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Encyclopedia > Nashville Kats
Nashville Kats
Conference American
Division Central
Year founded 1997
Home arena Sommet Center
City, State Nashville, Tennessee
Head Coach Pat Sperduto
ArenaBowl championships none
Conference titles none
Division titles 2:
1997, 2001
Wild Card berths 4:
1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
This page is for the current Nashville Kats, which began play in the Arena Football League in 2005. The original Nashville Kats moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2002 and became the Georgia Force. The current Kats have assumed the original team's pre-move history.

The Nashville Kats are an Arena Football League team, located in Nashville, Tennessee. They are coached by Pat Sperduto, who coached the team's original incarnation to two ArenaBowl appearances prior to the franchise's move to Atlanta in 2002. Image File history File links NashvilleKats. ... The Central Division is one of four divisions that make up the Arena Football League. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sommet Center (formerly Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center and pronounced soh-MAY) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Pat Sperduto is an Arena Football League coach for the Nashville Kats. ... The ArenaBowl is the Arena Football Leagues championship game. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2001 Home arena Philips Arena City, State Atlanta, Georgia Wild card titles 1: 2003 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 ArenaBowl championships none The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Pat Sperduto is an Arena Football League coach for the Nashville Kats. ... The ArenaBowl is the Arena Football Leagues championship game. ...

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History

The Nashville Kats began play in 2005 at the Sommet Center (formerly Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center), also home of the Nashville Predators hockey team. The majority of the team is owned by Bud Adams, the owner of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League; country music singer Tim McGraw is a minority investor, and when the Kats score a touchdown, the PA system blares out one of McGraw's hits, "I Like It, I Love It, I Want Some More of It!" 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sommet Center (formerly Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center and pronounced soh-MAY) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Kenneth Stanley Bud Adams, Jr. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy Smith on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ...


Original Nashville Kats (1997-2001)

The team began as the Nashville Kats in 1997. The original Kats played in the then-named Nashville Arena in downtown Nashville and were initially coached by Eddie Khayat in 1997 and 1998, who was succeeded by Pat Sperduto for the balance of the team's time in Nashville. The Kats were the league's Organization of the Year for their inaugural year of 1997, and were in the playoffs for every season of their relatively brief existence, even playing in the ArenaBowl each of their final two seasons, albeit losing both times they reached the AFL's championship game. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... See also: 1996 in sports, other events of 1997, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 on February 16 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk... The ArenaBowl is the Arena Football Leagues championship game. ...


The franchise was purchased in December 2001 by Virgil Williams, an Atlanta businessman, for nearly $10 million (US). Their departure from the Nashville market was not really related to lack of success either on the field or at the box office, but rather their inability to negotiate a favorable lease with the Predators, who serve as the arena's primary tenant and manager. This team would become the Georgia Force. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2001 Home arena Philips Arena City, State Atlanta, Georgia Wild card titles 1: 2003 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 ArenaBowl championships none The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League...


The team is named for the 1967 hit "Nashville Cats" by The Lovin' Spoonful. Both incarnations of the Kats have used versions of the same logo: an anthropomorphic tabby wearing a 1950s-style leather jacket, holding the neck of a guitar in one paw and juggling a football with the other. The newly revived team's logo is identical except for the ball, which is now drawn as the lighter colored, brown-with-blue-stripe ball currently used in the AFL, along with the colors of the logo, which was redesigned to reflect that of the Titans. See also: 1960s in music. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... Classic domestic longhair tabby Tabby cats are often mistaken as a certain breed of cat. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Kats Revived (2005-present)

The Kats were revived as an expansion team in 2005, assuming all former team history from the Georgia Force. This is an arrangement similar to the one made in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Image File history File links NashvilleKats. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The new Kats' first season started horrendously, as it took until week 7 for the franchise to record its first victory. But after that, the Kats won their next 5 games, and finished the season with a 6-9-1 record. The 41-41 tie at the Dallas Desperados on April 8 was only the second in AFL history, and prompted the League to change its overtime rules to eliminate ties before the start of the 2006 season. Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ...


