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Encyclopedia > Los Angeles Express

The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League, an attempt to form a second major professional football league in the United States to compete with the established National Football League. The Express competed in all three of the USFL seasons played, 1983-1985. Image File history File links LosAngelesExpress. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from...


After a lackluster 1983 season, investor J. William Oldenburg bought the team and hired veteran executive Don Klosterman as general manager. Klosterman assembled an impressive stable of young talent. This included the greatest player in Express history, Steve Young, a quarterback who had played at the namesake university of his lineal ancestor, Brigham Young University. Young negotiated for himself what was then reported to be the largest professional sports contract ever signed up until that point--a 10-year deal worth over $40 million. However, it was revealed that the payments were actually to be in the form of an annuity set up to pay him $1,000,000 annually for the next 42 years, so the current value of the contract was considerably less than stated. The team tied the Arizona Wranglers for the Pacific Division title and advanced all the way to the Western Conference championship game. They lost to the Wranglers, 35-23, but it appeared the Express' future was very bright. Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... An annuity (from Latin annus, a year), is an investment that provides a defined series of payments in the future in exchange for an up-front sum of money. ... Arizona Wranglers were a professional American Football team in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ...


However, it unraveled in 1985. Oldenburg was forced to turn the team back over to the league after some of his financial dealings came to light. The injury bug bit the team hard, decimating the roster. At one point, Young had to play at running back. The team never drew well at the cavernous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, even in their breakthrough 1984 season. The low attendance figures began to prove very embarrassing and frustrating to the league and its major television broadcaster, ABC, which had hoped for a more credible product to emanate from the nation's second-largest media market. The team had to play its last home game at Los Angeles Pierce College, a small junior college in the San Fernando Valley. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation) and Coliseum. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The farm at Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Pierce College is a two-year community college in Woodland Hills, California and is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... San Fernando Valley The San Fernando Valley or The Valley is an urbanized valley in Southern California, United States. ...


Even if the USFL had survived past 1985, it is very unlikely that the Express organization would have survived much longer even if the league had succeeded in the two projects that were its eventual undoing, the proposed move to fall play effective with the 1986 season (which never actually happened), and its protracted anti-trust suit against the NFL, which resulted in its eventually being awarded a token $3. Steve Young went on to a great career in the NFL, and is apparently, as of May 2006, still receiving $1,000,000 a year from an annuity purchased by a team in a league that hasn't played a down of football in almost two decades. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Media:Example. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ...

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Single Season Leaders

Rushing Yards: 830 (1984), Kevin Nelson


Receiving Yards: 889 (1984), Jojo Townsell


Passing Yards: 2361 (1984), Steve Young Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ...


Season-By-Season

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
1983 8 10 0 2nd Pacific --
1984 10 8 0 1st WC Pacific Won Quarterfinal (New Jersey)
Lost Semifinal (Arizona)
1985 3 15 0 7th WC --
Totals 22 34 0 (including playoffs)

The New Jersey Generals were a franchise of the United States Football League (USFL), established in 1982 to begin play in the spring and summer of 1983. ... Arizona Wranglers were a professional American Football team in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ...

Trivia

  • The Express lost the right to host the 1984 conference championship game because of a scheduling conflict with preparations for the Summer Olympics. The game was played at Arizona instead.
  • One last-ditch marketing move by the Express just before the league folded was a solicitiation to students at USC (located adjacent to the Coliseum) of season passes for $100.

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United States Football League
Arizona Wranglers (1983-84) | Birmingham Stallions (1983-85) | Boston/New Orleans/Portland Breakers (1983-85) | Chicago Blitz (1983-84) | Denver Gold (1983-85) | Los Angeles Express (1983-85) | Michigan Panthers (1983-84) | New Jersey Generals (1983-85) | Oakland Invaders (1983-85) | Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars (1983-85) | Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-85) | Washington Federals/Orlando Renegades (1983-85) | Houston Gamblers (1984-85) | Jacksonville Bulls (1984-85) | Memphis Showboats (1984-85) | Oklahoma/Arizona Outlaws (1984-85) | Pittsburgh Maulers (1984) | San Antonio Gunslingers (1984-85)

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Los Angeles Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League, an attempt to form a second major professional football league in the United States to compete with the established National Football League.
The greatest player ever to wear the uniform of the Express was almost undoubtedly Steve Young, a quarterback who had played at the namesake university of his lineal ancestor, Brigham Young University.
The Express proved to be one of the weakest of the USFL organiziations, probably in fact the single weakest one actually to endure for all three of the league's seasons of operation, although such a judgement is of necessity somewhat subjective.
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