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(Yahoo)   Awesome: Kid takes a hit taking a penalty shot in lacrosse that would have sent an NFL halfback to the DL. Awesomer: He gets up. Farktastic: He fist-bumps the kid that laid him out   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 55
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2012-04-06 11:17:24 PM  
After viewing the play, I can only conclude that you have never witnessed a professional American football game.
 
2012-04-06 11:28:22 PM  
meet the next george huguely.
 
2012-04-06 11:35:31 PM  
Or maybe, subby, that kid is as much a pussy as you are.
 
2012-04-06 11:37:14 PM  
It's cute how the goalie is proud that he hurt somebody and is totally unconcerned with his condition.

Truly a jock in the making.
 
2012-04-06 11:39:56 PM  
Well. I didn't know you could do that on a penalty shot in lacrosse. It's great to hear the reaction of the crowd; they all go ooooh while the goalie walks off as the king of the world.

Also, awesomester: the link to a play-by-play guy for a high school lacrosse game saying that a player who has just scored "logs on to www.ijustflatoutbringoldschoolhoestotheparty.com", yes that's "I just flat out bring old school hoes to the party dot com".
 
2012-04-06 11:40:11 PM  
Can't for the life of me remember when it was, but this reminds me of the game when Warren Sapp sacked Brett Favre and Favre got up and head-butted him in a friendly way to show respect.

/not John Madden
 
2012-04-07 12:24:49 AM  
At first I was confused about there being penalty shot in lacrosse, but it was indoor. And yeah, people can get laid out. You can't try to pull a move like that with your head down. It won't end well.

/played outdoor in HS
 
2012-04-07 12:28:00 AM  
As for the fist bump...that was pretty cool. Usually if you get decked and it was clean you can at least appreciate it.
 
2012-04-07 12:38:39 AM  
Don't get up from the pile without affecting the head.
 
2012-04-07 01:16:34 AM  
It is almost like submitter has never seen a professional sport, besides golf.
 
2012-04-07 02:02:11 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: It's cute how the goalie is proud that he hurt somebody and is totally unconcerned with his condition.

Truly a jock N.O. Saint in the making.

 
2012-04-07 02:43:08 AM  

O.M.E.: After viewing the play, I can only conclude that you have never witnessed a professional American football game.


Football is what kids who can't handle the violence of lacrosse play.

/Football fan.
 
2012-04-07 03:06:07 AM  
I wonder if they already have the puka shell necklaces and GHB stockpiled or if they're waiting 'til high school.

/shaddup, two good friends were on our HS lacrosse team
 
2012-04-07 05:50:59 AM  
One player going 1.3 femtometers per hour is toppled over by a bag of clothing going 2.9 femtometers per hour. Exciting. Hit of the year, clearly.
 
2012-04-07 06:24:34 AM  
What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?
 
2012-04-07 06:43:58 AM  

D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?


White America is coming to accept that they'll never be better than blacks at football or basketball, so they're migrating to sports that minorities don't have the money to train for or compete in. (See: Mixed martial arts.)
 
2012-04-07 07:06:56 AM  
It's unfortunate that human scum like huguely and frat boys have given this game such a negative connotation in american popular culture. It's a native american game originally and it's atmosphere is much more like rugby (intense competition and hang out with the opponent after the game) than the "bro" mentality that permeates today. It's somewhat unique in that a player can be any size/shape/speed and still be very good. They just need to find/create a style that suits their particular strengths.

/grew up next to a reservation
//respect the game
///take care of the rock
 
2012-04-07 07:21:51 AM  

Harv72b: O.M.E.: After viewing the play, I can only conclude that you have never witnessed a professional American football game.

Football is what kids who can't handle the violence of lacrosse play.

/Football fan.


I'll be impressed when more kids in America play hurling. It's like lacrosse, except without padding and using heavy wooden clubs.

/best sport ever
 
2012-04-07 08:21:21 AM  

D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?


I really don't think you can compare the two. Until cricket has contact, there really isn't much to consider.

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-07 08:29:14 AM  
God I hate soccer.
 
2012-04-07 08:32:13 AM  
Indoor Lacrosse

The idiocy of hockey mixed with the boring of lacrosse
 
2012-04-07 08:51:57 AM  

O.M.E.: After viewing the play, I can only conclude that you have never witnessed a professional American football game.


I agree. Hits far worse than this one occur in nearly every single play in professional football.

/ And isn't that slashing on the goalie's part, anyway? It wasn't a shoulder hit. He just used his stick to throw the hit.
 
2012-04-07 08:59:55 AM  
What I like is that the goalie looks to be at LEAST a FOOT shorter than everyone else on the pitch. Watch as his team surrounds him. Good on him.
 
