• 1985 USFL Champs

    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.

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The Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars were a professional American football team which played in the United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s.

Established
1983

City
Philadelphia –  Baltimore

League History
1983 – 1986 / United States Football League

Team History
1985 / Baltimore Stars
1983 – 1984 / Philadelphia Stars

Nickname
Stars – A fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.

Original USFL Team
No

Final USFL Team
Yes

Team’s Final Outlook
The Stars were the league’s dominant team, playing in all three championship games and winning two of them.

Championship
USFL Championship  1
1985, 
1984

Stadium
1985 / Byrd Stadium

*Philadelphia*
1984 Post Season / Franklin Field
1983 – 1984 / Veterans Stadium

Owner
1983 – 1986 / Myles Tanenbaum

Coaches
1983 – 1985 / Jim Mora (48 wins – 13 losses – 1 tie)

Who is the greatest Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars?

Accomplishments
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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