1999 Arena Football League season

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1999 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration April 23, 1999 – August 21, 1999
ArenaBowl XIII
Champions Albany Firebirds
  Runners-up Orlando Predators
Finals MVP Eddie Brown, ALB
AFL seasons

The 1999 Arena Football League season was the 13th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2000. The league champions were the Albany Firebirds, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl XIII.

Arena Football League

The Arena Football League (AFL) is a professional indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 by Jim Foster, making it the third longest-running professional football league in North America, after the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL). The AFL plays a proprietary code known as arena football, a form of indoor American football played on a 66-by-28 yard field, with rules encouraging offensive performance, resulting in a faster-paced and higher-scoring game. The sport was invented in the early 1980s and patented by Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League (USFL) and the NFL.

The 2000 Arena Football League season was the 14th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2001. The league champions were the Orlando Predators, who defeated the Nashville Kats in ArenaBowl XIV.

Orlando Predators

The Orlando Predators were a professional arena football team based in Orlando, Florida and member of the Arena Football League (AFL). The team was most recently owned by Orlando Predators LLC, a company owned by David A. Siegel, and played its home games at Amway Center.

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Standings

Team Overall Division
WinsLossesPercentageWinsLossesPercentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
Albany Firebirds 1130.786510.833
New Jersey Red Dogs 680.429510.833
New England Sea Wolves 590.357240.333
Buffalo Destroyers 1130.071060.000
Southern Division
Tampa Bay Storm 1130.786601.000
Nashville Kats 860.571330.500
Orlando Predators 770.500330.500
Florida Bobcats 3110.214060.000
American Conference
Central Division
Iowa Barnstormers 1130.786420.667
Grand Rapids Rampage 860.571420.667
Milwaukee Mustangs 770.500240.333
Houston Thunderbears 4100.286240.333
Western Division
Arizona Rattlers 1040.714220.500
Portland Forest Dragons 770.500220.500
San Jose SaberCats 680.429220.500

Playoffs

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XIII
         
1 Tampa Bay 19
8Orlando41
8Orlando48
2 Iowa 41
2Iowa66
7 Milwaukee 34
8 Orlando 48
3Albany59
3Albany55
6 Grand Rapids 45
3Albany73
4 Arizona 47
4Arizona34
5 Nashville 30

All-Arena team

PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Mike Pawlawski, Albany Craig Kusick, Grand Rapids
Fullback/Linebacker Andre Bowden, Tampa Bay Bob McMillen, Arizona
Wide receiver/Defensive back Carlos James, Iowa
Darryl Hammond, Nashville
Melvin Cunningham, Tampa Bay
Randy Gatewood, Arizona
Wide receiver/Linebacker Gary Compton, Milwaukee Hunkie Cooper, Arizona
Offensive specialist Eddie Brown, Albany Steve Papin, San Jose
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Robert Stewart, New Jersey
James Baron, Nashville
Joe Jacobs, Albany
Jon Krick, Albany
Willie Wyatt, Tampa Bay
Rich McKenzie, Orlando
Defensive specialist Cecil Doggette, Arizona
Derek Stingley, Albany
Shea Showers, Iowa
Mark Ricks, Portland
Kicker Mike Black, New England Daron Alcorn, Portland

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