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#1 BSLSamKuhn

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

BSL: The Premier Lacrosse League – Will it Break Barriers for Lacrosse?

https://www.baltimor...riers-lacrosse/


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:37 PM

Very interesting. The NBC deal is certainly big, as well as the backing they have right off the bat. That seems better than the deal the MLL has with ESPN.

 

I don't know how I feel about further fracturing the professional lacrosse community though. At least with the MLL and NLL, you're playing two different seasons, and it's box versus field lacrosse. The PLL and MLL are in direct competition, so regardless of who "wins" I'm not sure it's going to end up being a net positive for the sport.

 

Ultimately, if this makes it easier to follow professional lacrosse action live, and it grows the national audience, then I guess it's a good thing.


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Posted 25 October 2018 - 07:11 PM

Entrepreneur: Lacrosse's First Million-Dollar Athlete Was Frustrated by the Status Quo, So He's Starting an All-New Pro League
https://www.entrepre.../article/321770



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:07 PM

SI: New Lacrosse League Is Rethinking How Pro Sports Operate


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:05 AM

Missed this link, but read the article at my parents house this weekend. I was not too sure about this before, but now I'm changing my tune a bit.  Rabil seems to put alot of thought into this and it sounds like it could make some waves.  It was interesting and exciting hearing him talk of gambling and fantasy as ways to generate more interest.  At the very least the MLL is now in danger of continuing as a league.  This will be interesting to follow going forward.

 

Something else from the article that caught my eye.  Rabil didn't start playing the game until he was 12.  Kind of surprising to read for a guy that's considered one of the greats. 



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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:40 PM

Balt Sun: Baltimore-area sports news: Calvert Hall grad Stephen Kelly scores first goal in Premier Lacrosse League



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

Washington Post: Two pro lacrosse leagues are fighting for talent, attention — maybe ...

 


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:23 AM

Balt Sun: Former Johns Hopkins star Paul Rabil brings new Premier Lacrosse League to Baltimore this weekend



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:31 AM

Any thought to the popular theory "There can BE only one!"

 

Most people I've read so far think that whether this is the answer, or more likely the real answer is in between the two leagues, with them cannibalizing each other to some degree will either really take off the way they should?


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:40 AM

Any thought to the popular theory "There can BE only one!"

 

Most people I've read so far think that whether this is the answer, or more likely the real answer is in between the two leagues, with them cannibalizing each other to some degree will either really take off the way they should?

How'd the Kart/IRL split work out?  Does lacrosse have more fans than open wheel racing, proably but I don't think that having two leagues is in the best interest of the league.  Need all of the best players playing in one league.  I actually kind of like the idea of the PLL, we were out of town this weekend and missed  them at homewood field.  Having said that I've still always viewed college, as the pinnacle of the sport so they have work to do just to keep me interested.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:48 AM

https://www.theringe...-paul-rabil-nbc

 

Here's a really long good read from the Ringer.

 

Haven't finished it yet myself but it's worth checking out.


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:42 PM

How'd the Kart/IRL split work out?  Does lacrosse have more fans than open wheel racing, proably but I don't think that having two leagues is in the best interest of the league.  Need all of the best players playing in one league.  I actually kind of like the idea of the PLL, we were out of town this weekend and missed  them at homewood field.  Having said that I've still always viewed college, as the pinnacle of the sport so they have work to do just to keep me interested.

 

I just don't think it's a model that works in pro sports. If you are going to have a pro league, it's gotta be viewed as the ONE highest level. Having two on equal footing, I just don't know how fans get engaged enough to pay and support teams like that. Is it worth it, if the other league seems like the REAL best in the country? There's a reason the football leagues all folded into one and why competition with them doesn't stand a chance. Having two NON COMPETING leagues, sure, maybe there's something there, some people like one sport and would watch it year round before another sport. But fighting over the prestige thing is only going to end one way, one will win and the other will go out of business. The WHOLE point of pro level sports is to determine the absolute BEST in the country (or world). Can't have 2 bests.


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