Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rush Ads Get Sexier

Here at the NLL Blog we like to think we have just as many female readers as male readers even though it might not be true. For those who are part of that category, this post is more for you. Upon visiting the website of The Edmonton Rush I saw that they are Offering a "Hot Ticket Event." "Hot", in this situation, has two meanings. Take a look:

This ad shows the level of fitness these players need to have to play this game, but at the same time using sex appeal to sell tickets. I mean just look at those guys! If that can't get more ladies at the games then I don't know what will. Maybe make them sign the autographs at the end of the game without shirts. Just pitching some ideas.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NBC Presents: Player Movement in the NLL

How long until I'm in touch with their legal department? 
This post has been graciously sponsored by the wonderful people at NBC! Upon their advisement, this article is being posted this Wednesday morning instead on Saturday night when it was originally written.  Prime time baby!

By Mike Wilson

At the beginning of the 2012 NLL season, the Rush were without one of the best lacrosse players in the world in Brodie Merrill, and had little to show for it. They had the rights to Athan Iannucci and Paul Rabil at different times in the season, but both refused to step on the floor in a Rush uniform.

After a long wait, Edmonton finally traded Rabil to Rochester for forward Jarrett Davis. Some were shocked that the Knighthawks were able to pull off this deal one for one, but at this point, Edmonton had little to no leverage.

Davis had 7 goals and 21 assists last season for 28 points, putting him 7th in team scoring for his old club. That point total would have put him 7th on the Rush, just above Tom Johnson.