As a result, attendance sagged to the point that the Stars might have lost home-field advantage for the playoffs even with a winning record. ABC Sports, embarrassed at the dwindling attendance from around the league, told Usher it did not want to televise playoff games in near-empty stadiums. Since ABC had disproportionate influence on league affairs due to the structure of its contract with the USFL, Usher had little choice but to agree. However, the Stars managed to upend the favored New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions in successive weeks to reach the title game at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Once there, the Stars won the USFL title beating the Bobby Hebert-led Oakland Invaders, 28–24.
The Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars were a professional American football team which played in the United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s.
Philadelphia – Baltimore
1983 – 1986 / United States Football League
1985 / Baltimore Stars
1983 – 1984 / Philadelphia Stars
Stars – A fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
The Stars were the league’s dominant team, playing in all three championship games and winning two of them.
USFL Championship 1
1985 / Byrd Stadium
1984 Post Season / Franklin Field
1983 – 1984 / Veterans Stadium
1983 – 1986 / Myles Tanenbaum
1983 – 1985 / Jim Mora (48 wins – 13 losses – 1 tie)
Who is the greatest Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars?
1985 / USFL Championship (vs Oakland Invaders 28 – 24)
1984 / USFL Championship (vs Arizona Wranglers 23 – 3)
1983 / USFL Championship Game (vs Michigan Panthers 22 – 24)
1985 / Conference Champions (vs Birmingham Stallions 28 – 14)
1984 / Conference Champions (vs Birmingham Stallions 20 – 10)
1985 / Divisional Champions (vs New Jersey Generals 20 – 17)
1984 / Divisional Champions (vs New Jersey Generals 28 – 7)
1983 / Divisional Champions (vs Chicago Blitz 44 – 38 OT)
Averaged 14,275 fans (34,680 seat stadium)
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