2012-04-07 09:11:00 AM  
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2012-04-07 09:39:39 AM  
That was funny, but that's middle school indoor lacrosse for you. No penalty shots in field lacrosse, and no minimally competent middie would ever get laid out by a goalie like that.

But what do you expect?--the middie was hot-shotting it, more concerned about showing off his cradling trick while in the spotlight than paying attention to the opponent.

Those observations aside, lacrosse is a fun, hard hitting sport with a lot of scoring. On Saturday afternoons, ESPNU is usually good for a couple Division I games during the season (right now).
 
2012-04-07 09:45:02 AM  
The kid who got hit was trying to hot dog and do a spin move or something. You can see him toss the ball up in the air to set up for something right before the goalie decks him.

And speaking of lacrosse, isn't it time we give women shoulder pads and a helmet and let them play the game right? Women are perfectly capable of beating each other with sticks just like men. No reason to neuter their game.
 
2012-04-07 09:56:23 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: It's cute how the goalie is proud that he hurt somebody and is totally unconcerned with his condition.

Truly a jock in the making.



Sounds like someone played a lot of Magic: The Gathering and got some noogies in high school.
 
2012-04-07 10:07:04 AM  
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2012-04-07 10:43:51 AM  
its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.
 
2012-04-07 10:46:05 AM  
I can't believe the article is acting like this was some great act of sportsmanship after small guy syndrome goalie pushes the other guy other, then stands over him to taunt him before going over to his bros to celebrate quite possibly injuring someone. The awesome part is that its a 7th/8th grade game so we know they are training this kid to be a huge cock head instead of displaying actual sportsman ship, like helping up the guy you just sucker punched.
 
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2012-04-07 10:54:52 AM  
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...is not impressed.
 
2012-04-07 11:36:18 AM  

Omorda: its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.


My kids have played lacrosse since they were 4 years old, and now play high school varsity and college. Contrary to your claim, "indoor lacrosse" exists and is distinct from "box lacrosse."

Anyone with any real experience with lacrosse understands that box lacrosse and indoor lacrosse are two different versions of lacrosse, both played indoors. Box and indoor have different rules. Ask any experienced player in our area what they're playing this Fall or Winter after field lacrosse ends, and you'll hear either box or indoor.
 
2012-04-07 11:44:12 AM  
Re: NFL vs. LAX-

I dunno, I'd rather get properly laid out by a defender than have a rock-hard plastic ball coming at my head at 100+mph. But that's just me.

/Why yes, I was horrible at fielding grounders in LL. Why?
//dad once dressed me in full catchers equipment and shagged hot grounders at me
///still turned my head
 
2012-04-07 11:47:07 AM  

skmastaz: I can't believe the article is acting like this was some great act of sportsmanship after small guy syndrome goalie pushes the other guy other, then stands over him to taunt him before going over to his bros to celebrate quite possibly injuring someone. The awesome part is that its a 7th/8th grade game so we know they are training this kid to be a huge cock head instead of displaying actual sportsman ship, like helping up the guy you just sucker punched.


I won't defend taunting/undue celebration after the play, but the cocky one here was the shooter who, during a live play, decided he was going to show the crowd a cradling trick. Any good coach would have disciplined him if the goalie didn't beat him to it by wiping the shooter out as he was showing off.

Bottom line in almost any team sport: if you're more interested in showing off than you are in playing the game, someone is going to teach you a lesson. The shooter was grandstanding, which is disrespectful to his opponent. The goalie correctly schooled him with a legal hit that the shooter didn't see coming simply because he was caught up in his cutesy performance instead of keeping his head in the game.
 
2012-04-07 11:57:18 AM  

darch: Re: NFL vs. LAX-

I dunno, I'd rather get properly laid out by a defender than have a rock-hard plastic ball coming at my head at 100+mph. But that's just me.

/Why yes, I was horrible at fielding grounders in LL. Why?
//dad once dressed me in full catchers equipment and shagged hot grounders at me
///still turned my head


I've coached football and watched my kids play lacrosse for many years. IMHO, football presents a greater risk of injury and more opportunity for vicious hits.

On the other hand, lacrosse players play a violent sport with very little equipment (most elite middies and attackers don't even wear shoulder pads--just a very thin chest protector). Field lacrosse goalies usually don't wear thigh pads or shin guards despite the risk they face. And the attackers/middies and the D-poles who guard them in front of the net accept the inevitability that they will be hit by 80-95 mph shots to unprotected areas numerous times each season. A lacrosse player who isn't black and blue and cut up from slashes, checks, and ball strikes probably doesn't see the field much.
 
