New York Euphoria
New York Euphoria was one of two teams that established the Lingerie Football League in 2003 to 2009. The old name Team Euphoria was used at Lingerie Bowl I, broadcast during Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, they were beaten by Team Dream by a score of 6-0. The following year the team was renamed New York Euphoria and the LFL was expanded by two more teams. After defeating the Chicago Bliss in the Eastern Conference Finals they met again with Team Dream at the final of Lingerie Bowl II and lost. In 2006 they defeated the Chicago Bliss again in the Semi-Final and for the first time defeated the Los Angeles Temptation and thus won Lingerie Bowl III with a winning margin of only one point with a final score of 13-12; the team was not carried over to the LFL when it made a full launch in 2009. Instead, New York was ostensibly represented by the New York Majesty. Lingerie Bowl's Official Website
The Jacksonville Breeze were a team in the Legends Football League based in Jacksonville, Florida. They played their home games at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena; the team originated as the Tampa Breeze in 2009, the inaugural year for what was the Lingerie Football League. They played their home games at Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Florida, they relocated to Jacksonville in September 2012. Most of the team's players were recruited from the pool of local athletes. At the January 27, 2015 State of the League address, the LFL stated that the Breeze would be suspending operations for an unspecified amount of time, with plans to relaunch in another Florida market within the next three years. Jacksonville Breeze on Twitter Jacksonville Breeze on Facebook Jacksonville Breeze official website Meet The Ladies of the Gridiron Video: Breeze scrimmage and player interviews
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division; the team plays its home games at TIAA Bank Field. The Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers joined the NFL as expansion teams for the 1995 season. Since their inception, the Jaguars have won division championships in 1998 and 1999 and 2017 and have qualified for the playoffs seven times, most in 2017 after a ten-season playoff drought. From their inception until 2011, the Jacksonville Jaguars' majority owner was Wayne Weaver; the team was purchased by Pakistani-born businessman Shahid Khan for an estimated $770 million. In 2015, Forbes estimated the team value at $1.48 billion. In 1989, the prospective ownership group Touchdown Jacksonville! was organized. The group included future Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Jacksonville developer Tom Petway, came to be led by shoe magnate Wayne Weaver, founder of Nine West.
In 1991, the NFL announced plans to add two expansion teams in 1994, its first expansion since the 1976 addition of the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Touchdown Jacksonville! announced its bid for a team, Jacksonville was chosen as one of five finalists, along with Charlotte, St. Louis and Memphis. Jacksonville was considered the least expansion candidate for several reasons; the Jacksonville metropolitan area and television market were smaller than those of nearly every team in the league. Jacksonville was the 54th largest television market, only Green Bay had a smaller TV market Although Jacksonville was the 15th largest city in the nation at the time, it has always been a medium-sized market because the surrounding suburbs and rural areas are far smaller than the city itself. There were 635,000 people in Jacksonville proper according to the 1990 census, but only 900,000 people in the metropolitan area. Additionally, the Gator Bowl was outdated, the ownership group struggled to negotiate a lease with the city.
The troubled negotiations over the Gator Bowl lease led the ownership group to withdraw from the NFL expansion bidding in July 1993. Charlotte was awarded the first franchise – the Carolina Panthers – in October 1993; the naming of the second expansion city was delayed a month. Most pundits speculated. At the time, St. Louis was considered the favorite for the second franchise, with Baltimore's three bids considered strong. However, in a surprising move, the NFL owners voted 26–2 in favor of awarding the 30th franchise to Jacksonville. After the Gator Bowl game on December 31, 1993, the old stadium was demolished and replaced with a reinforced concrete superstructure. All that remained of the old stadium was the west upper concourse and a portion of the ramping system. To accommodate construction, the 1994 and 1995 games of "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" were split between the home fields of Florida and Georgia, the 1994 Gator Bowl was played at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
In January 1994 Wayne Weaver chose Tom Coughlin as the first-ever head coach of the Jaguars. Coughlin had worked in the NFL as a position coach, but he had been neither a head coach nor a coordinator in the NFL; the Jaguars' hiring of Coughlin contrasted with the hiring moves made by their fellow expansion team. The same month that Weaver hired Coughlin as his head coach, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson went a more conventional route and hired former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian as the Panthers' first GM; as it emerged that Weaver had no intention of hiring a general manager, it became apparent that Coughlin would have most of the authority regarding hiring decisions. Coughlin spent his year as "head coach without a team" preparing for the personnel moves that would come from the expansion draft, free agency, the rookie draft in the spring of 1995. Along with the Carolina Panthers, the Jacksonville Jaguars entered the NFL as the first expansion teams in 20 years. Both teams participated in the 1995 NFL expansion draft, with the Jaguars taking Steve Beuerlein with the first pick.
