Archive for lacrosse
3/15/14 – Hempstead NY – Hofstra won 11-9
Knowing the game is in-hand…
Hofstra killing the clock
Regardless of whether the itself movie is good or bad — A lacrosse movie is good for the sport
Yeah — Lacrosse is back.
The Ohio State Buckeyes played well enough to win last night versus Detroit. It’s early but they do need to improve if they expect to make a run for the NCAA Tournament.
Logan Schuss and Brock Sorensen had dominant games. Mr. Sorensen also contributed 5 ground balls. And Freshman Jesse King had a great game and is making his presence immediately felt! Shawn Kaplan — Keep winning those faceoffs!
I have no association with this company. I just thought it was a great shirt…
How great was the hidden ball trick by Maryland vs UNC in the tournment? Didn’t we run that play in 3rd grade?
– 2011 NCAA Mens Lacrosse Tournament – Pictures –
What a great day of Lacrosse on May 2, 2011 @ Hofstra University.
University of Denver. Johns Hopkins. University of Virginia. Cornell
Beautiful weather. Exciting games. What’s better than that?
- Steele Stanwick (UVA)was dominant and played a great game.
- Adam Ghitelman (UVA), after a shaky start, played a fantastic game. You could see his confident grow as the game went on. Loved his long run up the field near the end of the game.
- Rob Pannell (Cornell) helped keep the game close. Smithtown’s boy showed why he is receiving the accolades!
- Max Feely (Cornell) is a play-maker. This kid is impressive.
- Mark Matthews (Denver) is a Beast! Physical. Skilled. One of the John Hopkins kids went to check him and the Johns Hopkins kid went down and broke his own stick! Wild.
- Kyle Wharton (Johns Hopkins) continued to show he’s the real deal.
Lacrosse is a great spectator sport. Combine the best attributes of football, soccer, basketball, and hockey… and that’s Lacrosse!
Oh yeah — The scores? UVA beat Cornell 13-9 . Denver beat Johns Hopkins 14-9.
After implementing my quick-and-dirty survey, that indeed found that lacrosse players are the best athletes, I started wondering who was the greatest athlete of all time. Was it a lacrosse player? (Quick-and-dirty results and information are in previous posted called “Survey says…“)
Jim Brown: The Greatest Athlete of All Time
- 9-time NFL All-Pro (out of 9 seasons played)
- Upon his retirement he held virtually every NFL offensive record including 12,312 rushing yards, 126 touchdowns and an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
- The only NFL player to average greater than 100 rushing yards per game.
- Member of the College Football Hall Of Fame
- Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame
- At Syracuse (lacrosse) he scored 30 goals as a junior and followed that with 43 goals and 21 assists as a senior midfielder
- First-team All-America Lacrosse midfielder.
What about Bo Jackson? Bo was a great athlete making all star teams in professional baseball and football but was never inducted into a professional sports Hall of Fame.
And Jim Thorpe? Prior to 1950, Jim Thorpe was undoubtedly the greatest athlete of his time. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Track & Field Hall of Fame. He has also won Olympic Gold Medals.
Let’s give Jim Brown the nod as the best athlete of all-time. He physically dominated his sports. He is often acknowledged as the best athlete in 2 sports. While Bo Jackson and Jim Thorpe were great athletes, neither is, nor was, considered the best in their respective sports.
(photos foxsports.com and mkrob.com)