oiComments on: Sam Bradman, The Most Interesting Man In Lacrosse
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:14:04 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2By: GameMaker
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:28:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-21877Sorry I missed this post. I would have definitely shared some information such as this…
Clearly demonstrates college players working out with their NHL franchise in the off-season. (See Trevor Van Riemsdyk, UNH)
By: Lucas von Fürstenberg
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:43:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19181Bradman is coming to play in Germany, the upcoming weekend at the Berlin Open. Exited to see what the fuss is all about.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:45:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19152 far from sour grapes… what I’m saying is, like other professional
sports, the MLL is not allowed to talk to athletes until their last game
as an NCAA Athlete. Yes I am sure, like other students, Bradman applied for a job with STX and got it but I am also pretty confident that the STX ppl also told him that part of his job would be to play in LXM.
You honestly think that an STX/LXM rep was waiting
there hoping to meet with Bradman, pitch him on working with them and
signed him to a contract all with in the two hours between the game andwhen he made the announcement? If so you are very confident in the sales pitch they put together. What you also failed to mention in your argument above was that only about 20% of NHL Draftees come from the NCAA, maybe less, and I don’t know where you get your info from but the hockey draftees that are allowed to practice with the teams that drafted them are from Juniors or Europe. If a kid from say BC gets drafted by the Rangers and is seen on the ice practicing with team officials they lose their eligibility. Professional teams can not have contact with NCAA athletes. I know, I work for the NCAA.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:27:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19079Again…poor understanding of NCAA guidelines. The only conclusion that can be drawn is that Bradman entered a contract immmediately after his eligibility had expired. Sure, the value may have been based on his performance while an NCAA athlete, but that is the case with many athletes across multiple sports. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, etc. How many athletes even leave college early every year to pursue a professional career? The number is not small.
The MLL must have been asleep at the wheel, thinking about how to manuever for some DI guys. Someone else was on the spot, and got the prize.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:16:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19078Actually, student-athletes are well within their rights to seek counsel from others on their potential value as a professional athlete. Many student atletes have formal relationships with “family advisors”. Taking it a step further, in ice hockey, players even work out with the NHL teams by which they have been drafted in the summer. Your interpretation of NCAA rules is overly rigid, and sounds more like sour grapes.
Thu, 31 May 2012 22:43:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19029I’m not saying your theory isn’t possible, but it goes against what I’ve seen and heard. I might be ignorant to the complete truth… again, that is possible… but you say it like it’s FACT, and without any evidence to back your claims up, it is pure speculation.
I enjoy speculating on who will win games, etc, but not on a potential NCAA violation when the only thing I’ve seen are a couple internet comments. Without real info, I can’t jump on that conspiracy train with you.
I see how you’re laying it out, but pure possibility isn’t enough for me.
Thu, 31 May 2012 21:46:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19027Let’s say your right, and Bradman did apply for a job with STX that was posted online that everyone had an equal shot at aquiring. STX clearly did not show up after the game ended and say “hey sam we’d like to give you a job”. They clearly had him lined up for the job in order to make the announcement while he was relevant, and to say he was not given the job based on his status as an NCAA student athlete is just plain ignorant. Ironically enough, it is also a violation of NCAA rules. No player can recieve ANY benefit as a result of his or her staus as an NCAA athlete.
Thu, 31 May 2012 20:44:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19026Great article! Can’t wait to see more news on Bradman
Thu, 31 May 2012 20:26:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19024OLA Jr A with Akwesasne I believe…
Thu, 31 May 2012 20:03:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19020“You can see the box game in his play…” Where did he play box?
Thu, 31 May 2012 19:58:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19019There was a job posting at STX, Bradman applied and got it. Just like one might apply to a bank or beverage company, or the government, and then go work there. Since he was going to work for STX, playing in the LXM is a natural extension of that, as I laid out above.
The STX sponsorship could easily have come after that in the next days. Arguing it was constructed beforehand is pure hearsay, at best.I fail to see how it’s much different from Steele Stanwick getting a job offer months ago after applying.
Or how it’s different from any football player at a Nike school, who won’t make the NFL, applying for a job at Nike.
The quick turnaround signing and LXM move is interesting because he’s a D3 guy who will be highly visible. I don’t smell smoke, and don’t see fire.
Thu, 31 May 2012 19:46:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=38048#comment-19018Your
comparison to Bradman signing with STX/LXM an hour after his careers over to MLL
drafting in January is a terrible comparison, I highly doubt STX/LXM
surprised him with a contract after the game and he signed. Whereas the
Lizards have to wait to contact him after his last game and introduce themselves and
talk to him for the first time. The MLL, because they are watched by the NCAA, have to play by the rules while groups like LXM/Kyle Harrison can just go hangout on campus and fly under the radar and get these kids to commit to them before the MLL even has a chance to speak to them. If anyone believes that the LXM isn’t breaking some kind of NCAA rule they’re dreaming