Previewing Round One of Lax Twitter Madness

We all love Lax Twitter. We log on to debate rule changes, reminisce on vintage highlights and comment “what about my team” below literally every college lacrosse article. Amid all this noise, some elite tweeters rise above the rest. They make us chuckle. They make us think. They ruffle feathers with piping hot takes.

But who’s the best? Through a series of Twitter polls, we will determine the crowd favorite the best way we know – a bracket. Let’s take a look at the field.

@MattyBRaps Region

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Upset alert: #1 Paul Rabil

Rabil’s got the most followers in the bracket and all the name recognition in the world. His social media savvy has been a major asset to the PLL. But he’s got stiff competition from Chris Jastrembski, who introduced us to #WhitneyinOT and has done hard time in Twitter jail. If Paul can advance, he will be battle-tested.

Dark Horse: #5 Logan Schuss

This dude drops heat on the timeline and stands by his takes, which we like.

Key Matchup: #3 Official Lax Girl vs. #6 Committed Combine

Strong matchup here. Official lax girl has built a strong following by being effortlessly relatable and funny. Coach Pugh gets the people juiced. Seeing one of his “#REPS” posts will motivate even the laziest player to go hit the wall (or run through it).

 

Brantford Winstonworth Region

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Upset Alert: #2 Quint Kessenich

Am I biased because Quint blocked me for saying I mute my TV when he calls games back in 2013? Maybe. But Nick Ossello is a Lax Twitter heavyweight. His #NegativityFridays help us get all the hate out of our hearts. And he’ll debate anyone on anything. If his Twitter style is any sign, he won’t go down without a fight.

Dark Horse: #5 LSU

UGA may have started the club lax movement on Twitter but LSU has made it their own. Here’s a taste:

Key Matchup: #3 Anish vs. #6 Ryder

One look at Anish’s page and you can see that he’s just a pure sports fan. That’s something we can all relate to. He also has an adorable kid. But Ryder Garnsey has never been one to back down from a challenge, so I doubt that blue check will scare him. He posts as scrappy as he plays. And his “Redskins are a lock” tweets every football Sunday are pure comedy.

Crooked Arrows Region

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Upset Alert: #2 LaxFilmRoom

Patrick McEwen brings a unique approach to debating online. He’ll drop his takes and back them with facts and figures that make our brains hurt. He lives to dunk on dissenters. But he has drawn an equally fiery round one opponent in Mike Flanagan, who brings that Masshole grit to the timeline every day. Is the base he has built back on New England strong enough to knock off an IL employee? We’ll see.

Dark Horse: #6 Ryan Flanagan

Flanagan is known far and wide as a straight-up beast on the field but he’s not afraid to lay the lumber online too. As MLL Players’ Association President, Flanagan stuck up for the players and exposed some of the dysfunction behind the scenes in pro lacrosse. He’s built up a lot of goodwill from doing so and it could propel him in this bracket.

Key Matchup: #1 BarstoolJordie vs. #8 Drake Porter

If you’re in the market for storylines, Drake Porter was on Jordie’s podcast just 2 months ago. I’m sure we’ll see solid trash talk between these two.

 

Con Bro Chill Region

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Upset Alert: #3 Lacrosse All Stars

I’ve loved reading Lax All Stars for years. They’re a must-follow for anyone involved in lacrosse. All that said, Dan Aburn may win this whole tourney from this tweet alone:

Dark Horse: #4 Jerry Ragonese

FlowGo37 posts always put me in a good mood. He’s weird like every FOGO you’ve ever played with but in a fun way. Also the fact that “flow” is still in his handle despite him being totally bald is hysterical.

Key Matchup: #2 Carc vs. #7 Dan Arestia

The matchup to divide Connecticut pits lacrosse’s cool uncle against Danny scoops. Dan is an absolute grinder on here and has trap game potential for Carc.

Voting will commence Friday, April 17. Follow us on Twitter to cast your vote.

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