It may sound silly, but while we were traveling, I really missed lacrosse. Jonathan and I are season ticket holders for the Colorado Mammoth, Denver’s National Lacrosse League (NLL) team. The NLL plays indoors, on a hockey rink covered with turf.
We’ve been going to the games for the past 10 years, and have been season ticket holders for 6 of them.
Last Friday there was a game. And it was an awesome game! One of the Mammoth players scored a sock trick. A sock trick (term coined in Colorado) is a play on a hat trick in hockey. In a hat trick, a player scores 3 goals in one game. A Sock Trick, is when a player scores 6 in one game.
Gary Gait, a lacrosse legend if there ever was one, used to play for the Mammoth. And one game, he scored 2 sock tricks. That’s 12 goals in a single game.
On Friday, March 23rd, John Grant Jr. scored the first sock trick for Colorado since 2006.
It was quite the sight to see…and smell. Many many fans removed their socks from their feet, and threw them on to the field.
Above is a picture of Grant just after the 6th goal. But, in case you missed it…
Here’s a video of one of the coolest goals that I’ve ever seen. (It was John Grant Jr.’s 3rd goal of the night (his hatrick).) Check it out.
And, if you get the chance, check out a lacrosse game in your area. It’s like football…with weapons…and more action.