2000 Arena Football League season

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2000 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration April 13, 2000 – August 20, 2000
ArenaBowl XIV
Champions Orlando Predators
  Runners-up Nashville Kats
Finals MVP Connell Maynor, ORL
AFL seasons

The 2000 Arena Football League season was the 14th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2001. The league champions were the Orlando Predators, who defeated the Nashville Kats in ArenaBowl XIV.[1]

The season was originally cancelled on February 24, 2000, due to an antitrust suit filed by the Arena Football League Players Association against the league stemming from player complaints that league owners have conspired to withhold free agency, health benefits and higher salaries.[2] On March 1, 2000, the league re-opened its season when the Player's Union came to a collective bargaining agreement with the league.[3]

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
Albany Firebirds 9 5 0.643 4 2 0.667
New England Sea Wolves 8 6 0.571 5 1 0.833
Buffalo Destroyers 5 9 0.357 2 4 0.333
New Jersey Red Dogs 4 10 0.286 1 5 0.167
Southern Division
Orlando Predators 11 3 0.786 6 2 0.750
Nashville Kats 9 5 0.643 5 3 0.625
Tampa Bay Storm 8 6 0.571 6 2 0.750
Florida Bobcats 3 11 0.214 3 5 0.375
Carolina Cobras 3 11 0.214 0 8 0.000
American Conference
Central Division
Iowa Barnstormers 9 5 0.643 5 1 0.833
Milwaukee Mustangs 7 7 0.500 2 4 0.333
Grand Rapids Rampage 6 8 0.429 3 3 0.500
Houston Thunderbears 3 11 0.214 2 4 0.333
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 12 2 0.857 4 2 0.667
Arizona Rattlers 12 2 0.857 5 1 0.833
Oklahoma Wranglers 7 7 0.500 3 3 0.500
Los Angeles Avengers 3 11 0.214 0 6 0.000
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

Playoffs[edit]

  Wild Card Round Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XIV
                                     
 
  1 San Jose 63  
    10 Oklahoma 40  
7 New England 38
10 Oklahoma 52  
  1 San Jose 42  
  6 Nashville 51  
6 Nashville 57  
11 Grand Rapids 14  
  3 Iowa 56
    6 Nashville 63  
 
  6 Nashville 38
  2 Orlando 41
 
 
  2 Orlando 34
    8 Tampa Bay 24  
8 Tampa Bay 72
9 Milwaukee 64  
  2 Orlando 56
  5 Arizona 44  
5 Arizona 41  
12 Buffalo 34  
  4 Albany 50
    5 Arizona 53  

All-Arena team[edit]

Position First team Second team
Quarterback Aaron Garcia, Iowa Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona
Fullback/Linebacker Bob McMillen, Arizona Rick Hamilton, Orlando
Wide receiver/Defensive back Carlos James, Iowa
Bret Cooper, Orlando
Randy Gatewood, Arizona
Sean Riley, Milwaukee
Wide receiver/Linebacker Hunkie Cooper, Arizona Greg Hopkins, Albany
Offensive specialist Mike Horacek, Iowa Steve Papin, San Jose
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Sam Hernandez, San Jose
Victor Hall, Los Angeles
Joe Jacobs, Albany
James Baron, Nashville
B.J. Cohen, Orlando
Tom Briggs, Oklahoma
Defensive specialist Kenny McEntyre, Orlando
Kevin Kaesviharn, Iowa
Damon Mason, Orlando
Tommy Henry, Tampa Bay
Kicker Clay Rush, Iowa Steve Videtich, Milwaukee

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cool's kick wins ArenaBowl for Orlando". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. August 20, 2000. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ Paul Reeths (February 24, 2000). "AFL cancels 2000 season". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "AFL 2000 season re-opened". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 1, 2000. Retrieved July 17, 2017.