Sport: Gaining a Cleathold

In Oregon, fans of the World Football League's Portland Storm press together in a 27,500-seat stadium built for baseball before the Hoover Depression. On Randall's Island in the middle of New York's East River, the quarterback of the city's Stars tosses passes into darkness as his team plays under lights first used 35 years ago at Ebbets Field, where apartment houses now stand. ("This is the only stadium, and the only league," says Star Defensive End Gerry Philbin, "where they decide on the coin flip whether they'll take the well-lit side or the dull...

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