|Based in||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Home field||Ricoh Coliseum|
|League||Lingerie Football League|
|Colors|| Oxford blue, Cambridge blue, white
|Owner(s)||Lingerie Football League, LLC|
The Triumph is meant to serve as a preview for the future Canadian LFL league to begin play in 2012, which they will join then along with five teams in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, and/or Montreal.
Open try-outs were held at Polson Pier on April 30, 2011. Among those attending was Krista Ford, the 20-year-old daughter of Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford and niece of Toronto mayor Rob Ford; she played touch football in high school. Ford was eventually accepted onto the team, becoming the team's captain.
The inaugural game resulted in a 48-14 loss, with around 20% attendance. The half-time show was a contest to tackle one of the players.
After a loss in the first game, the Triumph "released" four players. Shortly after, sixteen of the twenty players on the team including Captain and star player Krista Ford, quit the team. They criticized the helmets and shoulder pads provided as unsafe, and suggested that the coaching was improper. Their quitting followed the team "releasing" four of the unpaid players. Management suggested that "[m]ost of these women have never touched a football prior. Now they're critiquing on who's qualified to coach football. It's almost laughable." Commissioner Mitchell Mortaza accused the players of having a "lack of heart." Ford had previously publicly commented on the growing expenses not covered by the team. The league made no mention of the mass exodus in its official preview of the following week's game, which the Triumph played with ten replacement players in addition to the few remaining players who did not quit.
Season schedule Edit
Win Loss Tie
|September 17||Tampa Breeze||Ricoh Coliseum||48-14||1800 (20% capacity)||0-1|
|October 28||Baltimore Charm||Ricoh Coliseum||42-6||0-2|
|December 9||Philadelphia Passion||@ Sun National Bank Center||0-74||0-3|
|January 13||Orlando Fantasy||@ Citrus Bowl|
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=294490540561822&set=a.216682375009306.64186.216665625010981&type=1&ref=nf
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=294025320608344&set=a.216682375009306.64186.216665625010981&type=1&ref=nf
- ↑ "LFL Announces Toronto Franchise Host Arena and Unveils Team Logo". www.lfl360.com. http://www.lfl360.com/articles/lfl-announces-toronto-franchise-host-arena-and-unveils-team-logo/. Retrieved 2011-04-27.
- ↑ Davidson, Terry (27 April 2011). "Mayor's niece trying out for lingerie football". The Toronto Sun (Toronto ON). http://www.torontosun.com/2011/04/27/mayors-niece-trying-out-for-lingerie-football. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Jackson, Emily (19 September 2011). "Toronto fans cheer on lingerie football team despite loss". Toronto Star (Toronto ON). http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1055752. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- ↑ The Star (Toronto). http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1074763.
- ↑ http://www.lfl360.com/articles/lfl-chairman-mitchell-mortaza-issues-statement-toronto-triumph-players/
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/KristaFordLFL/posts/256785491028928
- ↑ http://www.lfl360.com/articles/week-ten-preview-baltimore-charm-toronto-triumph/
- ↑ http://www.thescore.com/buzz/articles/195586-lingerie-footbrawl