In terms of fighting in minor. I never said I condoned that. They are kids. There is no place for it there. Plus, my zone (6) has gotten tough on fighting. First fight is 1 game, 2nd is 2 games, 3rd and your done - which has come a long way from the days where fighting went unpunished in minor lacrosse.
I get your point about the pro-fighting being the majority. Maybe that is a product of where I live . . it is a blue collar town. We enjoy physical lacrosse. What I was saying is that the overwhelming majority at the memorial center was cheering on Suitor. Even after the game - that fight was something most people were talking about.
That's a true lacrosse game. A game where you can say " did you see that goal? How about that bomb pass by the tender? And that fight? Lacrosse to me is a combination of all those things.
As for the 3 posters ahead of me. Ron is not anti-fighting just anti-goon and Yes, It is the same 4 or 5 people on this forum that speak up against fighting so Ya there might be a few anti-fighting posts but it is always the same people.
What I mean when I said lacrosse was stuck in the 80's. Is the mindset. In the 70's and 80's fighting was used as a tactic in hockey. The strategy would be - I am going to beat you up till you give up and I win.
Teams are still doing that now in lacrosse. Look at the Nations Lakers brawl. It was pointed out that the Lakers lost a bunch of Junior C call ups while taking out the Nations best offensive players. You see this all the time in junior.
Like I said in my original post. Let's find the middle ground. Let's cut the crap out of our game. Let's start with getting rid of the brawl, cheap shots, and goonery. You will find that fights will go down as well - then perhaps it might not be such a talked about issue. The only time we have one of these big fighting debates is after something really stupid happens - lets start with getting rid of that stuff first.
Posted on Jun 1, 2012, 6:17 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199