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Game Info

Week 1 - July 11, 1974

New York
Game Program
Game Program
Game Ticket
Game Ticket
Game Photo
Game Photo
Game Location
Stadium Image
Gator Bowl

Jacksonville, Florida

Game Facts

First nationally televised WFL game.

Game Time: 9:00 PM (EST)

Attendance: 59,112

Coaching Staffs

New York Stars

Head Coach

Head Coach

Babe Parilli

Assistant Coaches

  • Steve Barber
  • Tom Beer
  • George Boutselis
  • Lamar Leachman
  • Tom Moore

Jacksonville Sharks

Head Coach

Head Coach

Bud Asher

Assistant Coaches

  • Bugsy Engelberg
  • Russ Faulkinberry
  • Ray Green
  • Jim Niblack
  • Johnny Robinson
  • Charlie Tate
  • Howard Tippett

WFL Press Release(s)

New York Stars
New York Stars
New York Stars
Jacksonville Sharks

Media Information


WOR-TV 9 and WSNL-TV 67

Television Announcers:

Sal Marchiano (Play by Play), Matt Snell (Color), George Plimpton (Color)



Radio Announcers:

John Sterling (Play by Play)


The New York Times, New York Post, New York Newsday, and New York Daily News

NOTE: The New York Stars-Jacksonville Sharks game was a nationally televised game on the TVS Sports Network. It aired on WOR-TV 9 as they were one of the TVS Network affiliates. The announcers for the WFL on TVS Game of the Week were Merle Harmon (Play by Play), Alex Hawkins (Color) and guest commentator, George Plimpton (Color).

The 1974 New York Stars Week 1 Game Summary was researched by Richie Franklin, Jim Cusano, Chuck Gardner and Chris Gmyrek. Game stats and the New York Stars transactions were researched and compiled by Mark Speck, Tod Maher and Richie Franklin. Special "Thanks" to Herman Giesbrecht and Paul Reeths for their assistance. This page was designed by Jayme Arellano and Richie Franklin. The New York Stars-Jacksonville Sharks TVS Sports Network game film and audio clip are used with permission and may not be copied or used without the written consent of the original owner(s).