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(Rocky Mountain News)   Major League Lacrosse team in Denver outsells the Nuggets and Avalanche, perhaps the hot tub seating with bikini clad women has helped   (rockymountainnews.com) divider line 21
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2008-03-21 02:36:19 PM
Mammoth games are fun, definitely more leeway with behavior and booze, plus cheap.
 
2008-03-21 03:54:28 PM
useless without pics
 
2008-03-21 04:07:52 PM
not Major League Lacrosses, they're in the NLL, the far more successful of the two leagues.
 
2008-03-21 04:18:35 PM
That stuff didn't help Cincinnati's arena football team.

/Griffey & Sam Adams were owners too.
 
2008-03-21 04:27:20 PM
Where's the obligatory "for the eight people who care about indoor lacrosse" headline? You do it for every other niche sport.

"The league has sought to make its dancers, music, marketing and logos "edgy" in a bid to connect with the 12- to 19-year-old demographic, Jennings said. But he acknowledged some teams have gone overboard at times, alienating families. An Edmonton promotion with the racy magazine FHM did not go over well, he said."

But Miss Edmonton Rush 2007 - the FHM connection mentioned above - sounds like fun. (Very likely NSFW photos at bottom of the story.)
 
2008-03-21 04:29:11 PM
207.36.98.248

Forget the Flyers, the Wings are the REAL Broad Street Bullies.

//Geoff Snider FTW
 
2008-03-21 04:32:15 PM
flg8or:
But Miss Edmonton Rush 2007 - the FHM connection mentioned above - sounds like fun. (Very likely NSFW photos at bottom of the story.)


HAHA that was cool.

And everytime I see something that is posted NSFW I automatically think. DO YOUR JOB AND STOP WASTING TIME ON FARK.
 
2008-03-21 07:41:20 PM
no pics, sadness abound on Friday afternoon =(
 
2008-03-21 08:05:42 PM
"It's the gateway to the West, and it's important we are successful there," Jennings said last week while driving to the NLL All-Star Game in Edmonton, Alberta.

He drove to Edmonton? That's about 1,300 miles. I used to referee lacrosse in Edmonton, and it's as much a lacrosse hot spot as the Eastern US. But drive 1300 miles for the finals? Isn't that a little...cheap? There are airports in both cities.
 
2008-03-21 08:52:06 PM
There's Major League Lacrosse? Really?
 
2008-03-21 09:08:29 PM
Longtime Lurker: not Major League Lacrosses, they're in the NLL, the far more successful of the two leagues.

I have to second this. Although most here will not care (ala what fl8gor said), the Mammoth are in the NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE, which is, to use the 'generic' term, "major league lacrosse" (it is Indoor Lacrosse). Unfortunately, the confusion (to the 8 people who care) comes from the fact that their IS a league called MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE (an outdoor lacrosse league), and Denver does have a team in it (Denver Outlaws). And, as anyone who remotely follows it knows, they only draw about 3-4,000 a game in the MLL, so, at first glance, that headline is confusing. Then when you realize the Subby who wrote is probably knows nothing of lacrosse and was just using this to rip on the Avs and Nuggets, you realize they are talking about the Mammoth and NLL.
 
2008-03-21 09:16:39 PM
dletter: Longtime Lurker: not Major League Lacrosses, they're in the NLL, the far more successful of the two leagues.

I have to second this. Although most here will not care (ala what fl8gor said), the Mammoth are in the NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE, which is, to use the 'generic' term, "major league lacrosse" (it is Indoor Lacrosse). Unfortunately, the confusion (to the 8 people who care) comes from the fact that their IS a league called MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE (an outdoor lacrosse league), and Denver does have a team in it (Denver Outlaws). And, as anyone who remotely follows it knows, they only draw about 3-4,000 a game in the MLL, so, at first glance, that headline is confusing. Then when you realize the Subby who wrote is probably knows nothing of lacrosse and was just using this to rip on the Avs and Nuggets, you realize they are talking about the Mammoth and NLL.


Second...Go Swarm (and RIP Landsharks!)
 
2008-03-21 09:47:02 PM
Go Mammoth, Go Avs, Nuggets, Pioneers, Broncos, and Rockies. Go Colorado.
 
2008-03-21 10:12:26 PM
orangehat: Go Mammoth, Go Avs, Nuggets, Pioneers, Broncos, and Rockies. Go Colorado.

You mean "Go Denver." Screw the Pioneers.
 
2008-03-21 10:17:34 PM
I can't believe my favorite sport finally has a thread on Fark! The Mammoth have drawn almost 105,000 fans in 6 games this season. It's popular for many reasons.
It's a tradition for those of us who have been there from season 1 to applaud for the last couple minutes of the game, win or lose, because they play so damn hard. Rare to find in today's sports.
I also attend the Major League lacrosse summer team Outlaws but it's not nearly as much fun.
 
