Classic Team Logo of The Day

26 Jan

Logo of a defunct football team that played in the United States Football League, the Memphis Showboats. The team played the 1984 and ’85 seasons in the league. Despite the USFL’s short existence, the Showboats drew decent crowds to their games, unlike most of the teams in the league. That box office success caught the NFL’s attention, and was a factor in NFL owners approving the move of the Houston Oilers to Tennessee. The team even played it’s first year in Memphis before moving to Nashville. Notable Showboat players include Reggie White, Rod Shoate, Gary Shirk, Terdell Middleton, Ken Johnson, Barney Bussey, Leonard Coleman and Larry Pfohl, who would go on to pro wrestling fame as Lex Lugor.


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