|History||Kalamazoo Xplosion 2007-2008|
|Based in||Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|Colors|| black, yellow
|Division Titles||1 (2008)|
|President|| Mike Johnson|
|Owner|| Mike Johnson|
|Head coach||Mike Sparks|
|Official Dance Team||The Xplosion Dance Team|
|Mascot||Xplodey the Coyote|
The Kalamazoo Xplosion are a 2007 expansion team of the Continental Indoor Football League, formerly the Great Lakes Indoor Football League. They are based in Kalamazoo, Michigan and they play their home games at Wings Stadium.
Original team owners are Mike Johnson, Mike Trumbell, and Esteban Rivera, who also own the Saginaw Sting. A number of Sting players and Xplosion players indicated at the end of the 2008 season that wages were in arrears from the owners. This led to an investigation of Johnson in his role as Sting General Manager. Trumbell, owner of Triple Threat Sports in Battle Creek, and Rivera, a Battle Creek police officer, have offered a deal to split ownership of the two teams, with Trumbell and Rivera owning the Sting, and Johnson receiving the Xplosion.
The team is sitting out the 2009 season but still is considered a CIFL team.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|2007||10||2||0||2nd Great Lakes|| Won GLD Semifinal (Chicago)|
Lost GLD Championship (Michigan)
|2008||11||1||0||1st Great Lakes East|| Won GLD East Finals (Muskegon)|
Won GLD Championship (Rock River)
Lost CIFL Championship (Saginaw)
* = Current Standing
2007 Season ScheduleEdit
|March 24||Marion Mayhem||Away||Won 37-35|
|April 7||Springfield Stallions||Away||Won 47-19|
|April 14||Chicago Slaughter||Home||Won 34-21|
|April 21||Marion Mayhem||Home||Won 39-31|
|April 28||Springfield Stallions||Home||Won 38-14|
|May 5||Muskegon Thunder||Home||Won 41-37|
|May 11||Miami Valley Silverbacks||Away||Won 40-37|
|May 20||Chicago Slaughter||Away||Lost 47-51|
|May 28||Summit County Rumble||Home||Won 75-20|
|June 2||Miami Valley Silverbacks||Home||Won 41-21|
|June 8||Port Huron Pirates||Away||Lost 20-55|
|June 16||Muskegon Thunder||Away||Won 34-28|
|July 7||Chicago Slaughter (Playoffs)||Home||Won 51-40|
|July 13||Michigan Pirates (Playoffs)||Away (Flint)||Lost 29-37|
2008 Season ScheduleEdit
|March 7||Chicago Slaughter||Away||Won 46-39 (OT)|
|March 14||Rock River Raptors||Home||Won 33-26 (OT)|
|March 21||Flint Phantoms||Home||Won 62-8|
|March 27||Fort Wayne Freedom||Away||Won 50-34|
|April 4||Muskegon Thunder||Away||Lost 37-44 (OT)|
|April 11||Chicago Slaughter||Home||Won 54-48|
|April 19||Flint Phantoms||Away||Won 44-18|
|May 3||Muskegon Thunder||Home||Won 49-19|
|May 10||Rock River Raptors||Away||Won 36-28|
|May 16||Miami Valley Silverbacks||Away||Won 48-13|
|May 31||Miami Valley Silverbacks||Home||Won 46-43|
|June 7||Fort Wayne Freedom||Home||Won 39-32|
|June 14||Muskegon Thunder (Playoffs)||Home||Won 50-33|
|June 21||Rock River Raptors (Playoffs)||Home||Won 56-42|
|June 29||Saginaw Sting (CIFL Championship)||Home||Loss 37-41|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Morgan, Wes (2008-04-18). "Xplosion owners juggling two teams". Kalamazoo Gazette (Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/sports/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/120851041126370.xml&coll=7&thispage=1. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ Mancina, Greg (2008-09-12). "Saginaw Sting ready to join new league while owners work to split their differences". The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan: Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/sports/index.ssf/2008/09/saginaw_sting_ready_to_join_ne.html. Retrieved 2008-0-16.
- ↑ 2009 Schedule Released Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) website
- ↑ Beardmore, Matt (March 8, 2008). "Xplosion rallies from 20 down for OT win". Kalamazoo Gazette (Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/sports/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/1204957209306890.xml&coll=7&thispage=1. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- ↑ "Kalamazoo Xplosion 46, Chicago Slaughter 39". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/chi0307.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ Taft, Jay. "Rockford falls to Xplosion in OT of CIFL opener". Rockford Register Star (GateHouse Media, Inc.). http://www.rrstar.com/sports/x1438208390. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- ↑ "Kalamazoo Xplosion 33, Rock River Raptors 26". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/kal0314.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ Morgan, Wes (March 22, 2008). "Xplosion unleash their offense". Kalamazoo Gazette (Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/sports/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/1206166804310080.xml&coll=7. Retrieved 2008-03-30.
- ↑ "Kalamazoo Xplosion 62, Flint Phantoms Phantoms 8". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/week3/KAL080321.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ Sebring, Blake (March 28, 2008). "Mistakes add up for Freedom". News-Sentinel. http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080328/SPORTS/803280301/1002. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- ↑ "Kalamazoo vs Fort Wayne (Mar 27, 2008)". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/week4/FW0327.HTM. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ Kendra, Tom (April 5, 2008). "XplosionD-fused". Kalamazoo Gazette (Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/sports/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/120737100645400.xml&coll=7. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- ↑ "Kalamazoo vs Muskegon (Apr 04, 2008)". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/week5/MUS0404.HTM. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ "Chicago vs Kalamazoo (Apr 11, 2008)". CIFL Statistics. http://www.ciflstats.com/leaguestats/2008/games/week6/KAL0411.HTM. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- ↑ Nilsen, Dan (April 20, 2008). "Phantoms again no match for Kalamazoo on home field". Flint Journal (Booth Newspapers). http://www.mlive.com/sports/flintjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-3/120886862351920.xml&coll=5. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- ↑ "Xplosion get payback vs. Thunder". Kalamazoo Gazette (Booth Newspapers). 2008-05-04. http://www.mlive.com/sports/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/120987840626570.xml&coll=7. Retrieved 2008-06-06.