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Ode to the Cannons

June 16, 2010

By Renee the Intern

With three games down and only 4 to go,
This internship isn’t going by slow.

In the office we stay busy,
By updating the stats making my head dizzy.

Entering stats can be like a Greatful Dead Laser Light Show

We have to sort the merchandise that’s for sale,
Did you know that you can order it through email?

Just send a message to,
To order something for you and your mom.

Throughout the day we organize the Cannons camp,
You best sign up so you can be the next champ.

Learning about the players is an obligation,
Let me share with you some information.

Leading with goals is Matt Poskay,
Thank goodness he’s here to stay!

Now lets talk about Kip Turner,
He sure isn’t a player we want to leave on the burner.

Turner is melting opposing offenses

Catching everything that comes in sight,
He wont let the team go down without a fight.

Watching Chris Passavia,
All we can say is Oh mamma mia!

What about that Paul Rabil?
He is always willing, ready and able!

Then we got Brad Ross,
He always shows the other team who is boss.

Opposing players might as what up Buck?
But he just runs them over like he’s a monster truck.

Buck is the Grave-Digger of the MLL

Oh yeah and what about Chris Eck?
Always keeping the other team in check.

Watch out for the hard hitting Jack Reid,
He might make you bleed.

Reid is like a nurse in collecting blood, except unlike a nurse, he will hurt you

Moving on to Matt Casey who always knows how to entertain,
When he blogs about people who stand on the plane.

Defender Mitch Belisle wears 85,
And he always knows how to keep the crowd alive.

Ryan Boyle struts his moves on attack,
Forcing defenders to give him a whack.

Rookie Max Quinzani is a Mass native,
His stick technique unpredictably creative.

That’s all I have to share with you for now
Thank you very much, let me take my bow!


Game Day as an Intern

May 25, 2010


Another successful win on saturday! Us laxtiterns and other staff had to be at the field at 8 in the morning for game day set up. We breezed though it but unfortunately encountered some injuries along the way. Sarah, our diva intern, broke her pinky nail setting up the Qdoba chairs. Poooooooor thing. Also, we had another intern injury, a little more serious than a broken nail. Intern Tony had an altercation with the wooden stage that goes on the sideline at 50 yard line and seriously took a toll his knee slash leg. The thing swelled up and turned blue faster than Violet from Willy Wonka.

Oompa Oompa Oompity Doooo

Because we rocked setup, we got to watch the game day practice while having lunch made for a champion. Some pizza accompanied by balls of fried dough yumminess. I could nom on them all day.

So before we knew it, it was game time. Rabils return was pretty sweet, and definitely didn’t go unnoticed with that head of hair and his 3 goals of course. I wonder when the last time he got a hair cut.

Forget Locks of Love, Rabil is Lax of Love

Poskay sniped his 100th(…and 101st, 102nd , and 103rd) career goal during the game. Hats off to you sir!  We also sold at the merchandise tent a stunning purple orchid Poskay tee which a portion of the proceeds went to The Dana Farber cancer institute. They were a hot item and flew off the shelves like tickle me elmo back in the day.  No need to sweat if you didn’t scoop one up, King of Merch has placed an order, hopefully available for the next home game.

After the Cannons walked away with a win, we cleaned up and broke down the field in record breaking time. We headed over to the after parrrtaay Green Briar and had a grand ol time!

Also, the final four is taking place down in B-more this weekend. I’m thinking about heading down to catch some action and meet up with some of my creatures from Loyola (hollerrr). But, it indeed looks like we have a pretty good match up on our hands for the championship game. For all of you making the trip I highly suggest getting some eats at fogo de chao in the inner harbor, or a breakfast at miss shirleys… you wont be let down.

Ever watch The Wire?

Untill laterrrr-

Live, love, lax


Cannons Intern Blog

May 18, 2010


Interns at the front desk

Heading into week two of my summer internship with the Boston Cannons.  Week one was pretty hectic in the office, being the week of the Home Opener.  We got thrown into a variety of stuff.   A few things we worked on last week were Birthday posters for the Birthday Bash parties, putting together goodie bags, rolling posters, answering phones, making ticket sales, and learning how the office runs from day to day.  It seemed like the phone never stopped ringing. 

Boomer made a Gong worthy sale

All of us interns were a little shocked when we first heard the Cannons Gong ring., but everyone else in the office didn’t even seen to notice.  Apparently, when someone makes a season ticket sale they ring the gong. 

Saturday was my first MLL Lacrosse game. Harvard stadium is insane.  It is beautiful and looks like the Coliseum.  There isn’t really a bad seat in the stadium.  It was a great game and the fans were awesome. I am from Northern, NY and have never really experienced Boston fans. I love it!

Can you tell which one is the Coliseum and which one is Harvard Stadium?

I worked in the box office and it was pretty overwhelming but a great time.  Everybody was eager to get their tickets and get into the stadium.  Overall the Home-Opener was a huge success! The weather was great, we had just about 10,000 fans come out and we started the season off with a W.

part of getting ready is folding a lot of merchandise!

Now it’s time to get ready for game 2 this Saturday.