The idea is simple. Create a field lacrosse fantasy team using only movie characters. The catch is there aren't many movies with lacrosse, short of Crooked Arrows and American Pie. That's why I used a variety of sports movies to figure out what my dream lacrosse team would be with only characters. Take a look.
Attack - Adam Banks (Mighty Ducks)
Banksy's a scorer and a playmaker. He's the gem of the Ducks offense, no matter what Charlie Conway thinks he can do. Heck, Banks made the varsity Warriors squad as a freshman in D3: The Mighty Ducks. He's at a prep school that probably has a decent lacrosse team. I'd imagine Banks as a guy that would be a great finisher, regardless of the sport. He's definitely tearing up for my fantasy team's offense, probably lining up at X.
Attack - Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire)
Show me the money!....or at least goals! Tidwell's a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals that's not afraid to get hit to make a play for the team. That works out perfectly for where I want him: crease attack. We're going to have Banks feeding inside to Tidwell all day and he'll make the catch and finish without worrying about the consequence of a crease defender slashing him.
Attack - Alex Cook (Crooked Arrows)
We wouldn't have a true attack unit without at least one of the Crooked Arrows. If you haven't seen the movie, I won't spoil it for you. But, I do recommend seeing it at some point. Cook's a sniper. He's a perfect third piece to this offensive unit. Cook can take feeds and bury them, run the X, and even finish from in close.
Offensive Middie - Chris "Oz" Ostreicher (American Pie)
He's a do-it-all guy. Oz can take the ball in transition and get it to the attack or he can dodge and score. I'm a big fan of the dodging middie and Oz showed that he can do that in the brief lacrosse clips of American Pie. Really, the only forseeable problem we have with him is his commitment to the sport. If he walks out during the middle of a big game, we're going to have issues.
Face-off Man - Steve Stifler (American Pie)
It's not really clear what Stifler does on the lacrosse team in the movie, but he's got to be my FOGO. He's a light-hearted guy that won't get too upset if he's losing draws and has good enough ball skills to make feeds or even score after winning face-offs. Stifler's got that party mindset, which could be detrimental to the team, but he's definitely a great player.
Longstick Middie - Bodhi (Point Break)
Just look at the guy (he's on the right). He's big, he's a bro, he's got flow. What's not to love? Bodhi shows off his athleticism when shredding the gnar or tossing a football around. Plus, he's not afraid to go into dangerous areas (see the last scene of the movie), which will make him a ground ball vaccuum for my fantasy team. He's also got the size, making him a complete package for LSM.
Defense - Ricky (Trailer Park Boys)
This is probably the weak spot of my team. Being from Nova Scotia, Ricky's more of a box background than field lacrosse guy. He's shown he's a good ball hockey goalie throughout the show and movies, but we need to move him out to defense. Ricky's big and capable of getting in guys faces, plus a great trash-talker. I think he's got potential to be a star.
Defense - Fulton Reed (Mighty Ducks)
The original 'Bash Brother' only had a problem with skating in hockey. Well, without that drawback to lacrosse, Reed can run around crushing people. I don't see any issues to putting him on star scorers. Reed's going to smash them, take the ball, and be willing to take shots at the other end. He'll only hit the net one out of five times, though.
Defense - Chief Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Chief is the ultimate crease defender. He's got superhero strength and basketball center size. When he threw the sink through the window at the end of the book/movie, he showed determination, so he won't quit late in games. Chief's an intimidator. We're putting him on the crease to shut down and demolish the other team's best scorers.
Goalie - Louie Lastik (Remember the Titans)
This is a move that makes sense. A lineman in football, Lastik said he just wants to hit people. He'll be an aggressive goalie, running out of the cage to take out as many attackmen as he can. Lastik has unreal size and will take up most of the cage, while still being athletic enough to stop snipes and shots headed for the corner. He's a good leader on defense and studies hard to know the other team.no comments