|Leagues|| CIFL (2006-2009)|
|History||Chicago Slaughter (2006-present)|
|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|
|Official Dance Team||Slaughter Girls|
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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|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)
* = Current Standing
2011 Season ScheduleEdit
|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|
|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|
|@Lehigh Valley Steelhawks|
|9||April 22 (Fri)||7:05pm|
|10||April 29 (Fri)||7:35pm||Green Bay Blizzard|
|11||May 7 (Sat)||7:05pm|
|12||May 14 (Sat)||7:05pm||Bloomington Extreme|
|13||May 21 (Sat)||7:05pm||@Omaha Beef|
|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.
|2011 Great Lakes Division|
|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|
Chicago Slaughter roster
| Offensive Linemen
| Defensive Backs
| Injured Reserve
2007 Season ScheduleEdit
|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
|March 7||Kalamazoo Xplosion||Home||Lost 39-46 (OT)|
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
Note: W= Wins, L= Losses, PCT= Winning Percentage, GB= Games Behind
2010 Season ScheduleEdit
|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|
|y-Green Bay Blizzard||10||4||0||0.714||---||4-3||686||538||W3|
|La Crosse Spartans||3||11||0||0.214||7.0||2-5||355||565||L1|
- ↑ Chicago Slaughter History Chicagoslaughter.com. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- ↑ (2006-11-06). Members of 1985 Chicago Bears interview with new indoor football team oursportcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
- ↑ Greenberg, Jon. (2009-06-24). Mongo seeking perfection ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- ↑ "Slaughter win CIFL championship". ESPNChicago.com. 2009-06-28. http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4292390. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- ↑ Beardmore, Matt (March 8, 2008). "Xplosion rallies from 20 down for OT win". Kalamazoo Gazette (Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/sports/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/1204957209306890.xml&coll=7&thispage=1. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- ↑ "Kalamazoo Xplosion 46, Chicago Slaughter 39". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/chi0307.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ "Chicago vs Kalamazoo (Apr 11, 2008)". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/week6/KAL0411.HTM. Retrieved 2008-04-28.