The team's current mascot is a jersey-and-shorts-claded cat named Kool Kat[1].


Season-by-season

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
1997 10 4 0 1st NC Eastern Lost Week 1 (Tampa Bay)
1998 9 5 0 3rd NC Southern Lost Week 1 (Orlando)
1999 8 6 0 2nd NC Southern Lost Week 1 (Arizona)
2000 9 5 0 2nd NC Southern Lost ArenaBowl XIV (Orlando)
2001 10 4 0 1st NC Southern Lost ArenaBowl XV (Grand Rapids)
Returned to the AFL
2005 6 9 1 3rd AC Central --
2006 8 8 0 2nd AC Central Lost Week 1 (Chicago)
*2007 7 9 0 4th AC Central --
Totals 71 55 1 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1987 Home arena St. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1991 Home arena Hummer Field at TD Waterhouse Centre City, State Orlando, Florida Wild card titles 8: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Division titles 7: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006 Conference titles 7: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Head Coach Gene Nudo ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Conference titles none Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Wild Card berths 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Arizona Rattlers... Date August 20, 2000 Arena TD Waterhouse Centre City Orlando, Florida Attendance 15,989 MVP Connell Maynor, QB, Orlando Ironman of the Game James Baron, OL/DL, Nashville Winning Coach Jay Gruden Losing Coach Pat Sperduto U.S. TV Network ABC Announcers Mike Gleason, Ed Cunningham, and Merril Hoge ArenaBowl... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1991 Home arena Hummer Field at TD Waterhouse Centre City, State Orlando, Florida Wild card titles 8: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Division titles 7: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006 Conference titles 7: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000... Date August 19, 2001 Arena Van Andel Arena City Grand Rapids, Michigan Attendance 11,217 MVP Terrill Shaw, OS, Grand Rapids Ironman of the Game Demo Odems, WR/DB, Grand Rapids Winning Coach Michael Trigg Losing Coach Pat Sperduto U.S. TV Network ABC Announcers Brent Musburger, Gary Danielson, and... Conference American Division Central Year founded 1998 Home arena Van Andel Arena City, State Grand Rapids, Michigan Wild card titles 4: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 Division titles 1: 2001 Conference titles 1: 2001 ArenaBowl championships 1: 2001 The Grand Rapids Rampage participate in the Arena Football League. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Rosemont, Illinois Head Coach Mike Hohensee ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 Conference titles 1: 2006 Division titles 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 The Chicago Rush are a team in the Arena... The 2007 Nashville Kats season was the third season for the franchise since they resumed operations. ...


Head Coaches

  • 1997-1998: Eddie Khayat, 19-9
  • 1999-2001, 2005-present: Pat Sperduto, 33-24-1

Pat Sperduto is an Arena Football League coach for the Nashville Kats. ...

Notable players

James Baron is an Arena Football League offensive/defensive lineman for the Nashville Kats, He previously played for the Chicago Rush. ... Rupert Grant (born November 5, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is an Arena Football League fullback/linebacker for the Nashville Kats. ... Reggie Dewayne Stephens (born February 21, 1975, in Dallas, TX) is a former american football cornerback who played for the National Football League New York Giants between 1999 and 2003. ... Casey Urlacher (born August 24th, 1979 in Pasco, Washington) is an American football player for the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League. ... Jeff Smoker (born June 13, 1981 in Manheim, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback who played for the National Football Leagues St. ... Antoine T.T. Toliver (born January 31, 1971) is an Arena Football League player. ... Jason Witczak (born May 24, 1978 in North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is an American Football player. ...

