Inside The MLL made its debut in 2008, and LaxSchool has hooked us up with the second episode ever! They’re talking to Brian “Doc” Dougherty of the Philadelphia Barrage, and Kyle Harrison of the LA Riptide, and they’re also updating us on Week 1 results from 2008.
John Grant Junior just led the Denver Outlaws to their first MLL Championship with a Championship Game MVP performance to top off an outstanding season, and Casey Powell led the Florida Launch in their first year of existence – and the entirety of Major League Lacrosse – in points this year to be named overall season MVP. Have we gone back to the future?
On August 23, 2014, the Denver Outlaws brought home the franchise’s first Major League Lacrosse championship after 5 title appearances in just 9 seasons. The winningest major league sports franchise in Pat Bowlen’s portfolio of teams, Denver is also the first professional lacrosse organization West of the Mississippi to ever win a championship. Branden Geyer hits us with awesome game photos and a full recap.
The city of Atlanta, aka Hotlanta, fell nowhere short of its reputation when it got its chance to host the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Championship Game.
Chris Rosentall recently tweeted something about this the other day, and he brought up the fact that both Casey Powell and John Grant Jr. both use orange heads. Why don’t more MLL players use orange sticks?
From the surface, JoJo War Drummer might seem a bit gimmicky, or maybe even (dare I say it) obnoxious if you’re a fan of the “other” team. But if those thoughts have crossed your mind, you’ve likely never tried to get to know the man beneath his war paint.
In past years, the MLL Championship Game has drawn relatively large and small crowds alike, sometimes at the same venue of use, and sometimes with the same teams playing. What can we expect for 2014? Will people show up in Georgia? Will TV viewership be better or worse? And is Major League Lacrosse beginning to create some serious traction within the larger sporting world?
“It’s 7:55 p.m. on a Thursday, and 10 players, about half of the Charlotte Hounds roster, are waiting on the turf field at Providence Day School. Their last home game is in less than 24 hours.” Read more from the Sporting News.
Players, coaches, and staff, all laid out a challenge to Machine fans coming into Saturday’s game, and they accepted. Fans packed Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio Saturday night for the final home matchup between their Ohio Machine and the visiting Florida Launch. The ecstatic crowd knew exactly what was on the line; win and in to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
After 14 weeks of unprecedented insanity, we’ve finally reached the MLL playoffs, with the Machine taking on the Rattlers in the first game, and the Lizards facing the Outlaws in the second.
The Ohio Machine are heading to the Major League Lacrosse playoffs for the first time in the team’s three seasons in Columbus. A big part of their success has been the play of LXM PROs Kyle Harrison and Peter Baum, and the latter tweeted an awesome photo of a packed stadium behind him during the Machine’s regular season finale.
14-10 read the scoreboard after the final whistle as Marcus Holman sent the ball up in to the dark Ohio skies, the Machine were victors and officially clinched the coveted playoff spot many have only been dreaming of.
Miles Thompson was named Coke Player of the Game for the Rochester Rattlers this past weekend, and he did so on the back of a 5 goal, 1 assist effort. One Miles Thompson Goal was particularly amazing. When asked about why that night was special, Miles said his new traditional stick was starting to get dialed in.
Both the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Charlotte Hounds experienced first to worst seasons this Summer in Major League Lacrosse. Did everyone else in the league just get that much better? Did Chesapeake and Charlotte get that much worse? Or is something else going on? Is it possible that the gap in parity was so slim this year that a seemingly wacky season was actually the norm?
In just three years it has become clear to me, the fans love the Machine, the Machine loves their fans and both love the Earth. Let me explain.