WLA Summer ball - you guys don't know how good you have it.

Discussion in 'BCLA Forum' started by roadrunner, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. roadrunner

    roadrunner Member

    Was fortunate enough to be able to catch two WLA games live this week as I was in the LM for vacation.

    Both games (Langley vs. NW and Coq vs. NW) were great games. Fast, physical and close. Even a little drama with the game last night with the illegal equipment call on Penney. NW looks impressive when they are on and consistent. Their defense impressed me the most - hard hitting and can push the ball quickly. Clark is money. Also impressed with Bal - fast, sweet mitts and a good point man on the power play. Kids cleaned me out at the Bellies store.

    You guys out here have it good. Fantastic summer ball where a guy could catch games 3-4 nights in a row.

    May sneak out to catch a game at the swamp tonight as well. Gotta get the wife liquored up early for the pass.
  2. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    Well the diehards around here know how good they have it. The Jr. A and WLA action here can't be beat and it's a shame that more people aren't more into it. The LEC is a great arena for lacrosse.

    If the Shamrocks win it all (again) and the Mann Cup is at the Q Centre I'll be heading over to the island to check out a game or two.
  3. theSloth

    theSloth Member

    Ya, a few of us around here, know how good we have it. I haven't been to many WLA games this season, with my boy playing Inter A, and traveling for field lacrosse. But, the ability to choose from multiple games in a week, is pretty sweet. I can't see any other outcome, other than Victoria playing the Mann Cup this year. And, we'll probably go over for a game or two, as well.
  4. wamper23

    wamper23 Member

    I'm from the East and I think I've got it great. The O.L.A. gave me a lifetime pass for two so whoever drives me also gets in free. There's junior A with Whitby Warriors and sometimes even make it to a Toronto Beaches game although I won't do it again a month after I had a quadruple heart bypass and walked to the Beaches from Oshawa. Took me 9 hours but I had to make a stop for lunch and for supper. since I didn't know how to get there I had three friends on cell phones telling me if I should go right or go left. Holly crap that was 15 years ago and don't think I could do it now. We have Clarington Green Gaels near to Bowmanville. Of course Brooklin Redmen and the Whitby Warriors both play in the IPA in Whitby. I've got a couple of drivers who drive me to Brooklin to watch the Senior B Merchants and even one driver who'll drive me to Cobourg or to Peterborough. I doubt I'll come close to my personal record of 88 games in one season. The only bad thing is the CLAX folding as I still had the Durham Turfdogs to follow. Probably even get to one Toronto Rock game just to buy one of those Bobble head dolls.
  5. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest

    I lived in Peterborough for a couple years for school and fell in love with lacrosse their. The Lakers are amazing and have so much nll talent. Between the ALL and Trent u field team there's lacrosse year round in that City.

    If peterborough wasn't a **** show of homeless /meth addicts I'd stay there forever.
  6. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    time for north american mayors to clean up the addicts from their streets.
  7. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    My folks live just outside "The 'Borough", but I did not grow up there, not have I spent much time downtown.

    There may very well be a drug problem to some extent, but, this is going to exist in any town of that size.....
  8. RockyMaivia

    RockyMaivia Active Member

    The Ardmore Aardvark is wondering if you were roofying your wife.... Not that that's any of his business.
  9. roadrunner

    roadrunner Member

    I was going to a
    Aard - That might be a good game plan in the future since these days getting shut out is the norm. No experience with that sort of thing so please share with the group.
  10. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest

    For Peterborough the amount of low income , homeless, drug use, and petty crimes are completely disproportionate to the 80k that live there.

    There are nice neighborhoods but they are all on the edge of the city. Most of the city is borderline Detroit.
  11. RockyMaivia

    RockyMaivia Active Member

    The Ardmore Aardvark has no secrets to share, and the less he knows the happier he is.
  12. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

  13. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest

    Probs a lot of unreported crime , it's way worse than any other central ont city. Don't know if it's true but a friend told me that there was more methodone clinics than downtown Toronto. The downtown crowd definitely made it seem like it was true.
  14. RockyMaivia

    RockyMaivia Active Member

    The Ardmore Aardvark was wunderin if there's a stream out there to catch some WLA ball? Aardvark da wanna get in touch with some of that thur western league ball action to get his lax fix this summer.
  15. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest

    Ya they sell it on their website for $10 a game live or 4$ a game for reruns. They might do a streaming package next year but now it's not quite worth it.

    Jvi on YouTube does ojall and some MSL all free.
  16. RockyMaivia

    RockyMaivia Active Member

    The Ardmore Aardvark says that NLLTV seems pretty cheap and a way better bargain by contrast.....
  17. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    After seeing how easy it was for NLL.TV to broadcast the entire season + playoffs for a great price. I really hope that the WLA follows suit with a similar setup. They've needed to update their broadcast/streaming for ages now.

    I haven't dropped one dime on the WLA this summer due to the price change.
  18. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest

    They did some servers and what not at the beginning of the season about streaming options... I know they're looking into a season package but I have not heard of anything official.

    Since both WLA and MSL have new commissioners they have been meeting together. MSL will get a similar website as WLA in the fall. Hopefully they both combine to make a streaming package. Makes sense for Mann cup...
  19. smurf666

    smurf666 Guest

    The MSL braintrust seems to be mostly between 70 and dead......need some fresh thinking there.

    It will never be big, and it will never be mainstream, but, with better mobile web and social media presence, it could grow a fair bit from what it is.
  20. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest

    Apparently they are going all in for better online experience, but I agree outside of Peterborough no one cared about the league. WLA is in a way better position right now. MSL does have a cable partnership in Ontario (Cogeco) but they need online presence.

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