The weather was perfect this year for our 2008 Laxtoberfest tournament. Enjoy some of the pics and let me know if you have any of your own you'd like to add. Great times were had by all. This is what life is all about. Enjoy....
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
As the weather cleared, so did the cobwebs from the heads of the boys from the south, with the Brown Advisory team recording a stunning overtime win against CVLC (Connecticut Valley LC). With the team down by two in the final minute, the tenacious defenders of Brown stole the ball and cleared, leading to a text book break and score. Then, with 30 seconds left on the running clock, the team hurried for a face-off, fought fiercely for the ground ball, and quickly worked to the crease where an open Matt Robinson (Bombers) found the back (well, maybe the side just beyond the pipe) of the net to tie the game as time expired. With that shift of momentum, it didn't take much of the OT period for Brown to again find the net with the game winner. Wheh!
In the meantime, the Boh Grand Masters continued to search for their A-game amidst, which clearly is lost somewhere in the cloud-shrouded peaks of the Adirondacks. The afternoon game saw Boh play text book lacrosse . . . for half a game, leading to a 1-1 halftime score against a tough team from Long Island (Checkmate Inn - Stony Brook, NY). But, like a keg that's been tapped too long, Boh went flat in the second half and gave up 6 unanswered goals en route to a deflating 7-1 defeat. Still, as the sky cleared, the team drank like champions till the sun went down.
Play resumes today at 11:00 with Boh taking on the winless Eagles. Masters play resumes at 1:00 with Brown Advisory taking on the feared Canistigionne Crabmen. Stay tuned . . .
Posted by R2D2 at 9:44 AM
Friday, August 8, 2008
I just spoke with Mike Levine and here is the update from Lake Placid. Yesterday, Brown Advisory played the incumbent Lake Placid champs from last year, the Road Warriors, and lost 12-2. The second game was a close one against the Buffalo Soldiers, and is currently being contested. Apparently they shortened the field to preserve field space and creatures from outer space started to attack the field. The Brown Advisory team was thrown off guard by these tactics and fell behind 6-1. During halftime, Brown Advisory put on their invisible shields and drank special gogo juice that made them faster than a kangaroo. They were able to pull the game with 3 points at 8-5 when the aliens used a time machine and accelerated the clock, subsequently preventing the team from winning with what should have been adequate time. In addition to moving time forward, the players got older and now needed to play in the Grand Master's division. They now played for the Mr. Boh team against the Silver Bullet's and almost won a very close 10-7 game.
The South has had a good showing to include:
Mike Levine, Jon"theatom"Reed, Bobby Hallett, Ivan Sheffron, and Matt Robinson
Stay tuned for Pictures.
Posted by R2D2 at 10:00 AM
Monday, July 14, 2008
This weekend's Lax Classic tournament is in the books. Sadly, the boys from Virginia did not emerge as champions. We did, however, earn some respect for the Commonwealth, by beating a tough Outlaws team and giving two very strong teams -- Mr. Boh and Lacrossewear -- a run for their money. We need not discuss our opening game against last year's champion, Mariners, who we were forced to play with no subs. Offensive kudos go to all 6 of our short sticks for running nonstop for four games. Dave Sadlier gets offensive MVP, which he clinched after Jon Reed, who led our offense on Saturday after finding his groove and unleashing blistering heat shot after shot, failed to post for Sunday's games. Chris Loebs gets honorable mention for three hard-earned goals. Cy Krohn, our defensive MVP, was impenetrable in goal, except for the shots that careened off the random clumps of grass in front of the crease, for which we do not hold him accountable. Overall, the tournament was a ton of fun and I'm looking forward to our next tournament outing at Laxtoberfest (separate e-mail to follow). Thanks again to the guys who made the trip for not backing down in the face of adversity -- and teams with 10+ former all-Americans!
