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Flashback Photo of the Week

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

This week I bring you this photo feature from a 1983 issue of USFL Kickoff Magazine. Apparantly stripes were HUGE that year.

The Cheerleaders of the USFL
With the start of a new football league comes the tryouts for the cheerleading squads that will support them.

The Los Angeles Express got everyone involved in the festivities, including celebrity judges like Lee Majors and Diana Goodman.

Of the five hundred potential cheerleaders that auditioned in Los Angeles, only thirty would make the final squad. In one short day the chance at stardom for some had flickered and gone out.

Let’s all pause for a moment to thank Olivia Newton-John for this awesome moment in 1980s fashion.

But for the final thirty, and for the USFL fans, the excitement had just begun.

Flashback Photo of the Week

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

This week we have another flashback to the mid 80s United States Football League. This young lady was member of the Denver Gold Cheerleaders.

Flashback Photo of the Week

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Our last flashback from the short-lived United States Football League brought you the Blue Angels, cheerleaders for the Oakland Express. This week, we have the cheerleaders from another USFL team, the Birmingham Stallions. The Fillies entertained the crowds at Legion Field from the team’s inception in 1983 until 1985 when the entire USFL crashed and burned.

Flashback Photo of the Week

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

The United States Football League was a short-lived league in the early 1980s. The USFL season ran from March through June, attracting many football fans during the NFL offseason. It was a great thing - until the owners decided to switch to a fall schedule and go up against the NFL. Needless to say, this was a very very bad idea and only one aspect of the league’s many problems. The result: crash and burn. But it was fun for a little while.

The Invaders were the USFL franchise in Oakland, California. The Oakland Invaders set up shop in 1983, one year after the Raiders moved to Los Angeles. When Raider fans wanted to watch a little football, they headed over to Oakland Alameda County Coliseum to watch the Invaders, and the Invaders’ cheerleaders, the Blue Angels. For this week’s flashback photo, I give you the 1984 Blue Angels:

These two seemed to be having an especially fun time.

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