2008-03-22 12:05:17 AM
Oh yeah, by the way dletter, it isn't called 'indoor lacrosse' it's box lacrosse.

It should also be pointed out that the Eastern U.S. isn't the hotbed for lacrosse, it's Southern Ontario that is the hotbed for lacrosse. It's not uncommon for upwards of 6,000 people to show up at an arena to watch amateur lacrosse.

I played lacrosse in high school, until I suffered a skull fracture on a blind-sided cheapshot. I was moving at full speed (I carried about 205 lbs on my 6'3" frame back then) and he was moving at full speed. I suffered a skull facture, he suffered compound fractures of both his wrists. I myself don't have the video of the incident, but I know plenty of lacrosse people who have seen it and they have all said it's the most brutal thing they've ever seen on a lacrosse field. Neither of us ever played the game again. I heard he suffered nerve damage in one of his hands, while I suffered bouts of dizziness for two years that lead to a largely sedentary existence during which I put on 40 lbs I've never been able to lose.

I wish I had that video. I'm off to check YouTube.
 
2008-03-22 01:05:32 AM
I've attended several Mammoth games at Pepsi Center, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

I've been as close as three rows back from the glass, and I can definitely vouch for it being a rowdy, fun atmosphere. (Denver just has great sports fans, period.) Goals, of course, are fun; you hear the mighty mammoth roar, then Todd Rundgren's "Bang The Drum All Day."

We're fortunate to have such a great team in Denver, though. The team's coach is Gary Gait, who was kind of the Wayne Gretzky of indoor lacrosse before he retired, and, in his second year as coach, he guided the team to the Champions Cup. (Gait was the first NLL player to have his number (22) retired, too. His banner hangs proudly in Pepsi Center alongside the Avalanche's banners for Ray Bourque and Patrick Roy.)
 
2008-03-22 03:36:13 AM
Erbo: I've attended several Mammoth games at Pepsi Center, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

I've been as close as three rows back from the glass, and I can definitely vouch for it being a rowdy, fun atmosphere. (Denver just has great sports fans, period.) Goals, of course, are fun; you hear the mighty mammoth roar, then Todd Rundgren's "Bang The Drum All Day."

We're fortunate to have such a great team in Denver, though. The team's coach is Gary Gait, who was kind of the Wayne Gretzky of indoor lacrosse before he retired, and, in his second year as coach, he guided the team to the Champions Cup. (Gait was the first NLL player to have his number (22) retired, too. His banner hangs proudly in Pepsi Center alongside the Avalanche's banners for Ray Bourque and Patrick Roy.)


You're right about everything except Gait. He's gone back to Syracuse to coach the women's team (for now) so we have the coach from the now defunct Arizona Sting. (He looks exactly like a European Soccer coach - complete with earring.)
 
2008-03-22 09:48:21 AM
devioustrevor: Oh yeah, by the way dletter, it isn't called 'indoor lacrosse' it's box lacrosse.

It should also be pointed out that the Eastern U.S. isn't the hotbed for lacrosse, it's Southern Ontario that is the hotbed for lacrosse. It's not uncommon for upwards of 6,000 people to show up at an arena to watch amateur lacrosse.

I played lacrosse in high school, until I suffered a skull fracture on a blind-sided cheapshot. I was moving at full speed (I carried about 205 lbs on my 6'3" frame back then) and he was moving at full speed. I suffered a skull facture, he suffered compound fractures of both his wrists. I myself don't have the video of the incident, but I know plenty of lacrosse people who have seen it and they have all said it's the most brutal thing they've ever seen on a lacrosse field. Neither of us ever played the game again. I heard he suffered nerve damage in one of his hands, while I suffered bouts of dizziness for two years that lead to a largely sedentary existence during which I put on 40 lbs I've never been able to lose.

I wish I had that video. I'm off to check YouTube.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_lacrosse

Ding dong, your wrong.

The NLL plays "indoor lacrosse", which is slightly different than true "Box Lacrosse".
 
2008-03-22 02:17:56 PM
Lacrosse is a lot of fun to watch, way more than baseball or basketball, and sometimes football.

I really should go to another game. Go Roughnecks!
 
2008-03-23 10:10:15 PM
herb Tarlek's daughter: You're right about everything except Gait. He's gone back to Syracuse to coach the women's team (for now) so we have the coach from the now defunct Arizona Sting. (He looks exactly like a European Soccer coach - complete with earring.)

Shows how much I've been keeping up with the sports page recently. But that sucks. Gait was doing well as the head coach of the Mammoth, too.
 
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