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Encyclopedia > Baltimore Blackbirds
Baltimore Blackbirds
Founded 2007
Arena 1st Mariner
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
Colors black, red, silver
League None
Head Coach Vacant
General Manager John Wolfe

The Baltimore Blackbirds are an indoor football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They played the 2007 season as a member of the American Indoor Football Association, at the 1st Mariner Arena. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Occupancy is a defined legal term in building construction and building codes. ... John Bascom Wolfe (8 July 1904-5 January 1988) was an American social and behavioural psychologist best known for his study of the use of a token economy on chimpanzees. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland USA was formerly known as the Baltimore Arena and as the Baltimore Civic Center. ...

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History

The team was originally going to be a member of the Eastern Indoor Football League, but left for the AIFA soon after the "League Showcase/Jamboree" held inside the Mahoning Valley HitMen's "ThunderDome". The Eastern Indoor Football League is an indoor American football league that comprises teams located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. ... The Mahoning Valley HitMen was a team in the Eastern Indoor Football League, a United States-based American football arena league, which was based in Masury, Ohio, United States, and coached and owned by Jim Terry. ...


Chris Simpson (formerly of the San Angelo Stampede Express) was the team's head coach in their inaugural season. [1] Playing a predominantly road schedule (8 away games, 5 at home), the Blackbirds finished their first season with a record of 1-12, although the team showed continued improvement during the season. On August 3, 2007, the Blackbirds announced the resignation of Simpson. The team is currently in the process of finding a new head coach. [2] The San Angelo Stampede Express is a professional indoor football/arena football team in the U.S. state of Texas. ...


On August 7, 2007, the Blackbirds announced that they have left the AIFA. They are expected to join another indoor football league for the 2008 season. [3]


Season-By-Season

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 1 12 0 7th Southern --

2007 Season Schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 10 Reading Express Away Lost 6-78
March 16 Lakeland Thunderbolts Away Lost 14-69
March 24 Mississippi Mudcats Away Lost 20-80
March 31 Carolina Speed Home Lost 25-48
April 6 Canton Legends Away Lost 2-38
April 14 Montgomery Bears Home Lost 22-51
April 21 Florence Phantoms Away Lost 40-65
April 29 Gulf Coast Raiders Home Won 44-10
May 5 Carolina Speed Away Lost 32-52
May 12 Montgomery Bears Away Lost 11-58
May 21 Reading Express Home Lost 32-58
May 25 Tallahassee Titans Away Lost 40-73
June 1 Johnstown Riverhawks Home Lost 17-19

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reading Express are a professional arena football team based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lakeland Thuderbolts are a professional arena football team. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mississippi Mudcats are a team of the American Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... The Carolina Speed are a franchise of the American Indoor Football Association scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AIFL team Name = Canton Legends Conference = North Founded = 2005 Arena = Canton Memorial Civic Center City, State = Canton, Ohio Conference Titles = none Presidents Cup Championships = none The Canton Legends are a professional indoor football team based out of Canton, Ohio. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... The Montgomery Bears are a professional arena football team that play their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Florence Phantoms are a professional arena football team based out of Florence, South Carolina, in the United States. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gulf Coast Raiders are an indoor football team. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Carolina Speed are a franchise of the American Indoor Football Association scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Montgomery Bears are a professional arena football team that play their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reading Express are a professional arena football team based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tallahassee Titans are an American Indoor Football League team to begin play in 2007. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Johnstown Riverhawks are a professional indoor football team based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ...

Trivia

With the formation of the Blackbirds, this is Baltimore's third bird-related sports team. The other teams are the MLB's Baltimore Orioles and the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Ravens League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens (1996–present) Championships...


The first Touchdown in team history was scored in the 4th quarter of the First game of the season, on the road agianst the Reading Express. It was a 15-yd. Touchdown pass from Quarterback Joe Urso to Wide Receiver Kevin Dixon.


External links

  • Official website
  • Blackbirds' 2007 Stats
American Indoor Football Association (AIFA)
Northern Conference Southern Conference
Baltimore | Canton Legends | Erie Freeze | Huntington Heroes | Johnstown Riverhawks | Pittsburgh RiverRats | Reading Express Carolina Speed | Florence Phantoms | Gulf Coast Raiders | Lakeland Thunderbolts | Mississippi Mudcats | Montgomery Bears
Scheduled to begin play in 2008: Fayetteville Guard
Defunct AIFL/AIFA teams: AIFL Ghostchasers | Binghamton Brigade/Brigadiers | Carolina Ghostriders | Carolina Sharks | Chattahoochee Valley Vipers | Danville Demolition | Syracuse Soldiers
Related articles: American Indoor Football Association | AIFA Championship Bowl | Arena football | Indoor football

 
 

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