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Organization
    (1973-October 22, 1975)
    Played one and a half seasons
    Founded by Gary Davidson
    Teams:
    Birmingham Americans(1974)/Vulcans (1975)
    Chicago Fire (1974)/Wind(1975)
    Detroit Wheels (1974)
    Washington-Baltimore Ambassadors (1974)/Florida Blazers (1974)/San Antonio Wings (1975)
    Honolulu Hawaiians (1974-5)
    Houston Texans (1974)/Shreveport Steamer (1974-5)
    Jacksonville Sharks (1974)/Express (1975)
    Memphis Southmen (1974)/Grizzlies (1975)
    Boston Bulls (1974)/New York Stars (1974)/Charlotte Hornets (1974-5)
    Philadelphia Bell (1974-5)
    Portland Storm (1974)/Thunder (1975)
    Southern California Sun (1974-75)
    The first week attendance figures looked impressive until team owners admitted that the vast majority of the tickets were giveaways.
    Teams began relocating only six games into the first season.
    Two teams folded in mid-season.
    After the Birmingham Americans won World Bowl I, their uniforms were seized by creditors.
    The league folded in the middle of the 1975 season.
    The Memphis Grizzlies tried to convince the NFL to choose them as an expansion team, then filed an unsuccessful anti-trust suit.
    It did not play preseason games its first season.
    It replaced the standard point after touchdown with the Action Point, a one-point mandatory conversion run attempt.
    It shook up NFL salaries when the Memphis Southmen enticed Dolphins Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield with a then-record $3.5 million deal.

Credit: C. Fishel


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