Well, just kind of a fancy way of saying "Life is not fair". No, it isn't. From Wiki: Greek tragedy was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient Greece from the late 6th century BC. These were on my curriculum at Hobart in my freshman year but I was a pretty lazy student at the time so I'll liberally use other sources if needed. If it interests the readers, you can find some of these plays in the motion pictures of today, like Troy. Tragic heroes often were brought down by a “tragic flaw” in the character. And Greek Mythology played a role in these plays too. Capricious. Sudden and unaccountable changes. We all hold out at least a glimmer of hope that at some point we might see that miracle that will start play up again. Bu
How it should look . . . I mentioned in the King's-Oxbridge writeup that a confrontation occurred late in the game in the stands and I would write about it separately. Full disclosure up front. I DID NOT WITNESS the confrontation even though I was only about 30 feet away. I did hear some things but the only thing I can say with 100% certainty was the chant of the King's students that started with about 4 minutes to go. I am pretty confident is saying an Oxbridge fan, whether parent or not, confronted the chant in some way. But that's about it for 100% of what I know. I was in the press box but plenty of people were between me and the fracas. Could I ask around and get plenty of input? Sure, but why go with a Rashomon-style likelihood of differing opinions when the actual details a
Thanks once again to Mike Loveday for having me on the LaxRecords.com podcast. It was taped on Sunday, Feb. 16th, the day before the season started. LaxRecords.com is a terrific site to find statistics for the entire high school lacrosse world, and covers milestones for BOTH players and coaches. A real lacrosse fan will bookmark his site and go back to it frequently to keep up to date. Click here for the LINK to the podcast. If you only want to here the FLN section, that starts at the 21:39 mark. The sound is a little off and I blame myself for using an inferior speaker phone. I will learn my lesson in time for the next appearance!
We transition to a new sponsor for the FLN Polls this season! Prospects Lacrosse Inc. is sponsoring a new event for Florida school teams on an invitational basis as a showcase for college coaches to attend. The Florida event is scheduled for May 23rd-24th in Vero Beach. There actually is going to also be an Upstate NY version of the event in July at a college that I am very familiar with . . . which might necessitate TWO trips this year to that town, as it is my FORTIETH college reunion this year . . . Oh Lord. Gentlemen, start your engines!!! https://youtu.be/TLWr8gTAFSU Hmm, a Florida kid managed to make it into this one . . . TWICE. And Joe Seider's goal viewed from behind is the best advertisement for the sport I know of. Wow, what a bunch of...
Many of you have contacted me about the future of FLN since I have not posted since mid-June when the FHSAA went with their huge change to the high school lax world. We are still in business! My absence has been one of personal choice as I seriously needed to take a break. It's been almost 8 years now since I starting writing for FLN and the longest break I took away from this was about a week and, as I mentioned before, have been doing this as a hobby aside from my normal way of making a living, which is also time-consuming. I went full cold turkey, including not opening my emails or looking at either the Twitter or Facebook pages (rest assured, we are adding Instagram this year!). I opened my email today for the first time and there are 738 emails waiting for me. Good and bad n
Author's Note: Congratulations to Coach Speckmann for this terrific honor! And please USL, Rick Gilbert next year? via US Lacrosse press release US Lacrosse Announces National Lacrosse Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame announces the addition of nine new inductees as the Class of 2019, following approval by US Lacrosse’s Board of Directors. The newest members will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 19, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md. The 2019 inductees are: Ryan Boyle, Charlie Coker, Kara Ariza Cooke, Rachael Becker DeCecco, Sarah Forbes, Cathy Nelson Reese, Matt Striebel, Paul Schimoler, and Richard Speckmann. Tickets for the 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, sp