History of the Rage
The Orlando Rage was an American football team that played in the XFL during its single season of existence in 2001. The team was based in Orlando, Florida, and played their home games at the Citrus Bowl. Led by head coach Galen Hall, they finished with a 5-5 record and missed out on playoff contention due to tiebreakers. Despite not making it to the playoffs, many fans look back fondly on this short-lived franchise as one of their favorite teams ever fielded in professional sports history.
The Rage were known for having some talented players, including quarterback Jeff Brohm who threw for 1,726 yards and 12 touchdowns over 10 starts during his time with them; running back John Avery, who rushed for 881 yards; wide receiver Yo Murphy who caught 42 passes from Brohm; linebacker Tarek Saleh who led the team with four interceptions; defensive tackle Jerry DeLoach whose three sacks tied him for second-most among all XFL defenders that year; plus several other quality starters throughout both sides of the ball like offensive linemen Mike Flynn & Chris Naeole or cornerback Terrell Buckley to name a few more notable names from this roster's past.
Though they didn't make it into postseason play after missing out via tiebreaker scenarios — which was always something very frustrating about how these leagues determined standings — there is no denying how much fun it must have been watching these guys compete every week while playing inside such an iconic stadium like The Citrus Bowl located right here within Central Florida's backyard! To this day, you still find diehard supporters talking about wanting another shot at seeing what could've been if only given more time together before ultimately being disbanded following the 2001 campaign when the league folded up shop completely shortly thereafter...
2001 / XFL
2001 / Orlando Rage
Rage – If you’re a sports fan, then you know that the Orlando Rage is one of the most iconic teams in the XFL. But did you ever stop to think about where their nickname came from? Today we’ll look at how exactly this team got its memorable moniker.
The story began in 2001 when Vince McMahon and NBC collaborated to create an alternative football league, The XFL. As part of this new venture, eight teams were created - including one based out of Orlando, Florida, called The Rage. To come up with a name for their newest franchise, they held an online contest asking people for suggestions on what it should be called - and after much deliberation, “Rage” was chosen as the winner!
This decision was met with praise and criticism from fans who felt it didn't represent anything unique or special about Orlando itself (unlike other franchises such as Las Vegas Outlaws or New York/New Jersey Hitmen). However, despite these objections, “Rage" stuck around until 2002, when financial difficulties forced them out of business before they could play games! Nevertheless, today, many still remember them fondly thanks to their catchy name, which continues to live on through various fan groups dedicated solely towards preserving its legacy within professional sports culture.
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2001 / Florida Citrus Bowl
2001 / World Wrestling Federation
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2001 / Galen Hall
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