Dallas Desire

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Dallas Desire
Team logo
Established 2004
Suspended 2012-15
Folded 2016
Based in Frisco, Texas
Home field Dr Pepper Arena
Head coach Melvin Bullitt
Owner(s) Lingerie Football League, LLC
League Legends Football League
Division Western Division
Colours Blue, silver, and white
Lingerie Bowl wins None
Website www.lflus.com/dallasdesire/

The Dallas Desire were a professional women's American football team located in Dallas, Texas. While active, they were one of five teams of the Lingerie Football League's Western Division. The Desire was one of two teams introduced to LFL in 2004, the other being the Los Angeles Temptation.[1][2] On the 2011-2012 season, they were placed on hiatus, and went back into activity for the 2016 season. While the original incarnation played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the reformed Desire played at the Dr Pepper Arena in nearby Frisco.[3] Team operations were suspended once again after the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Desire players in a match against San Diego Seduction, October 2009.

Before league play[edit]

Having been defeated by the Los Angeles Temptation in the Western Final (one of the semi-finals which included a Skill Test, a 3-on-2 match, and a dance competition) with a score of 36-68 at Lingerie Bowl II in 2005 and again at Lingerie Bowl III in 2006, the team never reached the Final before regular league play began in 2009.

League play[edit]

2009-2010 season[edit]

For the 2009-2010 season, each team was scheduled to play the other four teams in its division once.[4] Two of the games were at home and two were on the road.[5] The team played its home games at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Their head coach was former NFL player Antuan Edwards.[6][7]

The Dallas Desire began regular league play on September 25, 2009 with a home game against the Denver Dream.[6][8][9] Their other home game was against the Los Angeles Temptation while they played the San Diego Seduction and Seattle Mist on the road. They ended the regular season 3-1, qualifying for the Western Conference Championship game, where they lost to the Los Angeles Temptation 20-14.[10]

Date Visitor Home Kickoff Venue Score
September 25, 2009 Denver Dream Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CDT QuikTrip Park Dallas 20
Denver 6[9]
October 16, 2009 Dallas Desire San Diego Seduction 9:00 PM PDT San Diego Sports Arena Dallas 40
San Diego 6[11]
October 23, 2009 Los Angeles Temptation Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CDT QuikTrip Park Dallas 24
Los Angeles 12[12][13]
January 1, 2010 Dallas Desire Seattle Mist 9:00 PM PST ShoWare Center Seattle 28
Dallas 12[14]
February 4, 2010 Dallas Desire Los Angeles Temptation Western Conf. Championship Seminole Hard Rock Los Angeles 20
Dallas 14[10]

2010-2011 season[edit]

The 2010-2011 season of LFL had the same format as the 2009-10 season The Dallas Desire moved to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, the highest-capacity stadium (92,100 seats) for any professional American football team, for their home games.[15][16] All of this season's games aired on MTV2.[17] Dallas went 0-3 in the season and the last game against the Seattle Mist at home was cancelled due to inclement weather.[18]

In both seasons, the Dallas Desire were one of two active LFL teams to play their home games on an outdoor stadium (the others being the Denver Dream in 2009 and the Miami Caliente in 2010).

Date Visitor Home Kickoff Venue Score
September 3, 2010 San Diego Seduction Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CDT Cotton Bowl[16][19][20] San Diego 24
Dallas 13[21]
September 10, 2010 Dallas Desire Chicago Bliss 9:00 PM CDT Sears Centre[22][23] Dallas 7
Chicago 14[24]
December 3, 2010 Dallas Desire Los Angeles Temptation 9:00 PM PST Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum[25] Dallas 6
Los Angeles 40
January 21, 2011 Seattle Mist Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CST Cotton Bowl cancelled[26]

2011-2012 season[edit]

On March 17, 2011, the LFL announced that the Dallas Desire franchise would be suspended for the 2011-2012 season with a planned return in 2012-2013. The stated reasons were financial and issues with the "commitment" of players, both on and off the field.

Hiatus and return[edit]

In early April 2011 the Dallas Desire held open try-outs in Dallas for newcomers and veteran players. The team was expected to play for the 2012 season; however, in January 2012, assistant coach of Dallas Desire, Clarence LeBlanc released an official announcement to the players that "Dallas Desire would be discontinued as a team but are looking to relocate to Austin, Texas."

