Major League Lacrosse is like a casino: you can’t guarantee wins, only devise strategies aiming to reduce your chances of losing, and even then, when you think you’ve got everything lined up according to plan, there’s always a whole mess of factors that are still out of your hands. Chris Rosenthall breaks it all down!
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Chris Rosenthall is Digesting Major League Lacrosse week 11 action! It’s the best MLL review and analysis out there. We guarantee it!
Although you’ve probably shifted into more of an international lacrosse mindset for the time being, let’s take a quick look at everything that just went down in Major League Lacrosse.
At this point last season, the Denver Outlaws had officially clinched a trip to Championship Weekend, leaving the remaining seven (well, six, to be honest – sorry Ohio) teams to duke it out for the remaining three spots. This year’s a bit different: not only are all playoff spots still available, but everyone still has a shot at the postseason.
Week seven of Major League Lacrosse was packed to the gills with underdog wins, highlight goals, 5 minute misconducts and more!
First things first: let’s talk about the All Star Game. Then we talk Week 7. In case you missed it a few days ago, the MLL announced their All-Star team, a covertly assembled squad selected to take on Team USA at Harvard Stadium on Thursday, June 26.
Week six of Major League Lacrosse was filled with historic achievements and intriguing developments including the Denver Outlaws first loss in a long time!
If Charlotte is going to keep their postseason window open, they just might have to end The Streak. It’s obviously a daunting task going against the Denver Outlaws, but the Hounds might just have what it takes!
Things are starting to shake out in Major League Lacrosse! It’s a week 5 recap from the one and only Chris Rosenthall. New York, Ohio, Denver, and Rochester all picked up big wins!
And now, we’re down to two: Notre Dame and Duke, the only schools to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals each of the last five seasons, have earned the right to play on Memorial Day. Chris Rosenthall provides his thoughts on the weekend, attendance, TV, hatred for Notre Dame, and so much more! It’s an insider’s view!
The Outlaws saw another challenger climb to the mountaintop, then promptly booted them down the slide like a department store Santa. The Hounds tried to beat the Cannons for the first time in their relatively short history, the Machine looked to do the same against the Lizards and both were denied. The more things change, the more they stay the same, right?
Ah, week four – the Mecca of MLL overreaction. We’re weeks away from actually sealing anyone’s fate, but (and I’m pretty sure I said the same thing last year) man oh man, 1-3 looks so much worse than 2-2, and this season, five teams find themselves teetering on that very precipice, staring into an abyss of no return. Okay, that may be a bit overdramatic, but this part can not be overstated: if you’re 1-2, right your ship ASAP, or you just might get left behind.
For a second there, it looked like things were headed back to business as usual and this whole “parity” thing was on its way out. Well, about that: After week three, five teams are sitting at 1-2, the teams that met in the 2013 Championship are at the bottom of the pile and once more, the league has turned us all into a bunch of season three Jon Snows, reminding us on a weekly basis that we, in fact, know nothing. Is it time to accept this as our new reality? It just might be.
Your favorite college team’s loss (or bunch of losses, poor strength of schedule, whatever) is your favorite MLL team’s gain, and it all starts this weekend.
After only two weeks of play, Denver stands alone atop the leaderboard. The Outlaws are the only undefeated team in the league, as opposed to last season, where three teams saw the 3-0 mark, and the Nationals and Outlaws made it to 5-0 before having to square off against one another. Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hounds are camped out in the 0-2 basement, and the rest of the league is sitting at 1-1.