Editorial: A tribute to Rocco Granato

January 5, 2021

https://www.bacchifh.com/obituaries/Rocco-Joseph-Granato-III?obId=19505696#/obituaryInfo I met Rocco Granato only once; he and his wife Jackie came to Toronto last year for a Rock/Wings game. I didn’t get a picture with him at the time, and when I realized later that I should have, I thought “next time!” knowing he was a frequent traveller when it came to lacrosse. But there won’t be a next time. Rocco tragically passed away on December 29 from…

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Editorial: MLL, PLL tournaments provided necessary dose of medicine during pandemic

September 8, 2020

March 8th was my last great day. I worked for the NLL at the Toronto Rock game, got a hug from my favourite Calgary Roughneck and took a ball in the chest from Tom Schreiber during warmup (he apologized; I thought it was hilarious). It was a great day. It was the last great day, because then COVID-19 hit. If you’re reading this, you’re probably as nuts about lacrosse as…

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Editorial: Gamesmanship contradictory to the spirit of lacrosse

April 17, 2018

Last Saturday, April 7th, I took to Twitter to complain to NLL TV that there was an issue with the sound coming through the Colorado Mammoth/Saskatchewan Rush game. It seemed that every time a new song started, the volume would get loud, then fade out when the camera changed direction. After some tweets back and forth with other fans experiencing the same problem, and Graeme Perrow pointing out that the…

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Editorial: Recent spate of NLL trades sees marquee players on the move… and that’s okay

March 1, 2018

  Early spring temperatures this week on the eastern seaboard have NLL teams looking towards playoff runs and acquiring the tools needed to get them there. That means trades, and there were two blockbusters this week with marquee players on the move. Who knows what the next two days could bring?! But there is plenty of time before the league’s March 19th trade deadline. Monday, Dan Dawson was shipped to…

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Editorial: Georgia’s win was exactly what the NLL needed

June 21, 2017

The Georgia Swarm’s recent victory in the Champion’s Cup was fortuitous for the National Lacrosse League for two reasons: one, it showed that young franchises can prosper, and two, it showcased the Thompson brothers, the best players in the game. As the NLL actively searches for expansion partners, showcasing two of their youngest franchises was the best scenario they could have hoped for. Granted, both the Rush and Swarm have…

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