What a difference a year makes: Denver Outlaws 2015 Season Recap

July 31, 2015

Things did not go as planned this year for the Denver Outlaws. The team limped to a 7-7 finish and preserved a bit of dignity in the process (the team has never finished below .500). Still, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Looking on the bright side, they were only one game out of playoff contention according to the final standings. As Cubs fans…


End of the Line: Final MLL Power Rankings

July 28, 2015

Well, here we are at the end of the MLL regular season. There have been plenty of surprises along the way, and some of the teams that everyone thought would be in the running at this point are hitting the links, while the opposite is true for a few other teams. The semifinals take place this weekend with Boston making the trip to Long Island to take on the Lizards,…


The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday: Jesse Schwartzman Retires

July 27, 2015

Rumors swirled about Jesse Schwartzman in the past couple of weeks. Would he return to Denver for another tour of duty in 2016? Walking into Mile High Stadium on Saturday afternoon there was no clear answer. As the game started, the New York Lizards did what the New York Lizards do: they scored early and often on the Denver Outlaws. Stalwart of Denver’s back line, Jesse Schwartzman was in net….


The Final Countdown: Lizards look to finish strong against Outlaws

July 24, 2015

Undoubtedly teams and players feel a sense of urgency in this last week of the MLL regular season. For the playoff-bound teams that sense of urgency is tied to fine tuning their game for peak performance in when it matters the most. For those teams that missed the cut there is always playing for pride. Coaches and players will tell you that playing these games are just as important, that…


Settling into the Standings: MLL Week 14 rankings

July 21, 2015

Everyone knows who will be in the playoffs this year, but teams 2-4 continue to jockey for position, with a semi-final home game on the line. The bottom half of the table played for pride with varying degrees of success. With so much already determined when it comes to ranking the teams, the league standings themselves almost do a satisfactory job of predicting which team should be where. New York…


There Can Be Only One: Outlaws Knock Launch out of Orbit

July 20, 2015

As the final round of The Open wraps up on this Monday, let’s remember an old Scottish adage: “There can be only one.” Of course, by “old” I mean from the film Highlander in 1986. Florida brought their three-game winning streak into Mile High stadium only to have their progress halted. The first half was a back and forth affair. Neither team dominated play; instead what fans were treated to…


MLL Preview Week 13: Florida Launch at Denver Outlaws

July 19, 2015

Two ships passing in the night hardly make a sound. But two lacrosse teams facing off in the mid-day heat in Denver are bound to exude a noticeable din. Florida is a team on the rise. Languishing at the bottom of the league table for most of the season, the Launch have come alive in recent weeks as their crop of rookies acclimate to the league and begin to stretch…


All Shook Up: Week 13 MLL Power Rankings

July 14, 2015

This past weekend’s MLL action was a bit crazy. New York and Denver showed how much they don’t like each other in the pouring rain, Rochester and Chesapeake exchanged body blows for two straight hours, Ohio effectively prevented those caissons from Boston from rolling along, and Florida and Charlotte engaged in what is known as a “shootout.” As the season winds down the playoff picture comes into closer relief and…


New York Lizards vs Denver Outlaws, Round 1

July 9, 2015

Weeknight MLL action gets rolling tonight when the Denver Outlaws visit Hofstra University to take on the New York Lizards. The visitors are coming off of their worst lost in recent memory, a 22-9 trouncing at home to the Boston Cannons. Denver Head Coach B. J. O’Hara said that his team got off to a good start but then the Cannons outplayed the Outlaws in every aspect of the game….


Ups, downs, and a M*A*S*H unit: Week 12 MLL Power Rankings

July 7, 2015

As we head into Week 12 of the MLL season things are starting to appear in high relief, or perhaps that’s a deceptive perspective. The gap at the top of the table is so narrow now that you have to squint to see it. Similarly, the differences between the teams at the bottom of the table fade into the ether as well. All have their flaws, but some teams have…