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Chicago 29 at Birmingham 14
1983 Week 16 - Friday, June 17, 1983
Chicago Blitz(10-5) at Birmigham Stallions(8-7)(E)
Attendance: 23,459, TV: ABC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - A change of uniforms didn't work at all for the Birmingham Stallions -- but a change of scene did for Bobby Scott.
Thinking his players would be cooler by wearing white instead of the traditional home red in the rainy, 75-degree weather, Birmingham Coach Rollie Dotsch had them switch uniforms for their game with the Chicago Blitz last night.
The plan backfired, though, when Scott -- acquired from the New Jersey Generals earlier this season -- was hotter than the weather. Scott completed his first tosses for Chicago and led the Blitz to a 29-14 United States Football League rout of the Stallions.
Scott hit Trumaine "Too Cold" Johnson for three touchdown passes as the Blitz edged ahead of Tampa Bay in the Central Division race. The Blitz, 11-5, holds a half-game lead over the Bandits, who play Boston tomorrow.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn