Welcome to the World Football League Website

WFL Site Credits


The World Football League Web site was built by a labor of love and "with a little help from my friends." The site was originally owned by Robert Phillips. This is the first ever Web site devoted to the World Football League, and Robert launched it in early 1996. On November 15, 2007 Robert contacted me (Richie Franklin) and asked to take over the WFL Website as he no longer had free time to devote to the upkeep of the site.

I immediately contacted my two good friends; Jim Cusano and Greg Allred for their assistance as I overhauled the site.

I want to take this time to thank Jim Cusano who graciously donated his 1974 and 1975 "Season Books," and the 1974 and 1975 "Team Pages." These pages originally appeared on the former World Football League Hall of Fame Website which Jim Cusano was the Webmaster.

The WFL Interviews also appeared on the WFL HOF Site, and I worked with Jim on these interviews, and we have included some of them here as well.

Greg Allred put together our WFL photo collage on the Home page and the collage on the WFL Memorabilia page. He also contributed on other parts of the site, and spent countless hours helping me with film, photo and audio transfer.

Chuck Gardner wrote the WFL History page, and also helped with the WFL Archives page. That is Chuck’s cartoon drawing at the top of the page.

Tod Maher and Mark Speck donated material from their "World Football League Encyclopedia." An order form for this book is at the bottom of the page. You both saved me a lot of time. Thank you guys!

Gene Crowley transferred our 16mm film clips to video files for us. Thanks so much Gene!

However, none of this would be possible if it were not for Jayme Arellano. Jayme is responsible for all of our technical support and we are forever grateful for the excellent work he performs every time we ask him to add to our site. Thank you Jayme!

The World Football League Website wishes to thank the following for your help and support:

Jim Cusano

Greg Allred

Robert Phillips

Chuck Gardner

Jayme Arellano

Tod Maher

Mark Speck

Mark Hayne

Chris Gmyrek

Antonio Abate

Tom Wilkinson

Dennis Chamberlin

Tom Hultman

Kevin Smith

JJ Jennings

Dick Palmer

Stan Lane

Dave Petrelius

Jimmy Corcoran

Gary Wright

Gene Crowley

Curtis Worrell

Rick Homer

Charles Arey

WFL Club Yahoo Group

World Football League Encyclopedia
Researched and Compiled By Tod Maher and Mark Speck