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This weekend we thought we witnessed the Hit Of The Year when Matt Lovejoy laid out John Greeley, but we were wrong. In slightly the same fashion, Hofstra’s Jay Card pummels a Harvard player at James M. Shuart Stadium on March 5th. View Video…


This weekend we thought we witnessed the Hit Of The Year when Matt Lovejoy laid out John Greeley, but we were wrong. After posting the Greeley hit the LPG community chimed in and reminded us of a yard-sale from earlier this Spring. Thanks to Centlax for leaving a link to the video in the comments section all of us can now witness the Hit Of The Year.

In slightly the same fashion, Hofstra’s Jay Card pummels Harvard’s #25 at James M. Shuart Stadium on March 5th. As #25 scrambles to scoop the ball Jay Card comes charging like a freight train. The captions in the video pretty much sum it all up.

Might as well include this in The Ten Best Yard Sales of All Time.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Should not be tagged “Hit of the Year.” There are big hits, and there is always talk of the hit of the year in the NFL, how many of them are ones that are A) Illegal and 2) Result in a player being hurt? This hit was gutless, and whoever added the little thought bubbles on this should have a serious look in the mirror.

John Rose’s head was up and looking at the ball in his stick, Card blindsided him.

I believe he played against Dartmouth, which is a surprise and a great sign.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Should not be tagged “Hit of the Year.” There are big hits, and there is always talk of the hit of the year in the NFL, how many of them are ones that are A) Illegal and 2) Result in a player being hurt? This hit was gutless, and whoever added the little thought bubbles on this should have a serious look in the mirror.

John Rose’s head was up and looking at the ball in his stick, Card blindsided him.

I believe he played against Dartmouth, which is a surprise and a great sign.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Should not be tagged “Hit of the Year.” There are big hits, and there is always talk of the hit of the year in the NFL, how many of them are ones that are A) Illegal and 2) Result in a player being hurt? This hit was gutless, and whoever added the little thought bubbles on this should have a serious look in the mirror.

John Rose’s head was up and looking at the ball in his stick, Card blindsided him.

I believe he played against Dartmouth, which is a surprise and a great sign.

Witness
Witness
10 years ago

I have grown up in a lacrosse “hot bed”, played in HS, played in college and am now raising my kids who are playing lacrosse. I have been around and know lacrosse. I know contact and hits are part of the game and yes, the big hits get the oooohhhhs and aaahhhs. I was at the Hofstra/Harvard game and saw this hit. It was brutal, illegal and a crowd silencer. What the video does not show you is how long the Harvard player stayed on the ground, not moving at all or the complete silence of the crowd as a few people yelled out, “Kick him out!” Or the ambulance coming to bring the Harvard player to the hospital. Or does it mention that the Harvard player’s season is done. Hits are a part of lacrosse but this particular one should not be glorified as a hit of the year.

Witness
Witness
10 years ago

I have grown up in a lacrosse “hot bed”, played in HS, played in college and am now raising my kids who are playing lacrosse. I have been around and know lacrosse. I know contact and hits are part of the game and yes, the big hits get the oooohhhhs and aaahhhs. I was at the Hofstra/Harvard game and saw this hit. It was brutal, illegal and a crowd silencer. What the video does not show you is how long the Harvard player stayed on the ground, not moving at all or the complete silence of the crowd as a few people yelled out, “Kick him out!” Or the ambulance coming to bring the Harvard player to the hospital. Or does it mention that the Harvard player’s season is done. Hits are a part of lacrosse but this particular one should not be glorified as a hit of the year.

Friend
Friend
10 years ago

Hahah John Rose you got destroyed bud

KG22
KG22
10 years ago

still the hardest hit of all time

KG22
KG22
10 years ago

still the hardest hit of all time

A view from both sides.
A view from both sides.
10 years ago

The Card hit was definitely high and illegal, but Lovejoy’s was one of the best hit I’ve seen all year. Watch it more closely, he DID NOT lead with his head: it is impossible to lead with your head when you push your hands out. That was simply an awesome hit. The Card hit is suspect and warranted a flag, Lovejoy’s did not.

