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ULaxNYC? I lax. NYC.

(Editor’s Note: this is the Week 3 post.  The Week 4 post will be up in the next couple of days)

The team has stayed true to form and kept on keeping on in the NYC Ulax fall league.  Now that doesn’t mean we’ve actually won a game but it’s not for a lack of effort.  There are 8 teams in the league and we’ve played 3 of the top 4 teams already.  Consequently, we are 0-3.  I hate losing but it’s still been really nice to get out every Sunday and throw the rock around a bit.

During week 2 I was out of town for my brother’s wedding in New Orleans.  Great times were had by all and Phil Neddrie of the New Orleans Lacrosse Club was in attendance and he bestowed a 25 yeard old lacrosse tie on me as he was “making an effort to divest himself of the world’s physical trappings”.  I was more than happy to accept the tie because a) it was sweet b) it was a lacrosse tie and c) I view this kind of exchanging as top level recycling and deep down I’m a dirty hippie.  We lost in week 2 but the game was relatively close.  I don’t usually say this, but I was much happier to be hanging out, drinking some beers and getting fat with my family than playing lacrosse.  Seeing my brother get married to such a wonderful woman (and laxer!) made me the happiest and proudest person on the planet.

For week 3 we played and they worked us over pretty well but we managed to avoid a naked lap by scoring a late goal to “only” go down 11-1.  Ouch.  The Teamitup guys have at least 3-4 players with MLL experience so I’m actually happy we kept them under 20 goals.  Could have been much worse!  I’m not making excuses, just offering up the facts.  They were notably better than we were but hey, that’s how you improve, right?!?!

I’ll be back in action for Week 4 (depending on NYC youth clinic times) rocking the box helmet and talking up a winter box league right here in good old Manhattan.  It’s going to be awesome and well worth the risk of breaking a stick or two in the cold.  Man up, buy a couple cheap sticks on, ebay or from some other retailer and come out and play.  You won’t regret it!  More info to come on that front as it develops…