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2008 New York Dragons season

The 2008 New York Dragons season is the 14th season for the franchise, their eighth season in New York. The Dragons finished the regular season with an 8–8 record, and were able to take the 6th and final playoff seed in the National Conference by virtue of winning a tiebreaker scenario over the New Orleans VooDoo. The Dragons won their Wild Card round game, upsetting the Dallas Desperados 77–63. The Desperados had defeated the Dragons in both regular season meetings. In the Divisional round of the playoffs, the Dragons lost to top seeded Philadelphia Soul, 48–49, who the Dragons had also lost both regular season meetings to.

2008 New York Dragons season
Head coachWeylan Harding
Home fieldNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record8–8
Division place4th
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Desperados) 77–63
Lost Divisional Playoffs
(Soul) 48–49

StandingsEdit

Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Philadelphia Soul 13 3 .813 922 810 7–1 9–2 7–1 6–2
x-Dallas Desperados 12 4 .750 861 798 6–2 9–2 6–2 6–2
x-Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 .563 901 895 4–4 5–6 6–2 3–5
x-New York Dragons 8 8 .500 822 819 2–6 4–7 5–3 3–5
Columbus Destroyers 3 13 .188 750 893 1–7 2–10 2–6 1–7

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 March 3 Cleveland Gladiators Away L 49–61
2 March 9 Kansas City Brigade Home W 50–47
3 March 16 Philadelphia Soul Away L 42–63
4 March 21 Arizona Rattlers Away L 33–62
5 March 30 Dallas Desperados Home L 31–33
6 April 5 Grand Rapids Rampage Home W 63–34
7 April 13 Columbus Destroyers Home W 62–44
8 April 18 Tampa Bay Storm Away W 66–47
9 April 26 Cleveland Gladiators Home W 56–39
10 Bye Week
11 May 10 Los Angeles Avengers Away W 52–48
12 May 18 Georgia Force Home L 67–72
13 May 24 Columbus Destroyers Away L 41–43
14 June 2 Colorado Crush Away W 73–65
15 June 7 New Orleans VooDoo Home W 58–51
16 June 14 Dallas Desperados Away L 49–51
17 June 22 Philadelphia Soul Home L 30–59

Playoff scheduleEdit

Round Date Opponent Home/Away Result
NC Wild Card June 27 Dallas Desperados Away W 77–63
NC Divisional July 5 Philadelphia Soul Away L 48–49

CoachingEdit

RosterEdit

Uniform # Player Position Height Weight (lb)

StatsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 0 21 141449
CLE 14 16 102161

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: March 3
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,391

Week 2: vs. Kansas City BrigadeEdit

1 2 34Total
KC 12 7 131547
NY 7 9 142050

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: March 9
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10,542

Week 3: at Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 14 7 71442
PHI 14 14 142163

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 16
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,102

Week 4: at Arizona RattlersEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 7 3 71633
ARZ 14 21 131462

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: March 21
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,689

Week 5: vs. Dallas DesperadosEdit

1 2 34Total
DAL 14 0 31633
NY 7 10 14031

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: March 30
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 8,216

Week 6: vs. Grand Rapids RampageEdit

1 2 34Total
GR 0 0 211334
NY 21 14 21763

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: April 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 8,211

Week 7: vs. Columbus DestroyersEdit

1 2 34Total
CLB 3 14 72044
NY 7 21 142062

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: April 13
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 7,346

Week 8: at Tampa Bay StormEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 10 23 122166
TB 14 13 71347

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: April 18
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,104

Week 9: vs. Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

1 2 34Total
CLE 13 7 13639
NY 14 21 14756

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: April 26
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,991

Week 10Edit

Bye Week

Week 11: vs. Los Angeles AvengersEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 13 14 71852
LA 0 13 28748

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: May 10
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,422

Week 12: vs. Georgia ForceEdit

1 2 34Total
GA 14 14 143072
NY 7 34 131367

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: May 18
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 8,634

Week 13: at Columbus DestroyersEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 21 14 0641
CLB 14 16 6743

at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: May 24
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,842

Week 14: at Colorado CrushEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 21 17 142173
COL 7 24 211365

at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: June 2
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,078

Week 15: vs. New Orleans VooDooEdit

1 2 34Total
NO 14 23 7751
NY 10 20 141458

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: June 7
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,922

Week 16: at Dallas DesperadosEdit

1 2 34Total
NY 7 7 211449
DAL 14 17 13751

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,042

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 34Total
PHI 14 28 10759
NY 7 3 71330

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: June 22
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,718

PlayoffsEdit

National Conference Wild Card: at (3) Dallas DesperadosEdit

1 2 34Total
(6) NY 14 21 142877
(3) DAL 7 21 72863

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 27
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10,076

National Conference Divisional: at (1) Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 34Total
(6) NY 6 19 02348
(1) PHI 16 7 71949

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,102

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 11 Apr 2008: A.52.