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Chicago Slaughter
ChicagoSlaughter
Founded 2006
Leagues CIFL (2006-2009)
IFL (2010-present)
History Chicago Slaughter (2006-present)
Arena Sears Centre
Based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Colors Black, Red, White, Silver

                   

Division Titles 2 (CIFL: 2008, 2009)
Championships 1 (CIFL: 2009)
Head coach Steve "Mongo" McMichael
President Arney Silvestri
Official Dance Team Slaughter Girls
Mascot Sergeant Slaughter
Website www.chicagoslaughter.com

The Chicago Slaughter are an American professional football team based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They are currently members of the Indoor Football League. The franchise was a part of the Continental Indoor Football League from 2007-2009, winning the championship in 2009. The Slaughter joined the Indoor Football League for the 2010 season.

The Slaughter's head coach is Steve "Mongo" McMichael, and their owner is Jim McMahon.

Formation of the teamEdit

The original team name was considered to be the "Foxes," until Steve "Mongo" 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 Hoffman Estates, Illinois.[1] The team was originally 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.[2] McMichael accepted the job as head coach, while Perry rejected the offer as Director of Football Operations (citing no desire to relocate back to Chicago).

2007 to 2009Edit

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 the Chicago Slaughter suffer a slow start, going 2-3 in their first 5 games. 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. Unfortunately, the Slaughter then suffered an embarrassing first round playoff loss to divisional rival, Rock River, to end their season.

In 2009, the Slaughter signed 7 players from the Chicago Rush when the Arena Football League cancelled the 2009 season, including Donovan Morgan, Bobby Sippio, and eventual CIFL league MVP Russ Michna.[3] The Chicago Slaughter averaged over 65 points per game and outscored their opponents by almost an average of 30 points per game, going 14-0 for the season. On June 27, 2009, the Slaughter won the CIFL championship.[4]

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.

2010Edit

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.

Season-By-Season Edit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Chicago Slaughter (CIFL)
2007 9 3 0 3rd Great Lakes Won GLD Qualifier (Miami Valley)
Lost GLD Semifinal (Kalamazoo)
2008 8 4 0 1st Great Lakes West Lost GLD West Finals (Rock River)
2009 12 0 0 1st Western Won Western Division Finals (Wisconsin)
Won CIFL Championship(Fort Wayne)
Chicago Slaughter (IFL)
2010 6 8 0 3rd Central North Won Round 1 (Green Bay)
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Sioux Falls)
2011* 2 1 0 -- --
Totals 41 19 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2011 Season ScheduleEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
0* February 19 (Sat) 7:00pm @La Crosse Spartans W 69-48 1-0
1 February 26 (Sat) 7:05pm Omaha Beef L 36-39 1-1
2 March 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Reading Express W 59-55 2-1
3 Bye
4 Bye
5 March 25 (Fri) 7:35pm Kent Predators
6 April 1 (Fri) 7:05pm @Bloomington Extreme
7 April 9 (Sat) 7:05pm La Crosse Spartans
8 April 16 (Sat) 7:05pm
(6:05 Central)
@Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
9 April 22 (Fri) 7:05pm
(10:05 Central)
@Fairbanks Grizzlies
10 April 29 (Fri) 7:35pm Green Bay Blizzard
11 May 7 (Sat) 7:05pm
(6:05 Central)
@Richmond Revolution
12 May 14 (Sat) 7:05pm Bloomington Extreme
13 May 21 (Sat) 7:05pm @Omaha Beef
14 Bye
15 June 4 (Sat) 7:05pm Sioux Falls Storm
16 June 10 (Fri) 7:30pm @Green Bay Blizzard

* = Kickoff Classic Game, before week 1 starts.

