Broing Out, Bro: Lax in the ‘Cac
Read this Grantland article on Lax Bros yesterday, and got inspired to write a post (especially seeing as they mention, hem hem, BRO-DOIN). Tufts lax has a championship team, they’re pretty awesome. Also very bro-y, I’d say, sporting mid-calves and pinnies (a huge look for Spring Fling) with flow. Can you tell I don’t play lacrosse? Oops. Anyway, there’s a new movie out called Crooked Arrows which is literally about lacrosse. So I guess the questions here are…
Are lax bros a trend? What exactly IS a lax bro at your school? Do lax bros fit the stereotype we’ve created?
My esteemed colleague Ben, from Conn College summarized the article:
that article is bad… outdated.. i don’t like it. As an ex-lax myself I can tell you that bright colored mids (or half-calfs) are n00by, flat-brim hats have gone the way of mac miller, and board shorts are reserved for teams from new jersey. The confusion between the lax bro and the bro rape guy is also troubling. Although bros may choose dave or OAR for a tender moment seducing laxtitutes, the predominant taste in music is some combination between electro/house/dubstep, gangsta rap, and ironic pop songs. Shuffle my ipod and you might get a Porter Robinson track, followed by Young Jeezy, and then a Call Me Maybe remix. Credit to the long-stick middie reference – classic. The twitter handle @DMidProblems sums up many of the difficulties faced by the defensive midfielder. All in all, I’d say Baker has the best grasp of what lax is about (props for the reference to lacrosse’s ruling family the Stanwicks) but otherwise a sad, outdated effort.
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