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Chicago Rush
Colorado Crush
Grand Rapids Rampage
Kansas City Brigade
Nashville Kats
The 2007 Nashville Kats season was the third season for the franchise since they resumed operations. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Central Division is one of four divisions that make up the Arena Football League. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Rosemont, Illinois Head Coach Mike Hohensee ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 Conference titles 1: 2006 Division titles 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 The Chicago Rush are a team in the Arena... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2003 Home arena Pepsi Center City, State Denver, Colorado Head Coach Mike Dailey ArenaBowl championships 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 Division titles 2: 2005 & 2006 Wild Card berths 2: 2004 & 2007 Colorado Crush is an Arena Football League team that began play as... Conference American Division Central Year founded 1998 Home arena Van Andel Arena City, State Grand Rapids, Michigan Wild card titles 4: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 Division titles 1: 2001 Conference titles 1: 2001 ArenaBowl championships 1: 2001 The Grand Rapids Rampage participate in the Arena Football League. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-2007); Sprint Center (2008-) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Head Coach Kevin Porter ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles none Wild Card berths 1: 2007 The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football...

Western Division

Arizona Rattlers
Las Vegas Gladiators
Los Angeles Avengers
San Jose SaberCats
Utah Blaze The Western Division is one of four divisions that make up the Arena Football League. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Head Coach Gene Nudo ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Conference titles none Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Wild Card berths 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Arizona Rattlers... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1997 Home arena Orleans Arena City, State Las Vegas, Nevada Wild card titles 3: 1997, 1998, 2003 Division titles 1: 2002 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Las Vegas Gladiators have no connection to the Pittsburgh Gladiators, the Arena Football League team that... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2000 Home arena Staples Center City, State Los Angeles, California Head Coach Ed Hodgkiss ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles 1: 2005 Wild Card berths 4: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 The Los Angeles Avengers is an Arena Football League (AFL) team based... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1995 Home arena HP Pavilion City, State San Jose, California Wild card titles 5: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005 Division titles 5: 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships 2: 2002, 2004 The San Jose SaberCats are an Arena Football League... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Delta Center City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team. ...

Eastern Division

Columbus Destroyers
Dallas Desperados
New York Dragons
Philadelphia Soul

The Eastern Division is one of four divisions that make up the Arena Football League. ... The Columbus Destroyers are an Arena Football League team, founded in Buffalo, New York in 1999. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 1995 Home arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum City, State Uniondale, New York Wild card titles 1: 1995 Division titles 8: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The New York Dragons are an Arena Football League team. ... Philadelphia (or Philly) soul, sometimes called the Philadelphia Sound, is a style of soul music characterized by lush instrumental arrangements often featuring sweeping strings and horns. ...

Southern Division

Austin Wranglers
Georgia Force
New Orleans VooDoo
Orlando Predators
Tampa Bay Storm The Southern Division is one of four divisions of the Arena Football League. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2004 Home arena Frank Erwin Center City, State Austin, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2006 Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Austin Wranglers are an American football team from Austin, Texas in the Arena Football League. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2001 Home arena Philips Arena City, State Atlanta, Georgia Wild card titles 1: 2003 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 ArenaBowl championships none The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2004 Home arena New Orleans Arena City, State New Orleans, Louisiana Wild card titles none Division titles 1: 2004 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none // The New Orleans VooDoo is a team in the Arena Football League, and is owned in part by Tom... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1991 Home arena Hummer Field at TD Waterhouse Centre City, State Orlando, Florida Wild card titles 8: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Division titles 7: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006 Conference titles 7: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1987 Home arena St. ...


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Nashville Kats - katsonline.com (1277 words)
But what seemed at the time to be a wasted summer in Titans training camp quickly proved fruitful after all, as Titans assistant and Nashville Kats head coach Pat Sperduto asked McConnell to pursue his professional football dreams in the Arena Football League.
Kats line coach Darrin Kenney knew McConnell had the talent to be a good AFL player, even if he wasn't quite adjusting to the new rules, like playing both ways.
Instead, he has elected to stay in Nashville and prepare for the 2006 AFL season and become a big part of his adopted city.
Nashville, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2846 words)
In 1806, Nashville was chartered as a city, and it became the capital of Tennessee in 1843.
Nashville has had a metropolitan government of a consolidated city-county since 1963, and was the first large U.S. city to adopt this structure.
Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the northwestern portion of the Nashville Basin.
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