Boise Burn

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Boise Burn
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Boise Burn
Founded 2006
Folded 2009
League AF2
Conference National
Division West
Based in Boise, Idaho
Arena Qwest Arena
Owner(s) Idaho Sports Properties
Playoff berths 2009

The Boise Burn was an arena football team based in Boise, Idaho. The Burn began play in the af2 league in March 2007. Burn home games were played at the Qwest Arena in downtown Boise.

Team history[edit]

  • June 6, 2006: af2 officials announced a Boise expansion franchise for the 2007 season
  • June 28: The unnamed team announced that former Utah Blaze assistant coach Lee Leslie would serve as head coach.
  • July 27: The Idaho Statesman newspaper announced a "name-the-team" contest.
  • August 25: Balloting for the contest closed.
  • August 27: A poll was started. The "final six" choices were:
    • Blast
    • Bruisers
    • Cutthroats
    • Rapids
    • Sawtooths
    • Wildfire
  • October 10: Announced team name as the Boise Burn to pay tribute to local firefighters.
  • October 25: Logo (a flaming skull clenching a football in its teeth) & colors (red, orange, and silver) released, first 4 players signed are QB Bart Hendricks, RB Lee Marks, WR Tim Gilligan, and K Dan Beardall.

2007 season[edit]

Home games are in bold

2008 season[edit]

Home games are in bold.

  • April 5, 2008: Tulsa Talons-Lost (28-65)
  • April 12, 2008: Stockton Lightning-Won (51-43)
  • April 19, 2008: Tri-Cities Fever-Won (74-28)
  • April 26, 2008: Texas Copperheads-Won (41-14)
  • May 3, 2008: Stockton Lightning-Won (77-14)
  • May 10, 2008: Spokane Shock-Lost (42-62)
  • May 18, 2008: Daytona Beach Thunderbirds-Won (61-34)
  • May 24, 2008: Central Valley Coyotes-Lost (40-46)
  • May 31, 2008: Tri-Cities Fever-Lost (46-57)
  • June 7, 2008: Spokane Shock-Lost (51-68)
  • June 14, 2008: Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz-Lost (33-51)
  • June 21, 2008: Stockton Lightning-Won (55-51)
  • June 28, 2008: Tri-Cities Fever-Won (52-34)
  • July 12, 2008: Florida Firecats-Won (59-47)
  • July 19, 2008: Central Valley Coyotes-Lost (50-55)
  • July 26, 2008: Spokane Shock-Lost (48-63)

2009 season[edit]

Home games are in bold.

  • April 11, 2009: Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings-Won (54-45)
  • April 18, 2009: Spokane Shock-Lost (45-63)
  • April 25, 2009: Central Valley Coyotes-Won (52-45)
  • May 2, 2009: Stockton Lightning-Won (68-18)
  • May 9, 2009: Spokane Shock-Lost (62-64)
  • May 16, 2009: Tri-Cities Fever-Won (77-28)
  • May 23, 2009: Stockton Lightning-Won (59-44)
  • May 30, 2009: Amarillo Dusters-Won (51-40)

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 8 8 0 4th AC West --
2008 8 8 0 3rd NC West --
*2009 12 4 0 2nd NC West Won NC Round 1 (Arkansas 77-36)
Lost NC Semifinal (Spokane 59-35)
Totals 29 21 0

* = Current Standing

Suspending operations[edit]

On September 28, Idaho Sports Properties suspended operations in part due to a major withdrawal from the Burn's majority owner. The other owners Texas AF2 Holdings also agreed to withdraw funds from the Burn. Boise was invited to join the newly formed Arena Football 1,but even if the funding had gone forward, there would be no guarantee that Boise would join the league.[1]

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