Beuerlein lost his starting job to former Green Bay Packers backup Mark Brunell. The Jaguars finished their inaugural season with a record of 4–12. Both the Jaguars and the Panthers broke the previous record for most wins by an expansion team set by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968; the inaugural season featured many of the players who would lead Jacksonville into the playoffs in the team's next four seasons, including quarterback Mark Brunell, offensive lineman Tony Boselli running back James Stewart, wide receiver Jimmy Smith. The team played its first regular season game at home in front of a crowd of 72,363 on September 3, 1995, a 10–3 loss against the Houston Oilers; the team picked up its first win in Week 4 as the Jaguars defeated the Oilers 17–16 on October 1 in Houston. The next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Jaguars earned their first home win by defeating the eventual AFC Champions 20–16; the team's other two wins came in a season sweep of the Cleveland Browns including a Week 17 24–21 victory sealed by a Mike Hollis 34-yard field goal in the Browns' f
The Dallas Desire were a professional women's American football team located in Dallas, Texas. While active, they were one of five teams of the Lingerie Football League's Western Division; the Desire was one of two teams introduced to LFL in 2004, the other being the Los Angeles Temptation. On the 2011-2012 season, they were placed on hiatus, went back into activity for the 2016 season. While the original incarnation played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the reformed Desire played at the Dr Pepper Arena in nearby Frisco. Team operations were suspended once again after the conclusion of the 2016 season. Having been defeated by the Los Angeles Temptation in the Western Final with a score of 36-68 at Lingerie Bowl II in 2005 and again at Lingerie Bowl III in 2006, the team never reached the Final before regular league play began in 2009. For the 2009-2010 season, each team was scheduled to play the other four teams in its division once. Two of the games were at home and two were on the road; the team played its home games at QuikTrip Park in Texas.
Their head coach was former NFL player Antuan Edwards. The Dallas Desire began regular league play on September 25, 2009 with a home game against the Denver Dream, their other home game was against the Los Angeles Temptation while they played the San Diego Seduction and Seattle Mist on the road. They ended the regular season 3-1, qualifying for the Western Conference Championship game, where they lost to the Los Angeles Temptation 20-14; the 2010-2011 season of LFL had the same format as the 2009-10 season The Dallas Desire moved to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the highest-capacity stadium for any professional American football team, for their home games. All of this season's games aired on MTV2. Dallas went 0-3 in the season and the last game against the Seattle Mist at home was cancelled due to inclement weather. In both seasons, the Dallas Desire were one of two active LFL teams to play their home games on an outdoor stadium. On March 17, 2011, the LFL announced that the Dallas Desire franchise would be suspended for the 2011-2012 season with a planned return in 2012-2013.
The stated reasons were financial and issues with the "commitment" of players, both on and off the field. In early April 2011 the Dallas Desire held open try-outs in Dallas for newcomers and veteran players; the team was expected to play for the 2012 season. In 2015, it was announced that the Dallas Desire would return, playing at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco; the reinstatement of the franchise coincided with the arrival of a whole new franchise in Austin, the Austin Acoustic, which would be featured in a "Battle for Texas Bowl" that marks the Desire's first home game in the 2016 season. Former Texas A&M linebacker Melvin Bullitt was named head coach, with his brother Terrance as assistant. Dallas Desire official website Dallas Desire on Twitter Dallas Desire on Facebook
Danielle Louise Moinet is an American professional wrestler, model and former American football player. She is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name Summer Rae, she was a main cast member on the reality show Total Divas during its third seasons. Prior to joining WWE, Moinet played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. Moinet was born in New York, she grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Moinet played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League from 2008 to 2011, she was the team's captain. On June 30, 2011, Moinet played in the LFL All-Star Game at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Canada, her final game in the LFL, she was one of two players in the game from the Chicago Bliss. In November 2011, it was reported that Moinet had signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling. Moinet made her televised debut on the December 18 episode of FCW TV, appearing in an in-ring promo with Abraham Washington.
