Dirty Dozen: Buffalo’s streaks within the streak, Iroquois score impressive CLax title, and what impact will a third NLL ref have?
So the Buffalo Bandits are spectators for the National Lacrosse League playoffs for the first time since 2002. Much has happened in this 11-year span. Heck, the war in Iraq hadn’t even started. But here we are, about to kick off an NLL postseason without the Banditos and if it hasn’t started already, the Bandits are examining everything they can to find out what went wrong. Of course, a 6-game losing streak didn’t help, but even that can be overcome. Buffalo did it last year. The bigger problem with this year’s skid was the timing because it came toward the end of the season, which left little room for recovery. So what went wrong in Buffalo? The issue wasn’t singular, but there is one thing that jumps out. Really jumps out, and it was the unanswered run. READ MORE »