So, Philadelphia: Are you guys just not really interested in watching lacrosse? Goodness, an announced attendance of just 3,792 for the MLL championship. Like Connor said, we’ll get into that later; this is about being there, and what you may have missed from your couch.
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I was over in New Jersey the other week checking out an American Indoor Lacrosse Association clinic in Ridgewood, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon Drew Adams’ first moments as a box lacrosse goalie. We put together a fun video on the behind the scenes action for our MVP members. It’s the added perk of being a member!
Major League Lacrosse has announced a new playoff format, and some key dates for next season. For the MLL, it means home playoff games for the top seeds, an extended playoff schedule, and a stand alone championship game. Below, I get into the details of the new moves, and then look at how this could impact players who compete in the MLL and NLL.
Since it was just MLL Championship Weekend, and my favorite team, the Chesapeake Bayhawks, were crowned champs for the second consecutive season and fifth overall (some would call that a dynasty), I’m allowing two tweets for this week’s Tweet of the Week. And what do they teach us? No one passes like the Hawks, and heroes are remembered, but old man legends never die.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks just won their second consectutive Major League Lacrosse championship, and their league-best fifth overall title. If they don’t deserve photo of the week honors, I don’t know who does. In fact, they get a double dose, first with this gem from Cascade’s Instagram and then this awesome t-shirt design the Hawks created.
The semifinal highlight videos were excellent. No surprise there! Now we’re on to the Finals, Eric Law’s 9 goal semifinal performance and much, much more. If you didn’t check out the game in person (unfortunately, less than 4,000 people did so), or catch the game on TV the first time around, YouTube has you covered. Phew.
Major League Lacrosse’s Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink has already provided some huge story lines, and great games, and we’ve still got the Finals to go! If you’re not in Philly yourself, check out the game on ESPN2 at 3pm.
2011 saw the Boston Cannons win their first Major League Lacrosse title, and although it took the team from Beantown a while to grab their first Steinfeld Cup (they’re an original franchise!), when they did, it was special! It took a great game from Jordan Burke in goal, and a heck of a day shooting by Matt Poskay, but the Cannons pulled out the 10-9 win.
Major League Lacrosse and Smartlink announced today an interactive fan contest in partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation. The contest, entitled “Shot Towards Success,” will allow fans in attendance during Sunday’s title match at MLL Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink a chance to win monetary prizes for both themselves and for HEADstrong.
The title of this post may be confusing, because you might not know what a dap is. I didn’t know either, but LXM buds Kyle Harrison and Sam Bradman knew the word. Here, suited up for the Jack Lingo/Fireball squad at Lake Placid, they celebrated a goal with a dap.
John Grant Junior, Joe Walters, Brett Queener, and the rest of the 2008 Rochester Rattlers put on an absolute show to win Major League Lacrosse’s title over the Denver Outlaws, 16-6 in Boston. When Casey Powell is barely even in the highlights, you know the action is legit.
Four disappointed teams will be stuck at home on Championship Weekend. What went wrong, and can they turn things around next season?
Can you guess who this goalie is? We’ll give you a hint. He’s a professional field goalie, and this was his very first time trying his hand at box. My honest assessment is that he didn’t flinch, even when coaches were rifling balls at him, and he took to it easily.
Each MLL Championship Game, and Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink, is different. Some result in physical brawls where teams trade goals and hits. That’s intense! Other finals have showcased some of the best lacrosse plays we’ve ever seen, and still others feature shooting the likes of which we rarely see. Major League Lacrosse’s 2006 title game was one of the latter.
If Chesapeake wants a shot at the title, Kip Turner will have to be on point his weekend, even when shots go wide. WARNING: There be GIFs ahead!
As the hours and minutes tick down to Saturday and the start of Championship Weekend, this week’s Reader Poll is a no-brainer – Which MLL team will be crowned Champion this weekend?
This old ABC Sports video truly has it all. From the Gait Brothers to Dallas Eliuk to spandex, Jofa helmets and some of the best hair the 80s and 90s ever saw, not a single second of the video is anything less than awesome.
Today we’re counting down the Top 5 Plays from the 2005 MLL Championship Game, which was won by the Bayhawks, 15-9, over the Lizards. As you may have guessed from the video, Gary Gait was named the game MVP.