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Encyclopedia > Birmingham Barracudas
Birmingham Barracudas
League

Canadian Football League Image File history File links CFL_Barracudas. ... Image File history File links BirminghamBarracudas95. ... Image File history File links CFLUSA.gif File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL; French: Ligue canadienne de football) is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ...

Division South Division
Founded 1995
Folded 1995
Home field Legion Field
Based in Birmingham, Alabama
Colours Teal, Black, Blue and Burnt Orange
Owner(s) Art Williams
Head Coach Jack Pardee

The Birmingham Barracudas were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. The Barracudas were part of a failed attempt to expand the CFL into the United States. The CFLs American teams used a modified league logo. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... Born in Christoval, Texas, Jack Pardee was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M University, a 2-time All-Pro with the Los Angeles Rams (1963) and Washington Redskins(1971), a 2-time NFL Coach of Year (1976,79), and winner of 87 games in 11 seasons. ... Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL; French: Ligue canadienne de football) is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The CFLs American teams used a modified league logo. ...

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Brief Franchise History

On The Field

The Barracudas had an experienced Head Coach in Jack Pardee, who had coached at the college level with the University of Houston and at the professional level with the WFL, the USFL and the NFL. The Barracudas were also led by veteran CFL quarterback, Matt Dunigan, which proved to be successful for the team. The Barracudas finished the regular season in third place of the Southern Division Standings, with a 10-8-0 record. In the Grey Cup playoffs, the Barracudas lost to the San Antonio Texans, 52-9, in the Southern Divisional Semi-Finals, ending their first and only playoff run. Born in Christoval, Texas, Jack Pardee was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M University, a 2-time All-Pro with the Los Angeles Rams (1963) and Washington Redskins(1971), a 2-time NFL Coach of Year (1976,79), and winner of 87 games in 11 seasons. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston Motto Founded 1927 School type Flagship State University President Jay Gogue, Ph. ... The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Matt Dunigan (born December 6, 1960 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a former quarterback in the Canadian Football League who is currently a CFL television analyst for TSN. Although born in Ohio, Dunigan was raised in Dallas and grew up admiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... // Brief Franchise History The San Antonio Texans were a Canadian football team that played in the Alamodome for the 1995 CFL season. ...


Off The Field

The attendance at Legion Field was decent earlier in the year, but it eventually dropped, during the start of the college football season. The team average attendance for the 1995 season was at 16,843. Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Owner, Art Williams was quoted, that he was probably losing between 4 to 6 million dollars (US) on the team, however, outside sources quoted the losses at around 10 million dollars (US).


In The End

The loss of revenue caused the franchise to fold after its first season of play in 1995, along with the other American teams of the Canadian Football League (with the exception of the Baltimore Stallions who moved to Montreal to become the new, "Alouettes"). 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL; French: Ligue canadienne de football) is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) refers to a team in the Canadian Football League based in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Players and Builders of note

Canadian Football Hall of Famers

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ... Matt Dunigan (born December 6, 1960 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a former quarterback in the Canadian Football League who is currently a CFL television analyst for TSN. Although born in Ohio, Dunigan was raised in Dallas and grew up admiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. ...

Other logos of the Birmingham Barracudas

  • The two other logos were used as part of the 1995 advertising campaign for the team

Image File history File links Logosmallbarracudas2. ... Image File history File links Logosmallbarracudas3. ...

See also

The rules of American football are very similar to those of Canadian football. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ...

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