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post #51 of 86
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I have a feeling if the Stealth's season is like 2014/2015 the coach will definitely be the first on the chopping block. Penney was shaky in goal and it's a shame since he was stellar between the pipes during the summer for the New Westminster Salmonbellies.  It's just one game but they need to play as an actual team from here on out.


Glad you had a great time at the Swarm's home opener, Martianman!

post #52 of 86


At about the 0:07 mark, look in the lower right hand corner for a guy with brown hair, and bright yellow shirt...*sigh* and a bald spot. That's me. The person to my left with the gray hoodie is my son. 2:23 mark is the behind the back goal.

post #53 of 86

Oooooh.  See, I saw this dude jumping up in the stands, and I thought "Surely, that must be Martianman".


post #54 of 86

"Stinger". In my son's words, "Worst mascot ever. Why didn't you just hire a blonde guy with surfer hair or blonde dreads instead of making a costume?"

post #55 of 86

Also I found it weird that every time the Swarm scored, everyone started doing the mashed potato.

post #56 of 86

And they play The Fratellis song "Chelsea Dagger" while we all look like idiots doing that.

post #57 of 86
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Why isn't Stinger a giant bee? Were they out of bee costumes or something?

post #58 of 86
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HUGE 13-11 win for the Stealth tonight against the defending champs the Saskatchewan (formerly Edmonton) Rush! What a game!




This is box lacrosse and it is awesome!

post #59 of 86
Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post

Why isn't Stinger a giant bee? Were they out of bee costumes or something?

I guess they didn't want to confuse people because Georgia Tech is the Yellow Jackets. I say you can use the same costume in the off-season of college football.

post #60 of 86
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Originally Posted by Martianman View Post

I guess they didn't want to confuse people because Georgia Tech is the Yellow Jackets. I say you can use the same costume in the off-season of college football.


You should start a fan petition and send it to the Swarm. They might take it into consideration. :D


Are you going to the Sunday game against the Black Wolves?

post #61 of 86

No, unfortunately we're leaving town today (Sunday) for a couple of days for a funeral. Then there is only 1 home game in Feb and 1 in March then 3-4 in April. We'll probably try to hit the next one in February.

post #62 of 86
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Sorry to hear about that. My condolences.

post #63 of 86

My son was excited after practice last night--apparently they're going to try and have him do the face-offs, even though he plays defense. I don't know if they'll have an LSM on the defensive side and then have them switch after the face-off, or what. But he's super psyched about it. We don't have a set goalie either, so they're going to run through all the defensemen for a half--he is very much less psyched about that.

post #64 of 86

Oh, and my son is no longer the biggest kid on the team. We had a kid just join that has been at a national football exhibition or something like that in Texas--he's 6'3" and 14 years old. Never played lax before, but he's a super nice kid. My son played football against him a few years ago in the same league. So we'll have a 5'8" kid and a 6'3" kid playing defense on our U15 team.

post #65 of 86
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I'm sure there's less than ten people on this board who will are excited for this but I don't care. I love this sport and I will continue to pound the drum as loud and as long as I can. Why am I excited? Here's the skinny:





The National Lacrosse League's 30th anniversary year culminates with the 2016 NLL Champion's Cup Finals as the East Division champion Buffalo Bandits face off with the defending champs and two-time reigning West winners Saskatchewan Rush. The league's top two teams from the regular season swept their Division Finals series 2-0 to set up the championship round. The Bandits will shoot for the franchise's fifth championship in their first Finals appearance since winning it all in 2008 while the Rush try for back-to-back titles after raising the Cup in 2015.

Game 1 will take place in Buffalo on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET live on TSN2 & TSN GO and the ESPN app before the series shifts to Saskatoon for Game 2 on Saturday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET. If necessary, Game 3 in Buffalo is set for Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET.


