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DYCqTr9U8AAlSiJ%201_zps3ljcrxin.jpg?t=15Ok whats your thoughts NEO, like i said only a suggestion. I just think the pinkish copper makes the uniform look dead void of life. It reminds me of Veras' Seattle Grizzles ugly as hell gold he used for them during the 70's LOL......

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2 minutes ago, mkg74 said:

DYCqTr9U8AAlSiJ%201_zps3ljcrxin.jpg?t=15Ok whats your thoughts NEO, like i said only a suggestion. I just think the pinkish copper makes the uniform look dead void of life. It reminds me of Veras' Seattle Grizzles ugly as hell gold he used for them during the 70's LOL......

 

Much better.

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Yes that green pops out much better!  IMO

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Here is an updated list of players available to the Admirals and Hound Dogs in the upcoming expansion draft.

 

Each expansion team can take 20 players from this list.

 

BARCELONA DRAGONS
DB Charles Fryar
QB Mike Power
LB Ron Goetz
WR Lionel Manuel
DL Bruce Clark
WR Dempsey Norman
TE Terry O'Shea
DB Glenn Cobb

 

BIRMINGHAM FIRE
WR Willie Bouyer
RB Jim Bell
LB Paul McGowan
DB John Holland
DL Darrell Phillips
WR/KR Eddie Britton
LB Junior Jackson
DB Antonio Gibson

 

FRANKFURT GALAXY
OL David Diaz-Infante
OL Garry Frank
DL Jon Carter
DB Pat McGuirk
QB Alex Espinoza
WR Jason Johnson
DL Garry Howe
TE Chad Fortune

 

LONDON MONARCHS
OL Steve Gabbard
OL Ron Shipley
OL Damon Baldwin
QB Fred McNair
RB Leonard Conley
TE Ted Popson
DB Howard Feggins
DL Oleg Sapega

 

MONTREAL MACHINE
QB Ben Brown
LB Emanuel King
RB Darryl Harris
TE KD Dunn
DL Rollin Putzier
LB Adam Bob
DL Desmond Royal
DB Quintin Jones

 

NY/NJ KNIGHTS
WR/DB Vince Courville
WR Lonnie Turner
QB Brent Pease
OL Chris Dyko
WR Byron Williams
LB Craig Schlichting
DB Falanda Newton
RB Chris McLemore

 

OHIO GLORY
RB Amir Rasul
WR Walter Wilson
LB Marlon Brown
QB Pat O’Hara
RB Amir Rasul
WR Walter Wilson
FB Lydell Carr
DL Chad Rolen

 

ORLANDO THUNDER
QB Kerwin Bell
TE Tommie Stowers
DL Karl Dunbar
DL Dan Sileo
DB Mike Nettles
TE Michael Titley
DB Todd Krumm
WR Stacey Simmons

 

SACRAMENTO SURGE
QB Lee Saltz
QB Mickey Guidry
DB Junior Robinson
LB Basil Proctor
DL Vince Hammond
RB Tony Burse
LB Pete Najarian
WR Mark Stock

 

SAN ANTONIO RIDERS
WR Titus Dixon
DB Bobby Humphery
DB Kip Texada
OL Mike Kiselak
QB Bobby McAllister
DL/LB Mark Ledbetter
LB Tim Walton
RB Cisco Richard

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56 minutes ago, neo_prankster said:

Here is an updated list of players available to the Admirals and Hound Dogs in the upcoming expansion draft.

 

Each expansion team can take 20 players from this list.

