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Saturday, December 20, 2008

What I Want For Christmas This Year Part 1

My Christmas List is all about the Des Moines Demons this year. Since Red and Black are leading the poll, I feel comfortable enough going with those colors. Because Iowa summers are super hot, I think that white is the best choice for helmets; they are stock items on Great Atlantic Lacrosse and most other websites. So let's get this going just in time for Santa...

Either of these Warrior Woodrow Shafts would be awesome

I'd love a Warrior Blade 2.0
Of course a White Cascade Pro-7 is my lid of choice
The white and red Warrior Superflys would go great with the Demons' colors
Warrior Burn detachable mid cleats would be so sweet on my feet
For bodily protection, I'd like the Warrior Players Club Shoulder Pads and Arm Pads

European Lax

Historically, Iowa's non-native settlers are of European descent. The majority of the state is still ethnically German, although there are quite a few of the Dutch and British variety (English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh) amongst us white folks. I come from English and German stock (with a bit of Native American tossed in for good measure).
What does this have to do with lax? You may not know this, but lacrosse has jumped across the pond. Europe has its own championships and European clubs even compete in the world championships.
This post is to make you aware that lacrosse is even bigger than you realize. It also serves to show you that people everywhere are picking the game up. Of course the pics I have posted are of Germany and the British home nations in action, but astute readers will see some Italians in action as well...

Props for Polanco Posters!

Check this message I got from the Long Island Lizards:
I sent Nicky some of those pictures you did of him.. he thought they were sick and wanted to get some copies...
Pretty bad ass! It's always good to learn that you can impress a professional athlete like Nicky Polanco even with no design experience. I will be sending them as soon as I get a response...

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I moved a couple of items around and added a new link box today. You'll notice a "Hot Topics & Big Stories" box in the upper left hand corner. That currently includes links to some of the biggest news on this site and will change as new stories hit.

The subscription link has been moved to just under the week's articles. I moved the archive link to just under the current articles. I am hoping that this slight tweak will be beneficial to my readers.

I have a couple of more ideas in mind and may change things up a bit more in January, but time will tell. If you have any suggestions post them below or drop me a line.

Thanks for reading!

Nicky Polanco Motivational Poster

Here is another poster I made while working on my Warrior Nation profile. What do you think?
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Summer League?!?! +Updates

Is there a chance that the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association may have a summer league for adults? It is becoming more likely all of the time. First of all, more and more people are voting in the polls, more people are responding favorably to my hounding about picking up lax, and a few area college players have expressed interest as well. Best of all, I finally made contact with the coach of the Valley lax team (ok, technically he made contact with me), Zach. He reached me through the "Des Moines Lacrosse League" Group-o-Matic site, which a few people have joined.

In our two brief email conversations, we talked about our options for getting men's lax up and running this summer in the Des Moines metro. One idea is to have scheduled scrimmage practices at a reserved location (which I am not yet at liberty to name) and another is to have a full blown men's beginner lax league. Our shared vision incorporates teenager players with adults to fill out teams. Based on Zach's predictions and the response I have so far received, we could be looking at four teams. The games would most likely be weekly at the location mentioned above. I do not have cost figures as of right now, but I have no plans to profit from this league. Ultimately it will come down to whether we will have to pay for field time, goals, etc.

For the time being, we are planning to ignore NCAA and NFHS regulations and allow players to wear hockey gear if that is what they have. Full face masks (cage style) will be required of course...

Some sort of liability waiver will probably have to be created. A method of arranging teams to balance the novices/experienced players and the teens/adults will have to be devised as well. That will happen as the time draws closer. Some sort of "uniform" system will be decided upon too. Again, I want to create a league that is as close to free as possible. The plan is to have enough men with at least a year of experience under their belt to field a GPLL travel team. That bridge will be crossed when we come to it...

In the mean time, Valley is planning on playing more lax games this spring. I believe most will be against Omaha area schools, but will know more once I get the info from Zach. All of that info will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, I will not be doing a lot of extensive blogging. I do have an interview that I have to write up, but that will probably not happen until after Christmas (unless we get a super bad ice storm or something that cancels work and/or my family's plans on Saturday). This time it is an ISU player. I will have some exciting news sometime within the next week, but cannot divuldge that information until I have been given the authorization to do so. After that, who knows?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cup O' Kryptonite

If you love coffee...
If you love comics...
Then you need to stop by Cup O' Kryptonite!

If the video does not appear, click here.
4521 Fleur Dr # F
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 974-0515

Kyle Harrison Motivational Poster

Here is another poster I made while working on my Warrior Nation profile. What do you think?
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nicky Polanco Motivational Poster

Here is another poster I made while working on my Warrior Nation profile. What do you think?
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