Skip to comments.Slaying the lacrosse monster
Posted on 05/06/2010 1:29:08 PM PDT by CondorFlight
As we all know, lacrosse payers are uniformly oversized brutes, usually from privileged backgrounds of wealth and power, callous in their disregard for lesser beings, and certain that their rich daddies will buy them out of any trouble.
If we didnt realize that we soon would, once we started following the general press accounts.
This distorted image has yet to be rectified; but lies piled up over time accumulate in layers, as Solzhenitsyn noted, and harden like sediment on the sea floor; and any fresh disturbance can stir them up again and muddy the waters afresh.
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Slim wisely takes the 5th.... ;)
“lacrosse payers are uniformly oversized brutes, usually from privileged backgrounds of wealth and power, callous in their disregard for lesser beings, and certain that their rich daddies will buy them out of any trouble”
Pretty much sums it up-lol
I actually got to see a professiona lacrosse match before that league folded up. Went to the match in Detroit; they had drafted “the twins” (can’t recall their last name) as a single draft pick.
Very worth the price.
Maybe at one time lacrosse was played only at prep schools but it is a pretty main stream sport now. I wonder how the graduation rates and crime stats stack up for lax players verses b-ball or football players?
the Gaits bros from Syracuse University?
not up for a tongue lashing today, slim? ; )
More fitting is that the two players who are like brothers paired up to give Syracuse the championship, Smith starting the game-winning play with his defense, Jamieson finishing with his offense. Jamieson and Smith grew up on the Six Nations Indian reservation on the Grand River of Ontario, meeting as toddlers on the lacrosse field, the indigenous sport of choice on the reservation. They played box lacrosse, an indoor version of the game, and talked about playing at Syracuse University. Other Native Americans had followed that path to success previously -- Jamieson even wears No. 43 in honor of one, Marshall Abrams -- and Jamieson and Smith dreamed of making the trip together. They each took the same first step, spending two years at Onondaga Community College, a junior college lacrosse powerhouse in Syracuse, N.Y. On the frequent four-hour rides from OCC back home, they talked more about the childhood dream that was now tantalizingly close and what it would mean to loft an NCAA trophy together. Neither had it easy, each needing extra time to get his academics in order before matriculating at Syracuse.
Paul and his twin brother Gary played NCAA lacrosse at Syracuse University as midfielders, where they set numerous records from 1987 to 1990 and popularized innovative moves such as behind-the-back passing and scoring. One of the best NCAA players of all time, Paul helped lead Syracuse to three national championships and was selected as a First Team All American by the USILA three times, in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Paul was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1989 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship Tournament.
well i have disgorged the sum total of my LAX knowledge right here on the thread— LOL! my hub is an SU alum and huge SU LAX fan [and my son will be going to SU in the fall]. i am not remotely interested in LAX, but some things you just absorb via osmosis when you live with obsessed fans : )
Nope... Slim’s lyin’ low...