21 October, 2010

Lacrosse - Skill or Insanity?

A few years ago, I discovered a wonderful spectator sport and have been hooked ever since – lacrosse. Actually it’s become somewhat of a family tradition – albeit not a traditional one, but at least once a year, my husband, son and I head into Toronto to attend a Toronto Rock Lacrosse game.

With The Boy out of the house and time on your hands, J and I  have decided to purchase season tickets for the Toronto Rock Lacrosse games.  Should be fun...  

Lacrosse is a game of skill, bravery and a little bit of insanity – o.k. maybe a lot of insanity. I haven’t taken the time to learn the rules of the game, but I have gathered that the beating of each other with sticks is totally acceptable; however if a player decides to use his fist and punch someone – that action is cause for a penalty (but using your stick to bludgeon someone across the head is o.k.). A penalty is also given if you grab another player’s shirt or stick (but just remember that it’s o.k. to use your stick to smack someone in the shin). Hmmm...? 

Although I don’t condone violence for any particular reason, I find this game fascinating if not exhilarating to watch. I’m not sure how it would be to play - I can’t say I would take kindly to being beaten down with a stick. Having said that, the players don’t seem to be any worse for wear, but I guess that’s what happens when you been hit upside the head with a stick a few too many times.


My daughter and I started playing a very rudimentary version of Lacrosse this summer!

Lacrosse is fun. My eldest Midget played it briefly in junior high.

I've never really watched it much - probably because it's not a big sport in the states. But I do like Hockey a lot and love how they can beat each other up and get in fights - I think it is funny (and stupid at the same time). But I love the stick thing - beat each other as much as you want - haha! :)

to me lacross remains that weird sport played by girls in boarding schools in England in Enyd Blyton or Agatha Christie novels! lol! I've never actually seen it! :p