Welcome to Throwback Thursday! The year is 2001, and Major League Lacrosse has just completed their first season of real play. Long Island took down Rochester in the first semifinal, and now the Boston Cannons are taking on the Baltimore (now Chesapeake) Bayhawks!
The Ohio Machine have gotten an LXM infusion. Kyle Harrison was picked first by the Machine in the special Major League Lacrosse waiver wire process opened to include LXM Pro Tour players after the deal announced Feb. 13 between MLL and Adrenaline that allowed LXM players to play MLL and vice versa.
No more of this either or mess, as the LXM and MLL have finally come together to unify professional field lacrosse. Time to let a player play; if you can cut it, you can take your services to both pro leagues, just the way it should be. Rosie drops his thoughts on the new situation.
Shortly after the MLL collegiate draft wrapped up, Connor Wilson tossed an interesting suggestion my way, one you pretty much never hear from website editor: Wait. That’s right, instead of posting a wrap-up piece the following day, he wanted me to take some time, check out each team’s picks in both drafts, add in their various offseason moves and try to get a better idea of what these teams are working with at this point of the offseason.
When STX signed on to be an equipment sponsor for Major League Lacrosse, we KNEW that more moves were coming. It just made sense, and now only two days later, we have confirmation that the professional lacrosse world is changing… and for the better.
It was looking bleak for Major League Lacrosse to add another equipment sponsor, and then out of nowhere the league announces that STX has joined the line up. Now players will be wearing Warrior, Brine, and STX equipment.
If you could change anything about Major League Lacrosse, what would it be? Chris Rosenthall talks about six things he’d like to see change in the MLL.
By now you probably know that Devon Wills has become the first female player on a Major League Lacrosse roster. While she wasn’t picked up in the Supplemental Draft as some may have hoped, the NY Lizards claimed the two-time FIL Women’s World Cup gold medalist out of the Player Pool. While she still has to prove herself to make it from the training camp roster to the game roster, she has the support of many in the lacrosse community, including Connor Martin.
Below you can find each Major League Lacrosse franchise’s supplemental draft picks for 2013. The biggest names in the game might not be involved in this draft, but this is where teams fill holes and build strong foundations. So pay attention… it’s important!
Rob Pannell posted a photo of himself on a big screen video board in Times Square a few days ago, and I have been waiting for Tuesday to roll around so I could share it all with you in this week’s Photo of the Week!
The rise of the “lax bro” has been evident over the past few years, and has certainly led to a lot of discussion. Over the summer, Connor wrote about the difference between “swag” and “swagger,” and I continued the conversation. After prompting from a recent article, Connor centered this week’s Hot Pot on the issue again. The debate has also resurfaced on social media, leading goalie John Geagan, of the NY Lizards and Manhattan College, to tweet his mind.
It’s the MLL Supplemental Draft and there are over 500 players to choose from. Who does your team need to pick?
As we all know by now, Brodie Merrill was traded from the Florida Launch to the Boston Cannons. Brodie was called the long stick middie GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) by John Grant, Jr., and when you’re the best you’ve clearly logged some miles. How much does he have left in the tank?
The biggest news out of Florida so far has been the Casey Powell – Joe Walters swap that went down yesterday. Powell was a leader for the Bayhawks last year, and helped them win their second straight title. It’s a little surprising to see Powell leave such a monster team, but when you consider all the promotion work he did for the last MLL All-Star game (held in Florida), it starts to make a lot of sense…
The floodgates have opened, the MLL offseason is in full swing, and the Florida Launch franchise is supplying some major fuel to the fire. You knew the Floridafication of the Launch was imminent, and now that we’re airborne, let’s review the moves that have been made, and why they were made.