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(Deadspin)   Buffalo lacrosse team pulls off the old hidden ball trick to perfection (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 21
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1821 clicks; posted to Sports » on 15 Jan 2013 at 9:48 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-15 09:50:52 AM  
And yet not a single damn was given that day since nobody watches that crap.
 
2013-01-15 09:53:53 AM  

PsyLord: And yet not a single damn was given that day since nobody watches that crap.


Damn, who pissed in your cereal this morning? Lacrosse is an excellent sport.
 
2013-01-15 10:01:11 AM  

PsyLord: And yet not a single damn was given that day since nobody watches that crap.


Depends on the market. People in Buffalo watch the crap out of indoor lacrosse. 16,000+ average game attendance.

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2013-01-15 10:02:12 AM  
And in case anyone who RTFA is wondering, John Tavares the lacrosse player is the uncle of John Tavares the New York Islander.
 
2013-01-15 10:07:43 AM  

AntonChigger: PsyLord: And yet not a single damn was given that day since nobody watches that crap.

Damn, who pissed in your cereal this morning? Lacrosse is an excellent sport.


It is pretty fantastic.

/played outdoor in high school
//bro jokes in 5...4...3...
 
2013-01-15 10:08:50 AM  

FreakinB: AntonChigger: PsyLord: And yet not a single damn was given that day since nobody watches that crap.

Damn, who pissed in your cereal this morning? Lacrosse is an excellent sport.

It is pretty fantastic.

/played outdoor in high school
//bro jokes in 5...4...3...


Especially while both "coed" and "naked", bro.
 
2013-01-15 10:32:35 AM  
Maryland did that a couple years ago in an ACC game.
 
2013-01-15 10:34:50 AM  
nice replay graphics. wow. it really prepared me
 
2013-01-15 11:54:54 AM  
the announcer had 0 clue what happened....blah, blah GOAL.
 
2013-01-15 12:11:40 PM  
That scoreboard needs to cover more of the screen so I may see the score better.
 
2013-01-15 02:28:38 PM  
Lacrosse is basically basketball with nothing interesting going on.
 
2013-01-15 02:55:38 PM  
The scorer gave it away way too early. Had anyone not been transfixed on the guy without the ball, they could have stopped it. He could have walked the ball into the net as much as the defense was paying attention.

Is this normal in lacrosse? Everyone just looking at the ball carrier and completely ignoring everyone else? It reminds me of very little kids playing soccer, single-mindedly chasing after the guy with the ball.
 
2013-01-15 03:17:38 PM  

davideggy: The scorer gave it away way too early. Had anyone not been transfixed on the guy without the ball, they could have stopped it. He could have walked the ball into the net as much as the defense was paying attention.

Is this normal in lacrosse? Everyone just looking at the ball carrier and completely ignoring everyone else? It reminds me of very little kids playing soccer, single-mindedly chasing after the guy with the ball.


Nah, I can't tell you how many times I had the "head on a swivel" mantra pounded into my head.

Counting the number of guys on the field it looks like it was a man down situation (think of a power play in hockey). If that's the case, you generally form a box in the middle with a slight shift to the ball side, especially down low to protect the crease. Considering where the defense *thought* the ball was I think their positioning is fine.
 
2013-01-15 03:23:11 PM  

meddleRPI: Lacrosse is basically basketball with nothing interesting going on.


More like faster paced hockey where the level of players' talent doesn't really translate to TV.
 
2013-01-15 04:50:15 PM  

FreakinB: Nah, I can't tell you how many times I had the "head on a swivel" mantra pounded into my head.

Counting the number of guys on the field it looks like it was a man down situation (think of a power play in hockey). If that's the case, you generally form a box in the middle with a slight shift to the ball side, especially down low to protect the crease. Considering where the defense *thought* the ball was I think their positioning is fine.


I think it also matters that this is indoor NLL.  Small field and pros, it's more of a scoring game.

In college you've got the big field, the offense is pushed out farther and the defense can actually set up.  With no full-time shot clock (yet) and all that space behind the cage it's a lot more of a half-court set type of game.
 
2013-01-15 05:05:00 PM  

lunchinlewis: FreakinB: Nah, I can't tell you how many times I had the "head on a swivel" mantra pounded into my head.

Counting the number of guys on the field it looks like it was a man down situation (think of a power play in hockey). If that's the case, you generally form a box in the middle with a slight shift to the ball side, especially down low to protect the crease. Considering where the defense *thought* the ball was I think their positioning is fine.

I think it also matters that this is indoor NLL.  Small field and pros, it's more of a scoring game.

In college you've got the big field, the offense is pushed out farther and the defense can actually set up.  With no full-time shot clock (yet) and all that space behind the cage it's a lot more of a half-court set type of game.


True, and there's an extra player in outdoor (6 guys up, 6 guys back vs 5 on 5 in indoor). Usually that means the defender on the off-the-ball side in man-down doesn't have to come in quite as far since there's probably another guy in the middle.

Though watching that video again, the defender on the side where the shot came from actually did glance over at the offensive player coming down just before he shot. If you're under the impression that guy doesn't have the ball, that's all you need to do. Just know where he is, stay in the diagonal passing lane, and be ready to move if the pass goes across up top.
 
2013-01-15 09:42:53 PM  

Doc Daneeka: PsyLord: And yet not a single damn was given that day since nobody watches that crap.

Depends on the market. People in Buffalo watch the crap out of indoor lacrosse. 16,000+ average game attendance.

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Yeah, but then that also means you live in Buffalo and the closest thing to sports is the Bills.
 
2013-01-15 09:59:05 PM  
Lacrosse is actually the world's most difficult sport.

Water polo is the world's second most difficult sport.

I mean "team sports".
 
2013-01-16 10:30:45 AM  
Yeah, but the Wings still chased their starting goalie and kicked their asses. 13-8

\10 year season ticket holder.
 
2013-01-16 10:59:46 AM  

kpaxoid: Lacrosse is actually the world's most difficult sport.

Water polo is the world's second most difficult sport.

I mean "team sports".


I'd rank Water Polo well above lacrosse. As well as, well, damn near anything.

/real water polo should require that you ride dolphins or something, dammit. Water polo is just Water Handball.
 
2013-01-18 05:07:39 AM  

TeamEd: meddleRPI: Lacrosse is basically basketball with nothing interesting going on.

More like faster paced hockey where the level of players' talent doesn't really translate to TV.


ummmm, hockey is considerably faster paced than lacrosse
 
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