She served as the ring announcer for FCW TV for several months. Changing her ring name to Summer Rae, she was prevented from interfering in a match between Seth Rollins and Rae's new client Brad Maddox by the debuting Paige on the March 5 episode of FCW TV. On the March 11 episode of FCW TV, Rae became the FCW General Manager. On the March 15 episode of FCW TV, Rae decided to deactivate the Queen of FCW crown, leaving Raquel Diaz as the last champion. Rae made her in-ring debut on April 6 at an FCW live event, where she lost to Sofia Cortez in an elimination triple threat match, which involved Paige. After the dissolution of FCW, Rae went on to become a ring announcer for the rebooted NXT in 2012. Rae transitioned into an in-ring competitor on the January 30, 2013, episode of NXT when she attacked Paige due to her jealousy of Paige's popularity and success. After Paige continued to confront Rae, Rae was defeated against Paige on the May 1 episode of NXT. Rae competed in the NXT Women's Championship tournament on the June 19 episode of NXT to crown the inaugural champion and defeated Sasha Banks in the first round, but lost to Emma in the semi-finals on July 10.
Rae's post-match attack on Emma started a feud between them. Emma defeated Rae in a dance-off to become the number one contender, but Rae retaliated by injuring Emma in the storyline issued a title challenge to the new NXT Women's Champion Paige, which she accepted. On the August 14 episode NXT, Paige defeated Rae to retain the title. For weeks, Rae began to influence Sasha Banks to make herself relevant, leading to Banks turning heel on the September 11 episode of NXT, by attacking NXT Women's Champion Paige. Banks and Rae, collectively known as the Beautiful Fierce Females, faced Paige and Emma on the October 16 episode of NXT, where they won. Rae and Banks continued to face Paige and Emma in singles matches, including aligning themselves with Charlotte. After a four-month absence from the brand, Rae returned on the June 6 episode of NXT distracting Charlotte during her match. After the match, Rae led an attack on Bayley, only to be chased off by Emma. On the June 26 episode of NXT, during a match with the debuting Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks backed away from Rae when reaching out for help, hinting at Rae's removal from the stable.
The following week, Banks disbanded the BFFs in a backstage segment. The following week, Rae defeated Bayley in a number one contender's match, earning a NXT Women's Championship match against Charlotte. On the July 24 episode of NXT, Rae received her title shot against Charlotte, however she failed to capture the championship. Rae made her official debut on WWE's main roster on the April 22, 2013, episode of Raw, as Fandango's dance partner and valet. On the May 13 episode of Raw, along with Fandango, faced Chris Jericho and Dancing with the Stars competitor Edyta Sliwinska in a dance-off, but Fandango's dance was cut short by an apparent injury to Rae's ankle. However, Rae revealed that her injury was a distraction to trap Jericho into Fandango's attack. On the October 25 episode of SmackDown, Rae got into a brawl with Natalya during a match between Fandango and The Great Khali, which set up a mixed tag team match for Hell in a Cell in which she made both her pay-per-view and in-ring debut on the main roster, teaming with Fandango to defeat Natalya and Khali, after Rae pinned Natalya.
The following night, Rae made her singles debut in a rematch against Natalya, where she was defeated. At Survivor Series on November 23, Rae participated in a seven-on-seven elimination tag team match, as her team took on the cast of Total Divas, where she was eliminated by Nikki Bella, before her team lost the match. A rematch took place the following night on Raw, where her team was once again defeated, with Rae being the last to be eliminated. On the December 19 episode of Superstars, Rae defeated Kaitlyn, garnering her first singles match victory on the main roster. In the beginning of 2014, Rae began a rivalry with Emma, the two competed in several dance-off and wrestling competitions on both Raw and SmackDown, which Emma won. On April 6, Rae made her WrestleMania debut, competing at WrestleMania XXX in the 14-Diva "Vickie Guerrero Invitational match" for the Divas Championship, won by the defending champion AJ Lee. On April 8, Fandango announced the end of his association with Rae on his Twitter account and introduced Layla as his new dance partner on the April 11 episode of SmackDown, which in storyline was put in place to allow Rae time off television to film The Marine 4.
