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Old 08-21-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Lacrosse

i know lacrosse is a somewhat new sport and not really on T.V. so i was wondering how many of you knew what it was and for the rest of you im showing you the best sport in America

Real men play lacrosse!!

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u knwo what lax is my life!

and yeah baseball u need ot be real athletic to do that!!

i HATE baseball

and btw lacrosse is the fatest sport played on turf (grass whtever u call it), it is its a fact!
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According to wikipedia:

Evolution of the Game
Main article: History of lacrosse
Lacrosse was invented by Native North Americans. Its name was dehuntshigwa'es in Onondaga ("men hit a rounded object"), da-nah-wah'uwsdi in Eastern Cherokee ("little war"), Tewaarathon in Mohawk language ("little brother of war"), and baaga`adowe in Ojibwe ("knocking about of balls").[7]
The game was named lacrosse by early French observers. It is widely and inaccurately believed that the name stems from the French term "crosse", for the shepherd's crooklike crosier carried by bishops as a symbol of office. Jesuit missionary Jean-de-Brébeuf noted the resemblance between the crosier and the shape of the racket stick in the Relation des Jésuites around 1640. In fact, the term crosse is a general word in French for any type of bat or stick used in a ball game. The name lacrosse is simply a reflection of this term, and perhaps a shorthand for a phrase such as "le jeu de la crosse" (the game of the stick).[8]
Lacrosse traditionally had many different purposes. Conflict resolution and training of young warriors was only one part of the game. Games could be played on a pitch over a mile wide and sometimes lasted for days. Often players were gravely injured or even killed. Early balls were made out of the heads of the enemy, deerskin, clay, stone, and sometimes wood. Lacrosse has played a significant role in the community and religious life of tribes across the continent for many years. Early lacrosse was characterized by deep spiritual involvement, befitting the spirit of combat in which it was undertaken. Those who took part did so in the role of warriors, with the goal of bringing glory and honor to themselves and their tribes, and as a religious ritual.[9] The game was said to be played "for the pleasure of the Creator."

"An Indian Ball-Play" by George Catlin, circa 1846-1850.
Lacrosse has witnessed great modifications since its origins in the 15th century, but many aspects of the sport remain the same. In the Native North American version, each team consisted of about 100 to 1,000 men on a field that stretched from about 500 yards to a couple of miles long.[10] These lacrosse games lasted from sun up to sun down for two to three days. These games were played to settle inter-tribal disputes, to toughen young warriors in preparation for future combat and to give thanks to the Creator. The Alqonquin tribes referred to the sport as "baggatway".[10] The game became known to Westerners when a French Jesuit Missionary, Jean de Brébeuf, saw the Iroquois Natives play it in 1636.[11]


Richmond Hill "Young Canadians" lacrosse team, 1885.
By the 19th century, lacrosse evolved to a less violent game and more of a sport as French pioneers began competing. In 1856, Dr. William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, founded Montreal Lacrosse Club and in 1867 he codified the game, shortening the length of each game and reducing the number of players to ten per team.[10] The first game played under Beers' rules was at Upper Canada College in 1867, with Upper Canada College losing to the Toronto Cricket Club by a score of 3–1. By the 1900s, high schools, colleges, and universities began playing the game, and lacrosse was contested as a medal sport in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics.
In the 1930s, an indoor version of the game, box lacrosse, was introduced in Canada. It quickly became, and remains, the dominant form of the sport in that country. A later version of box lacrosse, indoor lacrosse, is played professionally in both Canada and the United States.

A "pee wee" game in progress
In the United States, the sport enjoys its greatest popularity along the east coast, especially in Maryland (where it became the state's official team sport in 2004), Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the New England states. However, its popularity has started to spread west to Colorado, California, Texas, and the Midwest, spurred by the sport's increasing visibility in the media, the growth of college and high school programs, and youth or "pee wee" leagues throughout the country. Currently, there are only two NCAA Division I men's lacrosse teams west of the Mississippi River: Air Force and the University of Denver. The growth of lacrosse was also facilitated by the introduction of plastic heads invented by Baltimore-based stick maker STX in the 1970s. This innovation reduced the weight and cost of the stick, and allowed for faster passes and gameplay.
At the collegiate level, there are currently 57 NCAA Division I men's lacrosse teams, 32 Division II men's lacrosse teams, and 131 Division III men's lacrosse teams. There are also currently 83 Division I women's lacrosse teams, 37 Division II women's lacrosse Teams, and 154 Division III women's lacrosse teams. Additionally, almost 200 collegiate men's club teams compete at the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association level, including most major universities in the United States.
In Canada, the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association has been operating a collegiate men's league since 1985 and now includes 12 varsity teams which span from London, Ontario to Lennoxville, Quebec. On the women's side, 10 varsity teams, from London, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec, compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference.
At the professional level, there are 13 National Lacrosse League (indoor) teams; 10 in the United States and 3 in Canada. In Major League Lacrosse, there are 10 teams, all of which are based in the United States, and 2 more expansion teams are set to play in the 2008 season. The Australian Lacrosse League has 3 teams; 1 for each of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
The highest level of box lacrosse (Senior A) has two leagues in Canada: the Western Lacrosse Association (sanctioned by the BCLA) for British Columbia, and Major Series Lacrosse (sanctioned by the OLA) for Ontario; both with 7 teams each.
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so basicly it is for REAL men, unlike baseball,
it has hitting ,i mean you get a 6 foot stick for the sole purpose of beating people up!

