The following is extracted from the 1983 USFL Media
Guide. Supplemental information follows.
Bill Daniels and Alan Harmon, two men who have worked
side-by-side in the cable television industry, are the
general partners for the LA Express.
Numerous industry publications have referred to Daniels
as "the father of cable television," the
individual who has done the most to further growth of
the cable television business with regards to the public
Daniels is the chairman and owner of Daniels &
Associates, Inc., in Denver, the alrgest investment
banking firm in the United States devoted to the cable
television industry. Daniels is also actively
involved in the operation of 23 cable television systems
in 11 states.
Harmon's cable television experience covers 23
years. A major portion of his career was spent
working with Daniels & Associates. Harmon now
owns and operates his own cable television brokerage and
consulting firm, Harmon and Company, in Englewood,
CO. His bueinss includes the ownership of 20 cable
stations in six states.
Harmon is president of the Express, oversees the entire
operation of the franchise and acts as liaison between
the team and USFL league office. He's also a
member of the USFL executive committee. Harmon is
a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a degree
in business administration. He is a past president
of the Colorado Cable Association and has served
extensively on various committees for the National Cable
Daniels has been active in professional sports in the
past. He is a former owner of the Utah Stars
franchise in the American Basketball Association, a
league he served as chairman. He also guided
heavyweight boxer Ron Lyle to a title fight.
Owner and President
Los Angeles Express
Daniels was a candidate for governor of Colorado in 1974
and is a past Republican national committeeman from that
state. Daniels was a fighter pilot during both
World War II and the Korean War, destroying 11 enemy
aircraft. He retired as a full commander in the
U.S. Navy. He makes his home both in Denver and
Del Mar, CA.
Harmon and his wife Susan are the parents of five
children and reside in Marina del Ray, CA.
Harmon and Daniels owned the Express for its inaugural
1983 season, selling the team to J. William Oldenburg, a
colorful character with the nickname "Mr.
Dynamite." The men each returned to tending
their cable television-related enterprises. Harmon
died on November 11, 1997, while Daniels died on March
7, 2000 after a long illness. Daniels, known
during his life as a man of compassion and generosity,
continues "expressing" those traits through a
charitable foundation he established.