Champion's Cup Finals

Game 1

Saskatchewan Rush (15-5) at Buffalo Bandits (15-5)
Saturday, May 28 - 7:30 p.m. ET
First Niagara Center
Watch live on ESPN app (U.S.):
Watch live on TSN2 & TSN GO (Canada):
Watch live in New York on Time Warner Cable Sports: Buffalo (87), Rochester (98) and Albany/Syracuse (324)


Game 2

Buffalo Bandits (15-5) at Saskatchewan Rush (15-5)
Saturday, June 4 - 9 p.m. ET
SaskTel Centre


Game 3 (if necessary)

Saskatchewan Rush (15-5) at Buffalo Bandits (15-5)
Saturday, June 11 - 7:30 p.m. ET
First Niagara Center



It's going to be one for the ages! Can't wait!

post #66 of 86

Was bummed the Swarm lost their first playoff game, but it was unreal they were in the playoffs to start with. I'll be watching the NLL finals. We're going to an MLL game next Saturday.

post #67 of 86

Damn Canadians! Lol.


The MLL game we went to was fun, although Atlanta got spanked in the 2nd half. Couldn't win any faceoffs and couldn't stop the fast break. Down by 2 at the half and lost by 10. Son starts lax tournaments every weekend for the rest of June, so we'll try to hit another MLL game in July.

post #68 of 86

My son's summer lax league team won their tournament this weekend. That was fun. And tiring. The program as a whole (we had 4 different teams/age groups in the tournament) won the Sportsmanship Award, which the program director was more proud of than the two teams that won their respective divisions.

post #69 of 86

Interesting--just read that a player for the MLL Atlanta team the Blaze, has signed a 2-year deal with the NLL team the Swarm. And I think the Blaze already fired their head coach after one season. Which doesn't shock me--they could not score goals in the 2nd half. One of their last games I saw they actually got shut out in the 4th quarter. That's pretty bad for an outdoor lax team to be shut out in a quarter.

post #70 of 86
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The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2017 NLL regular season schedule, marking the 31st year of professional indoor lacrosse at the sport's highest level. The 81-game season, consisting of 18 games per team, will begin with the start of NLL Face Off Weekend on Thursday, Dec. 29 with the Rochester Knighthawks hosting the Toronto Rock for an East rivalry matchup before the Colorado Mammoth visits the East Division champion Buffalo Bandits on Friday, Dec. 30 to round out Week 1.

"We took great effort in developing the very best schedule we could for fans and players and are thrilled to unveil the official schedule of games for the 2017 National Lacrosse League season," said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. "The intense matchups and end-to-end, non-stop action each and every week is back in a big way with an improved schedule. With NLL Productions in full swing, we are especially excited to keep fans connected with more content and coverage from around the league than ever before."

Three teams play home openers in Week 2 with the Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks on Friday, Jan. 6 plus the Georgia Swarm welcoming the two-time defending NLL champion Saskatchewan Rush and Colorado hosting Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 7. Two more openers are set for Week 3 with Calgary at Vancouver and Saskatchewan at Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 14. In Week 4, Saskatchewan will raise the championship banner during its home opener vs. Rochester on Saturday, Jan. 21 while the New England Black Wolves open at home in Week 5 on Saturday, Jan. 28 with an East Finals rematch against Buffalo.

Calgary renews its West Finals rivalry with Saskatchewan at home starting in Week 6 on Friday, Feb. 4 while Week 14 features a rematch of the 2016 NLL Champion's Cup Finals as the Bandits host the Rush on Saturday, April 1.

The 2017 NLL regular season concludes in Week 18 with every team in action before the 2017 NLL Playoffs begin during the weekend of May 5-7. More information regarding the league's postseason schedule will be released at a later date.


