Indoor lacrosse combines the high-scoring, fast-paced action of basketball with the physicality and Canadian-centricity of hockey. One of only seven American teams, the Washington Stealth won the 2010 National Lacrosse League Championship with the help of star player Paul Rabil, the "LeBron James of lacrosse." As the Stealth swing net-sticks, fake out opponents, and whip balls back and forth at speeds of 111 mph to the tune of raucous rock and/or roll music, the rare, slow points in the game will be filled with high-production dance routines performed by the Bombshells, so called because they tinker with nuclear fission in their off-hours. Adding to the epic arena vibe are jets of fire, light shows, and rains of confetti every time a rival goalie is reduced to tears.
After recently saving football in Everett from extinction, the Raptors continue to prowl through their inaugural season during a helmet-clattering clash with conference rival Nebraska. Terrace-level seats pass unfettered views into eyes of all ages as quarterback Charles McCullum spearheads the Raptors' offensive attack, which has shredded defenses and averaged more than 40 points per game. Wide receiver Lonnie Sanders soars skyward to haul in spirals, including seven touchdowns in his first three games, and Washington State alum and defensive lineman Michael Graise relentlessly spins, shoves, and asks politely for admittance into opposing backfields.