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Lacrosse: An Ancient Sport In Modern Crosshairs
CarolJoynt.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | Carol Joynt

Posted on 05/07/2010 12:43:43 PM PDT by CondorFlight

What's getting slammed now, as it did with the Duke scandal, is the "culture" of lacrosse, as if the moment a boy picks up a lacrosse stick he overnight becomes a raging idiot who is probably prone to violent and abusive behavior. Any right-minded person knows there's no basis for such a broad stroke. Over the years I've encountered some true messes in lacrosse, players with poor conduct and a bad attitude who had no right in that or any other game. But those bad apples can be found in any sport.

When the Love murder was made public, and the suspect identified as a high profile college lacrosse player, my heart sank.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duke; dukelax; lacrosse; virginia

1 posted on 05/07/2010 12:43:44 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight
I sense a lot more violence and misogyny in basketball at all levels of play.

Like, a million percent.

But wait, lacrosse players are mostly white, so yeah, let's destroy them.

2 posted on 05/07/2010 12:47:54 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: CondorFlight

Lacrosse has a LONG way to go before it can even begin to compete for “thug crown”. Basketball and Football are both well beyond Lacrosse in terms of murder, rape, domestic violence, vehicular homicide, drunk driving, misc federal weapons charges, drug dealer, illegal gambling rings, dog fighting etc, etc.


3 posted on 05/07/2010 12:49:12 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: CondorFlight

Hogwash —the truth is that most people who play LaCrosse are WHITE, and because of that it’s “OK” to attack this sport.

Same thing with golf, yachting, skiing and hockey.

MultiCulti is the new religion, and those are the SIN sports.


4 posted on 05/07/2010 12:49:32 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: CondorFlight
Both my grandchildren are playing Lacrosse and love it.

I look at my 15 year old granddaughter when she's concentrating on that stick in her hands....and she's scarey!!!!

5 posted on 05/07/2010 12:49:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: CondorFlight

At my school, it wasn’t the lacrosse team that had the bad rep. It was the rugby club. Those guys were NUTS. They weren’t thugs, they were just the kind of hard-drinking party animals that loved to shove pianos out of third-story windows and get in random drunken fistfights with each other (then shake hands afterward and buy each other more beer).

}:-)4


6 posted on 05/07/2010 12:54:13 PM PDT by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: CondorFlight

Buick will now change the name of their premier automobile...........

7 posted on 05/07/2010 12:57:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: CondorFlight

Lacrosse was invented by American Indians, so it would seem imprudent to disrespect the sport! But one never knows the bounds of the PC crowd.


8 posted on 05/07/2010 12:57:26 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: CondorFlight

Anti-Native American multiculturalism.


9 posted on 05/07/2010 12:57:54 PM PDT by Paladin2 (to satisfy the social justice requirement)
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


10 posted on 05/07/2010 12:58:28 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: gaijin

This crime had nothing whatsoever to do with lacrosse, or any other sport.

This was a crime of passion, allegedly committed by a person romantically involved with the victim.

The same type crime has happened since the dawn of mankind, and will continue to as long as the human race populates the earth. Usually it rates a two-line mention on page B-17, if that.

The ONLY reason this story made “news” is the lacrosse hook. It gives the MSM an opportunity to get even for the ass-whipping they took after the Duke Lacrosse Frame, when they helped gin up a near-lynching.

That’s all this is, nothing else.


11 posted on 05/07/2010 1:00:14 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: CondorFlight
Lacrosse is a great sport and most people who play it are pretty classy.

With regard to Duke, the lacrosse guys were the victims.

12 posted on 05/07/2010 1:01:01 PM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: CondorFlight
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a raging idiot who is probably prone to violent and abusive behavior



13 posted on 05/07/2010 1:05:54 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Moose4
Sounds like rugby competes with hockey in the NUTS category. LOL.

And this is from a proud hockey player and fanatic!

14 posted on 05/07/2010 1:06:39 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: CondorFlight

Lacrosse is Canada’s official National Summer Sport. It was played by the aboriginals, long before Columbus arrived in the new world. Anyone opposed to lacrosse is a therefore a racist. (Just trying out the race card.)


15 posted on 05/07/2010 1:06:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: CondorFlight

Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada.


16 posted on 05/07/2010 1:16:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Girls play field hockey, which seems worse.


17 posted on 05/07/2010 1:18:40 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: nickcarraway

It is the state sport of Maryland...


18 posted on 05/07/2010 1:22:39 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: CondorFlight

It is obviously the “cross” part that they hate. It reminds them of Jesus and Christianity. Thus as a religious sport, it must be banned and its adherents condemned.


19 posted on 05/07/2010 1:34:10 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: CondorFlight

Well, she’ll just have to talk that over with Cleveland Browns greatest, Jim Brown.
Who is also a former great Lacrosse player.

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/7903131/


20 posted on 05/07/2010 1:39:08 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Jack Black

There is girls lacrosse - not a contact sport like boys lacrosse. They wear goggles but no pads.

My 8th grade just discovered lacrosse and loves it! It is gaining popularity in the midwest, but still only a club sport at the high school level.


21 posted on 05/07/2010 1:47:29 PM PDT by birddog (http://www.nohr669.com/)
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To: Alberta's Child
Sounds like rugby competes with hockey in the NUTS category. LOL.

I and my hockey team mates did some crazy stuff but did you see that player in the first round reach in his mouth and pull one of his teeth out!?

I LOVE HOCKEY!

22 posted on 05/07/2010 2:04:55 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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