The oldest sport in America is technically dinosaur racing (which ended after they returned back to Planet Funkatron). But another ancient sport—lacrosse—is still practiced in modern times. Come see the modern-day warriors of Boston's professional lacrosse team, the Boston Blazers, with today's Groupon. For $20, you get one loge ticket (normally $38) to the Blazers' home opener on January 9, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at TD Garden.
Once upon pre-time lacrosse involved hundreds to thousands of players tossing a deerskin ball across fields up to a mile long during games lasting entire days—all in an attempt to prove which village was worthy of hosting the next Dirty Dancing-themed prom. Today's game still retains some elements of yesteryear: tough guys, a ball, and a fast-paced competition to determine the king of the field. Requiring a combination of stamina, smarts, and skill, Lacrosse is a game unlike any other. With more contact than soccer and less ice than hockey, lacrosse never stops moving and is often called the fastest game on two feet. Get tickets for the whole family or gather a group of friends to collectively witness yet another Boston team work its way toward the pinnacle of its respective field. The 2010 Boston Blazer lineup is poised to sit atop the Eastern conference as each skilled stick-wielding madman passes, picks, scoops, and scores like Tiger Woods with a pitcher of cosmos.
Hot off a great 2009 season, the Blazers' fearless goalie, Anthony Cosmo, and all-star runners Dan Dawson and Daryl Veltman are back for another go-round, along with their fearless head coach, Tom Ryan. Help them quench their off-season thirst by cheering them on to a home-opening victory against the Toronto Rock from your sideline perch. To get your tickets, email your Groupon number and mailing address no later than January 2 to receive your hard tickets by mail.
Yelpers give the Boston Blazers five stars, saying:
- I've been to a few Blazers games and I am now a fan. Truth be told, I've never been into lacrosse, but I am now hooked. Indoor Lacrosse is too fun to pass up... – Arestia R., Yelp
- I had no idea that players were allowed to legit [sic] whack opponents with lacrosse sticks. The fights alone are enough to satisfy even this bloodthirsty hockey fan. – Kymm P., Yelp