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1998 Preview Part 1

 

In anticipation of the merger between the CFL and World League, the Ottawa Rough Riders will rebrand as the Ottawa Renegades:

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I like the Renegades, what about white pants or red for the clash?

 

I'll go with XFL B realignment.

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Both Black and Red Pants for the Renegades would be absolute gold, IMO....they can mix it up at home or on the road

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18 hours ago, mkg74 said:

Both Black and Red Pants for the Renegades would be absolute gold, IMO....they can mix it up at home or on the road

 

Ask and I shall give...

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

 

Ahead of the San Diego Chargers' first game of the 1997 NFL season, the San Diego Union-Tribune revealed yesterday that owner Dean Spanos was secretly negotiating with officials in Nashville and St Louis. The city of San Diego and the the Chargers were unable to agree on terms of a new lease for Jack Murphy Stadium two years ago, and plans to expand the existing facility have fallen by the wayside. With the MLB Padres pushing for its own facility proposed for the East Village district, the future of the Murph hangs in the balance. A potential departure by the Chargers could leave only the Friars and SDSU football program as the remaining tenants at the 30 year old cookie cutter era stadium.

 

A grassroots campaign is already being launched by former Chargers players such as Paul Lowe, Dan Fouts and Charlie Joiner among others to convince the NFL to keep the Chargers' name, colors and history in San Diego should Spanos be given permission to move the team.

 

August 31, 1997

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8 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

BREAKING NEWS!!!

 

Ahead of the San Diego Chargers' first game of the 1997 NFL season, the San Diego Union-Tribune revealed yesterday that owner Dean Spanos was secretly negotiating with officials in Nashville and St Louis. The city of San Diego and the the Chargers were unable to agree on terms of a new lease for Jack Murphy Stadium two years ago, and plans to expand the existing facility have fallen by the wayside. With the MLB Padres pushing for its own facility proposed for the East Village district, the future of the Murph hangs in the balance. A potential departure by the Chargers could leave only the Friars and SDSU football program as the remaining tenants at the 30 year old cookie cutter era stadium.

 

A grassroots campaign is already being launched by former Chargers players such as Paul Lowe, Dan Fouts and Charlie Joiner among others to convince the NFL to keep the Chargers' name, colors and history in San Diego should Spanos be given permission to move the team.

 

August 31, 1997

So in a nutshell, this is what causes UrinatingTree to say: :censored: you Spanos!

 

But I seriously have to applaud you for this project. It is stunning in every way, and is so detail oriented.

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6 minutes ago, RedfieldNick said:

So in a nutshell, this is what causes UrinatingTree to say: :censored: you Spanos!

 

But I seriously have to applaud you for this project. It is stunning in every way, and is so detail oriented.

 

Yup. UT's right on the money.

 

Thank you very much for that. What is your favorite part of this series so far?

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The BC Lions updated their look for the '97 CFL campaign. Here, the Lions were apparently much too eager to put the WLAF patch on their jerseys early. The logo is based on the real-life unused prototype of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The chevrons over the chest are meant to form a "V" for Vancouver and reminiscent of the Canucks' sweaters from the late 70's and early 80's.

 

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10 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

The BC Lions updated their look for the '97 CFL campaign. Here, the Lions were apparently much too eager to put the WLAF patch on their jerseys early. The logo is based on the real-life unused prototype of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The chevrons over the chest are meant to form a "V" for Vancouver and reminiscent of the Canucks' sweaters from the late 70's and early 80's.

 

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Love this because I have always absolutely hated the BC Lions logo

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I'd call this an improvement as well. Good work 

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Here are some tweaks for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Rather than be another red and black team, the Calgary Stampeders use maroon and bronze to complement their classic scarlet...

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There are touchdown celebrations, and then, there is the A-Train...

 

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The vee on the lions is sweet and I can't stop looking at the stampeders, it's pretty cool but i'd like more bronze..... more bronze. more.

