New Jersey Revolution

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New Jersey Revolution
NewJerseyRevolution.png
Founded 2006 - Ceased operations September 8, 2010
League CIFL (2006-2008)
AIFA (2010)
Team history New York-New Jersey Revolution 2006-2007
New Jersey Revolution 2008-2010
Based in Morristown, New Jersey
Arena Mennen Arena
Colors navy, red, silver
Owner(s) Champion Sports and Entertainment
President Csae
Head coach Head Coach Al Forsythe - Defensive Coordinator Moe Cooper - Asst Coach Rob Tester - Player/Coach - AJ DeFalco
Championships 0
Dancers Rev It Up Girls

The New Jersey Revolution were members of the American Indoor Football Association who began play in 2010 and ceased operations after completing their first season. The team was based in Morristown, New Jersey, played their home games at the George Mennen arena and was sponsored by the U.S. Army. The Revs ticket price is $10 a game.

The "Revolution" name refers to New Jersey's nickname, The Crossroads of the Revolution, as the state was the site of many American Revolution battles. As of 2010, it was the only indoor football team within the proximity of the New York metropolitan area in 2010.

2006 season[edit]

Previous NY/NJ Revolution logo

The team began play as the New York/New Jersey Revolution in the Great Lakes Indoor Football League's inaugural season. Although the team was based in New York City, they ended up playing an all road schedule that year. The New York/New Jersey Revolution lost every game they played in 2006 going 0-10 on the season.

2006 GLIFL Standings[edit]

2006 Great Lakes Indoor Football League
Team W L T PCT
Port Huron Pirates-y 10 0 0 1.000
Rochester Raiders-x 7 3 0 .700
Lehigh Valley Outlawz-x 5 5 0 .500
Battle Creek Crunch-x 4 6 0 .400
Marion Mayhem 4 6 0 .400
New York/New Jersey Revolution 0 10 0 .000

2007 season[edit]

Starting in 2007, the team played their home games at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, New Jersey. The New York/New Jersey Revolution lost 11 out of 12 games they played in 2007 going 1-11 in their first season as members of the CIFL (Continental Indoor Football League). The team got its first win on May 5, 2007 (with a 48-47 victory over the Summit County Rumble in Tallmadge, Ohio).

2007 CIFL Standings[edit]

2007 Continental Indoor Football League
Team Overall Division
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Great Lakes Conference
Michigan Pirates-y 12 0 0 1.000 10 0 0 1.000
Kalamazoo Xplosion-x 10 2 0 .833 10 2 0 .833
Chicago Slaughter-x 9 3 0 .750 8 2 0 .800
Marion Mayhem-x 6 6 0 .500 6 5 0 .545
Muskegon Thunder-x 4 8 0 .333 4 7 0 .364
Miami Valley Silverbacks 4 8 0 .333 3 7 0 .300
Summit County Rumble 1 11 0 .083 0 7 0 .000
Springfield Stallions 0 12 0 .000 0 11 0 .000
Atlantic Conference
Rochester Raiders-y 10 2 0 .833 90 0 0 1.000
New England Surge-x 8 4 0 .667 8 3 0 .727
Lehigh Valley Outlawz-x 7 5 0 .583 5 5 0 .500
Chesapeake Tide-x 7 5 0 .583 6 5 0 .545
Steubenville Stampede 5 7 0 .417 2 6 0 .250
NY/NJ Revolution 1 11 0 .083 0 11 0 .000

2008 season[edit]

The team announced they changed their name to the New Jersey Revolution, and that they have introduced a new logo accordingly.

After losing the season's first four games, the Revs finally got their second win (and first at home), defeating the Chesapeake Tide 49-47 at Mennen Arena. In their second season in the CIFL the New Jersey Revolution finished with a 3-9 record.

2008 CIFL Standings[edit]

2008 Continental Indoor Football League
Team Overall Division
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Great Lakes Conference
East Division
Kalamazoo Xplosion-y 11 1 0 .917 5 1 0 .833
Muskegon Thunder-x 5 7 0 .417 2 2 0 .500
Fort Wayne Freedom 5 7 0 .417 2 4 0 .333
Miami Valley Silverbacks 3 9 0 .250 1 2 0 .333
West Division
Chicago Slaughter-y 8 4 0 .667 3 1 0 .750
Rock River Raptors-x 7 5 0 .583 3 1 0 .750
Milwaukee Bonecrushers 1 11 0 .083 0 4 0 .000
Atlantic Conference
East Division
New England Surge-y 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833
Lehigh Valley Outlawz-x 7 5 0 .583 4 2 0 .667
New Jersey Revolution 3 9 0 .250 2 5 0 .286
Chesapeake Tide 2 10 0 .583 0 2 0 .000
West Division
Rochester Raiders-z 12 0 0 1.000 4 0 0 1.000
Saginaw Sting-y 10 2 0 .833 3 1 0 .750
Marion Mayhem-x 7 5 0 .583 0 2 0 .000
Flint Phantoms 1 11 0 .083 0 4 0 .000

2009 season[edit]

The team played an East coast schedule for 2009 season but there is a debate as to whether or not the Revolution were considered a CIFL team or an indoor semi-pro franchise for this season.[1] They would end up playing only three games, all at home, and all against semi-pro teams (which the Revolution, despite their poor record in the CIFL, still won decisively—77-18 over the East Penn Sting, a 62-0 shutout of the New York State Broncos, and a 69-24 win over the Lebanon Valley Cardinals).[2] However, on October 1, 2009, the Revolution announced they had moved to the AIFA for the 2010 season.