anywyas i wont get in an argument with all those that love baseball, just wanted to do my part and help spread my favorite sport!
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this is really weird
I have been playing lax all my life (was an allstar the last 3 seasons)
my bro plays D1 lax for Loyola
my sis played till she graduated high school
and my dad is the president of lacrosse here in AZ
he also coaches and is an announcer on Cox tv for the lax games
we have lacrosse players over my house all the time, for those who know indoor and outdoor, I've met Ryan and Casey Powell (had lunch with both of them, they wanted my autograph haha), and if ya know Matt Oglesby (a pro lax player) he comes over to my house a lot haha, stays in my room (I have to sleep in the guest room cause he likes my room better haha)
and I've met plently of other coaches and players
want to know more about my life? haha
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dude thats sick the powells are amazing!
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what pos. do u play?

i play long stick middy, i get to run a lot, and cross the line sometimes, but still get to beat the shit outta people, i love it!
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i know lacrosse is a somewhat new sport and not really on T.V. so i was wondering how many of you knew what it was and for the rest of you im showing you the best sport in America

Real men play lacrosse!!
lol cute
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I like watching lax, its pretty cool. Its not better than Hockey. I love hockey. Never got the chance to play, but I LOVE watching it. And don't knock baseball. Have you ever played? It is a tough sport to play that takes a lot of physical and mental strength. My game, tho, is Soccer. I love soccer. I miss soccer.
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i love hockey too, i like it better than lax, but im not that good at it, and i dont get to play on the good teams so its not as fun but hockey is also tied for the best sport ever!

and yes i used to play baseball, bvut most would say it doesn count, i playe until i was 9 and then quit and played lax.

btw oc is the second jeep chick on this baord to call me cute!!
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i love hockey too, i like it better than lax, but im not that good at it, and i dont get to play on the good teams so its not as fun but hockey is also tied for the best sport ever!

and yes i used to play baseball, bvut most would say it doesn count, i playe until i was 9 and then quit and played lax.

btw oc is the second jeep chick on this baord to call me cute!!
lol I wasn't calling YOU cute, I was calling what you said cute.
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i know seriously
i need a hug!
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I play attack, usually at X
I've played defense before though, thats fun sometimes, especially when I'm pissed off haha
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i c, lots off bruises on ur arms then!!
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tell me about it
I'll get pics after a game
I got a concussion last year during a game, I got absolutly leveled. but hey, I was stupid and stopped in front of the goal! my fault!
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haha if anyone gets in the funnel w/ the ball on our team the d has to do 5 push ups
by the end of the game we get up pretty high man is it bad!
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we do a drill where the whole team lines up (about 5 feet in front of each person)
and a person has to go through the whole team without dropping the ball
(and they get to slash u)
its good stuff, makes u learn to guard the stick
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yeah we ahve a few brutal drills, but most arent beating each toher up, they're like drops and you run wiht your stick over your head
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we have one HS lax team her. and its for girls only. we're abig baseball town. columbus. you may have heard of us. 2006 little league world series champions?
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nope whats little league?
i quit as soon as my dad let me!

thats weird it is only for girsl i thought they had ot foffer it for both?
i know here a few of the hockey guy (well including me) tryed out for fiedl hockey b/d by law they have to offer a compatable (ie softball vs basebell) sport, or let both play
we only went ot one try out sessiona dn tehn stopped, it was really stupid, but still it was fun, and we got to see some hot girls running in skirts haha
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i think its supposed to be the alternative to football? but i dont know. and it was only at one school not all. plus thy get volleyball, so technically they've got 1 more sport than us
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yeah but they have to be comprable, as in boys can play field hoackey and girls can play football, b/c they're not comprable even though they are both fall sports

u get what im saying?

w/e, u wouldnt want to paly girls lax anyways, REALLY wimpy!
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Looks like fun though, I played Soccer for 22 years, both here in the US and in Europe (kicked butt here, but could only win in France, got beat everywhere else!)
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yeah but they have to be comprable, as in boys can play field hoackey and girls can play football, b/c they're not comprable even though they are both fall sports

u get what im saying?

w/e, u wouldnt want to paly girls lax anyways, REALLY wimpy!
lol. you've never met any grits (girls raised in the south) have you? i guarentee i know at least 5 girls that could kick your butt. and probably mine too. oh yea. and they all look good too
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lol. you've never met any grits (girls raised in the south) have you? i guarentee i know at least 5 girls that could kick your butt. and probably mine too. oh yea. and they all look good too
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