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Lacrosse Quotes


"I could fully express myself in lacrosse." - Jim Brown

"There are guys who play lacrosse, and there are lacrosse players." - Brendan Mundorf

"I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church." - Robin Williams

"Lacrosse is probably the best sport I ever played." - Jim Brown

"I grew up in Michigan, so I played hockey, football and basketball. I played a little bit of lacrosse, too. My brother played more lacrosse and ran track." - Steven Yeun

"One of the biggest benefits of playing box for a young lacrosse player is in the development of lacrosse IQ. Because everyone plays with a short stick [in box lacrosse], you have to focus on being a complete lacrosse player versus specializing as an attackman or d-man. That is how your IQ grows and skills improve." - Peter Lawrence

"If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players." - Conn Smythe

"Hurling looks a bit like a cross between lacrosse and second degree murder." - David Feherty

"Of course, the downside of attending a fictional school is that our lacrosse team sucks." - Ally Carter

"I'd rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh." - Jim Brown

"You can play lacrosse all over the world provided you know where the goalposts are." - Peter Greenaway

"I went to an all-girls private school, where we played field hockey and lacrosse." - Nicole Ari Parker

"Until box lacrosse grows in the United States, it'll continue to be this way." - Bill Tierney

"My grandson, Max, who is an all state lacrosse player, once gave me some lacrosse advice: A limp pass is like a limp dick; it doesn't get the job done. I think the same can be said about limp writing." - Elmore Leonard

"I grew up with lacrosse in my life because my dad played lacrosse all throughout college, so I grew up with the gear in my house - like the sticks, the helmet." - Tyler Posey

"I don't consider lacrosse a sport. To me that's just a frat activity that got out of hand." - Judah Friedlander

"I played lacrosse for a hot second, but I was mainly a swimmer - captain of my swim team." - Grace Gummer

"I grew up playing field hockey and lacrosse - prep school sport - and I was terrible at them." - Julie Bowen

"If I was US Lacrosse, I wouldn't let any kids play field until they were 10 or 12," - Bill Tierney

"Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It's like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball." - St Vincent

"There are two times of the year that stir the blood. In the fall, for the hunt, and now for lacrosse." - Oren Lyons

"I think my boys handled it pretty much the same way with their children, but my grandsons all ended up playing football or lacrosse." - Jack Nicklaus

"I have a couple [of grandsons] that are in college playing lacrosse. It's great and it's fun. But they all also play golf a little bit." - Jack Nicklaus

"You know you have a gambling problem when it's 4 A.M. at the Mirage Sports Book and you're walking around going, 'Hey you get the lacrosse scores?'" - Artie Lange

"I was a wrestler. I played football, lacrosse. After high school, I got into jujitsu. I boxed my whole adult life." - Frank Grillo

"I was a sullen kid who smoked cigarettes and wore black every day, and I went to a school that was lacrosse players and Izods." - Peter Dinklage

"I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown. He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns." - Will Mcdonough

"It's lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My stick skills, the way to read the play quickly comes from lacrosse. The hand-eye coordination, is just one of the little things that helps you in hockey." - John Tavares

"Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game." - Paul Rabil

"I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game. If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse, far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game." - Bill Tierney

"I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and you played something else." - Wayne Gretzky

"When you watch Canadian kids [Box Lacrosse Players] score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, 'Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?" - Dom Starsia

"When you talk about Lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the six nations. The game is ingrained into our culture and our system and our lives. (the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora)" - Oren Lyons

"You can play professional lacrosse, but they make less than a teacher's salary now. I always thought about that. And it's a very difficult career, a short career, as a pro athlete." - Nash Grier

"Football is definitely a team sport. Without one person doing the right thing, the whole team falls. At Navy and in lacrosse, the off-the-field leadership comes into play, you know so if one person is slacking off, we?ve got everyone making sure everyone is pulling their own weight. It?s like that in football too." - Sean Price

"There is nothing you can be doing in lacrosse on your own in the fall that would be better for you than going to football or soccer practice every day. You can go bang a ball against a wall all you want, but how do you become a better team player? By playing other team sports." - Dom Starsia

"Twenty years ago people thought they were fishing nets and all sorts of things when you brought out a lacrosse stick. Now almost everywhere you go, people have heard of it, they've seen it and they're like, "Oh, that's sport I saw on TV or my grandson plays that," and it's changed the face of the game and potential of the future." - Gary Gait

"First, my congratulations to Yale on their success this year. The more film we watched, the more we realized what a good lacrosse team they were. They don't have any weaknesses. We told the guys all week long, we're going to have to roll up our sleeves and work hard to get this one. Congrats to them for their season." - John Desko

"We don't play golf often [with kids] because they don't play that much anymore - because their kids don't play. It's like anything else - fathers these days end up in the parks on the weekends and they have their kids into lacrosse or soccer or whatever it might be." - Jack Nicklaus

"I played street hockey in Riverside Park when I was a kid. I played goalie. I didn't make the hockey team in college, so I played lacrosse instead. I didn't play hockey again for 20 to 25 years, and then my son became interested in the game. I decided to pick it up again. A friend let me play backup on his team." - John Katzman

"I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game." - Wayne Gretzky

"The goals for Virginia lacrosse don't change a lot from year to year. We look at the lineup, start every year on Sept. 1 with the realistic goal to play at the end of the season, the very last game. This team has the talent to be able to do that." - Dom Starsia

"American field players would really help themselves if they were exposed to a steady stream of box experience. Box lacrosse is an extremely valuable background for a young player, we need to incorporate more of the indoor skills in to the field game. It is almost a requirement to have a top player with indoor experience on your roster right now." - Dom Starsia

"I went to Dartmouth College, graduated, and had the opportunity to play two professional sports - I played for the New England Patriots in the NFL and professional lacrosse for the Boston Blazers. I had an injury, so I had to stop so I could heal. But when I was playing football, I wasn't making a lot of money; I wasn't a superstar." - Brian J White

"I loved school. Not sure how much I focused on the education; just had fun and played lacrosse for seven years. It was lucky I had sport, which I was good at, so it didn't matter that I wasn't great on the academic side, or not brilliant at drama. Although I am still bitter about not being in the school choir. Furious, actually." - Miranda Hart

"Rigel, Betelgeuse, and Orion. There was no finer church, no finer choir, than the stars speaking in silence to the many consumptives silently condemned, a legion upon the dark rooftops. The wind came down from the north like a runner in lacrosse, violent and hard, to batter every living thing. They were there, each one alone in conversation with the stars, mining ephemeral love from cold and distant light." - Mark Helprin

"Adolescents have the right to be themselves. The fact that you were the belle of the ball, the captain of the lacrosse team, the president of your senior class, Phi Beta Kappa, or a political activist doesn't mean that your teenager will be or should be the same....Likewise, the fact that you were a wallflower, uncoordinated, and a C student shouldn't mean that you push your child to be everything you were not." - Laurence Steinberg

"You will agree that the Duke Lacrosse team raped and damaged or whatever, even though it didn't happen. You will be made to agree. You will understand that there is going to be amnesty and you will love it and you will stop speaking out against it. And until you do, you are in our crosshairs. It's who they are. That is the modern-day Democrat Party, and certainly that is the attitude of their major donors." - Rush Limbaugh



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