GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! And happy Veterans Day, and more importantly, thank you to those that have served.
Message from Senior Captain Matt Close #Veteransday pic.twitter.com/M276QQ2rPa— Lafayette Lacrosse (@LafayetteMLAX) November 10, 2017
Thank you to all current and former servicemen and women...We a grateful for you everyday. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/1wLwenox1j— JU Men's Lacrosse (@JU_MLAX) November 10, 2017
Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you for your service. #veteransday #USA #LGR pic.twitter.com/R0u39vghJh— Big Red Lacrosse (@CornellLacrosse) November 11, 2017
The home of the Free because of the BRAVE -Everyday is Veterans Day. Thank you for your sacrifice! @ArmyWP_MLax pic.twitter.com/sQkp2vN8pi— Coach Joe Alberici (@ArmyLaxCoach) November 10, 2017
Here are your links for November 11, 2017.
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Lacrosse The Nation
So the sport of lacrosse was mentioned by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell:
“lol I’m retiring after this year” - @L_Bell26 ‘s snapchat caption and video #Steelers pic.twitter.com/9DcnrlwP8Q— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) November 10, 2017
And just like that, we done. I ain’t gonna lie to y’all, I’m tired as hell. They’ve been running me into the ground in practice. Brah, I take every damn rep, well not every rep. JC [James Connor] be getting me a little couple breathers here and there, but god damn bro.
Bro, Thursday’s the worst day of practice. *Laughs* I be thinking like why I sign up for this football man? Why I sign up for this football? Like I should’ve chose like...lacrosse *laughs again* or tennis. This stuff too, this too much on my body bro.
This was over a caption of “lol I’m retiring after this year.”
The majority of the lacrosse community overreacted to his joke and may not have realized he’s on pace to have the 12th most carries in a season in NFL history. Or even saw the video and instead do what most people do today and just read the headline and react, or a copy of part of his quote.
Why? Because the word “lacrosse” was mentioned by a big name athlete. We, a niche sport, are finally in the spotlight! (Not really)
It also didn’t help that the Post-Gazette helped twist his words Here’s numerous overreactions and word twistings:
Le'Veon Bell ponders a career in lacrosse https://t.co/uZD2k5Lxok— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) November 10, 2017
Le’Veon! As the Founder of Major League Lacrosse, when ur ready to make the move-give a buzz! DON’T QUIT! @BodyByJake— Body By Jake (@BodyByJake) November 11, 2017
He liked and retweeted his own tweet.
YEP YEP @L_Bell26 #WarDrumRoll is ready for you to make some greatness with @MLL_Lacrosse Hit up founder @BodyByJake pic.twitter.com/prBmkEY8St— JoJo War Drummer (@JoJoWAR_DRUMMER) November 11, 2017
He liked his own tweet.
Le'Veon Bell says he wants to quit football and regrets not playing lacrosse https://t.co/eEc6qzA3Kq pic.twitter.com/qp2UNv6zZQ— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 10, 2017
Le'Veon Bell @L_Bell26 says he wishes he played #lacrosse because of the toll the @NFL is taking on his body https://t.co/oJkK8CQ2nw pic.twitter.com/vgPHwHWjDP— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) November 10, 2017
Hey @L_Bell26, let’s get you a stick in your hands and have you suited up for season. Would make a mean 1-2 punch out of the midfield. https://t.co/iwPaUMH4ZD— Paul Rabil (@PaulRabil) November 10, 2017
Hey @L_Bell26 training camp for @MLL_Lacrosse starts in March. Should we sign you up now or later?? https://t.co/Zkn8lhWeRR— MajorLeague Lacrosse (@MLL_Lacrosse) November 10, 2017
What a natural @L_Bell26— Knighthawks Lacrosse (@RocKnighthawks) November 10, 2017
(P.S. 26 is available) pic.twitter.com/Hkx454wEkU
We def think you would be a natural at lacrosse @L_Bell26! You should come home and team up with the #sheens @FortressObetz. We've got a spot for you... pic.twitter.com/DVaojRCXoV— Ohio Machine (@MachineMLL) November 10, 2017
Ok @L_Bell26 let’s do I️t. training camp in April with @LizardsLacrosse https://t.co/6v0weuVrMV— Joe Spallina (@JoeSpallina) November 10, 2017
Let’s go #growthegamemovement help us out @L_Bell26 https://t.co/q6IA1xVh4j— TN1 (@Tehoka1) November 10, 2017
Now if he does decide to do what he joked about (he won’t), he’ll be giving up a salary of at least $12.12 million! He’s a free agent this upcoming offseason, and he’s getting paid. Like more than the average MLL salary between $10,000 and $20,000.
lol u could make $10,000 a year playing lacrosse and be forced to work another job 9-5 or make hundreds of millions of dollars in the nfl @L_Bell26 https://t.co/NMmuKFNfav— Jake Lautt (@lautt__) November 10, 2017
So please, calm down.