 

BARCELONA DRAGONS
DB Charles Fryar
QB Mike Power
LB Ron Goetz
WR Lionel Manuel
DL Bruce Clark
WR Dempsey Norman
TE Terry O'Shea
DB Glenn Cobb

 

BIRMINGHAM FIRE
WR Willie Bouyer
RB Jim Bell
LB Paul McGowan
DB John Holland
DL Darrell Phillips
WR/KR Eddie Britton
LB Junior Jackson
DB Antonio Gibson

 

FRANKFURT GALAXY
OL David Diaz-Infante
OL Garry Frank
DL Jon Carter
DB Pat McGuirk
QB Alex Espinoza
WR Jason Johnson
DL Garry Howe
TE Chad Fortune

 

LONDON MONARCHS
OL Steve Gabbard
OL Ron Shipley
OL Damon Baldwin
QB Fred McNair
RB Leonard Conley
TE Ted Popson
DB Howard Feggins
DL Oleg Sapega

 

MONTREAL MACHINE
QB Ben Brown
LB Emanuel King
RB Darryl Harris
TE KD Dunn
DL Rollin Putzier
LB Adam Bob
DL Desmond Royal
DB Quintin Jones

 

NY/NJ KNIGHTS
WR/DB Vince Courville
WR Lonnie Turner
QB Brent Pease
OL Chris Dyko
WR Byron Williams
LB Craig Schlichting
DB Falanda Newton
RB Chris McLemore

 

OHIO GLORY
RB Amir Rasul
WR Walter Wilson
LB Marlon Brown
QB Pat O’Hara
RB Amir Rasul
WR Walter Wilson
FB Lydell Carr
DL Chad Rolen

 

ORLANDO THUNDER
QB Kerwin Bell
TE Tommie Stowers
DL Karl Dunbar
DL Dan Sileo
DB Mike Nettles
TE Michael Titley
DB Todd Krumm
WR Stacey Simmons

 

SACRAMENTO SURGE
QB Lee Saltz
QB Mickey Guidry
DB Junior Robinson
LB Basil Proctor
DL Vince Hammond
RB Tony Burse
LB Pete Najarian
WR Mark Stock

 

SAN ANTONIO RIDERS
WR Titus Dixon
DB Bobby Humphery
DB Kip Texada
OL Mike Kiselak
QB Bobby McAllister
DL/LB Mark Ledbetter
LB Tim Walton
RB Cisco Richard

 

Awesome! Can’t wait to see the rosters.?

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Results of the expansion draft conducted on September 7, 1992:

 

Spoiler

Round 1
Memphis Hound Dogs: David Diaz-Infante (OL; Galaxy)
Amsterdam Admirals: Garry Howe (DT; Galaxy)

 

Round 2
Memphis Hound Dogs: Bobby Humphery (WR/DB; Riders)
Amsterdam Admirals: Mike Nettles (DB; Thunder)

 

Round 3
Memphis Hound Dogs: Fred McNair (QB; Monarchs)
Amsterdam Admirals: Rollin Putzier (DL; Machine)

 

Round 4
Memphis Hound Dogs: Amir Rasul (RB; Glory)
Amsterdam Admirals: Falanda Newton (DB; Knights)

 

Round 5
Memphis Hound Dogs: Michael Titley (TE; Thunder)
Amsterdam Admirals: Mark Ledbetter (LB; Riders)

 

Round 6
Memphis Hound Dogs: Willie Bouyer (WR; Fire)
Amsterdam Admirals: Desmond Royal (DL; Machine)

 

Round 7
Memphis Hound Dogs: Ron Goetz (LB; Dragons)
Amsterdam Admirals: Paul McGowan (LB; Fire)

 

Round 8
Memphis Hound Dogs: Dan Sileo (DL; Thunder)
Amsterdam Admirals: Pat O'Hara (QB; Glory)

 

Round 9
Memphis Hound Dogs: Titus Dixon (WR; Riders)
Amsterdam Admirals: Damon Baldwin (OL; Monarchs)

 

Round 10
Memphis Hound Dogs: Vince Hammond (DL; Surge)
Amsterdam Admirals: Leonard Conley (RB; Monarchs)

 

Round 11
Memphis Hound Dogs: Emanuel King (LB; Machine)
Amsterdam Admirals: KD Dunn (TE; Machine)