2017 NLL regular season schedule:

1 1 Thursday       29-Dec-16       Toronto Rochester 7:30
1 2 Friday 30-Dec-16 Colorado Buffalo 7:30
2 3 Friday 6-Jan-17 Vancouver Calgary 9:00
2 4 Saturday 7-Jan-17 Saskatchewan Georgia 7:05
2 5 Saturday 7-Jan-17 New England Rochester 7:30
2 6 Saturday 7-Jan-17 Vancouver Colorado 9:00
3 7 Saturday 14-Jan-17 Saskatchewan Toronto 7:00
3 8 Saturday 14-Jan-17 Georgia Buffalo 7:30
3 9 Saturday 14-Jan-17 New England Colorado 9:00
3 10 Saturday 14-Jan-17 Calgary Vancouver 10:00
4 11 Friday 20-Jan-17 New England Georgia 7:35
4 12 Friday 20-Jan-17 Calgary Colorado 9:30
4 13 Saturday 21-Jan-17 Vancouver Buffalo 7:30
4 14 Saturday 21-Jan-17 Rochester Saskatchewan 8:30
5 15 Friday 27-Jan-17 Vancouver Saskatchewan 8:30
5 16 Saturday 28-Jan-17 Rochester Toronto 7:00
5 17 Saturday 28-Jan-17 Buffalo New England 7:00
5 18 Saturday 28-Jan-17 Colorado Calgary 9:00
5 19 Saturday 28-Jan-17 Georgia Vancouver 10:00
6 20 Friday 3-Feb-17 Buffalo Toronto 7:30
6 21 Friday 3-Feb-17 Rochester New England 7:30
6 22 Saturday 4-Feb-17 Saskatchewan Calgary 9:00
6 23 Saturday 4-Feb-17 Georgia Colorado 9:00
7 24 Saturday 11-Feb-17 New England Georgia 7:05
7 25 Saturday 11-Feb-17 Saskatchewan Rochester 7:30
7 26 Sunday 12-Feb-17 Toronto Calgary 4:00
7 27 Sunday 12-Feb-17 Colorado Vancouver 10:00
8 28 Friday 17-Feb-17 Georgia Toronto 7:30
8 29 Friday 17-Feb-17 New England Buffalo 7:30
8 30 Saturday 18-Feb-17 Toronto Rochester 7:30
8 31 Saturday 18-Feb-17 Colorado Saskatchewan 8:30
8 32 Saturday 18-Feb-17 Vancouver Calgary 9:00
8 33 Sunday 19-Feb-17 Buffalo New England 1:00
8 34 Sunday 19-Feb-17 Rochester Georgia 6:05
9 35 Saturday 25-Feb-17 Toronto Buffalo 7:30
9 36 Saturday 25-Feb-17 Calgary Saskatchewan 8:30
9 37 Saturday 25-Feb-17 Rochester Vancouver 10:00
9 38 Sunday 26-Feb-17 Colorado New England 1:00
10 39 Friday 3-Mar-17 Rochester Buffalo 7:00
10 40 Friday 3-Mar-17 New England Toronto 7:30
10 41 Friday 3-Mar-17 Calgary Colorado 9:30
10 42 Saturday 4-Mar-17 Buffalo Rochester 1:00
10 43 Saturday 4-Mar-17 Georgia Calgary 9:00
10 44 Saturday 4-Mar-17 Saskatchewan Vancouver 11:00
11 45 Saturday 11-Mar-17 Calgary Toronto 7:00
11 46 Saturday 11-Mar-17 Colorado Saskatchewan 8:30
11 47 Sunday 12-Mar-17 Georgia New England 1:00
11 48 Sunday 12-Mar-17 Vancouver Colorado 9:00
12 49 Friday 17-Mar-17 Rochester New England 7:30
12 50 Friday 17-Mar-17 Colorado Toronto 7:30
12 51 Friday 17-Mar-17 Calgary Georgia 7:35
12 52 Friday 17-Mar-17 Buffalo Vancouver 10:30
13 53 Friday 24-Mar-17 Toronto Georgia 7:35
13 54 Friday 24-Mar-17 Calgary Saskatchewan 9:30
13 55 Saturday 25-Mar-17 Vancouver Toronto 7:00
13 56 Saturday 25-Mar-17 Buffalo Rochester 7:30
13 57 Saturday 25-Mar-17 Saskatchewan Colorado 9:00
13 58 Sunday 26-Mar-17 New England Calgary 3:00
14 59 Friday 31-Mar-17 Toronto Vancouver 10:30
14 60 Saturday 1-Apr-17 Colorado Georgia 7:05
14 61 Saturday 1-Apr-17 Saskatchewan Buffalo 7:30
14 62 Saturday 1-Apr-17 Calgary Rochester 7:30
14 63 Sunday 2-Apr-17 Toronto New England 1:00
15 64 Friday 7-Apr-17 Georgia New England 7:30
15 65 Saturday 8-Apr-17 Buffalo Calgary 9:00
15 66 Saturday 8-Apr-17 Vancouver Saskatchewan 9:30
16 67 Friday 14-Apr-17 Buffalo Toronto 7:30
16 68 Saturday 15-Apr-17 Buffalo Georgia 7:05
16 69 Saturday 15-Apr-17 Rochester Colorado 9:00
16 70 Saturday 15-Apr-17 New England Saskatchewan 9:30
16 71 Saturday 15-Apr-17 Calgary Vancouver 10:00
17 72 Saturday 22-Apr-17 Georgia Buffalo 7:30
17 73 Saturday 22-Apr-17 New England Rochester 7:30
17 74 Saturday 22-Apr-17 Toronto Saskatchewan 9:30
17 75 Saturday 22-Apr-17 Colorado Vancouver 10:00
18 76 Friday 28-Apr-17 Georgia Rochester 7:30
18 77 Friday 28-Apr-17 Saskatchewan Colorado 9:00
18 78 Saturday 29-Apr-17 Vancouver New England 7:00
18 79 Saturday 29-Apr-17 Rochester Georgia 7:05
18 80 Saturday 29-Apr-17 Toronto Buffalo 7:30
18 81 Saturday 29-Apr-17 Saskatchewan Calgary 9:00





