Archive for April, 2006

Shanahan summit


Scoring is down in the NLL. At press time, the average goals per game this season was 22.81, down from 25.11 last year and the lowest since 1991 when it was 22.29.

But if you think I’m going to call for my own Shanahan Summit to find out how to fix the game, you’re dead wrong. This might be the most exciting year in NLL history, as 10 of the 11 teams had realistic chances at first place two thirds of the way through the schedule.

When I was seven years old, I watched my first baseball game. The final score was 10-9 and I thought it was great. My uncle, a longtime fan, explained to me that the pitching was bad and the defense was porous. I guess I thought the defense was all right because when I played with my friends every dribbler hit became a home run. Years later I was able to appreciate the intricacies of a well-pitched baseball game, but as a new fan I wanted to see runs.