 

Round 12
Memphis Hound Dogs: Darrell Phillips (DL; Fire)
Amsterdam Admirals: Mike Kiselak (OL; Riders)

 

Round 13
Memphis Hound Dogs: Charles Fryar (DB; Dragons)
Amsterdam Admirals: Chris Dyko (OL; Knights)

 

Round 14
Memphis Hound Dogs: Walter Wilson (WR; Glory)
Amsterdam Admirals: Todd Krumm (DB; Thunder)

 

Round 15
Memphis Hound Dogs: Craig Schlichting (LB; Knights)
Amsterdam Admirals: Lydell Carr (FB; Glory)

 

Round 16
Memphis Hound Dogs: Pete Najarian (LB; Surge)
Amsterdam Admirals: Ted Popson (TE; Monarchs)

 

Round 17
Memphis Hound Dogs: Garry Frank (OL; Galaxy)
Amsterdam Admirals: Marlon Brown (LB; Glory)

 

Round 18
Memphis Hound Dogs: Howard Feggins (DB; Monarchs)
Amsterdam Admirals: Glenn Cobb (DB; Dragons)

 

Round 19
Memphis Hound Dogs: Adam Bob (LB; Machine)
Amsterdam Admirals: Jim Bell (RB; Fire)

 

Round 20
Memphis Hound Dogs: Tommie Stowers (TE; Thunder)
Amsterdam Admirals: Karl Dunbar (DL; Thunder)

 

NFL Allocated Players:

Spoiler

AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS
Will Furrer (QB; Bears)

Jerry Crafts (OL; Bills)

Harry Boatswain (OL; 49ers)

Sanjay Beach (WR; Packers)

Rocket Ismail (WR; Raiders)

Dedrick Dodge (DB; 49ers)

Matt Vanderbeek (LB; Cowboys)

Rob Baxley (OL; Cardinals)

Brad Culpepper (DL; Vikings)

Shawn Harper (OL; Rams)

 

MEMPHIS HOUND DOGS

Bob Christian (FB; Bears)

Terry Crews (LB; Chargers)

Curtis Mayfield (WR; Broncos)

Mike Stonebreaker (LB; Bears)

Ernie Jones (WR; Cardinals)

Bernie Parmalee (RB; Dolphins)

Ivan Caesar (LB; Vikings)

Greg Briggs (DB; Browns)

Chris Crooms (DB; Rams)

Louis Age (OL; Bears)

Ian Howfield (K; Eagles)

 

Operation Discovery:

Spoiler

AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS

Daniel Beuhn (OL; Belgium)
Eric Yuma (FB; Belgium)

Frank Temming (RB; Netherlands)

Rick Koulen (RB; Netherlands)

Silvio Diliberto (K; Netherlands)

Darren Bennett (P; Australia)

 

MEMPHIS HOUND DOGS

John Hylienmark (DB; Sweden)

Stefen Bjorkman (OL; Sweden)

Oleg Sapega (DL; Russia)

Nicolay Alsaken (RB; Norway)

Gavin Hastings (P; Scotland)

Matti Lindholm (LB; Finland)

 

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Some pretty good talent going to the Admirals at the WR position plus a damn good punter. Looking like a pretty good roster for them, could be playoff quality....guess we'll see

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13 minutes ago, mkg74 said:

Some pretty good talent going to the Admirals at the WR position plus a damn good punter. Looking like a pretty good roster for them, could be playoff quality....guess we'll see

 

Hopefully the allocation to the WLAF can help ease Rocket's transition back into the shorter, narrower fields after 2 seasons in the CFL.

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1993 Preview

 

With the NFL owners voting to keep the World League open for 1993, the expansion process came at a much quicker pace than usually needed. The two newest franchises, the Amsterdam Admirals and Memphis Hound Dogs, added to the intrigue for the upcoming 1993 season. Amsterdam hired former Eagles head coach and ABC announcer Dick Vermeil as their first head coach. Memphis would go with Pepper Rodgers, a man who had achieved folk hero status as head coach of the USFL Showboats almost a decade earlier.

