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Dallas Desire
Dallas Desire logo

Founded 2004
Based in Dallas, Texas
Home field Cotton Bowl
League Lingerie Football League
Division Western Division
Colors blue, silver, and white
Head coach Antuan Edwards
Owner(s) Lingerie Football League, LLC
Lingerie Bowl wins None
Website MyDallasDesire.com

The Dallas Desire are 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] As of the 2011-2012 season, they were placed on hiatus.

Before league playEdit

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 playEdit

2009-2010 seasonEdit

For the 2009-2010 season, each team was scheduled to play the other four teams in its division once.[3] Two of the games were at home and two were on the road.[4] The team played its home games at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Their head coach was former NFL player Antuan Edwards.[5][6]

The Dallas Desire began regular league play on September 25, 2009 with a home game against the Denver Dream.[5][7][8] 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.[9]

Date Visitor Home Kickoff Venue Score
September 25, 2009 Denver Dream Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CDT QuikTrip Park Dallas 20
Denver 6[8]
October 16, 2009 Dallas Desire San Diego Seduction 9:00 PM PDT San Diego Sports Arena Dallas 40
San Diego 6[10]
October 23, 2009 Los Angeles Temptation Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CDT QuikTrip Park Dallas 24
Los Angeles 12[11][12]
January 1, 2010 Dallas Desire Seattle Mist 9:00 PM PST ShoWare Center Seattle 28
Dallas 12[13]
February 4, 2010 Dallas Desire Los Angeles Temptation Western Conf. Championship Seminole Hard Rock Los Angeles 20
Dallas 14[9]

2010-2011 seasonEdit

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.[14][15] All of this season's games aired on MTV2.[16] Dallas went 0-3 in the season and the last game against the Seattle Mist at home was cancelled due to inclement weather.[17]

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[15][18][19] San Diego 24
Dallas 13[20]
September 10, 2010 Dallas Desire Chicago Bliss 9:00 PM CDT Sears Centre[21][22] Dallas 7
Chicago 14[23]
December 3, 2010 Dallas Desire Los Angeles Temptation 9:00 PM PST Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum[24] Dallas 6
Los Angeles 40
January 21, 2011 Seattle Mist Dallas Desire 9:00 PM CST Cotton Bowl cancelled[25]

2011-2012 seasonEdit

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.

2012–presentEdit

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." As of June 2013, this move has yet to take place.

Team rosterEdit

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