2008 New York Dragons season

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2008 New York Dragons season
Head coach Weylan Harding
Home field Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 4th
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Desperados) 77–63
Lost Divisional Playoffs
(Soul) 48–49
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2007 2009 >

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.

Standings[edit]

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 schedule[edit]

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 schedule[edit]

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

Coaching[edit]

Roster[edit]

Uniform # Player Position Height Weight (lb)

Stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: at Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 0 21 14 14 49
CLE 14 16 10 21 61

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

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

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Brigade[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
KC 12 7 13 15 47
NY 7 9 14 20 50

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 Soul[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 14 7 7 14 42
PHI 14 14 14 21 63

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Week 4: at Arizona Rattlers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 7 3 7 16 33
ARZ 14 21 13 14 62

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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

Week 5: vs. Dallas Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 14 0 3 16 33
NY 7 10 14 0 31

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 Rampage[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
GR 0 0 21 13 34
NY 21 14 21 7 63

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 Destroyers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLB 3 14 7 20 44
NY 7 21 14 20 62

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 Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 10 23 12 21 66
TB 14 13 7 13 47

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

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

Week 9: vs. Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 13 7 13 6 39
NY 14 21 14 7 56

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

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

Week 10[edit]

Bye Week

Week 11: vs. Los Angeles Avengers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 13 14 7 18 52
LA 0 13 28 7 48

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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

Week 12: vs. Georgia Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
GA 14 14 14 30 72
NY 7 34 13 13 67

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 Destroyers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 21 14 0 6 41
CLB 14 16 6 7 43

at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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

Week 14: at Colorado Crush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 21 17 14 21 73
COL 7 24 21 13 65

at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

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

Week 15: vs. New Orleans VooDoo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NO 14 23 7 7 51
NY 10 20 14 14 58

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 Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 7 7 21 14 49
DAL 14 17 13 7 51

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

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

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia Soul[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 28 10 7 59
NY 7 3 7 13 30

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

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

Playoffs[edit]

National Conference Wild Card: at (3) Dallas Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(6) NY 14 21 14 28 77
(3) DAL 7 21 7 28 63

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 Soul[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(6) NY 6 19 0 23 48
(1) PHI 16 7 7 19 49

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

References[edit]

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

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