These are better tweets:
Niche sport celebrates fleeting moment of recognition https://t.co/goXaKoBufx— 412 Lax (@4OneTwoLax) November 10, 2017
RIP Everyone who lost their mind when Le’veon Bell mentioned lacrosse. Maybe go bake some bread instead of sweeping the floor with your face looking for crumbs.— Kyle Devitte (@TheKyleDevitte) November 10, 2017
(The bread is a metaphor for original media content. #Levels.)
Moving on, it’s the weekend, so that means football, and it also means many teams are out on the recruiting trail:
Round 2 of Nov Recruiting! Friars Coaching Staff coverings ground this weekend in CT, MA, MD, PA, & DE!! #GoFriars pic.twitter.com/oQFtiOgsLG— Providence Lacrosse (@PCFriarsLax) November 11, 2017
Coaching Staff on the road looking for future Riverhawks! #fallrecruiting pic.twitter.com/4D0OVsBKOD— UMass Lowell MLAX (@RiverHawkMLax) November 11, 2017
Headed Central Jersey to make a stop off and see one of our future all stars, before going down south for week 2 of fall recruiting #GoArmy #BeatNavy #FutureIsBright pic.twitter.com/fd3N54Gcve— Kyle Georgalas (@LaxCoachKG) November 10, 2017
Having the community involved is a big part of the Marquette Golden Eagles program:
.@MarquetteU community buy-in is a key component in the growth of every Golden Eagle during their #mulax careers. #CuraPersonalis pic.twitter.com/v4sV69dRWc— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteMLax) November 10, 2017
“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”
Competing in a good old fashion dodgeball game after a great Friday morning lift and attacking the 300 shuttles #ILPL pic.twitter.com/Ib8mUClKmP— Penn Men's Lacrosse (@PennMensLax) November 10, 2017
Matt Hamilton of US Lacrosse Magazine writes how Monmouth Hawks defenseman Dillon Smart’s lifting helped save a life on the New Jersey shore:
Smart’s two interests converged in 2013, when he and his brother, Nick, were on a family vacation in Atlantic City, N.J. The brothers saw a woman frantically gesturing toward the water, where her husband and child were clinging to a pipe, unable to get to shore.
Smart, on his surfboard, paddled out to the father and son, who were exhausted and bloodied. Nick Smart took the child on his board and left Dillon Smart with the heavier father. It took some hard work, but Dillon Smart was able to bring the father to shore. He may have saved the man’s life.
“If I hadn’t lifted, that guy probably wouldn’t have gotten in,” he said. “My brother was expecting me to get the bigger guy. I’m really struggling like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I got him in, but it took a lot out of me, for sure.”
NLIs are still coming in!
Welcome to the program, Austin Robinson (@arobinson_007)!— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) November 11, 2017
SIGNED! ✒️ ✅— Providence Lacrosse (@PCFriarsLax) November 10, 2017
Welcome Rainier Lee to Friartown, Midfield, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, VLC. #GoFriars pic.twitter.com/5lzow9Ggqk
Welcome to the Bearcat family Brian! #bingpride #Classof2022 pic.twitter.com/opJAbZlcKX— Binghamton MLacrosse (@BinghamtonMLAX) November 10, 2017
Heading into the weekend by announcing one more member of our Class of 2022! Excited to welcome Will Thompson to our program! pic.twitter.com/KcBPZPsQfy— BU Men's Lacrosse (@TerrierMLAX) November 10, 2017
Inside Lacrosse debates what’s the best application for a shot clock.
Check out Lehigh Mountain Hawk alumni that made it to the MLL:
The @MLL_Lacrosse jerseys are starting to roll in for our Alumni Professional Player Wall of Honor in Cundey. #HawkFamily pic.twitter.com/dcomcXXkmx— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) November 10, 2017
Three big Philadelphia locations are getting major upgrades, along with other things in the city.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Vietnam.
Video of the Day
More mean tweets!
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