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LOS ANGELES EXPRESS HISTORY
YEARS IN LEAGUE: 1983, 1984, 1985 OWNERS: Bill Daniels,Alan Harmon(1983),J. William Oldenburg (1984)
STADIUM: Los Angeles Coliseum (72,078) COLORS: Blue, Silver, Black, Burgundy
OVERALL REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 21-33 OVERALL PLAYOFF RECORD: 1-1 HEAD COACH(S) : Hugh Campbell(1983) John Hadl(1984-85)
1983 STANDINGS: 8-10 1984 STANDINGS: 10-5 1984 STANDINGS: 3-15 1983 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 19,002 1984 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 15, 361 1985 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 8,415
 Synopsis:
In the 1983 Season, The Express, under coach Hugh Campbell, finished dead last in rushing. Herschel Walker actually finished with 72 more yards than the entire Express backfield. Bright spot for Express,was the defense. Eric Scoggins and Greg Fields finished with 12.5 and 10 sacks respectively. The Express finished the season with 8-10 record and missed the playoffs.

In the 1984 Season, J. William Oldenburg bought the team, and he and general manager Don Klosterman assembled one of the greatest crops of young talent around. Tops on the list was BYU quarterback Steve Young, who signed a whopping $40 million lifetime contract. Young had the benefit of three great young offensive linemen in Mark Adickes, Gary Ruether, and Gary Zimmerman. The new owner brought in John Hadl to lead the team. Express turned their record around from previous year, finished with 10-8 record and an playoff berth. The Greatest Game in USFL History and the longest playoff game in professional football. The Express defeated Michigan Panthers, 27-21, in three overtimes. Express rolled until they met the Wranglers and lost 35-23. Ending their season.

In the 1985 Season, the Express were horrible. Attendance was so small they were forced to play an game at the Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley. Owner had financial problems and had to forfeit his ownership. Injuries played a huge factor in the 1985 season. Didn't have any money to sign new players to replace the hurt ones, forcing Steve Young to play an game at the running back position. Steve Young, maybe the smartest move of his career bought out his remaining contract and headed to the NFL. The Express finished the season with 3-15 record and missed the playoffs.
 

1983 Results   1984 Results     1985 Results    
NEW JERSEY
W
20-15
DENVER
L
27-10
HOUSTON
L
34-33
WASHINGTON
W
20-3
BIRMINGHAM
L
21-14
at Portland
L
14-10
at Arizona
L
21-14
at Oakland
W
10-0
at New Jersey
L
35-24
at Chicago
L
20-14
at San Antonio
W
13-12
SAN ANTONIO
W
38-7
OAKLAND
W
10-7
JACKSONVILLE
L
13-7
at Arizona
L
27-13
PHILADELPHIA
L
17-3
NEW JERSEY
L
26-10
OAKLAND
L
30-6
at Tampa Bay
W
18-13
at Denver
L
35-27
BALTIMORE
L
17-6
at Michigan
L
34-24
MEMPHIS
W
23-17 OT
at Houston
W
18-17
CHICAGO
L
38-17
at Chicago
L
49-29
at Denver
L
51-0
BOSTON
W
23-20
at Houston
W
27-24 OT
PORTLAND
W
17-12
at Birmingham
L
35-20
PITTSBURGH
W
20-12
TAMPA BAY
L
24-14
at Denver
W
14-10
at Philadelphia
L
14-18
at Oakland
L
27-6
at Oakland
L
20-10
MICHIGAN
W
24-17
BIRMINGHAM
L
44-7
ARIZONA
W
17-13
ARIZONA
W
24-17
at Jacksonville
L
21-7
MICHIGAN
L
42-17
at Washington
W
35-21
DENVER
L
27-20
at New Jersey
L
20-13
at Oklahoma
W
17-10
at San Antonio
L
31-27
at Washington
L
28-21
OAKLAND
W
24-19
ARIZONA
L
21-10
DENVER
W
21-14
at Arizona
L
35-10
at Orlando
L
17-10
PLAYOFFS                
      MICHIGAN
W
27-21 3 OT
     
      at Arizona
L
35-23
     

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