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Friday, October 30, 2009

Lincoln Tourney - Take 2

Tomorrow morning the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club heads to Lincoln, NE to make up the tournament originally scheduled for October 10. Because of work, I still have not made a single fall practice beyond the waning days of the summer league. Although to be fair at least two practices were missed because of rain and cancellations. I have not seen the team lately but am confident that we will be victorious in Nebraska tomorrow.
Unlike last time, snow is not in the forecast. The day looks to be fairly nice and warm. I am looking forward to it.
Reminder, the box league starts on Thursday night. ISU takes on Drake at 7 and Valley faces the Demons at 8. Here's to hoping that the league has a smooth start!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

With the first night of the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association's inaugural season of Box Lacrosse rapidly approaching, I have to admit that I am getting pretty darned excited. Now that the stressful part is done (aka making sure we have enough money), all I can think about are the games themselves. My wife is sick of hearing me talk about playing and, to a lesser extent, reffing the games.
With that I have been thinking about the games and the season as a whole. I wonder how the whole thing will turn out. Which team will win it all and which team will be sent to the minors? When I made the schedule, I thought about which games will be the most competitive. I think I created a fairly balanced league, but even the best laid plans can fail.
My friend Joe, of Alien Hockey fame, runs the adult hockey league I play in. Every week he makes predictions - usually using absurd criteria - for that week's games. Lately Joe has been on a tear, not only predicting the winner, but the goal differential. In tribute to everything Joe has done with hockey, which I hope to emulate with lax, I am toying with the idea of making weekly predictions for the box league. As they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
With that, I ask all of you who will win the league. Will it be Drake, composed of college guys and anchored by a former Ithaca College (NCLL) goalie? Maybe ISU with its core of alumni? The youth of Valley? The melting pot of experience among the Demons? The poll is open now, my prediction will come next week...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Box League Rosters Posted!

Check them out here.
The rosters are up. The schedule is up. The dues are collected. We are ready for the league to begin next Thursday!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tribe 7 Lacrosse Sticks

Check it out. This is the Savage 7 head and Thunder Shaft from Tribe 7 Lacrosse. The complete package (complete with Jimalax hard mesh) is known as the Thunder Stick and costs a mere $49.99. Considering most 7075 titanium alloys (Brine F22 & Swizzle, Reebok 7K Zendium, etc.) cost more than $80 without a head, this is a steal!After receiving the sticks, I gave one to Coach Zach as a token of my appreciation for all he has done to get me involved with Valley and for teaching me the game. I know that the local lax scene would not be where it is today without his help. Neither of us could decide which stick we like better (the neon is uber bad ass is person); ultimately my wife chose the black stick for me.
All of the pictures were taken the night that I got the sticks in the mail. I took more pics of the neon mesh because it showed up better on camera. The details make this an odd looking stick, but its specs conform to both the current NFHS and 2010 NCAA rules. This makes the Thunder Stick an even better value. To order one, visit Tribe 7 Lacrosse today.
I got these on October 9. I apologize for not getting the pictures up sooner, but I have had some stuff on my plate.

Tribe 7