In 2015, it was announced that the Dallas Desire would return, playing at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. The reinstatement of the franchise coincided with the arrival of a whole new franchise in Austin, the Austin Acoustic, which would be featured in a "Battle for Texas Bowl" that marks the Desire's first home game in the 2016 season.[3] Former Texas A&M linebacker Melvin Bullitt was named head coach, with his brother Terrance as assistant.[27]

Team roster[edit]

Logo used from 2004 to 2008
Dallas Desire roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs


Roster updated 2011-03-04


  1. ^ Gonzalez, John (June 3, 2004). "First-String Divas". Dallas Observer. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ Swanson, Richard (April 16, 2004). "New league's uniform: Shoulder pads and thongs". Boston Herald. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ "2009-2010 Schedule" (PDF). Lingerie Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2009. 
  5. ^ Whitt, Richie (September 4, 2009). "Whitt's End: 9.4.09". Dallas Observer. Retrieved October 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Williams, Patrick (September 30, 2009). "Best of Dallas 2009: With the Dallas Desire, It's All For Love of the... Um... Game.". Dallas Observer. Retrieved October 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ Field, Matt (September 23, 2009). "Two minute drill with Dallas Desire Head Coach Antuan Edwards". LFL Unlaced. Archived from the original on September 26, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2009. 
  8. ^ Mariani, Anthony (September 30, 2009). "Lingerie Football Season Kicks Off". Fort Worth Weekly. Retrieved October 7, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b Michels, Patrick (September 27, 2009). "Lingerie Football's Dallas Desire vs. Denver Dream". Dallas Observer. Retrieved October 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Mooney, Michael J. (February 5, 2010). "Miami Caliente Eliminated From The Lingerie Football League Playoffs". Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved February 23, 2010. 
  11. ^ Whitt, Richie (October 21, 2009). "Dallas' Best Football Team is Also its Best-Looking". Dallas Observer. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 
  12. ^ Fulgencio, Danny (October 24, 2009). "Desire Tops Temptation: They Actually Keep Score in the Lingerie Football League". Dallas Observer. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Dallas Desire Beats L.A. Temptation, 24-12". KXAS-TV. October 24, 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Photos of Seattle Mist Lingerie Football Players". KIRO-TV. January 2, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2010. The Seattle Mist of the Lingerie Football League knocked off the undefeated Dallas Desire in a game on Jan. 1 at the Showare Center in Kent. 
  15. ^ "2010/2011 Schedule" (PDF). Lingerie Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  16. ^ a b Hurley, Danny (September 2, 2010). "Lingerie Football League: Dallas Desire Get Ready for the Game". Dallas Observer. 
  17. ^ Selvarn, Ashok (August 17, 2010). "The Bliss is back: Lingerie Football League games to air on MTV2". Daily Herald. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  18. ^ http://www.lfl360.com/blog/jan-21st-seattle-mist-at-dallas-desire-game-cancelled-tickets-will-be-refunded/
  19. ^ Baselice, Ron (September 4, 2010). "Dallas Desire kicks off season at the Cotton Bowl" (video). The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  20. ^ Hurley, Danny (September 6, 2010). "Lingerie Football League: Dallas Desire vs. San Diego Seduction". Dallas Observer. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Mulheres disputam Liga de Futebol de Lingerie nos EUA" (in Portuguese). R7 Notícias. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010. Apesar de estar jogando na casa das rivais, o time de San Diego venceu por 24 a 13. 
  22. ^ "Bliss to open LFL season at Sears Centre Sept. 10". Daily Herald. August 24, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Best bets: Lingerie football, David Brenner, improv marathon". Daily Herald. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  24. ^ Reyes, Ashley (September 11, 2010). "A Blissful Season Opener". NBC Chicago. Retrieved September 12, 2010. Things look good for another successful season for the Chicago Bliss as they rolled in their season opener Friday night, beating the Dallas Desire 14-7 at the Sears Center Arena. 
  25. ^ Reiss, Josh (December 5, 2010). "Lingerie Football League: Los Angeles Temptation vs. Dallas Desire". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  26. ^ "January 21st Seattle MIst at Dallas Desire Games Cancelled, Tickets Will Be Refunded". Lingerie Football League. December 7, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 

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