(it’s another totally butch photo-op for NYC’s most rugged Mayor since Ed Koch)
Apparently, it wasn’t enough to have the hockey and basketball operations at MSG sullied by sexual scandal. Now the Garden has to bring in the hottest arena attraction this side of Roller Hockey, Indoor Lacrosse! From the New York Post’s Dan Martin.
The National Lacrosse League has been around for 20 years and finally has a team in New York City.
The new team, which will begin its first season in the indoor league in January, will play at least four of its eight home games at Madison Square Garden. The sites for the other four games remain up in the air, depending on the NHL schedule.
But the good news for potential fans of the new franchise is that although its home base is at the Garden, the team isn’t owned by James Dolan. Instead, the owners are made up of a group of Wall Street bankers, including Gary Rosenbach.
In other lacrosse news, wire services reported yesterday that Colin Finnerty (above, one of the Dookies recently charged with rape, was convicted of misdemeanor assault in an unrelated case heard in Washington D.C. Strangely, neither the Chicago Tribune nor Fox News thought it was worth mentioning that Finnerty’s victim characterized the attack as a gay bashing.
Finnerty was sentenced to 6 months probation. Never let it be said they don’t take hate crimes seriously in Georgetown.
5 thoughts on “Recently Tainted Sport Comes To MSG”
Ironic, given that this kid’s bound to get ass-raped in the next year or two.
Your remark comparing the NLL to roller hockey is a bit off base.The NLL drew about an average of 11,000 fans per game last season, regularly selling out the Pepsi Center in Denver and the Air Canada Center in Toronto (thats 18,000+ fans). So, a comparison to the NHL or AFL would be more appropriate.
I apologize for tarring Roller Hockey by association with a sport most recently noted for accusations of rape, gay bashing and/or bizarre hazing rituals.
as far as selling out the Pepsi Center is concerned, surely Jars Of Clay could claim the same thing, and you can’t tell me they don’t suck.
Did you get clowned by some lacrosse players in high school? Maybe didn’t make the JV squad? Why so bitter?
Why are you characterizing an entire sport based on the actions of a few? How about those Fresno footballers accused of raping an 11 year old girl? Are the NY Giants “tainted” becuase some other football players (potentially) did something bad?
Or that basketball player that shot and killed his limo driver? Are the Knicks all murderers now?
And you compare pop concert attendence to a sporting event? My point in mentioning attendence for the NLL was to counter you implication that it is less popular than roller hockey. Of course a large following does not automatically mean that something doesn’t suck, but it does mean that it is popular and appeals to a large audience.
Lastly, have you ever attended an indoor lacrosse game? Why not hold you judgement until you attend a game and meet the players?
“Did you get clowned by some lacrosse players in high school? Maybe didnâ€™t make the JV squad? Why so bitter?”
If by clowned you mean gang-raped, no. Though I do think that would make someone kind of bitter.
“Why are you characterizing an entire sport based on the actions of a few? ”
Indeed, this is very, very wrong. I’m sure that at least half the persons playing lacrosse are neither rapists, gay bashers nor wore sweaters tied around their waists.
“How about those Fresno footballers accused of raping an 11 year old girl?”
I think we can all agree they are very, very bad people.
“Or that basketball player that shot and killed his limo driver? Are the Knicks all murderers now?”
He played for the Nets, actually. So yes, the Nets are all murderers now (except for Yinka Dare)
“And you compare pop concert attendence to a sporting event? My point in mentioning attendence for the NLL was to counter you implication that it is less popular than roller hockey. Of course a large following does not automatically mean that something doesnâ€™t suck, but it does mean that it is popular and appeals to a large audience.”
Thank you for clarifying, as the purpose of your comment was terribly arcane up until now.
“Lastly, have you ever attended an indoor lacrosse game?”
I’m embarrassed to admit, yes. I’ve attended a Blazers game at the old Boston Garden, and a New Jersey Saints game at the David Byrne Meadowlands Arena. And in all fairness, while neither contest really floated my boat, I cannot claim that I witnessed any incidents of rape at either venue.
Though I did leave the Saints game early.