PLL CEO Says Albany Sports Fans Are Among the Best
It was the tweet heard 'round the world over the weekend...well, at least in the Capital Region.
That tweet is from Michael Rabil, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Premier Lacrosse League, and brother of co-founder and star lacrosse player, Paul Rabil. The PLL came to town over the weekend, playing games at Tom and Mary Casey Stadium at the University at Albany. The action featured a few future Albany FireWolves' players, including former guests of 'The Drive' Andrew Kew and Joe Nardella.
It was an eventful weekend, but one that showed the lacrosse community across the country that Albany is full of passionate lacrosse fans.
First, here's Michael Rabil again after the weekend wrapped up:
He made these claims for a reason. Check out the crowd that was on hand over the weekend:
Of course, no weekend in Albany is complete without unpredictable weather. The Times Union's Mark Singelais captured some of the more wild weather on Friday night:
Despite a weather delay of over three hours, the teams returned to the field and finished the day's games, and the fans returned to the stands, as well. All told, six PLL games took place between Friday and Sunday, with three of the games being featured on NBC Sports Network.
The Premier Lacrosse League playoffs begin next week, with Seeds No. 2 through No. 7 all playing in Salt Lake City. The No. 1-seeded Waterdogs receive a bye to the semifinals, where they'll face the winner of the game between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds.
I explain all of this to you because, as the most passionate fans that Michael Rabil has ever seen, this is information we need to know.