Boston Blazers: There’s a new kid in town

4 Jan

Boston is a sports city. That is a fact, there is no other way around it. Everyone knows about the four big sports teams, but really there are many more. One team is the Boston Blazers, a professional men’s indoor lacrosse team which starts their third season on January 15th. They play at TD Garden- that’s how you know they are legit. Before I go any further, I did intern with them and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

I knew nothing about lacrosse before I interned with the Boston Blazers. I just knew that I loved sports, and children should be exposed to them. I was excited about working for a lacrosse team but I had this picture in my head of stuck-up, rude, snooty lacrosse players who live in mansions and went to private schools. Hey, what do you expect, I grew up in a middle- to low-class town and the only lacrosse programs were in wealthy neighborhoods. But Blazers lacrosse, and indoor lacrosse in general is not like that at all. I have personally met many players and most of the front office staff and they are some of the nicest, funniest and down-to-earth people I have ever met. They are real.

And their season is starting in a week and a half. The team is a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and they play 16 games from January through April. The majority are on Saturday nights. Blazers lacrosse is exciting, fun, fast paced and many times violent. It is amazing. It is truly a mix between hockey and basketball with a football schedule.

During my time with the Blazers I had the privilege to talk to many people who had been to games before. Everyone, especially the kids, could not say enough good things about the games. To be honest, I was amazed and completely surprised by the reception to this team and the loyalty to this team. They deserve it, but I was surprised.

So, if you lasted through my rant so far, you are wondering what the hell the point is. Well it’s this: there is another, cheaper, sports team in town that will provide, perhaps, more entertainment and reward than the other professional teams. The Boston Blazers have reverse pricing this year, where the cheapest seats are the front row. Check them out, it won’t hurt. And I bet you’ll have fun.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter and their official YouTube page, which includes some amazing videos like the one below.

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