Posted by R2D2 at 11:58 AM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
It looks like we'll have a team for this week's Lax Classic. Looking ahead, please let me know your interest in the Laxtoberfest tournament in Annapolis. The tournament is October 4 & 5. Suggested contribution is currently $50.00 per man. Discount registration ends next week, so I'd like to get a solid early commitment if possible and save a couple bucks (so we can buy better beer
Posted by R2D2 at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Guys - I'm sending this around again because some were left off the earlier e-mail. For those who couldn't make it last night, the Fort Hunt guys got us access to the lighted turf field at Sanburg Middle School. The facility is great! We had a good turnout (about 17) and ran half field, then modified full field. We've got access to the field through the end of June on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., so we'll be doing it again tomorrow night. Hopefully, more can make it so we can run full field. Here's a link to the map:
See y'all tomorrow. Mike
Posted by R2D2 at 12:36 PM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
What are everyone's thoughts on fielding 2 teams this year? "Bad Backs" & "Bad Knees". We currently have 28 players on the roster and that keeps growing. With vacations, family and other commitments it is tough to know whether we will have too many players or too few.
Please Comment Below and VOTE to your right------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Posted by R2D2 at 2:03 PM
Monday, June 2, 2008
It happens to all of us! Kids, Family, Job, and then the next thing you know, voila, you are 30 lbs. heavier. We now have the unique opportunity to lose those unwanted lbs., develop new friendships, and have a blast playing the game we love. TripleEdge will be beginning their registration, and in our usual Bad Back's manner, we will take the field to have fun and "be all that we used to be"
Stay tuned and check the site daily for registration information for TripleEdge. Mike Levine, Bobby Hallet and Chris Adams will keep us up to date on the latest tournaments. Laxtoberfest is definitely a go, and we hope to get at least one other in for 2008.
Posted by R2D2 at 10:26 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
After years in planning, we are pleased to announce that the 2008 Jamaica Lacrosse Tournament (JLT) is taking place this December 5-7 in tropical Ocho Rios, Jamaica! Yes, this is for real!
This post college men’s, women’s, and masters club tournament can host up to 40 teams in the spacious natural grass facility located just 10 minutes from the host hotel. Don’t worry Mon; we have already done all the travel legwork so all you have to do is get your team together.
No rental cars! No airport shuttles! No random hotels! Just Lacrosse in Jamaica Mon!
Please forward the attached flyer to your teammates, league contacts, and fans of the game. All are welcome to join us and make this a once in a lifetime vacation. Click on the website link for complete team registration details, travel info, hotel info, apparel, and more!
Ya Mon, come to Jamaica and feel all right!
Matt Holman, JLT Director
Posted by R2D2 at 8:32 AM
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Please take a look at the following tournament schedule and email me with which
one(s) you would like to attend. Mike Levine and I are trying to assess interest, budget and feasibility. I hope everyone is doing well with coaching, playing and parenting:
The OC tournament is August 14 - 17. Registration is $850, if paid by 5/1. Otherwise it is $950. A deposit of $200 is due by 3/31.
Lake Placid is August 6 - 10. Registration is open only by invitation, but we can ask to be placed on a waitlist. If so, we need to decide whether we are Masters or Grandmasters. I'm not sure about the age limits.
Vail is June 28 - July 6. Is there any interest here?
Cherry Blossom Tournament is the third weekend of April. I sent an e-mail to the organizer to see if there is availability.
LaxVegas is Sept. 21 - 23. No info. available yet for 2008 registration.
Hawaii is Oct. 24 -26. Any serious interest???
Posted by R2D2 at 3:22 AM
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Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Winter II Adult Lacrosse
Starting January 24th the Winter II Adult Lacrosse league will play by new rules! Players will sign up as individuals to be randomly assigned a group. Each night these groups will be further split in order to mix players. Individual Win-Loss records will be kept over the course of the season and those with winning percentages in the top quartile will be declared CHAMPIONS!
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Posted by R2D2 at 10:16 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Vail - June 28 to July 6 (check the website for exact dates for us old farts)
Charm City - July
Lake Tahoe - July
Lake Placid - Aug (Bobby H. went last year and its a good tournament)
Ocean City - Aug (again, went last year the week after Placid; another great event)
Posted by R2D2 at 11:07 AM
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I was looking at my lax gear the other day in the garage and realized it is now time to break down and buy some new gloves and shoulder pads. The rustic look of my dry rotted leather Warrior gloves and 1965 shoulder pads was too much for me to take. The next time you see me on the field, I will have a new look. Not only will I be sporting the new BadBacks gear, but I will look and smell better.
I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays and in the back of their mind thinking about the up and coming lacrosse season. We will keep you posted on any pickup, tournaments or games that may be coming up over the next several months. As always, let us know if anyone feels the need to get out and throw around.
Posted by R2D2 at 8:35 PM