2013 Chicago Slaughter season

Last updated
2013 Chicago Slaughter season
Head coach Steve McMichael
Owner Jim McMahon
Home field Sears Centre
Results
Record8–5
Division placeUnited Conference
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 2013 Chicago Slaughter season was the team's seventh season as a football franchise and fourth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of just nine teams competing in the IFL for the 2013 season, the Chicago Slaughter were members of the United Conference. [1] Led by longtime head coach Steve "Mongo" McMichael, the team played their home games at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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The team earned a 9–5 regular season record but struggled financially. Delayed paychecks led coach McMichael and several players to refuse the final road game of the season, forcing the Slaughter to fill out their roster with semi-pro players from Wisconsin and former members of the Green Bay Blizzard. [2]

Off-field moves

Promotional events scheduled for the 2013 season include a "red out" with fans encouraged to wear red to the home opener on February 24, a Star Wars theme night on March 2, a St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 17, a "Halfway to Halloween" event with fans encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treating for children on April 6, "Heroes and Villains" night with appearances by comic book characters on April 27, Military Appreciation Night on May 11th, and Fan Appreciation Night at the final home game on May 31. [3]

Shortly before the 2013 season began, the owner of the Cheyenne Warriors died which forced that team to suspend operations and the IFL to revise its schedule to accommodate the now 9-team league. [4]

In August 2012, Slaughter head coach Steve "Mongo" McMichael declared his candidacy for mayor of Romeoville, Illinois. After a difficult campaign, McMichael was defeated in the April 2013 election by incumbent mayor John Noak. [5]

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Regular season

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponent [1] ResultsLocation
Final ScoreRecord
1SaturdayFebruary 167:05pmat Cedar Rapids Titans L 31–41 [6] 0–1 Cedar Rapids Ice Arena [7]
2SundayFebruary 242:40pm Cedar Rapids Titans L 52–58 [8] [9] 0–2 Sears Centre [10] [11] [12]
3SaturdayMarch 26:07pm Green Bay Blizzard W 50–41 [13] [14] 1–2 Sears Centre [15]
4 BYE
5SundayMarch 172:05pm Texas Revolution W 51–26 [16] [17] 2–2 Sears Centre
6FridayMarch 227:00pmat Green Bay Blizzard W 50–41 [18] [19] 3–2 Resch Center [20] [21]
7 BYE
8SaturdayApril 66:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans W 50–45 [22] [23] 4–2 Sears Centre
9FridayApril 127:05pmat Wyoming Cavalry W 33–20 [24] [25] 5–2 Casper Events Center [26]
10SaturdayApril 207:05pmat Cedar Rapids Titans L 28–62 [27] [28] 5–3 Cedar Rapids Ice Arena [29]
11SaturdayApril 276:05pm Sioux Falls Storm W 61–56 [30] [31] 6–3 Sears Centre [32]
12FridayMay 37:05pmat Texas Revolution L 23–48 [33] [34] 6–4 Allen Event Center
13SaturdayMay 116:05pm Texas Revolution W 42–30 [35] [36] 7–4 Sears Centre
14SaturdayMay 187:05pmat Sioux Falls Storm L 38–53 [37] [38] 7–5 Sioux Falls Arena [39] [40]
15 BYE
16FridayMay 317:35pm Green Bay Blizzard W 52–51 [41] [42] 8–5 Sears Centre [43]
17 BYE
18SaturdayJune 157:00pmat Green Bay Blizzard W 60–57 [2] [44] 9-5 Resch Center

Roster

2013 Chicago Slaughter roster
Quarterbacks
  • 13Cody Kirby

Running Backs

  •  3 Daniel DuFrene
  • 30 Kevin Morris

Wide Receivers

  •  9 John Cooper
  • 10 Delric Ellington
  •  5 Christopher James
Offensive Linemen
  • 72 Jason Baksas
  • 67 Kevin Gall
  • 75 Michael Johnson
  • 77 Tim Mueller

Defensive Linemen

  • 71 Yemi Babalola
  • 95 Kyle Jenkins
  •  1 Madison Miller III
  • 54 P. J. South
  • 55 Kyle Thomas
Linebackers
  • 43 Ismail Ameer
  •  8 Lenny Radtke

Defensive Backs

  • 24 Kwame Agyeman
  • 20 Will Billingsley
  •  2 Jereme Green
  • 12 Chris Johnson
  • 23 Robert Mago
  •  6 Chris Rodgers

Kickers

  • 25 Chris Nendick
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Roster updated March 26, 2013
26 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Standings

2013 United Conference
WLTPCTPFPADIVGBSTK
y - Sioux Falls Storm 1040.7146455004-20.0W3
x - Cedar Rapids Titans 950.6437445696-41.0w2
Chicago Slaughter 950.6435986026-51.0W2
Texas Revolution 590.3575637473-46.0L2
Green Bay Blizzard 4100.2866226522-66.0L5

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