Toronto Rock star Garrett Billings was recently the subject of a CNN.com article in the site’s “Human to Hero” series. According to its website, “Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star.” In Billings’ article and video, he discusses the abundance of lacrosse players on Wall Street, the lessons of playing college lacrosse that translate to the professional world, as well as the growth of the game and a bit about his personal life.
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Ever heard of Humans of New York? It’s a really cool photo blog that pairs portraits of people in, you guessed, New York City with quotes and captions about their lives. Recently, Brandon, the photographer behind HONY, posted a photo of some girl lacrosse players in the subway station after one of their games.
Sometimes you see lacrosse while shopping. That’s what happened to our guy Sergey, who spotted some lacrosse sticks and photographs at a Ralph Lauren Outlet Store in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ever heard of Dude Perfect? It’s basically a group of five guys doing insanely awesome tricks and stunts, filming these antics, and posting them to YouTube. But maybe antics isn’t the right word, because the tricks Dude Perfect pulls off are extremely impressive, and these five friends have amassed quite a following on following on YouTube – over 2.4 million subscribers to be exact. And hey, they just used a lacrosse goalie stick in one of their recent videos, Nerf Sports Edition.
50 First Dates is a romantic comedy about how Adam Sandler’s character falls in love with Drew Barrymore’s character. The catch is that Barrymore’s character has short-term memory loss, and forgets who Sandler is each morning. Overall, I think it’s just a fun movie to watch, but did you know that Barrymore gets to smack Sandler with a lacrosse stick in the movie?
Last week we had a spotting from NBC’s Community, and this week we have a spotting from another NBC TV show: Parenthood. Shout out to Claudia with this week’s spotting!
Back in January, lacrosse was spotted on the TV show Community. I’m not quite sure what was happening in the episode, which appears to be “Geothermal Escapism,” the fifth episode of the show’s fifth season. Thanks to reader Jeff for the tip!
It’s fairly well known that longtime New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is a lacrosse guy. His daughter is the head coach for Wesleyan’s women’s program, and she as well as Bill himself played their college ball at Wesleyan. This week, Peter Baum tweeted a photo of Belichick wearing a Johns Hopkins lacrosse sweatshirt at the NFL Combine.
Earlier this week we were tipped off by reader Travis that Keith Olbermann brought up an NLL game during his show on ESPN. A little bit after that, the Rochester Knighthawks posted this photo on Instagram:
The women’s lacrosse team at Drew University had the once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the Bruno Mars (and Red Hot Chili Peppers) Super Bowl halftime show last weekend. The team was chosen from an applicant pool along with students from other schools local to MetLife Stadium, where the NFL’s season finale was held.
The Adjustment Bureau is a pretty entertaining movie from 2011 starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The movie’s director, George Nolfi, was spotted wearing a Lax World t-shirt in a special features segment about the movie.
The New York Times crossword puzzle is a daily activity for some, and the paper is read by people online all over the world – so when something is in it, there is a good chance a lot of people see it. Good thing that “lacrosse ball” was the answer to 61 down clue “It’s caught by a stick on a field” back on December 1st, 2013, and that reader Leslie spotted it!
The Chicago Bears just missed out on the NFL playoffs this season, but while they were playing, wide receiver Brandon Marshall was wearing some awesome custom Huarache 4s. Is that fur inside? If I played ball somewhere as cold as the Windy City, then I’d want that fur in my cleats too.
Last week we brought you Two Bills, Two Huaraches, and this week we have Two Lions, Two MORE Huaraches. A few weeks ago spotter Brandon noticed that Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford and center Dominic Raiola were both rocking turf Huaraches.
We’ve had a ton of Huarache spotting so far this NFL season, and we aren’t done yet! Although the Buffalo Bills didn’t make the playoffs this year, they did have a few players wearing Nike lacrosse cleats.