Rabil’s Adventure to the PLL

It comes as no surprise that outside of the east coast, lacrosse isn’t very heard of. When I went to California, Oregon, North Dakota, or Idaho, I met new people who I got to know well. We got to talking about our hobbies and when I was asked what mine were, I said lacrosse. They gave me a weird look. Lacrosse? It was very eye opening that the fastest growing game in America hadn’t reached them yet. Since 1907 when the Native Americans created lacrosse, it has steadily grown across the east coast, but that wasn’t enough exposure to the sport for some people. Fast forward to 2001, the MLL was created to give college lacrosse players the opportunity to play lacrosse. 20 years later, the MLL has been disbanded and the PLL was created by Paul Rabil.

When it was announced that the PLL would become a part of professional sports, the entire lacrosse community began to wonder who would leave the MLL to join, who would retire, and how the teams would work out. When this announcement happened, the advertisement for the MLL started to explode in order to have their players stay. The MLL didn’t go away until one year after the PLL begun.

Alongside the MLL producing highlights to attract their fans back to them, Paul Rabil started advertising the PLL as well in order to bring fans over from the MLL, and the most effective advertisement they did, was by creating profiles and announcing players who would be transferring over from the other league. The biggest names in college and professional lacrosse were being announced as moving leagues, and this created huge controversy in the lacrosse world.

As Rabil began to recruit more players into his league, the more popular it became. Team expansions in two years, the biggest names of lacrosse coming to his league, and even former NFL player Chris Hogan found a spot on a roster. Rabil’s league blew up with unprecedented success from the first game until now in current time. The more advertisement Rabil put out, the more the league grew. A select group of players even went overseas to compete, and their next goal is the olympics. Rabil began growing his league across the US with a soccer style format naming each team a “lacrosse club”, but each team doesn’t have a home city or stadium. However, the advertisement was a huge success for Paul.

Moving into its third year this year, Paul moved to a new club that was a part of the expansion this year and will compete with the Cannons Lacrosse Club. But how will he do this season? He’s becoming a veteran of the sport and seems like he might be moving towards retirement. So is he any good? Find out!

As the PLL progresses into the only outdoor professional lacrosse league, you have to wonder if it will last. I mean, the one didn’t! Could this all be beginners luck and fail out in the next few years? Will social media be the being point of advertisement in a few years? It is all uncertain. We won’t know unless we wait and find out. But don’t say you haven’t been warned by me that this could all end in a few years.

Well, things just took a turn for the worst. What the F*CK just happened? Paul.. what did you do.. Paul was just found guilty of rigging the PLL games in order to cash out and be able to make a passive income while still being able to play lacrosse for his own league. He’s getting rich off of his own income and so is everyone else. How did no one know about this? Everyone had their suspicion about sports betting on lacrosse when Rabil’s league announced it, but no one ever thought this would happen.

After further investigation, Paul Rabil has been found guilty of manipulating his own professional lacrosse league, and has been sentenced to 10 years in jail without bail for this illegal activity. I mean, really? Messing with your own league and jeopardizing yourself for some extra money? Paul will spend the next 10 years in jail and his league will be shut down for good but with reconsideration of reopening when he is released. For now, this is the end for Rabil and the PLL.

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