 

For both teams, pickings were predictably slim in the expansion draft. Memphis and Amsterdam alternated picks, with Memphis selecting offensive lineman David Diaz-Infante and Amsterdam selecting nose tackle Garry Howe, both of whom played for the Frankfurt Galaxy the previous season. Both teams would eventually cut some of the players they took in the expansion draft to make room on the roster to raid the Arena Football League of its star players. Coming to Amsterdam were Webbie Burnett from the Orlando Predators, Sylvester Bembery from the Albany Firebirds and Cedric Tillman of the Arizona Rattlers. Coming to Memphis were Gary Compton of the Dallas Texans, George LaFrance of the Detroit Drive and Jay Gruden from the Tampa Bay Storm.

 

The generous entry fees paid by Fred Smith (Hound Dogs) and Wayne Huizenga (Admirals) shored up the finances for many of the World League’s North American franchises that were struggling at the gate, in particular, the Birmingham Fire. The Maloof family, who owned the Fire, talked briefly about moving the franchise to Albuquerque but stayed in Alabama for the 92 campaign. So far, no credible buyer has appeared just yet. Meanwhile, Raj Bhathal, current owner of the Orlando Thunder, is entertaining two offers, one from Magic owner Dick DeVos and the other from a group led by actor Burt Reynolds.

 

Elsewhere around the league, former Vikings quarterback Rich Gannon will wear the crown for the London Monarchs. Doug Flutie reunites with former college coach Jack Bicknell, joining him with the Barcelona Dragons. Kerwin Bell was exposed by Orlando in the expansion draft, but wound up staying with the Thunder for at least one more year. Bill Goldberg returns to the Sacramento Surge, though he may still pursue wrestling later on in this scenario. Returning to the San Antonio Riders is offensive lineman John Layfield, though he too may have a future in wrestling. Tight end Chad Fortune returns to the Frankfurt Galaxy, but his future after the World League may not be so clear cut.

 

In the broadcast booth, there were changes as well. After Brad Nessler left the USA Network to cover college football for ESPN, USA searched far and wide for a new play by play announcer. Among the candidates, Al Trautwig of MSG, Chiefs radio voice Kevin Harlan, Nick Halling of Sky Sports, Orioles and Bullets broadcaster Mel Proctor, Eric Clemons of WHDH in Boston and Barry Tompkins of ESPN. When Dick Vermeil took the Amsterdam coaching job, ABC would assign Lynn Swann to work alongside Tim Brandt on its Sunday afternoon broadcasts.

 

And of course, USA will keep using the HelmetCam this season.
 

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The World Bowl for 1993 will be played in June in Barcelona, the site of the previous year's Olympic games...

 

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Apart from the two expansion teams, the Orlando Thunder have made tweaks to their uniforms for 1993...

 

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1 hour ago, neo_prankster said:

Apart from the two expansion teams, the Orlando Thunder have made tweaks to their uniforms for 1993...

 

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Nice to see that you added lime green to the Thunder’s uniforms, @neo_prankster.

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1 minute ago, Gman13 said:

 

Nice to see that you added lime green to the Thunder’s uniforms, @neo_prankster.

 

Actually that was Orlando's primary jersey color.

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1 minute ago, neo_prankster said:

 

Actually that was Orlando's primary jersey color.

 

Oh thanks, I never knew that about the team’s uniforms. Anyway, let’s change the subject. Is the 1993 season going to be posted tomorrow or today? Not trying to be rude.

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1 hour ago, neo_prankster said:

Apart from the two expansion teams, the Orlando Thunder have made tweaks to their uniforms for 1993...

 

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I like what you did to it. The Thunder jersey was good but this version look awesome. 

