Roughnecks Steal Game 1 in Buffalo – 5/18/2019

May 20, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© In the 2019 regular and postseason, the Buffalo Bandits held opponents to 10 or fewer goals 12 times. They won all 12 of those games. The Bandits finished the regular season 7-2 at home, and easily won rounds one and two as the host team. The offense seemed unstoppable at times this year, and the defense caused so much confusion in games that…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – NLL Finals, 5/18/2019

May 18, 2019

A lot of the team here thought Toronto was coming out of the East.  Buffalo proved them wrong!  In the West, most of us expected Calgary to move on and they did!  This should be an excellent NLL Finals.  Calgary and Buffalo are both very physical on defense and have players that can create with little space on offense.  Let’s see what we think for Game 1! Shawn Palmer :…

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Defense Carries Roughnecks to NLL Finals – 5/10/2019

May 11, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks The 8,900 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary witnessed one of the most outstanding defensive games in the NLL of recent memory on Friday night.  Both teams stood tall in front of their outstanding goaltenders.  The Colorado Mammoth were successful in defeating the Calgary Roughnecks in two of their three meetings this season, but their good…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 2, 5/10/2019

May 10, 2019

None of us saw the Colorado upset happen!  Congratulations to the Mammoth.  They face a tough task visiting Colorado, where they have not won in the post season since their 2006 championship run.  All except one game resulted in an “upset” showing just how great NLL competition is.  We are down to the last four teams and these single elimination divison finals will determine who plays for the Cup. Shawn…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 1 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

A few of us at Lacrosse is Awesome are here to deliver our predictions for the first round of the NLL playoffs.  In this first round, it is win or go home! West Division Colorado Mammoth (4) at Saskatchewan Rush (1) Friday, May 3 at 9:30 PM EST Justin Ivey These two teams are meeting for the second week in a row.  In the last week of the regular season,…

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Justin’s NLL Picks Week Twenty 4/26/19

April 26, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks 1-9: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Week Eleven: 2-1 Week Twelve: 4-0 Week Thirteen: 3-1 Week Fourteen: 4-2 Week Fifteen: 4-3 Week Sixteen: 2-2 Week Seventeen: 4-1 Week Eighteen: 1-5 Week Nineteen: 3-2 Season Total: 56-38 Wow.  New England could not win on the road.  And now they must visit Buffalo again in the first round.  I thought a lot of these late…

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Justin’s NLL Picks Week Eighteen 4/12/19

April 12, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks 1-9: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Week Eleven: 2-1 Week Twelve: 4-0 Week Thirteen: 3-1 Week Fourteen: 4-2 Week Fifteen: 4-3 Week Sixteen: 2-2 Week Seventeen: 4-1 Season Total: 52-31 Last week the picks did not get in with enough time to post.  I blame my wife and her birthday on Saturday, but don’t tell her that.  I was confident in my selections,…

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New England Claims Final East Playoff Spot with Win Over Seals 4/6/2019

April 9, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Mohegan Sun Arena had their second highest turn out on Saturday night as the New England Black Wolves (8-7) hosted the San Diego Seals (9-6).  The 6,046 fans watched the home team punch their ticket to the post season for the fourth straight season.  The Black Wolves jumped out to an early lead and lasted through a furious fourth quarter…

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Bandits Break Out of Rochester 2/22/19

February 23, 2019

Christopher Crane, Correspondent Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Micheline V/ Rochester Americans For this week’s match up the Rochester Knighthawks (2-7) played host to the Buffalo Bandits (9-2) in their final season series meeting with it tied one game apiece.  In front of a crowd of 6,672 Knighthawks fans in the Blue Cross Arena this heated I-90 rival no matter what will never disappoint;

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Justin’s Picks NLL Week Eleven 2/22/19

February 21, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks One thru Nine: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Season Total: 29-21 Week 10 had its ups and downs both for my picks and some NLL teams.  Toronto barely got by San Diego to start things off Friday, a true reflection on how good this Seals team is.  New England did not go 2-0 on the weekend after losing to Philadelphia in Philly.  That…

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Black Wolves Bite Back in Wings Rematch 2/17/19

February 18, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Justin Ivey The New England Black Wolves (5-4) got their retribution Sunday against the visiting Philadelphia Wings (2-8).  Saturday, the Wings defeated the Black Wolves in Philly and the frustration of losing to a then 1-7 team came through at the end for New England.  In response to the

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Mammoth Attack the Swarm 2/16/19

February 17, 2019

Christopher Crane, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Justin Ivey In this weekend’s NLL action would see the Georgia Swarm (7-3) travel out west to take on the Colorado Mammoth (3-5) at the Pepsi Center on Saturday February 16 in front of 12,958 fans.  It certainly wouldn’t be a game that would disappoint as both teams kept it very close throughout the contest, but it would be…

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