With kickoff for Super Bowl XLII now just a few hours away, I’m sure we’re all focused on football, but it should be noted there are a few lacrosse tie-ins involving today’s game, gang.First and foremost, Patriots coach Bill Belichick played lax in college at Wesleyan and remains a big lacrosse fan who regularly attends the final four and is friendly with many D-I coaches, including Hopkins’ Dave Pietramala and Princeton’s Bill Tierney. For more, “here’s a pdf version an article”:http://library.kraftsportsgroup.com/v11i10_Belichick.pdf from Inside Lacrosse Magazine. For the html version, “click here.”:http://www.patriots.com/search/index.cfm?ac=searchdetail&pid=28154&pcid=41&rss=1
Belichick’s son, Steve Belichick is a freshman defenseman at Rutgers. “Here’s his bio”:http://www.patriots.com/search/index.cfm?ac=searchdetail&pid=28154&pcid=41&rss=1 from Rutgers’ Web site “and an article”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2008/02/02/2008-02-02_belichicks_son_plays_tight_defense-3.html?print=1&page=all from yesterday’s Daily News.
As if that’s enough Ã¢â‚¬â€ and don’t you think it ought to be? Ã¢â‚¬â€ the son of Fox analyst and NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long will be playing lax at UVa next year. He’s now a senior in high school. “Here’s the link”:http://www.dailyprogress.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=CDP%2FMGArticle%2FCDP_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173353957952&path=!sports to the story when he committed to UVa.
Also of interest, the Boston Herald has an interesting story that includes former Somers lax player Luke Perito, who is a freshman at Arizona State and who is a Giants fan and who has a friend at school who is from the Boston area and a big Patriots rooter. “You can check out the article here.”:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1070544
Enjoy the game and enjoy the day, folks.