Tag: indoor football

The Kansas City Phantoms (2-8) faced off against the Dallas Marshals (6-4) on Saturday Night at the Silverstein Eye Center in Independence Missouri.  And while the opening drive seemed to result in an easy touchdown for the Dallas Marshals, the Phantoms came back on their first possession and NEVER LOOKED BACK.  The final Score … Kansas City 48, Dallas 42.

And for the second home game in a row, the Phantoms paid tribute to an important cause.  Week 12 was Breast Cancer Awareness, wearing specially designed Jerseys for the game.  Week 13 was First Responders Recognition, with another custom Jersey created for the game.  In both games, a number of Jersey’s were auctioned off, and for the second week in a row, we came home with one of them.

LOOKING FORWARD – Week 13 is already being promoted as Military Appreciation Week.  It will be more than likely that they will once again have a special jersey for the game, and again, there will likely be an auction of the jersey’s afterwards.  But let’s look at the battle in front of us.

North Division First Place Sioux City Bandits (9-2) come to Kansas City to face the now 3-8 Phantoms.  The team has grown a lot in the past several games, and are coming in on a two game winning streak.  The last time the teams faced off, our Quarterback was struggling.  Now we have a more agile rushing Quarterback who has proven his ability to score.  The only concern is his tendency to throw the ball away for an interception when trapped in the backfield.  It isn’t out of the question, so dare we ask … can the Phantoms take down the Bandits?  It should be an interesting final home game for the Phantoms, and with the recent promotion for ticket sales, we are hoping for a strong and loud crowd close to the field.  As for Michelle and I, we are back on the Wall at Mid-field.

The undefeated Sioux City Bandits took the lead in the first half of the game and never looked back, beating the Phantoms 62 to 35.  The Bandits clearly have a good team.  Their status clearly show that they had the upper hand.  And let’s be as fair as we can be.  The Phantoms are a new team, we apparently haven’t figured out our strengths and weaknesses to the point where we are ready to compete with the top teams.  Or so it would appear. (more…)

Arena Football Returns to Kansas City.  Okay, it’s not the Arena Football League we all remember from back when the  Brigade and Command played in Kansas City.  But then, the old Arena Football League (AFL) is nothing like the original league.  But it’s Arena Football and that means fast paced, high scoring, and sometime aggravating.

Welcome the Kansas City Phantoms, the latest addition to the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF).  And welcome to the Silverstein Eye Center (Independence Event Center) Arena, a smaller, and somewhat more comfortable option to Arena football at the Sprint Center in Downtown Kansas City. (more…)