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Hot Pot Of Lax: When The Groom Is A Lax Bro…

Superman Groom

We’re going to have to chug this Hot Pot. I’m scraping to get out of town this morning…

I’m heading to Washington DC with 3 of my high school buddies for our friend’s wedding on New Year’s Eve. Only a true lax dude would have his wedding on NYE, right? That’s Jumbo Jack (the groom) for you. He’s a Woozle.

Me & Jumbo Jack AKA Rob, Brawl In McCall 2004

He’s one of the very few MCLA-to-NCAA stories, having played at the University of Utah and then getting recruited to Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland. And he actually may be the only MCLA-to-NCAA-to-MCLA guy, because after a season at MSM he headed out to the University of Idaho, where he coached, played and finished up school.

I’m the best man, so not only am I trying to get out of town… I’ve got a speech to prepare! It’s been running through my head the past few weeks, but it ain’t perfect yet.

Any tips or last minute advice for a guy trying to give a good laxy toast at his best friend’s wedding?

(…other than “don’t screw it up!”)

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About the author

Jeff Brunelle

Jeff Brunelle is the founder and CEO of Lacrosse All Stars. A west coast native and product of the MCLA, Jeff moved back East after college and truly fell in love with the game. He now spends every waking moment building LaxAllStars.com and Red Label Sports from our headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Follow Jeff on Twitter and Instagram.

9 Comments

  • 1. Thank the families (parents for putting together the wedding)
    2. Thank everyone for coming especially from far distances
    3. Welcome the bride to the family and comment on how beautiful she looks
    4. Tell a funny story
    5. Right after the punchline propose a toast

    People are hungry and want to get drunk so keep it under 5 minutes. Remember that when you’re at a wedding you don’t really listen to the toast so no one is really listening to you!

  • Also would like to point out they mention they received an AMAZING deal for practice gear from under armour, but their pinneys are warrior.

  • I’ve been a best man to the groom, also for the bride… in my experience:

    Keep it clean, short, and light… make sure to highlight the groom qualities but don’t forget to make sure it can tied-in into “their” marriage. It is as much her day as much as his, even though you’re representing “his side”. So by that I mean, make the “laxy” side of the toast short, not too much inside joke between you and him (or just another 4-5 lax guys at the wedding).

    Just remember: Don’t make it about you (there’s plenty of time to impressed the brides maids, dude).

    Good luck, and break a leg…

  • Oh, and same thing with your tux.. keep it simple, classic. Don’t try to be “hollywood” or a kid at a high school prom… you know what I mean.

    Thinks: 007 (Circa Sean Connery)

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