 

I can't wait to see what the 1993 season will bring. 

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44 minutes ago, Matthew25 said:

I like what you did to it. The Thunder jersey was good but this version look awesome. 

 

I can't wait to see what the 1993 season will bring. 

 

I agree with what you said, @Matthew25. This season will be more than just exciting. It will be simply amazing and breath-taking.

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Orlando looks great, they were the pioneers in regards to bright flourescent colors, over the years it's grown on me. i didnt like it back then LOL. Felt their home jersey shouldve been the dark blue. (*hey idea, once the 2000's hit, you could have alternative home jerseys eh? i wonder how the Thunder would look with the Darker Blue with flourescent green/blue accents, seems quite tasty!)

 

Good writing too on the 1993 preview, adds to the build up for '93.

 

P.S. Neo, all i did with the Admirals uniform was add green accents to it, i rather liked it gets them away from being Broncos' clones. Damn photobucket is pisssin me off. i'll have to look to other avenues of expressing my ideas. 

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Made one slight tweak to the Thunder's road socks...

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C&C Welcome.

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Another thing before we get in to 1993, on YouTube is a clip of the HelmetCam in action.

 

Link.

 

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1993 Regular Season

 

On the field, nobody expected the two new expansion teams to amount to much in 1993. But somehow, someway, the biggest surprise of 1993 were the first-year Amsterdam Admirals. In the first game of their existence, the Admirals paid a visit to the London Monarchs at Wembley Stadium on ABC's first telecast of the season. It would be the first game at Wembley for one time Monarch safety Dedrick Dodge in another team's uniform. Dodge, the ballhawk safety who made a few key INT's to lead the Monarchs to the first World Bowl, was now London's worst nightmare. Late in the third quarter, with the Monarchs up by 10, Stan Gelbaugh threw a costly pick to Dodge that turned the game completely around in the Admirals' favor. Two touchdowns in the fourth from Will Furrer to Rocket Ismail gave Amsterdam a 17-13 victory in their inaugural game. London would recover though, benching Gelbaugh in favor of ex-Viking Rich Gannon.

 

Meanwhile in Memphis, the Hound Dogs hosted the Birmingham Fire at the Liberty Bowl in prime time. George LaFrance, wearing the USA HelmetCam, would return Philip Doyle's kick for a touchdown to give the Hound Dogs the first points in their history. The excitement of that first play quickly faded into the night, as the Fire rallied back with new signal caller Matt Blundin leading the charge. The Hound Dogs would spend the rest of the 93 season in the dog house, while their expansion rivals would win their division.

 

The Orlando Thunder were almost unbeatable with Kerwin Bell returning as quarterback. After winning 7 in a row, the Thunder's streak was snapped at the Horseshoe by an Ohio Glory team that would quadruple their win total from a year ago.

 

The San Antonio Riders, who moved in to the state of the art Alamodome in the last month of the season, finally got over the hump and clinched a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history.

 

The defending World Bowl champion Sacramento Surge started strong, but injuries to key starters like David Archer and Eddie Brown sent the Surge spiraling out of playoff contention. Another disappointment was the New York/New Jersey Knights, whose run and shoot offense ran out of ammo thanks to a few questionable calls by Mouse Davis and an extremely thin offensive line.

 

1993 Regular Season Standings

EUROPEAN
*Amsterdam Admirals 8-4
London Monarchs 7-5
Frankfurt Galaxy 7-5
Barcelona Dragons 2-10

 

NORTH AMERICAN EAST
*Orlando Thunder 11-1
NY/NJ Knights 5-7
Ohio Glory 4-8
Montreal Machine 3-9

 

NORTH AMERICAN WEST
*San Antonio Riders 9-3
*Birmingham Fire 8-4
Sacramento Surge 5-7
Memphis Hound Dogs 3-9

 

Stay tuned for the 1993 postseason.

 

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