LSFL Season Kicks Off

By: Jesse Hamrick, 1L

Contributing Writer

The leaves are falling, the temperature is cooling, and what were once the whispers of LSFL glory have rapidly evolved into deafening battle cries. We have reached that special time of the year when Friday evenings become a platform for the law students here at Washington and Lee to display what truly got them here—raw  athleticism. For the next several weeks, men, women, and canines of all ages will flood to the W&L Lawn to be a part of the spectacle of LSFL. Some will come as neutral spectators. Some will come as die-hard supporters. Some will shed blood, sweat, and tears under the illuminating Friday night lights of Lexington in pursuit of capturing a small piece of history by bringing home the LSFL title. Others dream of participating in the Toilet Bowl.

The league is comprised of ten teams this year, three of which are made up entirely of 1Ls. Legend has it that a 1L team has never won the LSFL championship, but the baby-faced rosters of Premature Adjudication, Torts Illustrated, and Inglorious Barristers are looking to re-write the history books. It is 2017 after all. Premature adjudication opened up the season with an exhibition win over Inglorious Barristers followed by a second-half triumph over Show Me Your TDs. They are lead by former 9th grade quarterback, Jared Sammons. His clean play at QB is what sparked their Week One comeback. He has since requested to be referred to as Mr. Clean.

Moving away from the rookies, we have a slew of seasoned veterans making up the remaining seven squads. These teams are Learned Hand Bobs, Benchslap, The Chattel Ranchers, Lengthy Dicta, Tiramisue-Me, Show Me Your TDs, and the team only referred to as Ƭ̵̬̊. Some of these rosters consist of only 2Ls or only 3Ls, while some are fielding a 2L/3L merger. Chattel Ranchers, Tiramisue-me, and Ƭ̵̬̊ have emerged as early-season front-runners. Chattel Ranchers have started the season with a 2-0 record. They are known for their intermediate passing attack, bend-but-don’t-break defense, and seeing nothing wrong with grown men wearing NFL quality receiving gloves.

The Revenge of Ƭ̵̬̊ tour opened up in dramatic fashion with a 77-0 trouncing of Benchslap. Ƭ̵̬̊ is eager to avenge last season’s 2nd place finish and have made it clear that they will show no mercy in doing so. They are the 70’s Soviet Hockey team of LSFL, but the rest of the league is working hard in hopes of a Miracle-esque dethroning.

Two Fridays have came and gone since this season’s opening whistle. Favorites have emerged, rivalries have formed, and receiving gloves have been purchased. Hearts will break and dreams will be realized this fall on the W&L Lawn. Make sure you’re there to witness it first-hand.

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