2012-04-07 12:12:00 PM  
So what can we take away from this Fark link?

Subby is a dumbass.
 
2012-04-07 12:13:40 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Omorda: its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.

My kids have played lacrosse since they were 4 years old, and now play high school varsity and college. Contrary to your claim, "indoor lacrosse" exists and is distinct from "box lacrosse."

Anyone with any real experience with lacrosse understands that box lacrosse and indoor lacrosse are two different versions of lacrosse, both played indoors. Box and indoor have different rules. Ask any experienced player in our area what they're playing this Fall or Winter after field lacrosse ends, and you'll hear either box or indoor.


contrary to your claim but where lax is our national sport indoor rules are almost never found and everyone plays box.

/i get that they are different but oddly enough nobody here plays indoor rules.
 
2012-04-07 12:15:20 PM  

Mike_LowELL: D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?

White America is coming to accept that they'll never be better than blacks at football or basketball, so they're migrating to sports that minorities don't have the money to train for or compete in. (See: Mixed martial arts.)


How much money does it take to train to beat the shiat out of another person?
 
2012-04-07 12:21:41 PM  

Omorda: themeaningoflifeisnot: Omorda: its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.

My kids have played lacrosse since they were 4 years old, and now play high school varsity and college. Contrary to your claim, "indoor lacrosse" exists and is distinct from "box lacrosse."

Anyone with any real experience with lacrosse understands that box lacrosse and indoor lacrosse are two different versions of lacrosse, both played indoors. Box and indoor have different rules. Ask any experienced player in our area what they're playing this Fall or Winter after field lacrosse ends, and you'll hear either box or indoor.

contrary to your claim but where lax is our national sport indoor rules are almost never found and everyone plays box.

/i get that they are different but oddly enough nobody here plays indoor rules.


In WNY, indoor lax is mostly a post-season/pre-season training game for field lax played after Fall ball.

Box lax is popular in areas with significant populations of Native Americans, with some regional teams in the field lax off-season, and with kids who like to play in Ontario.

All three versions of lax are a lot of fun. Most serious lax players are involved in all three during the course of their playing days.
 
2012-04-07 12:23:55 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Omorda: its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.

My kids have played lacrosse since they were 4 years old, and now play high school varsity and college. Contrary to your claim, "indoor lacrosse" exists and is distinct from "box lacrosse."

Anyone with any real experience with lacrosse understands that box lacrosse and indoor lacrosse are two different versions of lacrosse, both played indoors. Box and indoor have different rules. Ask any experienced player in our area what they're playing this Fall or Winter after field lacrosse ends, and you'll hear either box or indoor.


i looked it up to see if my mind was playing tricks on me because it has been years since i played but i guess it makes sense that i have no memory of indoor because bolax was invented in canada and played here almost exclusivley becasue there are even little field teams here.

/i honestly thought nobody played indoor anymore but i guess they do..i don't get why considering the pro's play box and all.
 
2012-04-07 12:27:22 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Omorda: themeaningoflifeisnot: Omorda: its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.

My kids have played lacrosse since they were 4 years old, and now play high school varsity and college. Contrary to your claim, "indoor lacrosse" exists and is distinct from "box lacrosse."

Anyone with any real experience with lacrosse understands that box lacrosse and indoor lacrosse are two different versions of lacrosse, both played indoors. Box and indoor have different rules. Ask any experienced player in our area what they're playing this Fall or Winter after field lacrosse ends, and you'll hear either box or indoor.

contrary to your claim but where lax is our national sport indoor rules are almost never found and everyone plays box.

/i get that they are different but oddly enough nobody here plays indoor rules.

In WNY, indoor lax is mostly a post-season/pre-season training game for field lax played after Fall ball.

Box lax is popular in areas with significant populations of Native Americans, with some regional teams in the field lax off-season, and with kids who like to play in Ontario.

All three versions of lax are a lot of fun. Most serious lax players are involved in all three during the course of their playing days.


huh thats funny its so different from canada because nobody plays anything but box and field is even getting rarer every year. here even the most serious lax players play box and hockey when they aren't playing . my brother is even still playing in a league at 18 and plenty of the guys that play with him play league hockey as well.
 
2012-04-07 12:29:52 PM  
I came here to make a Tim Thomas comment, but I see nyseattitude beat me to it.
 
2012-04-07 12:35:18 PM  

Omorda: themeaningoflifeisnot: Omorda: its not indoor, its called box by anyone i've ever met who has played it. i also having played it think thats a lame hit and yes the nfl is tougher than lax by far.

My kids have played lacrosse since they were 4 years old, and now play high school varsity and college. Contrary to your claim, "indoor lacrosse" exists and is distinct from "box lacrosse."

