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Blind Item Answered: Unofficially, Of Course

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We sent out the below Blind Item back in early September, and now that it’s mid-October, it looks like it has officially been answered unofficially. It’s an official answer because why else would these Buffalo Bandits gloves have been made (the page has since been taken down)? It’s an unofficial answer because there is no press release or announcement. Of course we did our digging months ago, and can vouch for the authenticity of these mittens, and the corresponding news, even if it is still 100% unofficial.

Here is the original Blind Item:

A new sponsor is emerging for one of the professional lacrosse leagues… can you guess which league we’re talking about, and which sponsor we’re hinting at? Here is a little “extra” info, to get you guessing:

- The sponsor makes lacrosse equipment, but that’s not all.

- The league just announced a new schedule.

- Members involved with the sponsor are already involved in the league.

That should be MORE than enough for you to figure it out… assuming you know your pro lacrosse leagues that is!

Big shout out to the little (and big) birds who throw these tips our way! You keep us informed, we keep the world entertained and informed. THANK YOU!

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Connor is the Publisher of LacrosseAllStars.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

15 Comments

  • I’m gonna say Warrior/Brine are getting closer to having a monopoly in the professional lacrosse world by jumping on board with the NLL

  • Under Armour should team up with Warrior because STX and Nike have so it makes sense for UA and Warrior, who compete with Nike and STX, to team up.

  • Clearly it’s the NLL since there’s no major equipment sponsor.
    I hope it’s Nike, even though they don’t seriously make gear. They need a major face and not the same-old Warrior/STX. Outside life is needed to grow the game, not insular already-here equipment manufacturers.

    That said I’m assuming it’s Under Armor.

    This leaves the larger question of What about the goalies? Reebok bought Boddam, Boddam still makes goalie gear. Which leaves STX (who at least for a while made box goalie gear) and to a lesser likelihood Warrior (since their larger heavier hockey gloves are very similar to box goalie gloves).

    Maybe it’ll be Eagle. One can hope.

    ETA: I was just reminded via twitter that I’d already been told the answer two weeks ago. never mind.

  • Boddam will stay as the goalie pad supplier I am sure. No one else really out there. I hear Marty O’Neil is thinking about making some pads again.. so who knows.

  • It’s driving me crazy still not seeing an announcement for this. My first choice is UA in the NLL. They already make box gear, including cages which is big, but also the Team 22 stuff with Curt Styres loaded with all the top NLL guys would be an obvious choice. Dark horse is Bauer/Maverick/Cascade. It’s all technically Bauer, so it would depend on what name it would go under. Maverick has a few NLL guys, but not many. They do fit the criteria though.

  • Under Armour should team up with Warrior because STX and Nike have so it makes sense for UA and Warrior, who compete with Nike and STX, to team up.

    That makes absolutely no sense. Warrior is owned by New Balance. New Balance is a direct competitor with Under Armour in footwear, performance apparel, team apparel, and general apparel. Unless NB was buying out UA or vice versa (similar to what happened with Reebok and Adidas), there is absolutely no reason these two companies would ever partner up.

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