Hotshots Team FormationThe Arizona Hotshots were a professional American football franchise based in Tempe, Arizona, and one of the eight members of the Alliance of American Football (AAF), which played one season from February 2019 to April 2019. They played their home games at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University. The Hotshots were one of two AAF teams ...
AAF and Hotshots file Chapter 7On April 2, 2019, the league’s football operations were reportedly suspended, and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams. The league filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on April 17, 2019. At the time of the bankruptcy, the Hotshots owed over $1.2 million to Arizona State University for leasing Sun Devil Stadium.
History of the Hotshots
The Arizona Hotshots are a professional Alliance of American Football (AAF) football team. The team is based in Tempe, Arizona, and was founded by Bill Bidwill, owner of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. The Hotshots began play during the 2019 AAF season and played their first game on February 9th against Salt Lake Stallions.
Since then, they have become one of the most successful teams in AAF history. In their inaugural season, they finished with an 8-3 record which was good for second place overall behind only Orlando Apollos, who went undefeated at 10-0. They also won two division titles during this time. They hosted a championship game between themselves and San Diego Fleet, which resulted in a 37-29 win, securing them their first championship title ever!
For sports fans looking to watch some exciting football action from an upstart league like AAF, look no further than rooting for your hometown heroes -the Arizona Hotshots! This young but talented squad has already made quite an impression within its short time frame, proving that there’s plenty more success yet to come from these guys if given enough opportunity! Whether you’re cheering them on through wins or losses, it will always provide great entertainment and tons of pride, knowing your favorite local team competes each week doing what they do best – playing winning football games.
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Hotshots – The Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) is a professional team based in Tempe, Arizona. The team was founded in 2018 and is part of the Western Division along with Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders, and Birmingham Iron. As one would expect from an AAF franchise in the Southwest desert region, their nickname pays homage to its unique climate: “Hotshots.”
A hotshot is someone who works hard or takes risks; it's also used to describe firefighters who bravely battle wildfires by working long hours under dangerous conditions while carrying heavy loads on their backs—a fitting name for a professional sports team! But where did this term originate?
It turns out that "hot shot" had existed since at least 1885 when it first appeared in print as slang for something very fast or energetic. By 1905 it had become synonymous with firefighting crews tackling blazes across America's western states - particularly those battling forest fires deep within rugged mountain terrain during summer months when temperatures can reach triple digits! This gave rise to its use among wildland firefighters - known colloquially as 'hotshots' due to their ability to work quickly and efficiently even under extreme heat conditions - which eventually became popularized through films like Smokejumpers (1996).
In many ways, then, choosing ‘Hotshots’ as the official mascot for Arizona’s AAF franchise was more than just clever wordplay – It was also an ode honoring all those brave men & women risking life & limb fighting wildfires throughout our country every year!
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