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C'mon Petro, you don't have to be like Bill

We're all aware of Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala's friendship with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, but that doesn't mean Pietramala has to start acting like him.

When recently asked by a reporter about an injured player, Pietramala said he didn't talk about injuries. Come on, man. This is college lacrosse, not the NFL. Millions of people bet on NFL games. In some states, people have never even heard of lacrosse.

One of the best things about covering lacrosse compared to the NFL is the cooperation between the coaches and the media. The coaches want to be helpful and spread the game.

Hopefully, Pietramala was just having a bad day. Injuries are injuries. Because lacrosse is still so small, so regionalized, there are no secrets. Everybody knows every one else's business, so there really is no strategic value to concealing injuries. And certainly there is no betting money to be earned.

-- Mike Preston 



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