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PLL Bye Week Breakdown

After three weeks of games from Albany, Charlotte and Philadelphia, the entire PLL enjoys a bye weekend.  Here are my power ratings as the pros jump into the sizzling stages of the summer schedule.  The PLL offers things you don’t see all of the time. On a weekly basis or even on a game-to-game level, […]

Can Jeff Teat Be the Face of Lacrosse?

Lacrosse has been looking for a new ambassador since Paul Rabil retired. Rabil was an absolute powerhouse in college and professional lacrosse, and his impact was felt on the game for over a decade. His stature to the game is given added weight by his performance on the field paired with a great social media […]

Popeye in the PLL

Shame on the Utah Archers for not doing their homework. They showed up thinking they had the personnel to account for rookie attack-man Brennan O’Neill. When the sh*t hit the fan during the fourth quarter avalanche, they made no adjustments. Didn’t they watch Maryland frustrate big #42 in the 2024 NCAA quarterfinals with quick double […]

Rookies Rule in Week 1

Analysts have a hard enough time explaining the past, much less predicting the future. For this rookie PLL class, you don’t need a PHD to realize that the class is both deep and star studded. Watching this play out will be a primary storyline of the 2024 PLL summer. The conversation about the 2024 rookie […]

2024 PLL Draft Grades by Team

The 2024 PLL College Draft is the greatest draft class in professional lacrosse history. I know that can be a crazy thing to say before any of these players officially touch the field, but looking at the selections from top to bottom, it makes you wonder why the PLL has not added another expansion team. […]

Ranking the 2024 PLL Championship Series Uniforms

The 2024 PLL Championship Series is officially in the books. Over the past few months, the PLL has undergone a design overhaul, assigning cities to each team while updating individual team brandings and assets. Was this overhaul needed? Absolutely. Was the execution perfect? Far from it. However, I was excited to see these new team […]

2024 PLL SCHEDULE REACTION

The summer PLL schedule has been released. Notable for me is the choice of Minneapolis, Fairfield, and Louisville as three neutral venues. The set up in Minnesota is ideal as the airport, hotel and venue are perfect for logistics. I found downtown Minneapolis to be especially intriguing during the summer months with strong food options […]

Rising West: Justin Anderson’s Path to the PLL

Justin Anderson

In the heart of the dazzling city of Las Vegas, amidst the neon lights and endless entertainment options, a different kind of story unfolded—the journey of Justin Anderson, a 2x PLL All-Star whose roots in the sport took hold in this non-traditional lacrosse hotbed. From the growing landscape of lacrosse in Las Vegas to the […]

The Power of Humility

We anticipate encountering mammoth egos. The expectation is for arrogance and entitlement. What you actually end up getting is the complete opposite. The jerks, narcissists and bad apples have been weeded out on their way up the lacrosse food chain to the PLL. Like insufficient skill, or being too slow, being selfish or a ‘non-team […]

Lessons Learned : PLL 2023

The 2023 PLL season was filled with lessons learned, strategies and thoughts to take forward into the offseason and future years. We learned the importance of confidence, belief and trust (Cannons) in a league of similarly talented athletes/teams. With a few free agent additions, and a new coach (Brian Holman), without Lyle Thompson, the Cannons […]

Best Lacrosse Players Who Never Played MLL or PLL

best lacrosse players who never played in the MLL or PLL

With the PLL season finished and colleges knee deep in fall ball, we figured now is as good a time as any to dive into the vault and look at some legends of the game. While lax fans today are familiar with the Powells, the Gaits, Tom Schreiber, and Rob Pannell, there’s a large number […]

What City Will Each PLL Team Head To?

What seemed like an inevitability move became a reality today. Beginning in 2024, all eight PLL Teams will be assigned to home cities. The league will continue its touring model with weekends hosted by home teams. Those home teams will play a doubleheader for that weekend. This is massive news for the PLL, and based […]