WRANGLERS TRIVIA

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In both their seasons of existence, the Wranglers began the regular season with meetings against Pacific Division rival Oakland.
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The Invaders won the first meeting between the teams, 24-0, posting the first shutout in USFL history.
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The Wranglers administrative offices were located at 2200 North Central Avenue in Phoenix.
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Among the members of the 1983 Wranglers front office staff was assistant General Manager Jim Foster, who would go on to invent the game of Arena Football.
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The Wranglers could be heard on KOY-AM 570 in the Phoenix area.

No member of the 1983 Arizona Wranglers rushed for 1,000 or more yards.

The 1983 team's 10-game losing streak was the longest in the history of the USFL.

After 9 weeks of the 1983 season, the Wranglers were simultaneously tied for first and last place - all four teams in the USFL's Pacific Division had identical 4-5-0 records.

The 1983 Wranglers team scored the fewest points in the USFL (261) and gave up the most (442).

The 1984 Wranglers finished 10-8-0, tied with the Los Angeles Express atop the Pacific Division.  The Express would win the division championship however by virtue of tiebreakers.  Still making the playoffs, the Wranglers got their revenge by defeating the Express, 35-23, to advance to the 1984 USFL Championship Game.

The 1984 Wranglers lost the USFL Championship Game to the Philadelphia Stars, 23-3.  It would prove to be the last game ever played by teams known as the Philadelphia Stars and Arizona Wranglers.  The Wranglers would merge with the Oklahoma Outlaws to form the Arizona Outlaws for 1985, while the Philadelphia Stars would relocate to Baltimore, Maryland.

1983 head coach Doug Shively came to the Wranglers from the Atlanta Falcons, where he had spent six years under Leeman Bennett as the team's linebackers coach.  He also had coached at Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Clemson and North Carolina, as well as with the New Orleans Saints.  Another Atlanta Falcons assistant, Jim Stanley, was tapped to serve as the head coach of the Michigan Panthers.
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