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Houston Gamblers' Mark Thompson Named USFL Offensive Player of the Year

USFL Houston Gamblers June 28, 2023 - Houston Gamblers head coach Curtis Johnson was on the phone. He was talking in his charismatic cadence - the kind a coach uses when he's doing what so many coaches are afraid to do - stand on the stump and campaign for his guy. The guy in question? Gamblers running back Mark Thompson, who was named the USFL's Offensive Player of the Year on Wednesday. "He's an NFL back," Johnson said. "I'll stand on the table for him in the NFL." Johnson, a former New Orleans Saints assistant, wasn't mentioning any of the facts that... Full Story

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Gamblers Rally Behind Mark Thompson, Boost Chances in Race for Playoffs

USFL Houston Gamblers June 3, 2023 - CANTON, Ohio - It is a brave choice when someone with a name like Chris Blewitt chooses to be a kicker, knowing how cruel and easy the headlines are when a crucial, game-changing kick doesn't go the right way. The Pittsburgh Maulers kicker hit his first four field goals Saturday, including makes from 54 and 53 yards, but with a chance to take the lead with less than two minutes left, Blewitt ... missed wide right from 41 yards, allowing the Houston Gamblers to escape with a 20-19 win. "It came down to one kick at the e... Full Story

What to Expect in Houston Gamblers vs. Pittsburgh Maulers

USFL Houston Gamblers June 2, 2023 - The great divide in the USFL this season has been between the South Division - where every team is 4-3 or better - and the North Division - where every team is 4-3 or worse. The difference has been a 9-3 record for South teams against the North, and the league plays its fourth and final round of non-division games this weekend, with a chance to further the gap between the two. The only two USFL teams who aren't within a game of first place in their divisions - the Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals, both 2-5 - are... Full Story

Gritty Gamblers Ride Running Game, Defense to Fourth Straight Win

USFL Houston Gamblers May 21, 2023 - MEMPHIS - The Houston Gamblers showed Sunday that they are right at home in their hub city of Memphis, managing to pull off a 16-10 Grind City win against the New Jersey Generals to extend their winning streak to a league-best four in a row. Running back Mark Thompson continued to perform as the best TD machine in the USFL. Before the first quarter ended against New Jersey, Thompson punched into the end zone from 6 yards out for his league-best ninth rushing TD of the season. Thompson, who finished the day with 82 yard... Full Story

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New Orleans 17 at Houston 10 (Memphis, TN) Final
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