NLL Pickems’

NY @ PHILADELPHIA: The Riptide played the Wings awfully tough a few weeks ago on the island, and finally grabbed their first win last week. But this Wings team has improved every week and has a red hot Zach Higgins in the net. Wings’ crowds are small but boisterous, so there’s also the home floor advantage. WINNER: Philadelphia

SAN DIEGO @ NY: The Riptide has a tough back-to-back against a Seals side that is desperate to get it going. This will be the game. WINNER: San Diego

BUFFALO @ COLORADO: The Mammoth is a good team, with Dillon Ward doing his thing. Buffalo, on the other hand, added Garrett Billings to strengthen their right side, and Chris Cloutier is playing like the guy the Wings thought they’d drafted. Plus, you know…Matt Vinc. Bandits take this one on the road. WINNER: Buffalo

HALIFAX @ CALGARY: Other than Christian Del Bianco doing his thing in the pipes, the Roughnecks are spread thin due to injuries and suspensions. The Thunderbirds, however, look to be for real, particularly with Warren Hill staying red hot. The ‘Birds stay undefeated. WINNER: Halifax

GEORGIA @ NEW ENGLAND: The Black Wolves are the NLL’s only other undefeated team (along with Halifax), but needed a few breaks after a three-week layoff to get past the Wings. Georgia, on the other hand, remains the best worst team in the league, underperforming in head-scratching ways. I think New England is soft, though, and that the Swarm finally gets back on track. WINNER: Georgia

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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