Birmingham Stallions move to 6-0 with win over 1-5 Michigan Panthers

USFL Week Six - Michigan Panthers v Birmingham Stallions
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The only true home team for the USFL’s inaugural (sort of) season has made the most of its advantage.

The Birmingham Stallions ran their unbeaten record to 6-0, with a 33-17 win over the Michigan Panthers on Saturday night.

All USFL regular-season games for 2022 will be played in Birmingham. The Stallions lose that advantage in the postseason, when the games move to Canton.

Running back Bo Scarbrough generated 105 rushing yards for the Stallions, including a 28-yard score that shut the door on an attempt by the Panthers to pull off the win. Instead, the Panthers (led by long-time NFL head coach Jeff Fisher) fell to 1-5. (And, yes, there’s still a chance he’ll finish the 10-game season with nine losses.)

The game, televised live by NBC, moved to CNBC with roughly three minutes to play. More importantly than the late local news was the pending Saturday Night Live season finale. Anyone who was watching the game on Peacock didn’t notice the change.

Anyone who was watching on NBC may not have noticed, either; it was already 33-17 at that point. There was no threat of a Heidi reprise.

9 responses to “Birmingham Stallions move to 6-0 with win over 1-5 Michigan Panthers

  1. I’m glad to live in a world where we’re teased by the prospect of Fisher getting fired again. What a time to be alive!

  2. It was a good game but Holtz has a better team, the best likely in 6-0 Birmingham.
    I like the intensity on the field.

    But these weather delays are being called too quick and they need to end.

    Fisher is finding out that experience at the sub-NFL level is helpful

  3. Fisher, Holmgren, Gruden, Belichick…… it’s really sad to watch the game pass them by

  4. Don’t you find it rather suspicious that the only “home team” in the league also just happens to be the only undefeated team in the league?

    Coincidence? I think not.

  5. I don’t understand how anybody can pay attention to that garbage I tried to watch lasted about 5 minutes I honestly have seen better high school games not one of those teams could compete at even division 3 college level

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