Seven games this past weekend, going from Friday at 6:30 Eastern all the way until Monday night. We had four one-goal games, one three-goal game that took place outside, and a couple of others which I wouldn’t call blowouts, but one team was noticeably more dominant than the other.
Category Archives: Toronto Rock
2023 NLL Name Pronunciation Guide
Look at my name. Just look at it. If you were to see “Graeme Perrow” for the first time, how would you pronounce it? GRAM-ee puh-ROW? That’s probably the most common one I get, but unless I’m in Scotland or talking to someone who is Scottish, people almost never get it right. I’ve been used to it my whole life. So back in 2011 when I was watching a Calgary Roughnecks game and the announcer talked about KAY-leb TAWth, who had already been a star in the league for a decade, I got frustrated. I decided to write an article listing all of the difficult-to-say names in the NLL and how to say them properly.
2023 NLL Week 12
Not much in the way of surprises in this week’s games. The struggling Warriors, FireWolves, Mammoth, Riptide, Wings, and Swarm all lost, and the surging Rock, Bandits, Roughnecks, Rush, Panther City, and Thunderbirds all won. The Seals lost as well but I wouldn’t call them struggling. Similarly, the Desert Dogs are only borderline surging, but they’ve won three of their last four so they’re no longer struggling either. Sure, those three wins have all come against teams who are struggling, but you gotta start somewhere.
2023 NLL Week 11
It was another great weekend of NLL lacrosse action. If you go by the halftime scores, it looked like we’d have a bunch of blowouts but the final scores were much closer – see the second Awesome entry below. We now have a three-way tie for first in the East, with the Bandits, Knighthawks, and Rock taking the top spot. In the West, the Seals still hold first place but watch out for the surging Roughnecks. Speaking of the Roughnecks… Continue reading
2023 NLL Week 10
Another very busy weekend in the NLL, as Colorado played twice and every other team played once. We had blowouts in Toronto and Philly but all the others were either close right down to the wire, or at least were close most of the way through. The defending champion Mammoth had games against two teams that had one win between them, but only came away with a split. The Desert Dogs picked up their second win, the Warriors held their own against the Rush, and Panther City also held their own against the Seals. Just like last week against Toronto, Calgary came back from a few goals down to force overtime, though this week the extra time worked in their favour.
2023 NLL Week 9
A very busy week in the NLL. We are fresh out of undefeated teams now, as the Thunderbirds rebounded from an 0-2 skid to deliver the Knighthawks a 10-goal trouncing. Meanwhile the Bandits went 2-0 on the weekend, the Rock gave up a 6-goal lead and allowed Calgary to tie the game late but then pulled out the win in OT, the Desert Dogs kept pace with the Rush for all but 6½ minutes in the second quarter where the Rush scored seven. In the most lopsided game of the season, Panther City did some trouncing of their own, beating the Warriors by thirteen in Vancouver.
I was only able to watch the Toronto/Calgary game so I don’t have a lot to say about most of the others. Continue reading
2023 NLL Week 8
There have been some amazing games so far in the 2023 NLL season, and this past weekend was no exception. We had two previously winless teams win their first of the season, one of which was a franchise first too. We had three different teams take eight goal leads, though only two of those teams actually won their games. We also had two huge comebacks. One was a team being down by eight goals at the half and winning the game, and the other is a player who hadn’t played in the NLL in several years but has managed to make his way back, fighting against more obstacles than most players have to. Let’s start with that one.
2021 NLL Week 7
Week 7 was the busiest week in recent memory with eight games, including two OT thrillers on Friday night, a bunch of close games on Saturday plus one blowout, and the Knighthawks continuing their undefeated season on Sunday afternoon. Can they match the Edmonton Rush’s 14-0 start from 2014? I doubt it, but I also doubted they’d be 5-0 at this point in the season.
2023 NLL Week 6
Lots of awesome this week, including a couple of huge milestones for some veteran players. Continue reading
2023 NLL Week 3
Seven exciting games in week three. A couple of 9-goal blowouts, a couple of 1-goal nailbiters, and the first-ever home game for the Las Vegas Desert Dogs. Lots of awesome again this week, so let’s get to it.