The Birmingham Stallions continue their quest to the championship, defeating the New Orleans Breakers 31-17 in the USFL Playoffs, winning the South Division Championship, and securing a spot in the inaugural USFL Championship.
From a league of nearly 400 players, the USFL said 25 were selected (for 27 positions) because of their consistently exceptional on-field play that inspired millions of football fans across America and around the world.
Skip Holtz was excited from the get go to coach Birmingham’s team, but going undefeated, and immersing himself in the Magic City culture plus the food scene, has been better than he could have ever imagined.
The Birmingham Stallions kept their undefeated record intact on Saturday night at Protective Stadium, holding off the Tampa Bay Bandits, 16-10, thanks to a relentless effort on the defensive side of the ball.
BJCC leaders believe many of the problems have been remedied. WBRC spoke with a BJCC board member on Wednesday and the Executive Director Tad Snider on Thursday. Both confirmed the BJCC has significantly increased the number of workers at Protective for the USFL games.
Most of the rules that govern USFL games in the spring are traditional standards, familiar to fans of today’s professional and college games. However, the League is instituting some changes to bolster offense and big-play potential, improve game flow, give trailing teams more scoring opportunities as time winds down, enhance player safety, and get officiating calls right in a way that’s fair for both teams.