Can't wait for the season to begin in late December. After watching a fantastic five game series between the Maple Ridge Burrards (West) and the Six Nation Chiefs battling for the Mann Cup I'm seriously jonesing for more lacrosse!

post #71 of 86
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Hey Martianman and any other lacrosse fans who frequent these boards:

post #72 of 86

Ooo, spiffy. I just bought tickets for the home opener of the Swarm in January. My son is playing high school lax now, so we'll see if the schedule allows us to attend more games. Last year all his games clashed with the Swarm home games.

post #73 of 86
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Getting my tickets for the Stealth home opener tomorrow. So stoked!  I have a good feeling about this season...which is what I say every year. :D

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post #75 of 86

SHIIIT. Because of ice and snow bedlam here in Atlanta Saturday night, and also because we were leaving for a trip on Sunday, we completely whiffed on going to the season opener. Even after we had already bought tickets. ARGH. Will have to make another this season.

post #76 of 86
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You know what I'm doing Saturday night? Screaming my lungs out cheering on the Stealth as they take our longtime rival the Calgary Roughnecks in their home opener!


Geez Martian, you need to plan all your activities/trips around the NLL schedule. Big picture man, BIG PICTURE! :D

post #77 of 86
Swarm was super about it. They called me and offered comp tickets to another game. Going on 2/11.
post #78 of 86

Swarm is 4-0! What the heck?

post #79 of 86

Well at least the team from Atlanta beat New England in one sport. Swarm are 5-1!

post #80 of 86
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*blows dust off the thread*


Well look at that. The Vancouver Stealth are in the playoffs for the first time in four years since they relocated from Washington State and they are having a run of amazing games right now. The Swarm are also in as well!


Next weekend is going to be full of intense playoff lacrosse. Can't wait!

post #81 of 86

Yeah the Swarm has had a great season. I've been to 2 of the home games this year and am going to try and make a playoff game.

post #82 of 86

W00t! Swarm going to the finals! I've given Poulin a lot of shit all season, but man he played great in goal tonight.

post #83 of 86

Game 1 down! Will they pull a Falcons and blow it in Game 2?

post #84 of 86
What a crazy ending! See, a team in Atlanta can win a championship!
post #85 of 86

Fett, why haven't you congratulated my team yet? Lol.

post #86 of 86
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Geez, I'm really sorry for the lateness on this. Congratulations to the Swarm for winning the Champion's Cup! That's quite a feat beating the Rush.


Oh, the 2017-18 season starts next Friday!

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