2010 season[edit]

In their first (and only) AIFA season, the NJ Revolution were an absolute disaster going 0-14 on the season. They lost 6 home games at the George Mennen Arena, all 7 road games and one neutral site game played June 12, 2010 at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ where for some reason they were considered the road team losing to the Harrisburg Stampede 96-44. Harrisburg was stopped on the goal line looking to break the 100 point mark as time mercifully expired. This neutral site game was announced originally as an exhibition contest but for unexplained reasons is listed in the final overall AIFA league stats on the AIFA official website. The purpose of this game was to announce that in 2011 the Trenton Steel would be joining the AIFA. It was announced that the Trenton Steel ownership group which includes Rich Lisk, former General Manager of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League had purchased the AIFA rights for the entire State of New Jersey. Revolution General Manager Rob Testor vehemently denied at this June 12, 2010 neutral site game that the Revolution would be forced to move out of New Jersey or cease operations.

Revolution Cease Operations[edit]

The New Jersey Revolution issued this press release on September 8, 2010:

The NJ Revolution was founded in October 2005. A franchise that has lasted through all the harsh economic times has decided to change its focus and direction. After enjoying 5 years as a professional arena/indoor football team from 2006 until 2010 and playing in numerous top level venues on the east coast and mid west, the franchise and parent company have decided to take the next few years to concentrate on building a national sports venture with a much broader scope and outreach. It's time for the company to build on a bigger and brighter future. The Revs, as the fans have named them, brought affordable family fun to the community while interacting with many local and statewide charities and youth groups. The company often donated game tickets, their time and also made numerous monetary donations to charitable organizations. In the coming years, we hope to extend our sphere of positive influence to a greater area and audience. In the meanwhile, the company wishes to thank all those who supported them and were a part of the Revolution family

The AIFA ceased operations four months later.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
NY/NJ Revolution (GLIFL)
2006 0 10 0 6th League --
NY/NJ Revolution (CIFL)
2007 1 11 0 6th Atlantic --
New Jersey Revolution (CIFL)
2008 3 9 0 3rd Atlantic East --
New Jersey Revolution (CIFL/Independent)
2009 3 0 0 -- --
New Jersey Revolution (AIFA)
2010 0 14 0 7th Eastern --
Totals 7 44 0

2007 Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 24 Steubenville Stampede Away Lost 3-70
April 7 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Away Lost 25-45
April 14 New England Surge Away Lost 6-61
April 21 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Home Lost 29-46
April 28 New England Surge Home Lost 21-39
May 5 Summit County Rumble Away Won 48-47
May 12 Chesapeake Tide Away Lost 15-31
May 19 Rochester Raiders Away Lost 0-62
May 26 Chesapeake Tide Home Lost 43-55
June 9 Rochester Raiders Home Lost 21-56
June 16 Summit County Rumble Home Lost 27-38
June 23 New England Surge Home Lost 20-34

2008 Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 15 Miami Valley Silverbacks Away Lost 13-56
March 22 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Away Lost 32-54
April 4 Saginaw Sting Away Lost 24-48
April 12 Rochester Raiders Away Lost 3-49
April 19 Chesapeake Tide Home Won 49-47
April 26 Rochester Raiders Home Lost 16-59
May 3 Chesapeake Tide Away Lost 46-65
May 9 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Won 56-32
May 17 New England Surge Away Lost 26-62
May 24 New England Surge Home Lost 9-45
May 30 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Home Won 31-30
June 7 Chesapeake Tide Home Lost 48-55

2009 Season Schedule[edit]

Considered a CIFL Franchise but played a three-game season Vs East Coast based Semi-Pro Teams

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
Date Unknown East Penn Sting Home Won 23-68
Date Unknown New York State Broncos Home Won 62-0
Date Unknown Lebanon Valley Cardinals Home Won 69-24

2010 Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 14 Baltimore Mariners Away Lost 23-68
March 20 Richmond Raiders Away Lost 38-51
March 27 Fayetteville Guard Away Lost 15-75
April 11 Baltimore Mariners Home Lost 27-61
April 17 Fayetteville Guard Home Lost 19-37
April 24 Harrisburg Stampede Home Lost 31-44
May 8 Reading Express Home Lost 69-71
May 14 Erie Storm Away Lost 38-40
May 22 Richmond Raiders Home Lost 40-76
May 29 Erie Storm Home Lost 58-68
June 5 Reading Express Away Lost 20-56
June 12 Harrisburg Stampede Neutral site - Trenton, NJ -

Harrisburg considered home team

Lost 44-96
June 19 Baltimore Mariners Away Lost 6-84
June 26 Harrisburg Stampede Away Lost 29-80

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Schedule Released Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) website
  2. ^ [1] NJ.com

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