Memphis Express Team FormationThe Memphis Express was a professional American football franchise based in Memphis, Tennessee. It was a member of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) during its single season in 2019. They played their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and were coached by former NFL player and head coach Mike Singletary.
AAF and Express 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.
History of the Express
The Memphis Express is a professional American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The team was founded in 2018 and began play as part of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) during the 2019 season. With their first game on March 24th, 2019, against Birmingham Iron, they are one of eight teams to compete in this new league.
The Express was coached by Mike Singletary for its inaugural season and had former University of Alabama head coach Mike Price serve as offensive coordinator and special teams coach throughout the year. They finished with an overall record of 5-3 but failed to make it past regular season play when they lost to Arizona Hotshots 32-15 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on April 21st, 2019, after winning three out of four games prior that month alone; including wins over Orlando Apollos 25-11 and Salt Lake Stallions 27-25 respectively.
Despite not making it into postseason competition due to AAF’s suspension earlier that same day, the Memphis Express had made history by being one of only two expansion franchises along with Birmingham Iron, who managed to win more than half its games during their debut seasons since 2005 when NFL Europe folded up shop; something few sports fans can ignore or forget anytime soon regardless if you're from Tennessee or not!
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Express – The Memphis Express is the newest team in the Alliance of American Football (AAF), and its name has an interesting origin. The franchise was founded by local businessman and philanthropist Red McCombs, who wanted to pay homage to his hometown’s history as a central hub for transportation.
McCombs chose the name “Express” because it reflects both Memphis' past as a railway station for freight trains carrying goods from all over America and its present-day role as one of America's most important cities regarding shipping and logistics. This makes sense considering that FedEx is headquartered in Memphis!
The team logo features two locomotives facing each other with lightning bolts shooting between them; this symbolizes speed and power - something that any sports fan can appreciate! Furthermore, while many teams have chosen colors such as blue or red for their uniforms - which are often symbolic of strength or courage respectively - Express went with white instead; they believe this color represents purity and hope on top of reflecting light off the field so players can see better during night games.
Overall, we think fans should be proud that their city's new football team has taken great care in choosing its identity: from its nickname to what color uniform they wear every game day! It shows just how much respect Red McCombs had for his hometown when he named this franchise after one of its most iconic industries – transportation via train express – making sure everyone knows where these champions come from: right here at home in beautiful downtown Memphis Tennessee!
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2019 / Mike Singletary
*Blue is this team’s history