|Home Field||Olympic Stadium|
|City|| Montreal, Quebec,|
|Team Colors|| Maroon, Silver, Navy, Red, White|
|Franchise W-L-T Record||Regular Season: 6–14|
| World Bowls (0)
The Montreal Machine was the sole Canadian team in the World League of American Football, a springtime developmental professional league set up by the National Football League that played in 1991 and 1992. There were also three European teams and six U.S.-based teams. Like all WLAF teams, the Machine played by American football, 11 per side on a 100-yard field, rather than Canadian football rules.
The Machine filled a void created by the folding of the Montreal Alouettes in 1987 and were thus the only Canadian team in the WLAF; they were the first American football team in Canada since the Montreal Beavers and Toronto Rifles played in the Continental Football League in 1967.
After two stumbling years, the Machine, and the entire WLAF, were put on "hiatus" by the NFL. After three years, the three European-based franchises (and three more) were reconstituted as the World League (later known as NFL Europe); the North American teams were never heard of again. The Machine played their home games at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
The Machine's average game attendance dropped from 31,888 in their first year of play, to 25,254 in their second (and final) year.
Punter Chris Mohr was among the Machine's most notable players.
|Season||Division||Regular season||Post season results||Awards|
|1991||North American East||3rd||4||6||0||.400||—||—|
|1992||North American East||3rd||2||8||0||.200||—||—|
- Week 1: Montreal 20, Birmingham Fire 5
- Week 2: Barcelona Dragons 34, Montreal 10
- Week 3: Montreal 23, Birmingham Fire 10
- Week 4: New York/New Jersey Knights 44, Montreal 0
- Week 5: London Monarchs 45, Montreal 7
- Week 6: Frankfurt Galaxy 17, Montreal 7
- Week 7: Montreal 26, Sacramento Surge 23(OT)
- Week 8: Montreal 15, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks 6
- Week 9: San Antonio Riders 27, Montreal 10
- Week 10: Orlando Thunder 33, Montreal 27(OT)
|1991 Montreal Machine staff|
|1991 Montreal Machine roster|
| Operation Discovery
- Week 1: San Antonio Riders 17, Montreal 16
- Week 2: Montreal 31, Orlando Thunder 29
- Week 3: Sacramento Surge 14, Montreal 7
- Week 4: Montreal 31, Ohio Glory 20
- Week 5: Orlando Thunder 16, Montreal 8
- Week 6: New York/New Jersey Knights 34, Montreal 11
- Week 7: Sacramento Surge 35, Montreal 21
- Week 8: Birmingham Fire 23, Montreal 16 (OT)
- Week 9: London Monarchs 45, Montreal 13
- Week 10: New York/New Jersey Knights 41, Montreal 21
- ↑ "Team Colors – WLAF". ColorWerx.us. http://www.colorwerx.us/research/TeamColors/Football_Outdoor/WorldLeagueOfAmericanFootball/WorldLeagueOfAmericanFootball.htm. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- ↑ The Official 1991 World League of American Football Media Guide.
- ↑ John Vellante (May 5, 1991). "Pawlak enjoying life with WLAF". The Boston Globe. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=BG&p_theme=bg&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EADDF5349F49535&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- ↑ Tom Boggie (March 30, 1991). "Tricario enjoying life with WLAF club". The Daily Gazette. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z3YhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QokFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1122,7308121&dq=receivers+joe-tricario&hl=en. Retrieved January 17, 2010.