 record overall and claiming the first and only World Bowl championship with a 22-21 win over the Florida Blazers.
And he some custom clothiers in Memphis and Chicago, studied them, and decided to get into the clothing business for himself.
www.postherald.com /sp062105.shtml   (2407 words)

  
 MSML's Memory Lane - Memphis Grizzlies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Memphis Southmen, originally the Toronto Northmen, were sent packing by the Canadian Parliament before ever playing a game.
They landed in Memphis in 1974 as one of the WFL's charter teams and signed such stars as Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, and Paul Warfield.
Also on the roster was a little known rookie quarterback by the name of Danny White.
www.msml.itgo.com /griz.html   (106 words)

  
 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - TheBestLinks.com - Liberty Bowl Stadium, Arizona Cardinals, African American, Carolina ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Memphis team was christened the Memphis Mad Dogs, and played one season, 1995, the final year of the CFL's rather sad attempts to compete south of the border.
As of this writing, there is little chance that the Liberty Bowl will ever again see any professional football on a regular basis, or be significantly upgraded in the future.
But the stadium must be deemed to have been largely successful.
www.thebestlinks.com /Liberty_Bowl_Stadium.html   (2100 words)

  
 The 1975 Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Memphis Southmen of the WFL signed Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, and Paul Warfield of Miami, March 31.
The divisional winners with the highest won-loss percentage were made the home team for the divisional playoffs, and the surviving winners with the highest percentage made home teams for the championship games, June 26.
Two of the more successful WFL franchises, Birmingham and Memphis, strong on the field and finanically, applied for expansion in the NFL.
aaronripon.homestead.com /PACKERS-1975SEASON.html   (7881 words)

  
 Lunar Rover bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Memphis Showboats was a franchise in the United States Football League.
The Memphis Rogues were a professional soccer team in the former North American Soccer League.
A more metallic offshoot of hardcore punk, metalcore has during the 90's and 2000's evolved into a genre of its own, made perhaps most famous by metallic hardcore giants Hatebreed.
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 World Football League
Franchises in Toronto, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Rome were discussed but did not materialize.
The Memphis Southmen started out as the Toronto Northmen prior to the season's start.
The Detroit Wheels owners filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on September 24, the same day that the New York Stars were sold from Robert J. Schmertz to Upton Bell, who then moved the Stars south to Charlotte.
www.angelfire.com /tn/pkholling03/wfl/wfl_summary.html   (578 words)

  
 HickokSports.com - Biography - Jim Nance
The Patriots traded Nance to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1972 but he refused to play and temporarily retired.
He returned to football with the New York Jets in 1973 and ended his career with the World Football League's Memphis Southmen in 1974.
During his 8 seasons in the AFL and NFL, he gained 5,461 yards in 1,341 attempts and scored 45 rushing touchdowns.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/nancejim.shtml   (190 words)

  
 MiamiDolphins.com: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Originally drafted in the first round out of Syracuse in 1968, he was named the MVP of Super Bowl Vlll after carrying 33 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns as the Dolphins steamrolled the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7, for their second straight NFL title.
His career rushing totals in the NFL, which place him 26th on the league’s all-time rushing list, are: 1,891 carries for 8,081 yards (4.3 average) and 64 TDs.
Csonka was further honored when his number 39 was retired by the team during halftime ceremonies on December 9, 2002, becoming the third Dolphin to have his number retired.
www.miamidolphins.com /history/halloffamers/halloffamers_csonka_l.asp   (286 words)

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