A letter to Quint Kessenich: Stop the Hypocrisy

A letter to Quint Kessenich: Stop the Hypocrisy

The other day, over at Inside Lacrosse, Quint Kessenich wrote a letter to Major League Lacrosse where he criticized unsportsmanlike behavior in the league and implored the MLL to clean up the game.

Normally, when we hear Quint’s voice it is like listening to the teacher on Charlie Brown – we just hear “wah wah, wah wah wah wah.” But this time we heard something else – hypocrisy.

MLL refs may let a lot go, but so do its broadcasters. Where is Quint’s criticism during the game? Let’s clean up the hypocrisy in the booth. Proof? Let’s just take the first quarter of the Bayhawks-Machine game that aired on May 5.

At the 2:34 mark in the first quarter of that game, Chazz Woodson scores diving goal, at which point he is put into a headlock on the ground by Chesapeake’s Brian Spallina. Quint’s reaction?

“…Watch Spallina. Land on him. Headlock. There’s a takedown. But no back points. Spallina’s up two-nothing except he’s gotta spend some time in the penalty box….”

“…He’s gotta get his hips, he’s gotta pull the arm more get the hips into it and turn him.”

So, instead of criticizing the behavior he bemoans in this column, he jokingly gives Spallina some advice on how to get a pin.

Don’t get us wrong, we are happy to see that Quint stopped his incessant criticism of the college game to complain about something else for five minutes, but it’s tough to take the criticism seriously when you joke about unsportsmanlike behavior yourself.

Want to watch the clip? Head over to ESPN3. The clip starts at the 27:50 mark.
Link: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/id/457110/
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Lacrosse Playground» Blog Archive » Jovan Miller Responds to the Quint Kessenich Hypocrisy

Show us some more shitty ideas like adding fake hair to the back of helmets, or the latest in fold up sunglasses. But please don’t think you’re qualified to bitch about this guy. A few months ago you HYPOCRITES posted a pic of a d-bag lacrosse player choking out a guy with his stick and said “this is what lax is all about,” so save your bitching. LPG does NOTHING to improve the image of the game either. 

Handsome Bob

Look I’m no fan of his commentary, it has gotten somewhat decent this year still not great, but I agree with the hypocrisy statement. And I agree with the guys saying that the BS commentary talking purely about how the bmore kids are the only ones with true talent and everyone else just seems to be a football player with sticks or a miracle from Canada. It’s crap the old boy system needs to go and I can’t wait for the sport to fully explode so that all the bland boring annoying old boy private school crap will go away finally.

Robert Ford

does this dude eever stop complaining about things. all he does is complain. if he going to make the game worse than soccer


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