Bart Andrus hired as the new USFL Philadelphia Stars head coach
The reboot of the USFL is set to kick off on April 16th and our Philadelphia Stars needed a head coach to lead them into battle. Who would they bring forth to step into the shoes previously filled by the legendary Jim Mora?
None other than Bart Andrus!
The Philadelphia Stars are one of the flagship teams for the upstart football league.
They originally played in Philadelphia back in the mid 80’s from 1983 all the way until they left for Baltimore in 1985. That’s right, before Baltimore stole the Browns, they stole The Stars.
The league famously folded in the late 80’s, but has spent the past 35 years haunting the dreams of wannabe sports magnates. The USFL was a spring league, and only folded when they tried to move into the autumn to compete directly with the NFL.
As a spring league, their success has been greatly exaggerated over the years. Now every few years a new spring league pops up to try to duplicate what the USFL did back in the 80’s.
The USFL is back, baby! And they brought the Stars with them!
Bart Andrus is a (checks wikipedia) very experienced head coach and has done lots of work with Spring leagues. It appears the big feather in his cap comes from 2005 when he led NFL Europe’s Amsterdam Admirals to a championship in World Bowl XIII.
If you want to compare him to our other football couch in Philadelphia, technically, Bart Andrus has more NFL Championships than Nick Sirianni. Not to mention, Andrus has a near perfect hairline and a beautiful forehead that has me thinking a USFL Championship by Summer.
The sky’s the limit for Bart Andrus and the Stars.
As president of the Stars Fan Club, I can’t wait to go tailgate. The only problem is, when looking at the schedule to provide our readers with some valuable information on when we can all gather in the parking lots and share a few beers, it appears we won’t have that opportunity this year.
They’re not even playing in Philadelphia this year. The USFL will hold all games during the inaugural year in one single location starting on April 16th.
Talk about a bummer.
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