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Official NCAA Lacrosse Championship Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, May 24, 2007.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Albany was D III until relatively recently. I know a guy who played there. Really weird seeing them play at that level with the Hopkins, Marylands, Ivys, Dukes of the world. But they have put together quite a team.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    As a Terp, I've never rooted for Duke in anything, ever. But I hope they win it all.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    It would be a fitting vindication, wouldn't it?
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know enough about Brown's style, I think he was an attacker though. Smith's job is to win faceoffs. That's it. Just like a center in hockey or a center in basketball in a tip off, but as soon as that's over Smith gets off the field most of the time. Possession in lacrosse often ends with a few shots on goal before the other team gets the ball, making the faceoffs in that game that much more important. The best midfielders who win faceoffs usually win a little over half of them. Smith, on average, took three of four in his career. He's like the Adam Vinateiri of faceoffs. You're shocked when he doesn't come through.

    But after that Smith is just an average, nothing special kind of player. Brown's reputation is not threatened. Neither is Gary or Paul Gait's.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Was seriously tempted to drive down to Baltimore Saturday morning and see how good a single seat I could buy on the street. But I believe I'll settle for watching it on TV after a day of sandlot baseball.
  6. who rates college lacrosse players?
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'm rooting for the Blue Hens, only because I love the nickname.
  8. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Let's see:
    Johns Hopkins - No way can I root for them. It's like rooting for the Pope to win a "who's most Catholic" contest. Besides, they always tank early games and come back to make it somehow, and it just gets old.
    Delaware - Not a freakin' chance. Their football fans are incredibly obnoxious, and I can only gather there would be some crossover.
    Duke - Story of the year, hands down. Nothing really not to like about them.
    Cornell - One of two underdogs, but UMass plays 'em in hockey this season.

    Guess I'm a Blue Devil fan.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Except they're Duke. And I must have missed the part where they did nothing but consume tea and crumpets at their little party.

    Let's not confuse innocent with innocence.
  10. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Because they're the only group of college age males to have a raucous party? They still were railroaded out of a season by an overzealous vote-luster. They're not perfect, but being able to come back from last year's circus (in which I'd place about 5 percent of the blame on them) and be a dominant team is pretty damn impressive, I feel.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No, of course they're not the only group to have a raucous party. But I don't get the lionization of them, either.

    Agree to disagree.
  12. rokski2

    rokski2 New Member

    Amen :)
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