Division StandingsEdit

2011 Great Lakes Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Green Bay Blizzard 11 3 0 0.786 764 508 4-2 --- W4
x Bloomington Extreme 9 5 0 0.643 561 473 4-2 2.0 L1
x Chicago Slaughter 8 6 0 0.571 624 627 4-2 3.0 L3
La Crosse Spartans 5 9 0 0.357 495 633 0-6 6.0 W1

RosterEdit

Chicago Slaughter rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Roster updated March 23, 2011</br> 30 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Past SeasonsEdit

2007 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 30 Miami Valley Silverbacks Away Won 66-44
April 14 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away Lost 21-34
April 21 New England Surge Away Won 38-35
April 28 Muskegon Thunder Home Won 57-40
May 5 Rochester Raiders Home Lost 40-49
May 12 Marion Mayhem Away Won 55-30
May 20 Kalamazoo Xplosion Home Won 51-47
May 25 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Won 48-47
June 3 Springfield Stallions Away Won 69-44
June 9 Muskegon Thunder Away Won 58-34
June 16 Port Huron Pirates Home Lost 12-46
June 24 Springfield Stallions (Springfield forfeits) Home Won 2-0
June 24 Capital City Outlaws (Non-league exhibition) Home Won 61-6
June 30 Miami Valley Silverbacks (Playoffs) Home Won 60-28
July 7 Kalamazoo Xplosion (Playoffs) Away Lost 40-51

2008 Season ScheduleEdit

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Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 7 Kalamazoo Xplosion Home Lost 39-46 (OT)[5][6]
March 22 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Won 64-41
March 29 Rock River Raptors Away Lost 45-55
April 4 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Won 58-37
April 11 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away Lost 48-54[7]
April 19 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Won 56-18
April 25 Muskegon Thunder Away Won 27-10
May 3 Rock River Raptors Home Won 67-59
May 9 Marion Mayhem Away Won 41-38
May 17 Fort Wayne Freedom Home Won 41-33
May 24 Saginaw Sting Away Lost 28-53
May 31 Muskegon Thunder Home Won 38-35
June 13 Rock River Raptors (Playoffs) Home Lost 39-54

2009 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 6 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Won 84-24
March 21 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away Won 40-36
March 27 Rock River Raptors Home Won 69-38
April 4 Wheeling Wildcats Away Won 67-59
April 11 Marion Mayhem Home Won 74-60
April 18 Fort Wayne Freedom Away Won 56-41
April 25 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Won 78-25
May 2 Wheeling Wildcats Home Won 61-38
May 9 Rock River Raptors Away Won 77-47
May 16 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home Won 67-22
May 22 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Won 70-49
May 30 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away Won 49-14
June 20 Wisconsin Wolfpack (Playoffs) Home Won 63-19
June 27 Fort Wayne Freedom (Championship Game) Home Won 58-48
2009 CIFL Western Division Standings
Team W L PCT GB Streak
y-Chicago Slaughter 12 0 1.000 -- Won 12
x-Wisconsin Wolfpack 7 5 0.583 5.0 Won 1
Rock River Raptors 7 5 0.583 5.0 Won 3
Milwaukee Bonecrushers 3 8 0.273 8.5 Won 1

y-clinched division
x-clinched playoffs
Note: W= Wins, L= Losses, PCT= Winning Percentage, GB= Games Behind


2010 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
February 27 Rochester Raiders Home Lost 47-49
March 13 Richmond Revolution Away Lost 25-30
March 21 Bloomington Extreme Home Lost 26-27
March 27 Alaska Wild Home Won 34-33
April 10 Bloomington Extreme Away Won 50-43
April 24 Kent Predators Home Won 71-29
April 30 La Crosse Spartans Away Lost 29-36
May 8 Green Bay Blizzard Away Won 46-43
May 15 Bloomington Extreme Away Lost 30-33
May 22 Green Bay Blizzard Home Won 50-47
May 28 West Michigan ThunderHawks Home Won 83-49
June 5 Rochester Raiders Away Lost 36-43
June 12 La Crosse Spartans Home Lost 20-27
June 19 Green Bay Blizzard Away Lost 30-55
June 26 Green Bay Blizzard (Playoffs) Away Won 46-39
July 3 Sioux Falls Storm (Playoffs) Away Lost 33-47
2010 Central North Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Green Bay Blizzard 10 4 0 0.714 --- 4-3 686 538 W3
x-Bloomington Extreme 9 5 0 0.643 1.0 6-2 497 435 W6
x-Chicago Slaughter 6 8 0 0.429 4.0 3-5 577 543 L3
La Crosse Spartans 3 11 0 0.214 7.0 2-5 355 565 L1

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