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Old Posted Feb 6, 2018, 2:49 PM
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Went to a Denver Saskatchewan game this weekend. Was my first time seeing a NLL game. Man, what a fun time! I really enjoyed how the game flows. It was previously unbelievable to me that Saskatoon and Denver could be in the same tier in any sport given their respective sizes, so that was fun to see. More of a surprise was to see that of the around 40 players across the two teams, only 2 were from the US (both from NY state). The rest were all from Canada and of those, all were from Ontario and BC except 2 from Alberta. Who knew how dominant Canadians are in lacrosse! I looked up the league and it's from Pennsylvania. Wonder why no one in Canada founded a lacrosse league first, given that it's a national sport.
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The NLL needs to get its games on TV. I seem to recall they were on Sportsnet at one point?
you can live stream games at http://nlltv.com/

I think its more likely that Shaw would buy the rights to televise NLL lacrosse games, Kind of like how Shaw will televise games of the WHL hockey...the same league that has the Saskatoon Blades and the Seattle Thunderbirds...
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2018, 2:54 PM
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Never heard of an actual organized party to watch NFL games other than the Super Bowl. I guess it might exist somewhere with someone...
I mean the playoffs are a big thing with a lot of people watching and talking about it... not that there are playoff parties - although I know a few people who have get-togethers to watch the playoffs... but I'm sure that doesn't happen often.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2018, 6:48 PM
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if anyone is a SC2 fan, canadian esports player Scarlett is currently killing it in Korea.

she won the Pyongchang tournament and is currently laying a beat down in the GSL which is the top Korean league.
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 3:05 AM
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I mean the playoffs are a big thing with a lot of people watching and talking about it... not that there are playoff parties - although I know a few people who have get-togethers to watch the playoffs... but I'm sure that doesn't happen often.
My brother is a huge Vikings fan and has people over to his man cave for every game. I'm sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of those gatherings going on every NFL Sunday across Canada.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 9:34 PM
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As a kid goaltender who stopped watching hockey a long time ago, I've nevertheless maintained my curiosity about the evolution of goalie equipment. Somehow I happened upon the website of the Norwich Merchants, a small-town junior C team about an hour southwest of Hamilton, and found an annual team photo page going back 50 years.

http://www.norwichjrcmerchants.com/team-photos.html

The first season a goalie shows up with non-brown pads, blocker and catcher is 1988-89. After that it's pretty much only multi-coloured equipment. Does that seem about right with nationwide trends?

Another thing I noticed is that the crease at the bottom of the pads gradually gets more vertical around that time. I've always found that odd-looking, because when I was playing in the 70s and early 80s it was absolutely imperative for the pads to have as deep an angle as possible, essentially an L-shape.

I never bought a pair of pads at Kenesky's in Hamilton (way too expensive), but all of us kids who were goalies were aware of the store's towering reputation in the field, and any gossipy mention of someone's purchase of goalie equipment from Kenesky's was met with reverence and awe.

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In 1924, Emil "Pop" Kenesky was credited with the invention of a new and better goalie pad.

http://www.keneskysports.com/history.html
Interesting stuff, and part of Canada's cultural history.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 9:43 PM
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^Stuffed with kapok. I remember reading that when I was a kid.

When Pearl Harbour was attacked and those who were convened in Washington to now plan the war, they took up an inordinate amount of time discussing kapok and trying to figure out what the hell it was used for. (Courtesy John Kenneth Galbraith - The World at War - On Our Way)
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 10:03 PM
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Good doc online from The Nature of Things - Champions vs Legends about what if you gave a modern athlete the equipment of someone in the past and compared their performances.

Included is a small bit about Carter Hart getting an old blocker and trapper and having to face Shea Weber with a wooden stick. Hart wouldn't go for it in the part testing the slap shot (I don't blame him).

The Nature of Things - Champions vs Legends

What if the greatest elite athletes – present and past – could compete against each other on a level playing field? If competitive conditions were made equal, would today’s stars come out on top? Or would they be beaten by the heroes of the past? Renowned sports scientist Steve Haake investigates whether today’s winter sports champions are really better than those of the past or whether they get their edge from modern sports technology.
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