Fall Ball has wound down, the US team was selected and the weather (up North, at least) has taken a turn for the colder. But don’t fret because LAS will still be providing the lax nation with a sweet, stinky pile of interesting lax links to keep your jones going through the brutal winter months. If that isn’t enough, there is always pro indoor lacrosse and although its different, I still like it a lot… because its lacrosse!
I know we have MONTHS until April but I’m still excited for the Day of Rivals. Lots of sick lacrosse action, rivalries and a decent stadium set-up: how exactly can you go wrong?
Until the spring heads our way, the outdoor lax scene will be pretty empty other than a tourney here and there. So it makes sense that the LXM tour hype machine is picking up! Check out why NOT to go to the event! (my girlfriend is taking some psych classes right now and she says this is something called “reverse psychology”… man that sounds so heady!)
Now, the following video has been a long time coming (AUGUST! Haha) but here it is nonetheless, War at the Shore. Some of the finest mid-Atlantic lax that can be seen over the summer takes place at this tourney. Also its down by da beach.
For something completely different, on to gear news…
Warrior has a new helmet. No, not the helmet the US guys and Princeton have been wearing. That thing is hideous. This is the new helmet I’m talking about: the Warrior Trojan. Does it look JUST like a Cascade? Sure does. Hopefully its actually as good as a Cascade! Warrior has done a lot for the product machine (some will argue for and some will argue against this strongly) but they really seem to struggle with helmets. I’ve never seen a really good Warrior helmet and they never seem to sell well, yet Team USA keeps using them (not counting 2006 when they used Riddell helmets). That’s a separate issue, but still weird to me.
Now THIS is a lax bag! simple & awesome duffel.
To see more awesome Maverik stuff, check out their newly updated website with some additional videos and customizable product.
You want colors? Of course you do and now… You got ‘em. Still isn’t as good as a custom dyed head, but I like colors, because I’m simple.
You want a Heineken? WHAT? We don’t drink no stinking Heineken! PABST BLUE RIBBON! Bonus points if anyone knows where the above (butchered) movie line comes from! For now though, just some more lax shafts.
Ok, off the gear tip and back on the random lax tips…
Hockey goalies fighting is hysterical. Lacrosse goalies fighting? Possibly TOO funny. I think these guys need more padding.
I don’t even care what level of play this is… to use an NFL-ESPN expression… you just got JACKED UP.
Dr. Opie will not only regale you with GREAT stories about lax at ‘Cuse back in the day but he will also help you cook awesome meals that, along with your sweet lax skills, are sure to impress the ladies. And keep you healthy!
Shorter (than some), smarter (than most) and simple breakdown of the US-Canada rivalry and how it affects everything that both teams do.
Have a great weekend, Lax Nation, and get your spoons ready; the season is closer than you think!
About the Author: After helping to start the program at Weston HS in Massachusetts, Connor Wilson went on to play at Wesleyan University for a 4-year career playing defense. Post-college, Wilson stayed on and coached at Wesleyan for 2 years. He also played in Australia and the American Lacrosse League for teams in CT and MA. Currently Wilson plays for the Southampton Lacrosse Club in NYC and enjoys rocking out, dyeing lacrosse sticks and eating breakfast sandwiches.