Lacrosse for Sprint Center?
Ok, I'm like you and hate Hearne Christopher, Jr. Have you ever seen this dude in person? He is the kid in your kindergarten class who sat in the corner and ate paste all grown up.
However, in today's column he actually addressed a topic some KC-area sports fans have wondered about.
Can we get a National Lacrosse League team to play at Sprint Center?
KC dudes have their lacrosse to bear
Lacrosse is a very fast growing sport. I know from first hand experience that it is growing quickly in KC. We currently have eight area high school teams.
There is one error, of course, in Hearne's column (the guy does three stories a week and uses the same five sources over and over again...he can't do a little Internet research?) Rockhurst HIGH SCHOOL has a terrific Lacrosse team, current Missouri State Champions, however Rockhurst University does not (at least not in the USLIA-sanctioned Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference).
With a little research, Hearne could have discovered that KU, KSU, Mizzou and Missouri State all have teams and actively recruit high school players.
The National Lacrosse League is an indoor version of the fast-paced outdoor game. Personally, I prefer outdoor, but see the appeal of indoor. The NLL will have 13 teams next season in markets throughout the country -- not just the Northeast where the sport is extremely popular. Phoenix, Portland, Denver, San Jose and Minneapolis have teams.
There is a nationwide, 10-team outdoor Lacrosse league, too. Major League Lacrosse was founded by this guy.
I'd love to see the NLL at Sprint Center.