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MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS HISTORY
YEARS IN LEAGUE: 1984, 1985 OWNERS: William Dunavant, Logan Young, Jr.
STADIUM: Liberty Bowl (50,180) COLORS: Scarlet, Silver, White
OVERALL REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 19-19 OVERALL PLAYOFF RECORD: 1-1 HEAD COACH(S) : Pepper Rodgers
1984 STANDINGS: 7-11 1985 STANDINGS: 11-7 1984 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 27,599 1985 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 30,948
 Synopsis:
The Memphis Showboats, was original fleet of expansion six in 1984. In 1984 Season, Reggie White led Showboats, grew steady but loyal fan base. The team struggled with 2-7 record but finished with 7-11 record.

In the 1985 Season, the defense was much improved with help from rookies and Reggie White grabbing 11.5 sacks. The Showboats improved to 11-7 record. Memphis destroyed Denver in opening round of the playoffs; scoring 35 in the second half alone, winning 48-7. Fun stoped there, losing to Oakland Invaders, 28-19 in the final game of the franchise. The 'Boats were scheduled to play in the 1986 season but the league folded.
1984 Results   1985 Results    
PHILADELPHIA L 17-9 at San Antonio W 20-3
CHICAGO W 23-13 at Jacksonville W 24-14
at New Orleans L 37-14 BALTIMORE W 21-19
at Birmingham L 54-6 at Birmingham L 34-19
DENVER L 28-24 OAKLAND L 31-19
JACKSONVILLE W 27-24 TAMPA BAY L 28-20
at New Jersey L 35-10 at Orlando L 28-17
at Los Angeles L 23-17 OT at Baltimore W 13-10
at Jacksonville L 12-10 NEW JERSEY L 21-19
PITTSBURGH W 17-7 at Denver W 33-17
at Washington W 13-10 OT BIRMINGHAM W 38-24
SAN ANTONIO W 38-14 HOUSTON W 17-15
at Oakland L 29-14 at Tampa Bay W 38-14
TAMPA BAY W 31-21 at Portland L 17-14
NEW ORLEANS W 20-17 at New Jersey L 17-7
at Tampa Bay L 42-24 ORLANDO W 41-17
BIRMINGHAM L 35-20 JACKSONVILLE W 31-0
at Houston L 37-3 ARIZONA W 38-28
      DENVER W 48-7
      OAKLAND L 28-19

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