History of Lacrosse Game – Facts about this Less-Known American Game

May be you heard about the Lacrosse game only recently, but it’s a centuries old game that has been played in North America. But currently, this game is taking some new turns and has become a trend among all the High School students.

I got my cousin who is very much into the game, and I felt good that he is into sports. We all know that sports are good for the health and overall mental health. I asked him if he could give a brief about the game, but he went speechless! This was the main inspiration behind writing this post for you guys.

Even if you know about the game, there will be many among you who don’t know about the game in detail.

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History of Lacrosse Game & Other Interesting Facts

It took me around a week to gather the information about the Lacrosse, and so finally here it is!

a. Who invented the Lacrosse game?

It’s still unknown about who was the person who got this idea of playing a sport using the lacrosse stick. Game is first known to be played by the natives of America, and this was a huge community or a group of 6-7 people. They started playing the game in group, and so we can the Native Americans are the founders of the game.

b. Number of players have been changing.

At present, the game is being played with 10 players in each team, and 12 players in the women’s team. But it was not like this when it was started!

There was no particular count, back then 100 to 1000 players used to take part in the game. Any number of people could join the game, and it may last for any duration. That’s how it was played, but now we do have a fixed duration and the count has reduced to 10-12 players. Not more and not less.

c. What’s the story behind the origin of the name Lacrosse?

Before the establishment of the game as ‘Lacrosse’, there were many stick-ball games which were played in North America. The French Missionary Jean de Brébeuf was the person who coined the name ‘lacrosse’ after he witnessed the game in the year 1636 at the St. Lawrence Alley.

d. Lacrosse is now Canada’s Official Sport.

Along with the popular ice-hockey, Canada has recognized Lacrosse as one of it’s national sport too.

e. Well, Lacrosse was more than just a Game.

During the olden days, Lacrosse helped with training the young men at war, and it even used to settle disputes among two parties etc. Game used for resolving political issues! This sounds so cool, right?

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Is Roger Goodell threatening Olympian Sports to ban Clown Shirt | NFL News

The hate game really gets bad, especially when it deals with Teasing and Mockery.

Something similar to that happened with the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell.

If you are a football follower, then you will be aware of the Deflategate Controversy which resulted in the suspension of the New England Patriots player Tom Brady from four games and the team had to pay a fine of $1 million and losing two draft picks!

People already had their anger over this accident, while some people ignored it, some shown anger on online media. Amidst all this, there was a guy named Dave Portnoy who planned to show his anger in a different way.

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Is Roger Goodell threatening Olympian Sports to ban Clown Shirt

Dave Portnoy has been active on this pursuit for a long time and was open about his thoughts on how the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell was responsible for all the incompetence and the state of the NFL team. He twitted about this online, along with the hashtag ‘firegoodell’.

Dave gave birth to the Operation Clown Face, to mark his protest and hatred for the NFL undertakings.

Soon after this, he ordered around 70K towels with Roger’s face with the Clown style red nose on. His plan was to purchase them and distribute them among the people and requested them to wear it on the night of Chief-Patriot match.

The image of Roger Goodell started doing the circulation and it soon reached Roger himself. This definitely annoyed Roger a lot, and Dave took his reaction as an approval for making more joke out of the t-shirt imprint.

With the popularity of the tshirts, the Olympian Sports also started to support the Clown initiative and were now part of the business. One among the internal sources, working for the Olympian Sports informed that a few of the NFL executives visited the store and forced them to take down the Goodell tshirts from the store.

These executives also threatened that if the tshirts were not taken down, they won’t allow Olympian Sport to sell any of the NFL product.

On hearing about this news, Dave posted a snap on 7th September saying that there is still a lot of hate and anger among people and Someone not from New England won’t understand that.

What’s your take about this hatred among the supporters of Dave and Roger? Whom are you supporting?

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