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| owner = [[Bernard Glieberman]] <br> Lonnie Glieberman
 
| owner = [[Bernard Glieberman]] <br> Lonnie Glieberman
 
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The '''Shreveport Pirates''' were a [[Canadian Football League]] team, playing at [[Independence Stadium (United States)|Independence Stadium]] in [[Shreveport, Louisiana]], USA, in [[1994 CFL season|1994]] and [[1995 CFL season|1995]].
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The '''Shreveport Pirates''' were a [[Canadian Football League]] team, playing at [[Independence Stadium (United States)|Independence Stadium]] in [[Shreveport, Louisiana]], [[USA]], in [[1994 CFL season|1994]] and [[1995 CFL season|1995]].
   
 
The Pirates were known to be one of the least successful of the [[CFL USA|CFL's American franchises]] on and off the field. It was created when [[Bernard Glieberman]] and his son Lonnie, owners of the [[Ottawa Rough Riders]], made noises about moving the struggling franchise to the United States. The CFL rejected this move, but engineered a deal in which the Rough Riders were essentially split in two. The Gliebermans received an expansion franchise in Shreveport, while a new ownership group took over the Rough Riders name, colours and history.
 
The Pirates were known to be one of the least successful of the [[CFL USA|CFL's American franchises]] on and off the field. It was created when [[Bernard Glieberman]] and his son Lonnie, owners of the [[Ottawa Rough Riders]], made noises about moving the struggling franchise to the United States. The CFL rejected this move, but engineered a deal in which the Rough Riders were essentially split in two. The Gliebermans received an expansion franchise in Shreveport, while a new ownership group took over the Rough Riders name, colours and history.
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