Sunday, May 20, 2012

Welcome To Chester - Virginia, Notre Dame, Colgate & Duke Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of my favorite sports to watch. If someone had slipped me a ticket or a pass I would have been at PPL Park covering the Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals. They do look great on ESPN-U.

You may find me at a Philadelphia Wings indoor lacrosse game this winter where the scores are high and the hitting is hard.

If inner city youth were aware that Jim Brown and Paul Robeson were lacrosse college All-Americans, would they pick up on the sport?

In my opinion, black kids would learn and love lacrosse faster than they ever will with soccer or baseball.

What do you think?


  1. My daughter plays lacrosse for her school and when people see her with her stick she is always questioned on why she plays the white girl sport. Little do people know it was a sport created by native americans.

  2. Who are we fooling, this is not the 70's and 80's these young people today don't want to do anything if it isn't gangsta. I remember when Chester High had all the best teams around we were the school to beat. it's a shame our young people rather waste there time doing the wrong thing instead of doing the right thing, my daughter included!!!

  3. Nothing beats baseball! You know better! As for Lacrosse, it was picked up by slaves from Native Americans and later changed into ice hockey when free men went to Canada and it became too cold to play. the invented the game we call ice hockey today, and even had a pro league.

  4. More programs we have for our youth , more ways we can keep them off the street . So bring hockey , basketball, football ,ice hockey ,tennis golf , swimming , volleyball and whatever sports and programs our out there . Thats why I coach youth football and i would coach lacross if i had to for our kids