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New Lacrosse Movie! Crooked Arrows – The Next Mighty Ducks?

Very cool.  Lacrosse will get exposure on the big screen.

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According to an article in Ad Age, a sports film based upon the world of lacrosse is going into production.   It’s an independent movie sponsored by Reebok to promote their 9k lacrosse line of equipment and apparel.

“Crooked Arrows” will be the first movie focused solely on lacrosse.  Lacrosse has somewhat been a niche sport.  Not as popular as baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, the movie may be the opportunity to greatly continue to expand the sport’s popularity.  (Please see previous post The Rise Of Lacrosse Named one of ESPN’s stories of the decade.)

The movie also touches on the Native American culture and roots in the game.

This could be great for lacrosse. Will “Crooked Arrows” do for lacrosse what “The Mighty Ducks” did for hockey? We’ll see…

We know this is huge for the lacrosse community, and could bring in a whole new fan base,”  said Chad Whitman, head of Reebok’s lacrosse division.

(image Cascade Pro 7 from thetotalathlete.com)
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Survey says… Lacrosse players edge out Hockey players as best athletes

In a totally un-scientific survey… done by handing out paper to 30 Long Islanders (regionally biased), then taking the written results and manually entering them into MS Excel…

Lacrosse players edged out Hockey players as the best athletes.

Respondents were asked to rate players in each of these sports: (1) baseball, (2) basketball, (3) football, (4) lacrosse, (5)hockey, and (6) soccer.

The categories were (a) endurance & stamina, (b) hand-eye coordination, (c) speed & quickness, (d) toughness / strength, and (e) overall athleticism.

The ratings were 10 = best and 1 = worst.

Lacrosse players edged out Hockey players 40.7  to 40.5 average points respectively (out of 50 points.)

Of note:

  • Not surprisingly football players ranked highest in toughness / strength
  • Soccer players won the endurance & stamina category
  • Basketball players finished first in the overall athleticism category

Again, this is far from scientific and not statistically significant… but it was fun to see…

<Click on the image below to see the results>

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