Lacrosse?

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  1. Rimbaud82

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    I just came across this sport today. I was vaguely aware that it was a thing, but I just watched a video of it there and now I'm quite curious...

    Is this a popular sport? I remember in American Pie they play it, is it mostly played by college students? Hell, what are the rules? Is it full contact? How can you tackle someone if the ball is in a little net?

    It looks very strange. :icon_neut
     
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    I played box lacrosse (the better, more violent version) for many years when I lived in Ottawa. MOved to Quebec and they didn't play it there, off the reservations, that is.
     
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    What's the difference between box lacrosse and the other version?
     
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    Guess it must really be unpopular.
     
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    It's relatively popular in Canada. There's a professional league named the NLL and I've been to a couple of games in Calgary. They're pretty exciting, even thought I'm not fully aware of all the rules. I can mostly follow it because I think the rule set is kind of similar to hockey. It's a violent sport, though.

     
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    Mohawk Mauler Imaginery Borders Matter

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    Google "Thompson brothers"


    And "National Lacrosse League"
     
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    Nothing comes up when I google Thompson Brothers. Who are they?
     
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    Ha that is violent, looks just like an Ice hockey fight.
     
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    Mohawk Mauler Imaginery Borders Matter

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    Its the oldest sport there is.

    The old days it was more of a "War" between the indians in which when you played you were considered a "warrior" or you have become a man.
     
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    matrat103 Guns don't kill people, the government does. Platinum Member

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    Never heard of it, but I also don't drive a jacked-up pickup truck to compensate for my lack of manhood nor do I think that Keystone light deserves to be referred to as beer.
     
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    Thompson Brothers

    [Yt]BbSGxAfYefc[/MEDIA]
     
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    Mohawk Mauler Imaginery Borders Matter

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    NLL : Best Hits

    [Yt]XouEgqXqRjQ[/MEDIA]


    NLL : Best Plays

    [YT]kBgWT0gQHWw[/MEDIA]
     
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    Hope what I posted helped a lot.
     
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    wrestling is the oldest sport in the world. but to your point, lacrosse is a very old sport
     
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    It did. Cheers, it looks an interesting sport.
     
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    Good one, did not think of that.
     
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    That NLL just looks like ice hockey on grass, with butterfly nets :icon_lol: Some quare hits coming in there though...
     
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    I don't get this joke I'm afraid.
     
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