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Saw my first professional lacrosse game this weekend. . .(3 posts)

Saw my first professional lacrosse game this weekend. . .js5280
Apr 21, 2003 9:14 AM
It was a rainy Saturday here in Denver so decided on some inside entertainment. Heard good things about our new professional lacrosse team, the Colorado Mammoth, so decided to check it out. Have to say, it was a really good time. I've never really watched a game before, other than seeing the occasional intramural game from afar in college. Fast pace, body checking, slashing, very reminiscent of ice hockey but with more scoring and less penalties. The Mammoth have been pretty popular here in Colorado. Plus it's nice to go to a sporting event and not spend more than a Ultegra rear derailleur for a ticket. Ticketgouger still gets their cut though. $12 for 2 $9 tickets. . .bastards. Any other lacrosse fans/players here? Looks like a fun sport to play as well. One of my college roomies taught me how to catch/cradle and throw the ball, but that's about it. Anyway, it was a good time and I'd definitely good back to see another game, maybe even soon. . .
Know the history of the game?ClydeTri
Apr 21, 2003 9:24 AM
Was invented by native americans as a way of deciding tribal disputes...rather than have a war, they would play a game of lacrosse between tribes...although, I have read that deaths in the game were not unheard of....
Awesome sport!IAM
Apr 21, 2003 11:46 AM
I love the sport. I have been to several Toronto Rock games in the past
and really enjoy it, the game is fast paced, exciting and tough as
hell. It really is truly affordable, and they actually charge less for kids. The huge popularity of the Rock has swollen minor lacrosse
leagues and registration has at least tripled in the last few years. My son is one of those kids and at 13 is just starting his fourth season. He
doesn't play any other sport but just loves lacrosse. I never played as
a kid but now there are learn to play adult leagues for men and women
so I guess it's never too late.