Bloomington Extreme

Years of Existence: 2006-2008
Venue: U.S. Cellcular Coliseum (Bloomington, IL)
2007 - Semifinal appearance
2008 - Championship game appearance
Lifetime Record: 22-26
Home: 11-13
Away: 11-13
Playoffs: 2-2
Average Attendance: 5,194

The Bloomington Extreme played poorly, like many expansion teams usually do. The team ended their first season with a five game losing streak, going 3-7 against playoff bound teams. Nine of the Extreme's games were decided by eight points or less. Unfortunately, Bloomington only won four of those contests. The Extreme began the 2007 campaign with a three game losing streak. The team followed that up with a five game winning streak before stumbling through the rest of the season. At 8-7, the team managed to secure the four seed in the Eastern Division and would play on the road at Rock River. After upsettinng the Raptors 43-30, the Extreme headed for Lexington. The Horsemen took care of the upset minded Extreme, 67-49. The Xtreme had an up and down 2008 campaign, goinf 7-7. Dusty Durk led the team at quarterback, passing for 50 touchdowns and running for eight more. James Walton and Derin Graham combined to catch 42 touchdowns. Despite a .500 record, the Extreme won the East division title and earned a bye week in the playoffs. The Extreme hosted RiverCity and defeated them by a count of 33-7. Bloomington advanced to United Bowl IV, which was again played against Sioux Falls. The Storm forced the Extreme to attempt seven field goals. Kicker Pete Christofilakos converted five of those kicks, but it was not enough, as the Storm claimed their fourth consecutive UIF title, 40-35.