James Franco, Lacrosse Star

Just an awesome photo. Obviously a laxer.
Captain Smirky

While reading a review of the Oscars in the Washington Post, Jumbo Jack came across this profound statement in regard to lacrosse players everywhere:

As for your hosts, Hathaway worked her derriere off and Franco came off like that lacrosse boy you wish your daughter didn’t hang out with so much, sort of heavy-lidded and smirky and … well, let’s give him credit for being James Franco, the 23-hour-a-day workaholic/grad student/filmmaker/soap-opera/not-Best Actor wunderkind of his generation.

Is that a backhanded compliment?! I know what you’re thinking, but wait. Read it again. They’re saying he looked a little bored and a little less zealous than expected. But isn’t that just because he’s awesome? Like a real lacrosse player?

James Franco, lacrosse star
James Franco, lacrosse star

Hank Stuever over at the Post may just be stuck in the old ways of the Oscars, because Captain Franco (you know he’d be a team leader) seems to already be ten steps ahead of him. I bet you no one on the Post’s staff expected to see this on Oscar night:

But hey, I’m not here to call out the Post. I’m here to show you that Franco actually does have the makings of a lacrosse star.

Exhibit A

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A young Jim Bro Chill

Exhibit B

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James Franco trying to be like Connor Wilson

Exhibit C

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Is that a Vermont Original he’s wearing?!

And if those three examples aren’t enough for you, 412 Lax already found a photo of Franco rocking lax gear earlier this month!

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Franco incognito as a laxer? You caught him.

I for one enjoyed the Oscars for the first time ever last night. Okay, I admit it was also my first time ever watching, but that’s beside the point. If the quote above, The Hills and LXM PRO have taught us anything, it’s that lacrosse and pop culture go together like scrambled eggs and toast. Whether you or I like it or not, that’s just the way it is!

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.