Good evening laxers and lax lovers. I assume many of you watched the UVA/Cuse game, where ‘this’ was never more apparent to me, but you’ll be able to see this in any game.
If you can recall or DVR-ed it: Tim Desko – first BTB goal – did it. Matt Bocklet – perhaps the 2nd coming of Matt Ward? – did it after his first goal. Kehoe – after his first goal. To any of you college players out there, you are very familiar with this move. Back in my day, it was the pull strung: now outlawed. Now, ‘this’ is the pocket scrub.
Notice the FIRST thing some offensive players do after they score a goal. Even before their celebration, a player will take the back of their head and rub it against their hip. I understand: with the power these guys are shooting, you can imagine the kind of stretch they’re putting on their mesh. I just wanted to point it out – WE DO NOTICE – especially on televised games with replays of your goals. Believe me, as a former college attackman and current referee, I see this during my games and I believe us referees do have sympathy – a.k.a. we let it go. But be wary big bag lovers and pull stringers, you’ve just been called out, and some refs might not be so nice.
I ask all of you to watch the next game you see on TV, I can almost guarantee that one player does it post-goal.
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