Chicago Cardinals
Founded 2009
Folded 2010
Arena Odeum Expo Center
Based in Villa Park, Illinois
Colors Black, Red, White


League Continental Indoor Football League
Head coach John Burns
President UR Athletics, LLC

The Chicago Cardinals were an indoor football team affiliated with the Continental Indoor Football League. Based in Villa Park, Illinois, the Cardinals played their home games at the Odeum Expo Center. The Cardinals use their name with permission from the original National Football League team, now known as the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals replaced the Slaughter in the CIFL, after the Slaughter left that league for the IFL due to a dispute with CIFL management. The Cardinals were formally known as the Milwaukee Bonecrushers, also of the CIFL, and relocated to Villa Park in 2010. Following the winless 2010 season, the Cardinals decided to overhall the team and are now opperating as the Chicago Knights of the CIFL.

2010 SeasonEdit

The Cardinals only season was one of utter disapointment. After starting 0-2, they signed Kicker Julie Harshbarger, the 2nd female Kicker in the CIFL history. (The other being Katie Hnida of the Fort Wayne Firehawks) After a successful soccer career at Benedictine University and Rockford College, where she was named to several all-conferance teams. After a 20-58 loss on May 22nd, and seeing their record drop to 0-8, the Cardinals let several of their best players, including the All-Purpose Player of the Year (Brandon Wogoman), leave the team for the nearby, and contending, Wisconsin Wolfpack.

Season-By-Season Edit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Chicago Cardinals (CIFL)
2010 0 10 0 6th
Totals 0 10 0

2010 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 20-60
April 10 Marion Mayhem Home Lost 14-19
April 17 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Lost 29-46
April 24 Fort Wayne Firehawks Away Lost 45-69
May 1 Cincinnati Commandos Home Lost 22-62
May 8 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home Lost 18-44
May 15 Cincinnati Commandos Away Lost 13-61
May 22 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away Lost 20-58
May 29 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Lost 24-58
June 5 Fort Wayne Firehawks Home Lost 0-48

2010 CIFL AwardsEdit

All-Purpose Player of the Year - Brandon Wogoman (Ended the season playing for the Wisconsin Wolfpack)

1st Team All-CIFL
OL Matt Rohn (Ended the season playing for the Wisconsin Wolfpack)
AP Brandon Wogoman

2nd Team All-CIFL
DL Adrian Herry
DB Ricky Emery
KR Brandon Wogoman

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