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1998 Regular Season

 

After three frustrating seasons, the Paris Musketeers reached the playoffs for the very first time thanks to a key tiebreaker against the Barcelona Dragons who finished with an identical record. Jake Delhomme was under center for Paris, with RB Darnell Autry carrying the load and WR Oronde Gadsden making the big catches. George LaFrance also made a contribution with a few key kick returns for TD's to elevate Paris into the playoffs.

 

The Orlando Thunder made their first playoff appearance in five years thanks to the dynamic duo of QB Anthony Calvillo and WR Isaiah Mustafa. Their heroics made Thunder games at the Citrus Bowl worth the price of admission every time they took the field.

 

With rumors of a possible relocation, the Knights wanted to make what could be their final year at the Meadowlands a memorable one. When the run and shoot was replaced by a new pass oriented offense, QB Jim Arellanes torched defenses through the air with Dialleo Burks, Masato Itai and Harold Bishop as his go-to pass targets.

 

Injuries impacted the Stallions offense, but it was their defense that carried them back into the playoffs. The Sacramento Surge, who were one game away from their second title in six years, were not so lucky this year. Many of their linemen on both sides of the ball spent much of the year on IR. When center Bob Kronenberg went down for the second year in a row, the Surge's pass protection that propelled them to last year's World Bowl had all but collapsed and QB Aaron Garcia spent much of the year on his back.

 

When head coach Pepper Rodgers retired after the 1997 season, the Hound Dogs' players and fans would realize rather quickly how much they would miss his leadership. They would finish 1998 with a 1-13 record with no real talent to complement overwhelmed quarterback Andy Kelly.

 

Quarterback controversy plagued the Frankfurt Galaxy for the last couple years, but this year with Pat Barnes under center, the Galaxy skyrocketed back to respectability. Their biggest test came in week 14 at the Waldstadion. With Amsterdam already locking up the division crown with second year QB Kurt Warner, the Galaxy had to settle for dueling with the Paris Musketeers for a higher playoff seed. Vernon Turner and Ingo Seibert would take turns handling the rock on the ground for the Galaxy against a suspect Paris run defense. Mario Bailey, Mike Bellamy and Werner Hippler each recorded a touchdown catch to lift the Galaxy to a 21-0 lead at the half. Then, Jake Delhomme and the Musketeer offense fought back to tie the game in late in fourth. Ralf Kleinmann kicked a 32 yard field goal to win it for Frankfurt in overtime.

 

After a disappointing 6-8 finish, the San Antonio Riders bid farewell to their current moniker in favor of a new name they will adapt for next year:

Spoiler

The Texans.

 

 

STANDINGS
EUROPEAN

Amsterdam Admirals 9-5

Frankfurt Galaxy 8-6

Paris Musketeers 7-7

Barcelona Dragons 7-7

Scottish Claymores 6-8

London Monarchs 6-8

 

NORTH AMERICAN EAST
NY/NJ Knights 13-1

Ohio Glory 9-5

Orlando Thunder 8-6

Baltimore Stallions 7-7

Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks 5-9

 

NORTH AMERICAN WEST

Mexico City Aztecs 11-3

San Antonio Riders 6-8

Birmingham Fire 6-8

Sacramento Surge 3-11

Memphis Hound Dogs 1-13

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Here's how the quarterfinals shape up for the upcoming 1998 playoffs...

 

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You going to provide a roster update around the time of the merger?  Or provide the XFL rosters?

 

You're killing this thing and I’m loving it. Can’t wait to see all of these concepts you’ll be providing over the next few years 

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23 minutes ago, BengalErnst said:

You going to provide a roster update around the time of the merger?  Or provide the XFL rosters?

 

You're killing this thing and I’m loving it. Can’t wait to see all of these concepts you’ll be providing over the next few years 

 

The XFL draft will be conducted after the 1998 World Bowl.

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2 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

With rumors of a possible relocation, the Knights wanted to make what could be their final year at the Meadowlands a memorable one

What are some candidates for the Knights' relocation?

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24 minutes ago, Jacobseye said:

What are some candidates for the Knights' relocation?

 

Not entirely sure to be honest. Maybe Europe since the XFL will likely poach most available markets, and the NFL is dealing with the Chargers' controversial relocation to St Louis.

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