People are always going to celebrate big hits and they make the GAME fun. If you can’t handle or don’t want hits, don’t play the game. There are reasons why we have RULES and REFEREES to control the GAME. What would the NFL be without hits? These players make a conscious choice to be involved in a PHYSICAL game where HITTING can bring value to your play and your team. I am fully for the protection of players, but a good hit is part of the game, and there is nothing wrong with playing hard within the confines of a GAME.

Joe
Joe
10 years ago

I like the CAPS. However, the contact is to the head initially. illegal. Leading with the head is for anyone who is too afraid to hit correctly. Spearing is for pussies.

Jake
Jake
10 years ago
Reply to  Joe

It happens explain to me how you lead with your shoulder without your head hitting first?

A view from both sides.
A view from both sides.
10 years ago
Reply to  Joe

When we talk about “contact” as the dictionary states, yes, he did contact with it first. But let’s talk real for a moment, does the brunt of the force happen as head to head? No – thank you Jake for understanding. I honestly believe Lovejoy’s hit was a legit, legal hit as the force of Lovejoy’s head did not attack the Greeley’s head, it was in the force of Lovejoy’s hands on Greeley’s chest, creating a snapping back of the head.

If Lovejoy would have hit him with that force on his head, I would totally agree with you. The head contact is the equivalent of a brush.

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Richard
Richard
10 years ago

lacrosse playground is going downhill.. this is the epitome of it. First you guys get bought out by brands, blogging saying their products are “sick” and “sooo bro” when they might be the worst look since juggalos (and you guys know it). Then you have a woman writer (which I have nothing against) write about being “BRO” and saying how she loves the lax bro culture when she is a writer in Oakland… no where near lax hotbeds or New England. Is Oakland a great place? sure. Is west coast lax legit? yes. but have some consistency.
ANYWAYS…
i thought u guys would fix your site after the two previous discrepancies, but now you celebrate a hit on a freshman player who could have had his career ruined? ARE YOU DRUNK?

Worduphomies
Worduphomies
10 years ago
Reply to  Richard

Dude are you an idiot? LPG is a media outlet–they’re showing a big hit. They never said this guy was awesome. If you don’t like it, go play baseball.

I don’t think LPG has been “bought out” by any brands either–look at their ads dude. All really small brands–they are the voice of the people.

Lastly, Ali Andrews is from Oakland University in MICHIGAN. It says so in her bio. You are a fucking retard. Sorry.

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

Worduphomies
Worduphomies
10 years ago
Reply to  capelax24

Whatever you pussy. You’re trying to pretend like you’re the protypical East Coast laxer who went to prep school and wore boat shoes to practice, but you’re not.

What the fuck does Warrior have anything to do with LPG? I don’t know what you’re saying…you don’t ever make any sense. Stop trying to troll people.

The fact is, you probably play at some shitty community college or something you fucking loser. Not only is your (eventual) degree worthless, but you have zero street cred in lax. So you are not one to talk. I played at the Hop, we steamrolled nerds like you daily.

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

capelax24
capelax24
10 years ago
Reply to  Worduphomies

still not a hotbed. i really dont care were she was from, it is just not consistent with the rest of her bio. And you are going to tell me Warrior is not a big company? you probably wear Warrior gloves, congrats pal. I enjoy physical play all the time and I’d D u up and show it. but I’d keep it legal. by the way sick name

JJ
JJ
10 years ago

You think you should be celebrating these two hits? They’re both totally illegal and injured the player on the receiving end. The Jay Card hit should have gotten him suspended – total cheap shot to the head and totally unnecessary. Hits to the head are not something to celebrate and joke about and give awards like “Hit of the Year” to, they should be frowned upon. Concussions are no joke.

Thrillhouse
Thrillhouse
10 years ago

Duboe graduated last year..he plays for the Boston Cannons now. It could be John Rose though.

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