Rae returned on the May 19 episode o
The Chicago Slaughter was an American professional football team based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Having been inactive since 2013, the franchise was a part of the CIFL from 2007 to 2009, winning the championship in 2009; the Slaughter joined the Indoor Football League at the start of the 2010 season. The Slaughter played their home games at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates; the original team name was considered to be the "Foxes", until Steve McMichael suggested they should have a name which reflected the working people of Chicago like the meatpackers of the old Chicago Stockyards. They play their home games at the Sears Centre in Illinois; the team was intended to be a part of United Indoor Football, but did not join due to a dispute with the league. The team interviewed William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Steve McMichael from the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX championship team for the head coaching position; the aim was to appeal to local fans' affinity for McMichael and Perry and to take advantage of McMichael's love of hard-nosed, tough football.
McMichael accepted the job as head coach, while Perry rejected the offer as Director of Football Operations. During the team's inaugural 2007 season in the CIFL, the Slaughter recorded an overall record of 10-4. After going 9-3 in the regular season, the Slaughter reached the divisional semi-finals in the league playoffs; the 2008 season saw. However, the Slaughter rallied around head coach Steve McMichael and won 6 out of their next 7 games to finish the regular season at 8-4, winning the Western division title; the Slaughter suffered a disappointing first round playoff loss to divisional rival, Rock River, to end their season. In 2009, the Slaughter signed seven players from the Chicago Rush when the Arena Football League cancelled the 2009 season, including Donovan Morgan, Reggie Gray, Bobby Sippio, eventual CIFL league MVP Russ Michna; the Chicago Slaughter averaged over 65 points per game and outscored their opponents by an average of 30 points per game, going 14-0 for the season. On June 27, 2009, the Slaughter won the CIFL championship.
After the completion of the 2009 season, rumors began circulating that the Slaughter would be leaving the CIFL to join the IFL for the 2010 season. On October 27, 2009, the Chicago Slaughter announced that it was moving to the Indoor Football League, a much larger and more national league. On January 7, 2010, the Chicago Slaughter announced that Jarrett Payton, son of NFL running back Walter Payton, would be playing for the team in 2010. In February 2010, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon joined the Chicago Slaughter as new team owner; the team signed Juice Williams to be their quarterback. For the 2014 season, the Slaughter re-joined the CIFL. Before the season began, the Slaughter announced. By this time, the Slaughter had ceased operations. L. J. Castile Reggie Gray Jon Kowalyshen Russ Michna Donovan Morgan Jarrett Payton Matt Rahn Dennison Robinson Bobby Sippio Juice Williams Nick Cosentino Tim McManigal The following is a list of all Chicago Slaughter players who have won league Awards Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013 CIFL season.
New York Majesty
New York Majesty was a professional women's indoor football team based in Reading, that played for only the 2009 season as a member of the Eastern Conference of the Lingerie Football League. The team was the successor to the New York Euphoria; the team was one of the ten inaugural season squads established in 2009 as part of the Lingerie Bowl's expansion into a full-fledged league. Despite its "New York" name, home games were played at the Sovereign Center in Reading, over 100 miles from New York City and New York State, is not located within the New York metropolitan area. On November 13, 2009, New York Majesty QB Krystal Gray, who had signed with the Chicago Bliss before being traded to New York in order to build the Majesty's offense, was involved in a multiple-player brawl during a game against the Miami Caliente in Florida; the fight was instigated by a taunt from Morgan McGrath of the Caliente and followed by physical altercations with Anonka Dixon, Taira Turley, Tina Caccavale. Gray was suspended for one game.
Tina Caccavale and Taira Turley of the Miami Caliente were ejected for throwing punches, but not suspended. The Caliente won 49-7. For the Majesty's final game, the team was coached by Henry Racich, owner of the semi-pro football team Conshohocken Steelers, Dan Esposito of the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints; the Majesty suspended operations shortly after the 2009 season, due to what LFL founder Mitchell Mortaza described as "off-the-field distractions" and the fact that the team's home stadium was not in New York. Mortaza stated in 2012 that New York was one of six finalists for three potential expansion franchises. New York Majesty official website