NLL Champs

Congrats to Calgary for taking home the NLL championship with an exciting OT win at home in front of 17,000. It was a good night for Canadian playoff teams!

…lacrosse is a great sport (played it as a kid, coached it as a father), don’t understand why it’s not more popular as a main stream sport…NLL championship game, won by a Canadian team, doesn’t crack the front page of TSN, for shame…

…great job Roughnecks, nice win

They made a tough decision to handle their own broadcasting. On the one hand, they must not have been getting strong enough offers from networks, but on the other hand they now get next-to-no coverage from those networks’ sports news shows.

The teams in Calgary, Saskatoon, and Toronto all have solid followings though. Hopefully, they’ll get back on TSN or Sportsnet (or CBC even) at some point, especially with Halifax joining the league next season.

Never played it but as Canada’s official sport at one time, still??, never made the main stream.

Anyways, congrats to Calgary.

I believe it still is Canada’s official summer sport.

From the national sports of Canada act:

The game commonly known as ice hockey is hereby recognized and declared to be the national winter sport of Canada and the game commonly known as lacrosse is hereby recognized and declared to be the national summer sport of Canada.

The NLL gained some mainstream media attention in the 2000’s after the Rock moved to Toronto and had some success. But then teams in Ottawa, Montreal, and later Vancouver and Edmonton all dissolved or moved.

I’m hoping Halifax can help the league get some greater attention. Vancouver has a team again, and maybe Edmonton can too.