2008 Los Angeles Avengers season

The 2008 Los Angeles Avengers season was the ninth and final season for the franchise. The Avengers finished the season with a 5–11 record, and failed to make the playoffs. Two days after the final regular season game, head coach Ed Hodgkiss and two assistants were fired from the team. Also, the team folded 10 months later.

2008 Los Angeles Avengers season
Head coachEd Hodgkiss
Home fieldStaples Center
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

StandingsEdit

Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-San Jose SaberCats 11 5 .688 945 875 6–0 9–1 6–2 5–3
x-Arizona Rattlers 8 8 .250 842 907 1–5 3–7 3–5 5–3
x-Utah Blaze 6 10 .375 941 959 2–4 6–4 4–4 2–6
Los Angeles Avengers 5 11 .313 847 1004 3–3 4–6 4–4 1–7

y - Clinched division
x - Clinched playoff berth


Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 February 29 New Orleans VooDoo Home W 59–42
2 March 10 Arizona Rattlers Away W 65–33
3 March 15 Georgia Force Away L 34–58
4 March 20 Philadelphia Soul Home L 34–71
5 March 30 Grand Rapids Rampage Away L 59–84
6 April 4 Colorado Crush Away L 54–67
7 April 12 Utah Blaze Home W 79–62
8 April 19 Cleveland Gladiators Home L 69–83
9 April 26 San Jose SaberCats Away L 42–70
10 May 3 Arizona Rattlers Home W 66–59
11 May 10 New York Dragons Home L 48–52
12 May 19 Chicago Rush Away L 28–72
13 Bye Week
14 May 31 San Jose SaberCats Home L 56–66
15 June 9 Utah Blaze Away L 56–65
16 June 15 Kansas City Brigade Home W 51–48
17 June 21 Tampa Bay Storm Away L 47–72

StaffEdit

2008 Los Angeles Avengers staff
Front office
  • CEO / majority owner – Casey Wasserman
  • President – Matt Wikstrom
  • Senior Director of Ticket Sales & Service – James Jackson
  • Director of Marketing & Operations – Chris Holmes
  • Director of Group Sales – Jennifer Schwarzbach
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships – Evan Shapiro
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships – Ted Yeschin
  • Corporate Partnerships Executive – Eva Stefanac
 

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive coordinator / Defensive backs coach – Maurice Blanding
  • Defensive line / Linebackers coach – Leroy Thompson

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RosterEdit

2008 Los Angeles Avengers roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • 35 Michael Cobbins

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Other league exempt

Practice Squad

  • -- Andy Collins QB
  • -- Matt McGhghy OL
  • -- Rob McMackin OL

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 25, 2008
24 Active, 4 Inactive, 3 PS

StatsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: vs. New Orleans VooDooEdit

1 2 34Total
NO 16 17 3642
LA 7 21 141759

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: February 29
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,209

Week 2: at Arizona RattlersEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 14 21 102065
ARZ 7 14 01233

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: March 10
  • Game time: 11:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11532

Week 3: at Georgia ForceEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 0 7 141334
GA 6 16 201658

at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia

  • Date: March 15
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10156

Week 4: vs. Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 34Total
PHI 13 21 142371
LA 7 20 7034

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: March 20
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,398

Week 5: at Grand Rapids RampageEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 14 16 82159
GR 28 28 141484

at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Date: March 30
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 5,818

Week 6: at Colorado CrushEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 20 14 71354
COL 14 14 201967

at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: April 4
  • Game time: 9:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,159

Week 7: vs. Utah BlazeEdit

1 2 34Total
UTA 21 13 72162
LA 23 21 28779

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: April 12
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,861

Week 8: vs. Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

1 2 34Total
CLE 27 14 142883
LA 13 21 142169

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: April 19
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,863

Week 9: at San Jose SaberCatsEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 14 9 13642
SJ 20 19 102170

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 26
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,083

Week 10: vs. Arizona RattlersEdit

1 2 34Total
ARZ 14 24 71459
LA 10 28 02866

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: May 3
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,511

Week 11: vs. New York DragonsEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 13 14 71852
LA 0 13 28748

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: May 10
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,422

Week 12: at Chicago RushEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 7 7 7728
CHI 20 24 141472

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: May 19
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,904

Week 13Edit

Bye Week

Week 14: vs. San Jose SaberCatsEdit

1 2 34Total
SJ 14 10 142866
LA 0 14 142856

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: May 31
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,174

Week 15: at Utah BlazeEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 14 16 141256
UTA 14 14 172065

at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Date: June 9
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,054

Week 16: vs. Kansas City BrigadeEdit

1 2 34Total
KC 7 24 71048
LA 10 10 141751

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 6:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,282

Week 17: at Tampa Bay StormEdit

1 2 34Total
LA 0 20 131447
TB 20 21 211072

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: June 21
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,981

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LA Avengers: Executive Bios". www.laavengers.com. Los Angeles Avengers. Archived from the original on December 23, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2017.