We’re in a championship kinda mood here at NLLInsider.com, and can ya blame us? Duke wins a thrilling game in OT over Notre Dame and if ya caught any of the action over the weekend, are you like us in thinking ND goalie Scott Rodgers would be a perfect fit for the NLL with that amped-up attitude he brings to the game? Great stuff. But, we digress. We have a title of our own here to determine after Mark Steenhuis of the Buffalo Bandits outpolled Andrew McBride of the Calgary Roughnecks, 1,239-550, for a spot in the championship of our National Lacrosse League flow contest. He’s taking on Josh Funk of the Minnesota Swarm, so get ready to get your vote on.
As we’ve proclaimed before, it’s no surprise to see Steenhuis where he is. Seems whatever dude touches, it’s a winner. He’ll score a winning goal for you or set up the winning goal. Very little field lacrosse experience? Doesn’t keep him from earning a spot on the Canadian National Team for this summer’s World Game over in England. And the flow? Well, it is what it is. And we all know what it is, on the surface anyway. We’ve seen it for years in the NLL now and some people laugh at it, call him a clown as he rocks those orange kicks. But rarely do those who mock get the last laugh. We often mock that which we do not understand and the flow is a great example. Do YOU rock the flow? Do YOU understand the spirit and guidance it provides? No, you don’t. Because if you did you’d have written a book or made a movie to explain it all to the masses and you’d be filthy rich right now. So haters, laugh all you want because if your name doesn’t show up below these words with a little button next to it for voters to select, you’ve got nothing.
Josh Funk, he’s definitely got something. Sure, the Swarm may not have had their best season and sure, the disappointments were mighty. And you’d think such a righteous flow would have intervened and said “Enough! The flow wins and so too shall the Minnesotans.” But for whatever reason, the flow of Funk did not get involved, at least on a physical level. The flow let it flow and fans of the Swarm have been left with more questions than answers this season. Did the flow require help in the form of needing more flow on the Swarm roster? Did the flow not dig the sweaters of the Swarm that were the object of much scorn? Did the flow think Minnesota’s weather too cold? So many variable, so many possibilities that even a philosophy professor would be hard-pressed to explain. We’re mortals on this side of the computer monitor and in the stands, so we have but two choices. We can see and ponder, or we can see and accept, knowing the answers will eventually reveal themselves. As a great lyricist once pointed out: Sometimes we get shown the light in the strangest of places if we look at it right.
All this said, it’s time to stop waxing poetic and time to vote for the 2010 flow champion of the National Lacrosse League. We’ll be back next week to let ya’ll know who won.
Who's rockin' the best flow in the NLL?
- Josh Funk (57%, 20,472 Votes)
- Mark Steenhuis (43%, 15,279 Votes)
Total Voters: 35,751
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