Category: Michigan Panthers

Jun 09 2013

USFL Trivia – Who Scored Points To End Regulation Before 3 OT Game

USFL Trivia Question

The 1984 Michigan Panthers-LA Express playoff game was the only pro football game to go into 3 overtimes, with the Express winning 27-21 on a Mel Gray rushing touchdown (where he broke his arm at the end of the run).  The Express tied the game 21-21 with less than a minute to go in regulation.  Which two players scored the points (touchdown and conversion) to tie the game?

Answer:

Kevin Nelson (touchdown)

Steve Young (rushing 2-point conversion)

http://www.remembertheusfl.8m.com/greatestgame.html

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May 05 2013

USFL Trivia – First (Interim) Commissioner In 1982

USFL Trivia Question

Who was the first (interim) commissioner of the USFL in 1982, before the signing of Chet Simmons?

Answer:

Peter Spivak, who also was a minority owner of the Michigan Panthers

http://www.usfl.info/panthers/

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Feb 09 2013

USFL Placekicker Novo Bojovic Superstition

USFL Trivia:   For what superstition was Michigan Panthers and Oakland Invaders placekicker Novo Bojovic known to wear during games?

Answer:

He used to put garlic in his kicking shoe to keep away bad luck

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1120930/2/index.htm

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Dec 01 2012

USFL Trivia – Only Teams To Play Home Games In A Dome Stadium

Here is a quick USFL trivia question:  Which USFL teams were the only ones to play home games in a domed (indoor) stadium?

Answer:

Houston Gamblers (1984-1985)

Michigan Panthers (1983-1984)

New Orleans Breakers (1984)

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Oct 06 2012

Wild End To Michigan Panthers Oakland Invaders Playoff Game

In case you never saw the wild ending to the Michigan Panthers – Oakland Invaders USFL playoff game, where the Panthers fans stormed the field to celebrate with 25 seconds left remaining in the game, then you are welcome to take a look at this YouTube video.  This showed that the fans had a connection with their team in Michigan, and hearing the commentators thoughts was rather interesting to say the least!

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Apr 29 2012

1983 USFL Championship Game

A few months ago, someone uploaded the entire 1983 USFL Championship game to YouTube.  If you are interested in the game then you can visit the link here:

Mar 03 2011

Original USFL Team Information On New USFL Page

The home page of TheNewUSFL.com has some solid information about the original USFL teams.  Simply click the helmet of the team on which you want more information.

Jul 24 2010

Michigan Panthers USFL Bumper Sticker

Michigan Panthers USFL Bumper Sticker

Michigan Panthers USFL Bumper Sticker

Bumper sticker from either the 1983 or 1984 Michigan Panthers.  Of interest, the Panthers were one of the first football teams to design a helmet logo which surrounded the ear hole, all the way to the base of the helmet.

Oct 06 2009

Michigan Panthers USFL Team Resources

This post will provide you multiple resources to discover more information about the Michigan Panthers.  The team played in the United States Football League during the 1983 and 1984 USFL seasons:

Aug 30 2009

USFL History – Pittsburgh Maulers At Michigan Panthers 1984

Here are highlights of one of the closer games in USFL history from a clip found on YouTube.  It features the 1984 matchup between the Pittsburgh Maulers facing the Michigan Panthers.  The game was played in the Pontiac Silverdome and features future NFL stars Mike Rozier, Bobby Hebert, and Anthony Carter:

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