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Encyclopedia > Montgomery Bears
Montgomery Bears
Founded 2005
Arena Garrett Coliseum
Based in Montgomery, Alabama
Colors Brown, red, black
League American Indoor Football League
Head coach TBA
President of Football Operations Michael Mink, John Morris

The Montgomery Bears are a professional arena football team that play their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. They are a member of the American Indoor Football League. The team began play as the Montgomery Maulers of the National Indoor Football League and won the Atlantic Conference Central Division Championship in 2005. The 2005 season ended in the conference semifinals of the playoffs to the Rome Renegades, who went on to appear in the NIFL Championship Indoor Bowl V. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Garrett Coliseum is a 8,528-seat multi-purpose arena in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. It is home to the Montgomery Maulers arena football team. ... Montgomery skyline from the banks of the Alabama River Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... The American Indoor Football League (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Garrett Coliseum is a 8,528-seat multi-purpose arena in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. It is home to the Montgomery Maulers arena football team. ... Montgomery skyline from the banks of the Alabama River Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... The American Indoor Football League (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football association based in the United States. ... The Rome Renegades are a professional arena football team. ...

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Entire Team Fired

Late in April, 2006, the second year of the club's existence, Donald Jackson, an attorney representing members of the team said the club had not paid the players, staff or coaches in more than a month. The team's owner (Jamie LaMunyon) made national news on April 27, 2006, by terminating the contracts of all players and announcing that replacements would be hired. [1]


New Ownership

On May 3, 2006, the Maulers came under new ownership. After losing five of their first six games, the team has rallied under new management, winning five of the next six (the lone defeat was a 1 point overtime loss in an away game). The Maulers showed their renewed tenacity most recently in the Osceola rematch. After a downed Montgomery player was speared in the back of the head (with no penalty having been assessed), the teams broke out into a 17 minute bench clearing brawl resulting in 19 players being ejected. Montgomery managed to overcome a 15 point deficit in the fourth quarter to pull off the 1 point win. Although this was officially the second time these teams have played, the first meeting was actually fielded by players from the SSFL's Gulf Coast Raiders (a team owned by Michael Mink) due to the previously mentioned contract disputes. Following the loss, Michael Mink and John Morris decided to become more involved with arena football and purchased the Maulers franchise with Mink becoming head coach and Morris becoming general manager. Subsequently, a number of Raiders players have been signed to the Maulers roster, which has brewed speculation that the Raiders will be used as a farm team for the Maulers. The Southern States Football League (SSFL) is a late winter-spring American football league with all of its teams based in Florida. ...


2006 Playoffs

Following a drumming by the top ranked Fayetteville Guard, the Maulers were 6-7 overall with the surprising opportunity to still make the playoffs. Tied for 7th place in the conference with the Charleston Sandsharks whom was scheduled the final game of the regular season, the winner was to receive the final playoff spot (only 6 teams per conference qualify). The Maulers lost the game 28-39, but Charleston's general manager Al Bannister had already stated the organization would skip the playoffs and refocus its energy on next season. It was noticed that the official NIFL web site had an asterisk by the teams name and stated no team with outstanding operational items (stats) would be eligible for the playoffs. Later, it was revealed the franchise had cheated by using at least six illegal players and also had outstanding fines due to administrative issues (not exchanging film with opponents or keeping statistics at home games). Subsequently, the Sandsharks were banned from the playoffs for the infractions, with the Maulers being awarded the sixth Atlantic conference spot. However this all proved academic as the Maulers lost in the first week of the playoffs on July 8 at Lakeland. Falling behind 27-0 in the first quarter, Montgomery stormed back but could not quite complete the comeback falling 70-62, ending their season 7-8. The Fayetteville Guard are a professional arena football team. ... City Charleston, South Carolina Team colors Blue and White Head Coach John Patterson Owner(s) David Harris, Rick Johnson, Jason Parker, & Dexter Simon General manager David Harris Mascot Sharky Local radio Announcer(s): AJ Snow League/Conference affiliations National Indoor Football League (2006-present) Atlantic Conference East Division(2006-present... The Lakeland Thuderbolts are a professional arena football team. ...


After the 2006 season, the team announced they were changing their name to the Montgomery Bears and moving to the American Indoor Football League. The American Indoor Football League (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ...


Season-By-Season

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
Montgomery Maulers (NIFL)
2005 8 6 0 1st Atlantic Central Lost Second Round (Rome)
2006 7 7 0 2nd Atlantic East Lost First Round (Lakeland)
Montgomery Bears (AIFL)
2007 -- -- -- -- --
Totals 16 15 0 (including playoffs)

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Current Roster

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External Link

  • Official Website (under construction)
American Indoor Football League (AIFL)
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Related articles: American Indoor Football League | American Bowl | Arena football | Indoor football

 
 

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