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2008 Milwaukee Bonecrushers season
Head Coach Gilbert Brown
Home Field U.S. Cellular Arena
Results
Record 1-11
Place 4th
Playoff Finish DNQ
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 2009

The 2008 Milwaukee Bonecrushers season was the 1st season for the American Continental Indoor Football League expansion franchise. The franchise made an immediate splash in Milwaukee when it announced former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown signed a three-year contract to be the team's first head coach.[1] However, the optimism quickly faded when Brown announced he was resigning from the position after just three games on April 8, 2008. Much of the team's staff and many of the team's players also left at the same time, raising eyebrows among the Milwaukee media and fans. The Bonecrushers finished 2008 with a hodgepodge of players and coaches, winning just one game, a 51-46 road contest against the Muskegon Thunder featuring a 26-yard touchdown run by Bonecrushers' quarterback Brian Ryczkowski on the final play of the game.

The rumored reasoning behind the exodus of many of the original members of the franchise was the team's inability to pay its bills or personnel. This was confirmed when a judgment was entered against the Bonecrushers in favor of Challenger Industries, the company that sold the team its game field AstroTurf, in the amount of $29,539.29 on October 15, 2008. Challenger resolved its claim against John Burns, one of the owners of the Milwaukee Bonecrushers, prior to the matter going to trial.[2]

ScheduleEdit

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Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 21 Chicago Slaughter Home Lost 41-64
March 29 Muskegon Thunder Home Lost 35-60
April 6 Flint Phantoms Home Lost 53-62
April 12 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 19-43
April 19 Chicago Slaughter Away Lost 18-56
April 27 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Lost 42-43
April 30 Saginaw Sting Away Lost 28-51
May 9 New Jersey Revolution Away Lost 32-56
May 17 Muskegon Thunder Away Won 51-46
May 23 Rock River Raptors Home Lost 3-56
May 31 Saginaw Sting Home Lost 28-54
June 7 Rock River Raptors Away Lost 29-53

StandingsEdit

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Team Overall Division
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Great Lakes Conference
East Division
Kalamazoo Xplosion-y 11 1 0 .917 5 1 0 .833
Muskegon Thunder-x 5 7 0 .417 2 2 0 .500
Fort Wayne Freedom 5 7 0 .417 2 4 0 .333
Miami Valley Silverbacks 3 9 0 .250 1 2 0 .333
West Division
Chicago Slaughter-y 8 4 0 .667 3 1 0 .750
Rock River Raptors-x 7 5 0 .583 3 1 0 .750
Milwaukee Bonecrushers 1 11 0 .083 0 4 0 .000
Atlantic Conference
East Division
New England Surge-y 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833
Lehigh Valley Outlawz-x 7 5 0 .583 4 2 0 .667
New Jersey Revolution 3 9 0 .250 2 5 0 .286
Chesapeake Tide 2 10 0 .125 0 2 0 .000
West Division
Rochester Raiders-z 12 0 0 1.000 4 0 0 1.000
Saginaw Sting-y 10 2 0 .833 3 1 0 .750
Marion Mayhem-x 7 5 0 .583 0 2 0 .000
Flint Phantoms 1 11 0 .083 0 4 0 .000

ReferencesEdit

  1. JS Online: Graphic[dead link]
  2. Milwaukee County Courthouse, Case No.: 2008-CV-008105

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