Indoor Football, Professional Indoor Football League 1998-2001, World Gridiron

Professional Indoor Football League 1998-2001

Indoor Professional Football League Logo [Reference: 8]

PIFL 1998

PWLTPFPAPct
*Louisiana Bayou Beast141310565400
*Madison Mad Dogs141040450371
*Green Bay Bombers141040585458
*Colorado Wildcats14950340360
Honolulu Hurricanes14680449537
Utah Catzz14590343462
Professional Indoor Football League Standings 1998 [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoff
1998Madison Mad Dogs46Green Bay Bombers19
1998Louisiana Bayou Beast67Colorado Wildcats51
PIFL Championship
15.08.1998Louisiana Bayou Beast42Madison Mad Dogs41
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 1998 [Reference: 1]

PIFL 1999

PWLTPFPAPct
*Texas Terminators161240654466
*Hawaii Hammerheads161060585531
*Mississippi Fire Dogs16970578505
Idaho Stallions166100608679
Louisiana Bayou Beast166100486593
Rocky Mountain Thunder165110521652
Professional Indoor Football League Standings 1998 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoff
14.08.1999Hawaii Hammerheads36Mississippi Fire Dogs16
PIFL Championship
21.08.1999Texas Terminators13Hawaii Hammerheads28
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 1999 [Reference: 2]

PIFL 2000

PWLTPFPAPct
*Portland Prowlers161150656528
*Omaha Beef16970627603
*Mississippi Fire Dogs16970669570
Mobile Seagulls16970593531
Louisiana Rangers16880654609
Idaho Stallions165110474684
Shreveport-Bossier Bombers165110450598
Professional Indoor Football League Standings 2000 [Reference: 3]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoff
19.08.2000Omaha Beef40Mississippi43
PIFL Championship
26.08.2000Portland Prowlers48Mississippi53
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 2000 [Reference: 3]

PIFL 2001

PWLTPFPAPct
Omaha Beef8800453307
Tennessee Thundercats9720374327
Boise Stallions7250189280
St. Louis Renegades8260244285
Trenton Lightning6060141226
Professional Indoor Football League Standings 2001 [Reference: 4]
DateHome TeamAway Team
PIFL Championship
01.09.2001OmahaTennessee
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 2001 [Reference: 4]

About the PIFL / IPFL

The Professional Indoor Football League was the first to challenge the legal status of the Arena Football League as the copyright owner to the Arena Football Rules & Name.

The Arena Football League had copyrighted the name Arena Football and Indoor Football, and also 8-v-8 Indoor or Arena Football Rules in 1987. However, in 1997 the PIFL set up in opposition to it, playing mainly in smaller markets of 12,000 or less. THE AFL took it gto court, and lost, the Judge ruling only the Rebound Nets either side of the goalposts were AFL copyrighted, the rest was Football, which had already existed, in some form or another, whether Indoor, or 8v8. [Reference: 5-6]

The League was based in smaller cities and Arenas, throughout the United States, but primarily in the West and South, with teams also in the Midwest and Northeast.

About Arena / Indoor Football

Indoor (also known as Arena) Football plays an 8 v 8 version of American Football on a converted Ice Hockey Rink 50-yards long with 2 10 -yard endzones. Teams have 5 downs (attempts) to score or the ball is turned over – 3 of which must be passing plays. It is therefore a higher scoring game than standard 11 v 11 American Football. The main difference between Arena Football and Indoor Football is that there is no rebound net either side of the goalposts in Indoor Football. Arena Football rules allow the ball stay in play when it comas back off the rebound nets.

References

[1] Professional Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2000)1998 PIFL Standings and Results [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20001025235714/http://indoorfootball.com/1998/standing.html [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[2] Indoor Professional Football League | Wayback Machine (2000) 1999 IPFL Standings and Results [Internet] Available from:https://web.archive.org/web/20001029125539/http://indoorfootball.com/1999/standings.html [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[3] Indoor Professional Football League | Wayback Machine (2000) 2000 IPFL Standings and Results [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20001026132102/http://www.indoorfootball.com/standings.html [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[4] Football.com | Wayback Machine (2001) 2001 IPFL Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20010821064201/http://www.football.com/arena/ipfl/standings.shtml [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[5] Football.com | Wayback Machine (2001) 2001 IPFL Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20010821073409/http://www.football.com/arena/ipfl/schedule.shtml[Accessed 20 March 2018]

[6] Professional Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2000)News [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/19990218095034/http://www.indoorfootball.com/[Accessed 12 February 2020]

Images

[8] Professional Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2000) IPFL Logo[Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20000510090738im_/http://www.indoorfootball.com/ipfllogo4.gif[Accessed 12 February 2020]

Bibliography

[7] Arena Football League (2016) “2016 Record and Fact Book”.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan & Tim Leadingham.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 12 February 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

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