Kansas City Brigade

Years of Existence: 2006-2008
Venue: Kemper Arena (Kansas City, MO)
2006 -
2007 - Playoff appearance
2008 -
Lifetime Record: 16-33
Home: 10-15
Away: 6-18
Playoffs: 0-1
Average Attendance: 13,167

They say that something good comes from something bad. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina rocked New Orleans, causing all kinds of devastation. Needless to say, the New Orleans VooDoo would not be playing come 2006 and a team was needed to replace them. Thus, the Kansas City Brigade was born. Several VooDoo players joined the Brigade on one year contracts, with the option to go back to New Orleans in 2007. Like many expansion teams, the Brigade were not very competitive on the field. Despite a 3-13 season, the Brigade did have a few bright spots, such as Jerel Meyers. Meyers caught 123 passes for 1,252 yards and sixteen touchdowns. The Brigade returned and experienced some success in 2007, finishing at 10-6. The team lost just one game by double digits. The Brigade hosted their first playoff game in franchise history, but lost 49-42 to a Colorado team that had lost four games in a row to end the regular season. The team went south in 2008, winning just three games against Columbus, Colorado, and at Philadelphia. Eight losses came by one score or less. Four quarterbacks combined for just 64 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.