Houston Gamblers Team History
The Houston Gamblers were an American football team that competed in the United States Football League in 1984 and 1985.
1984 – 1985 United States Football League
Gamblers – Gambling requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize.
1984 – 1985 Houston Gamblers
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
After briefly entertaining an offer to move to New York City, they agreed to sell the Gamblers’ assets to New Jersey Generals owner Donald Trump for an undisclosed amount. Since the deal included the Gamblers’ player contracts, it was widely reported as a merger. Trump immediately hired Pardee as coach.
USFL Championship 0
1984 – 1985 Houston Astrodome
1985 Alvin Lubetkin, Dr. Jerry Argovitz, Jay Roulier
1984 Alvin Lubetkin, Bernard Lerner, Dr. Jerry Argovitz, Fred Gerson
1984 – 1985 Jack Pardee (23 wins – 15 losses)
1985 Division Championship Game (vs Birmingham Stallions 20 – 22)
1984 Division Championship Game (vs Arizona Wranglers 16 – 17)
Averaged 28,152 in 1983 and 19,120 in 1984 (47,690 seat stadium)
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