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The good, bad, and ugly of our 2014 campaign

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:15 PM
I had an old coach that applied the "sandwich" technique when critiquing his players after a performance. The sandwich approach basically meant, starting with a positive, then moving to the meat of the criticism, then eventually finishing with a positive. This technique tends to work well. You become... Read more

Live chat with Wings' Garrett Thul, 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:54 AM
Join Garrett Thul of the Philadelphia Wings for a live chat ahead the team's regular-season finale on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Thul, in his first season in the NLL with the Philadelphia Wings, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a three-time USILA... Read more

The ‘rub’ of an athlete: The better you are, the greater the toll

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:29 PM
Most people look at sports on the surface and see the glamour and prestige. The life of an athlete can be very rewarding, but most don't understand the pain and struggle behind playing sports at an elite level; the training, the practice, the grind of what you put your body through. For most high-level... Read more

It’s the game that matters the most

Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:11 PM
It is interesting to see how sports media has escalated to new levels. From Twitter/Instagram/Facebook to all-sport TV & radio stations, to live Internet updates ... even blogs from athletes! People have incredible access to sports and athletes when they want it, how they want it. Is this a good... Read more

A reminder that it's a privilege to play this game

Friday, April 4, 2014, 4:02 PM
This weekend marks the sixth annual Jammer Classic, a lacrosse tournament held in honor of Jamieson Kuhlmann. Jamieson was a student at The Hill Academy and a player for the Toronto Beaches who tragically passed away at the age of 15. Jamieson attended The Hill in our second year of existence. He... Read more

Live chat with Wings' Joel White, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:23 PM
Join us for a live chat with Wings transition player Joel White at 1 p.m. on Thursday. White, back for his second season in Philadelphia, appeared in all 17 games for the Wings in 2013. He scooped up 87 loose balls and had 13 points (11 assists, 2 goals). White played college lacrosse at Syracuse... Read more

What makes a great lacrosse player?

Friday, March 28, 2014, 4:36 PM
I met with a young high school team after one of our recent Wings game for a meet-and-greet session. The players asked standard questions about life in the NLL, what it like is to play with Paul Rabil, what kind of stick I use, etc. One player asked for my opinion on what makes a great lacrosse player... Read more

More than business: a player's perspective on the trade deadline

Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:28 PM
The trade deadline is always a stressful time of year. For a team that is 3-9, there has been a sense of uneasiness in our locker room heading into the deadline. This year’s deadline has recently come and gone, and the most notable trade across the league involved the Wings and our long time... Read more

It’s a great time to be a lacrosse fan

Friday, March 14, 2014, 2:34 PM
Spring is finally approaching and hopefully we never have to hear the term "polar vortex" again. With spring comes a bevy of lacrosse options. It is a great time to be a lacrosse fan. Depending on the day and your Internet feed, you can have access to an NLL, NCAA, or high school game. The college lacrosse... Read more

Live chat with Wings' Mike Manley

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:04 PM
Join Mike Manley of the Philadelphia Wings as he answers your questiions in a live chat, beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Manley is in his second season with the Wings. During his rookie campaign, Manley logged playing time during 16 games (15 regular season games, 1 playoff game). Manley recovered... Read more
About this blog
Wingin' It is the place for up-to-the-minute Wings coverage from Brodie Merrill of the Philadelphia Wings.

As the Philadelphia Wings' captain, Merrill is widely regarded as one of the top players in the NLL and was recently named Best Player in the World by Inside Lacrosse and named NLL Transition Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Last season, Merrill was named an NLL All-Star.

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