Ever wonder how to own a sports team? It’s a dream shared by children and adults like, but a small number of people actually accomplish it. We spoke with Oliver Marti, the owner of the NLL’s Albany FireWolves, about how he came to own a sports team, his history in the sport of lacrosse as […]
Short sleeves. Short shorts. No shortness of a good time. See, the times were simpler in 1993. The NLL was still the MILL and the Gait Brothers were still playing lacrosse. While we can’t go back (yet), we can dig out our dusty old VHS tapes and convert some of those old relics to digital. […]
Before there was the NLL, there was the MILL! Back in 1994 the New York Saints blew out the Philadelphia Wings and we’ve got the ESPN 2 broadcast!
The Buffalo Bandits won the MILL title in 1992 and 1993. In 1994 they made it back to the Finals where they took on the Philadelpia Wings. The Wings had both Paul and Gary Gait on their team, as well as some other real legends, and they wanted to knock off the Bandits badly.
Our friend Chris shared this little gem with us. Don’t have a lot going on this weekend? Spend a solid 30 minutes watching some very entertaining vintage box lacrosse. As most of us know, the MILL eventually became the NLL in which we love today. Let’s get back to the roots!
With the NLL kicking off last weekend it’s only appropriate that we show off some old pro box lacrosse footage for Throwback Thursday. It’s 21 years later, and pro box lacrosse is still going strong. The MILL of 1993 has been replaced with the modern day NLL, but guys are still getting after it… just without the spandex.
GetBenched has put up three amazing videos featuring Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL). The MILL started up in 1987, and is the predecessor to the NLL we all currently know. There was another NLL back in the 70s, which eventually folded before the MILL came into existence. This stuff is pure vintage box lacrosse! Jofa helmets and spandex everywhere!
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.
LAS has your old school covered! Today’s photo comes in the form of an old MILL pro lacrosse trading card featuring John Taveres. The card is from 1992 when John was in his second season. Now in 2011, John is 42 years old and still playing. He’s been around longer than most of the teams in the league! AMAZING!
Dallas Eliuk is regarded as one of the best goalies to ever play pro indoor lacrosse. We saw a photo of him from the mid 1990’s and it sparked a neat little conversation. How the game has changed! At least the Philadelphia Wings still exist!