Around this time last year, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company were gearing up for the launch of inaugural season for the L.A. KISS. The duo proclaimed their team was gunning for a berth in the Arena Bowl, which as any sports fan knows for an expansion team is a pretty lofty, if not unrealistic expectation. Needless to say, with all of the hullabaloo surrounding the team, it had a big bull's eye on its back and it failed to meet expectations. A promising 2-1 start turned into a 3-15 season that was a headache for everyone involved, which was shown on Fourth and Loud.
L.A. KISS Markee White (#8) of the L.A. Kiss makes a catch on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in a game against the Spokane Shock.
"You're never going to come out and think you're going to have a .500 season," team president Schuyler Hoversten says more measuredly. "You obviously start the season thinking that you have the chance to win it regardless of the guys you have in the locker room. We believed we could win but it just didn't work out."
See also: Our cover story on the L.A. KISSMore »