Sure, we’re not even into the heart of the holiday shopping season yet, but that hasn’t stopped Inside Lacrosse from releasing its obscenely early lax preview capsules!
Some extra fruitcake for lax fans this Christmas with the formation of the new Big East conference for both men and women. Guess who leads the men’s first ever preseason poll? Yep, the only relevant program in the conference.
No matter how lax-heads will spin Notre Dame and Georgetown’s potential, the ‘Cuse is two-time defending National Champions and owns half the coach’s pre-season all-conference team. To the Hoyas and Irish: have fun at your bocce tournament on Memorial Day.
Big East Commissioner John Marinatto weighed in on the momentous occasion.
“Yes, in theory we have a Big East lacrosse conference. In reality, it’s just an easier way for Syracuse to get its requisite wins for the NCAA tournament.
John Desko had informed us that between polishing his 34 National Championship rings, it was getting more difficult to find time to call the Holiday Inn at Amherst. This works best for everyone.
Providence and Villanova get to wear their dad’s ties and pretend like they’re big boys. It’s our version of “Dress Your Kid Up for Work Day.” Rutgers, Notre Dame and Georgetown can compile meaningless “Big East wins” – and St. Johns? Well, we wanted something to keep them off the streets of Jamaica, Queens for a few months.
We’ve toyed with the idea of just making Syracuse the automatic qualifier from the Big East through 2099. We believe by the 22nd Century, the playing field will have leveled and the rest of the conference may be able to be competitive. It’s still something we’re working on.”