Sept 9, 1974 Week 1World News:
Yesterday President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation, pardons his predecessor for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
Congress had accused Nixon of obstruction of justice during the investigation of the Watergate scandal, which began in 1972. White House tape recordings revealed that Nixon knew about and possibly authorized the illegal break-in and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee offices, located in the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. Rather than face impeachment and removal from office, Nixon chose to resign on August 8, 1974USFL/WFL News:
The Philadelphia Bell held off the Arizona Wranglers 17-13. The Bell defense was relentless in its pass rush, registering 7 sacks. 5 of those sacks came from second year player Daryl Barney, who finished 2nd in DPOW in the National Conference this week.
The Bell secondary also played extremely well by holding the Wrangler passing game to 156 yds on 30 attempts. Maybe the flimsy secondary can be good enough for the offense to take over games for the rest of the season. Having a hellacious pass rush will help. So as long as they stay healthy the defense should be good enough.
However, and that's a big however, we need to once again look at GM Bgartz29. This shlub did not have a punter on the roster. This brought in WR Cory Robinzine to handle the punting, and let's just say things did not go well. 17.7 yds per punt is a straight embarrassment. Hopefully the GM will get his head out of his a** and do some actual GM work.
Next week the Bell play division rival Boston Breakers for first place in the division. This will be a good barometer on if the Bell have post season aspirations or not this season.
Prediction: Boston 31 - Philadelphia 14
Edit: It appears that GM 'Head Up His Ass' has signed a punter for this week. 'Bout damn time.