Insurance tycoon, former high school football coach, and motivational speaker Art Williams was awarded a CFL expansion franchise in Birmingham. He wanted a nickname for the team that would “scare the spit out of people,” and chose Barracudas. The Barracudas hired an experienced head coach in Jack Pardee, who had coached at the college level with the University of Houston and at the ...
Owner Art Williams estimated that he had spent $10 million to launch the Barracudas, and had probably lost at least that, if not more, during the season. He also began criticizing the Canadian Football League, and its unique concept. Along with other U.S. owners, Williams wanted several changes made: Reducing the size of a CFL field to American football standards. Allowing ...
The Birmingham Barracudas were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. The Barracudas were part of a failed attempt to expand the CFL into the United States.
1995 / Canadian Football League
1995 / Birmingham Barracudas
Barracudas - Owner Art Williams wanted a nickname for the team that would "scare the spit out of people," and chose Barracudas.
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1995 / Legion Field
1995 / Art Williams
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