I can’t say that I watch a lot of lacrosse, but the Coquitlam Adanacs and the Nanaimo Timbermen have caught my attention with this bench clearing brawl. The players are barely teenagers but that does not stop them from throwing down in an extremely cool way.
The refs are basically powerless to stop the fight. They pretty much tried to make sure that no one was going to end up killing someone else. When a brawl like that breaks out, you just have to hope that cooler heads eventually prevail. Someone will throw enough punches and feel better about themselves. You just have to give it time.
See, if this happened more in lacrosse, I think there’d be an audience. It is kind of like hockey, but higher scoring. If you add in the fights, then we are really cooking with gas. There would be a whole segment of people willing to turn in. Sure, they would probably be blood thirsty drunks, but they need something else to watch besides Spike TV.
The fight eventually stopped and I do not believe that anyone was seriously hurt. That would probably put an end to make this new sport my reality. Combine hockey, lacrosse, and roller derby. That could be the most epic thing ever. It could also end up with people dying by the boatload but I am willing to take that chance.