Originally Posted by 2000grad
It's regional. I was talking to a football official from New York and he was saying how the south wad so much more serious about high school football than new York. Of course, they have better lacrosse teams up north, yes i know duke is great, bit overall, they do.
A couple of years ago, I attended a soccer match between DC United and Everton.the Everton players were much larger in stature then the MLS players. They looked to be better athletes, better condition, more muscular, etc.
But that wouldn't mean it is regional...it would be, just like the scenario I have presented, based on participation. The northeast has been playing football for as long as the southeast has...football is popular and in your face everywhere you go. Lacrosse? Not so in the southeast.
Maybe if it was, the southeast would be more serious and produce more successful programs as well.
India currently has the best cricket players in the world, too. Sweden has amazing handball teams.
See where I am getting at?