The Tennessee Thundercats have an incredibly tumultuous history that all began in the IPFL in 2001. The Thundercats went 11-4, losing just one home game in the process. The team finished in second place and traveld to Omaha (15-1) for the championship game. The Thundercats upset the Beef, 47-38. When the IPFL folded, Tennessee moved to the NIFL and became the Riverhawks. Currently, the franchise is in Johnstown in the AIFL.