2012 Cleveland Gladiators season

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2012 Cleveland Gladiators season
Head coach Steve Thonn
Home field Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 8–10
Division place 2nd AC East
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2012 Cleveland Gladiators season was the 13th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League, and the fourth while in Cleveland. The team was coached by Steve Thonn and played their home games at Quicken Loans Arena. The Gladiators finished the season with an 8–10 record and did not qualify for the playoffs. In this season, the Gladiators became the first team in the history of the league to forfeit a game. They did so on June 8 when the players went on strike prior to a matchup against the Pittsburgh Power in week 14.

Standings[edit]

East Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Philadelphia Soul 15 3 .833 1228 919 4–2 12–2 7–2 8–1
Cleveland Gladiators 8 10 .444 879 875 4–2 6–8 5–4 3–6
Milwaukee Mustangs 5 13 .278 960 1062 3–3 4–7 2–6 3–7
Pittsburgh Power 5 13 .278 827 963 1–5 4–9 1–8 4–5

z - Clinched division and conference's best record

Schedule[edit]

The Gladiators began the season on the road against the Georgia Force on March 12. Their first home game was on March 26 against the Kansas City Command. They hosted the Chicago Rush on July 21 in their final regular season game.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Monday March 12 7:30 p.m. EDT at Georgia Force L 39–41 0–1 Arena at Gwinnett Center [2]
2 Bye
3 Friday March 23 7:30 p.m. EDT Kansas City Command W 49–39 1–1 Quicken Loans Arena [3]
4 Sunday April 1 6:05 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul W 68–62 2–1 Wells Fargo Center [4]
5 Sunday April 8 6:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 41–24 3–1 Quicken Loans Arena [5]
6 Friday April 13 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 48–69 3–2 Tampa Bay Times Forum [6]
7 Saturday April 21 7:30 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks L 49–54 3–3 Quicken Loans Arena [7]
8 Saturday April 28 7:30 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Power W 58–43 4–3 Consol Energy Center [8]
9 Bye
10 Friday May 11 8:00 p.m. EDT at Milwaukee Mustangs W 69–48 5–3 Bradley Center [9]
11 Monday May 21 7:30 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 53–34 6–3 Quicken Loans Arena [10]
12 Sunday May 27 4:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 33–55 6–4 Quicken Loans Arena [11]
13 Friday June 1 8:00 p.m. EDT at Iowa Barnstormers L 62–70 6–5 Wells Fargo Arena [12]
14 Friday June 8 8:00 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Power L 0–2[a] 6–6 Quicken Loans Arena [13]
15 Saturday June 16 7:30 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo L 42–54 6–7 Quicken Loans Arena [14]
16 Saturday June 23 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 42–56 6–8 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [15]
17 Friday June 29 8:00 p.m. EDT Milwaukee Mustangs W 69–32 7–8 Quicken Loans Arena [16]
18 Friday July 6 7:30 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators L 34–55 7–9 Amway Center [17]
19 Friday July 13 8:00 p.m. EDT at Utah Blaze L 63–83 7–10 EnergySolutions Arena [18]
20 Saturday July 21 4:00 p.m. EDT Chicago Rush W 60–54 8–10 Quicken Loans Arena [19]
  • a Due to a players' strike within the team, the Gladiators were unable to field enough players, and forfeited the game.

Final roster[edit]

2012 Cleveland Gladiators roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injury reserve
  • Currently vacant

Other league exempt

  • Currently vacant

Refused to report

  • Currently vacant

League suspension

  • Currently vacant

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 21, 2012
22 Active, 0 Inactive

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Cleveland Gladiators Schedule". Cleveland Gladiators. October 6, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gladiators Fall to Force, 41–39". Cleveland Gladiators. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gladiators Take Down Command, 49–39 in Home Opener". Cleveland Gladiators. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gladiators Spoil Soul Home Opener with 68–62 Win". Cleveland Gladiators. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gladiators Win Third Straight – 41–24 Over Orlando". Cleveland Gladiators. April 8, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gladiators Fall in Tampa – 69–48 to Storm". Cleveland Gladiators. April 13, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gladiators Drop Close Game to Sharks, 54–49". Cleveland Gladiators. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gladiators Defeat Power, 58–43". Cleveland Gladiators. April 28, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gladiators Defeat Mustangs on NFL Network, 69–48". Cleveland Gladiators. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gladiators Stifle Storm". Cleveland Gladiators. May 19, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Soul Defeat Gladiators 55–33". Cleveland Gladiators. May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Gladiators Lose to Barnstormers, 70–62". Cleveland Gladiators. June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Cleveland Forfeits Matchup to Pittsburgh". Arena Football League. June 8, 2012. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "VooDoo Defeat Gladiators, 54–42". Cleveland Gladiators. June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Gladiators fall to Sharks, 56–42". Cleveland Gladiators. June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Gladiators defeat Mustangs on NFL Network, 69–32". Cleveland Gladiators. June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Gladiators fall in Orlando, 55–34 to Predators". Cleveland Gladiators. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Gladiators Playoffs Hopes Dashed with 83–63 Loss in Utah". Cleveland Gladiators. July 13, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Cleveland defeats Chicago, 60–54". Cleveland Gladiators. July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012.