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Here are your links for November 11, 2017.
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What You Missed
VMI’s schedule is nearly the same, but can the Keydets win more games in 2018?
UNC women’s head coach Jenny Levy was named the new head coach of the U.S. Women’s National team.
Lacrosse The Nation
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.
He liked his own tweet.
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.
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:
Having the community involved is a big part of the Marquette Golden Eagles program:
“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”
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!
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:
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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