2012 Indoor Football League season

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2012 IFL season
League Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
Duration February 1, 2012 – July 14, 2012
Regular season
Season champions Sioux Falls Storm
Season MVP Chris Dixon
Playoffs
Intense champions Tri-Cities Fever
  Intense runners-up Wichita Wild
United champions Sioux Falls Storm
  United runners-up Green Bay Blizzard
2012 United Bowl Championship
Finals champions Sioux Falls Storm
  Runners-up Tri-Cities Fever
2012 United Bowl Championship MVP Jeremiah Price
IFL seasons

The 2012 Indoor Football League season was the fourth season of the Indoor Football League. The league lost nine teams but gained back three teams. The three new teams were the Cedar Rapids Titans, New Mexico Stars and the Everett Raptors. The season kicked off on February 19, 2012, when the Chicago Slaughter beat the Bloomington Edge 50–34. For the 2012 season, the IFL switched to a two-conference format with no divisions,[1] due, in large part, to the loss of all the Texas-based teams (except the Allen Wranglers) to the newly formed Lone Star Football League. The Wranglers brought attention to the league for offering a US$500,000 contract to unemployed wide receiver Terrell Owens to become the team's part-owner and wide receiver. Owens accepted the contract. ESPN3 carried Owens's debut game against the Wichita Wild. The front office of the league saw changes as well, as Commissioner Tommy Benizio resigned.[2] The league appointed assistant commissioner Robert Loving as the interim Commissioner.[2]

Postseason[edit]

Conference Semi-Finals Conference Championships 2012 United Bowl Championship
                 
1 Sioux Falls Storm 79
4 Lehigh Vly Steelhawks 21
1 Sioux Falls Storm 61
2 Green Bay Blizzard 42
2 Green Bay Blizzard 51
3 Bloomington Edge 30
1 Sioux Falls Storm 59
1 Tri-Cities Fever 32
1 Tri-Cities Fever 52
4 Colorado Ice 42
1 Tri-Cities Fever 51
2 Wichita Wild 30
2 Allen Wranglers 40
3 Wichita Wild 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.expressindoorfootball.com/news/index.html?article_id=264
  2. ^ a b "IFL Elects Commissioner". www.keloland.com. KELO-TV. September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.