Houston Gamblers

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Houston Gamblers
First Season
1984
Team History
Houston Gamblers (1984-85)
Conference/Division
United States Football League (1984-85)
  • Western Conference (1984-85)
  • Central Division (1984)
Venue
Astrodome (1984-85)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Houston Gamblers were an American football team that competed in the United States Football League in 1984 and 1985. The Gamblers were coached by veteran NFL head coach Jack Pardee in both their seasons. They were noteworthy for introducing former Middletown (Ohio) High School football coach Glenn "Tiger" Ellison's Run & Shoot offense to the world of pro football.

Publications

Programs by season

1980s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1984
Week 8 April 16 at Oakland Invaders Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Week 9 April 21 vs. Arizona Wranglers Astrodome
1985
Week 1 February 24 at Los Angeles Express Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 2 March 3 at Tampa Bay Bandits Tampa Stadium
Week 3 March 10 at Oakland Invaders Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Week 7 April 7 at New Jersey Generals Giants Stadium
Week 9 April 21 at Arizona Outlaws Sun Devil Stadium
Week 18 June 24 vs. Oakland Invaders Astrodome
postseason June 29 at Birmingham Stallions Legion Field

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1980s 1984 • 1985
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Seasons 1983 • 1984 • 1985
Venues Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum • Soldier Field • Legion Field
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