Anyone with any real experience with lacrosse understands that box lacrosse and indoor lacrosse are two different versions of lacrosse, both played indoors. Box and indoor have different rules. Ask any experienced player in our area what they're playing this Fall or Winter after field lacrosse ends, and you'll hear either box or indoor.

i looked it up to see if my mind was playing tricks on me because it has been years since i played but i guess it makes sense that i have no memory of indoor because bolax was invented in canada and played here almost exclusivley becasue there are even little field teams here.

/i honestly thought nobody played indoor anymore but i guess they do..i don't get why considering the pro's play box and all.


My experience with indoor is that it's usually a mish-mash of local customs, not necessarily adherent to a strict philosophy. The box lacrosse leagues play a more traditional style.

Field lax is extremely popular in the U.S. It's one of the fastest growing sports in America. We have lots of kids who have abandoned baseball and soccer to play lax. Many of our lax players continue to play hockey.
 
rka
2012-04-07 12:53:00 PM  

D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?


It's one of Canada's two official sports along with hockey. Can you guess which came first?

That's right...lacrosse.
 
2012-04-07 12:54:09 PM  

Mike_LowELL: D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?

White America is coming to accept that they'll never be better than blacks at football or basketball, so they're migrating to sports that minorities don't have the money to train for or compete in. (See: Mixed martial arts.)



I can see some of that, if you are poor it is pretty easy to play football or basketball with little to no cost. A game like hockey you usually have to supply all or some of your equipment, pay for ice time, etc. Since kids grow that would be a yearly expense most low income families can't afford. I don't think it is really on purpose but more of a socioeconomic factors. Since a larger percentage of minority are low income it gives kids who might really enjoy these sports less of a chance to get involved with them.
 
2012-04-07 01:59:19 PM  

dmars: Mike_LowELL: D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?

White America is coming to accept that they'll never be better than blacks at football or basketball, so they're migrating to sports that minorities don't have the money to train for or compete in. (See: Mixed martial arts.)


I can see some of that, if you are poor it is pretty easy to play football or basketball with little to no cost. A game like hockey you usually have to supply all or some of your equipment, pay for ice time, etc. Since kids grow that would be a yearly expense most low income families can't afford. I don't think it is really on purpose but more of a socioeconomic factors. Since a larger percentage of minority are low income it gives kids who might really enjoy these sports less of a chance to get involved with them.


Lacrosse is a pretty expensive sport. Players are expected to buy their own equipment. I spend about $1000 per year per kid (the older kids, not the pee wee) just on new shafts, heads, netting, cleats. Occasionally have to buy helmets (~$200-$225 for the older kids), gloves ($150-$175), and protective gear. Hockey is more expensive, but lacrosse is not far behind.

/and that doesn't include all the travel costs and team fees. My kids play on several regional teams in addition to school, and the program fees often run $750 per season per team or more. Two summers ago, my two older sons played on 5 club and regional teams in one summer. All totaled, I would guess costs for an active, year-round lax player could easily exceed $3500 (not including gym memberships and individual coaching sessions for serious players who are NCAA-bound. Not hockey level, but still very expensive
 
2012-04-07 02:01:31 PM  

rka: D_S_W: What the fark is lacrosse, and how can a country that plays it make fun of cricket?

It's one of Canada's two official sports along with hockey. Can you guess which came first?

That's right...lacrosse.


And anyone in their right mind would much prefer lacrosse over hockey.

:-D
 
2012-04-07 02:12:03 PM  
On the issue of costs in youth sports today, with continuing school budget cuts athletes across the board are having costs transferred to them. Our high school lax team is the area powerhouse. But this year parents have had to fund not only all equipment costs, but also fund-raise for non-traditional parent costs--like buses for some out-of-league games, lighting for night games, maintenance staff overtime, etc. I'll bet next year the school will eliminate coaching stipends altogether.

And this is happening to most high school sports programs locally. In addition to paying ridiculous school taxes, parents of high school athletes are going to be shelling out more and more money each year if they want their kids to play sports.
 
2012-04-07 02:52:04 PM  
I played lacrosse from sixth grade up until I was about 24, playing in club leagues. Hell, i learned the game from my step dad using his WOODEN stick. What started off as a fun, hard-hitting, sportsmanship-oriented, skilled sport turned into a douchey frat-fest by the mid 90s.

I have no idea what point I'm trying to make. Guess the game has changed a lot.

/never played organized football
//have played hockey in school or leagues since the early 80s.
 
2012-04-07 02:54:46 PM  
12 year olds are made out of rubber. Non story.
 
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