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Iroquois Lacrosse Players Get The Shaft

Friday, July 16th, 2010

So get this: An Iroquois lacrosse team is missing the world championships because the United States and Great Britain are having a pissing match over the team’s visas. Over visas. Never mind that Native Americans – most likely the Iroquois – invented the game; we can’t have folks traveling abroad without the proper paperwork! Unbelievable. [...]

All Good Things . . .

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Must come to an end. Kyle’s 2010 lacrosse season came to an end yesterday, with the End of Year Tournament and Fun Day. The teams, comprised of 3rd and 4th graders, played a round-robin tourney to celebrate the end of the season. Kyle’s team had to win two games to make it t the finals. [...]

Sympathy For The Devils

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Duke Blue Devils: 2010 NCAA Division I Mens Lacrosse Champions! Sophomore defenseman CJ Costabile scored five seconds into overtime to give Duke University its first national lacrosse title with a 6-5 victory over the University of Notre Dame. Costabile took the opening faceoff in overtime and ran right at the Notre Dame goal, unleashing a [...]

The Final Four Is Upon Us

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

And unlike the NCAA Basketball Final Four, this one is actually interesting. The 2010 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four is being held in Baltimore, Maryland. The semifinal games began today at 4pm (EDT) with Cornell facing Notre Dame. The second semifinal is scheduled for 7pm (EDT) with Duke facing off against Virginia. Personally, I am [...]

Hanging Up The Whistle

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

For the past 19 years, I have spent my time coaching high school lacrosse in Philadelphia. That came to an end yesterday. My partner Luke and I coached our final game on Friday, May 14th. It also happened to be the final lacrosse game in Northeast Catholic High School history, as the school is set [...]

The Fastest Game On Two Feet

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Kyle’s lacrosse team played its first two games of the season yesterday. Unfortunately, I had to protect the city, so I missed it. The missus was there with her new digital camera, though, and captured some of the action. The photo above is Kyle (right) and his friend and soccer teammate Billy (left). This is [...]

Rest And Re-Lax Nation

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Today is going to be a very good day. It is Kyle’s first day of lacrosse practice at Abington Lacrosse Club. This will be his third year playing the greatest game in the world, and his second year at ALC. We signed Kyle up at Abington because my niece Kaitlin (pictured with Kyle at left) [...]

The Last Wonderful Time Of The Year

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Today is a bittersweet day for me, because it is the start of my final season as a high school lacrosse coach. I liken it to a forced retirement because after 84 years, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has decided to close our school, Northeast Catholic. I am fairly certain that I could find another coaching [...]

So, I Guess This Is Forced Retirement?

Friday, October 9th, 2009

As most of you already know, I coach lacrosse at Northeast Catholic High School here in Philly. I played the sport in college, and have been coaching high school lax since 1992. This upcoming season would have been my 19th overall, and my 13th at North. It appears that 13 is my unlucky number, as [...]

LEAPS: Bringing My Sport To The Inner City

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

This is an awesome idea. As terrific the game of lacrosse is, it is not as widely played as it should be because of equipment costs. Hell, a helmet costs $100, even for kids Kyle’s age! Nevertheless, it’s good to see local players give back to the community. Anything that makes lacrosse more popular is [...]

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