I’m not sure if you have noticed, but we are drowning in a sea of political correctness. Within this sea, the truth can get lost, especially if the truth hurts.
Once in a while, someone comes along that has the guts to tell it like it is, without the fear of reprisals or damage to their credibility. Or perhaps their credibility is already rock solid, and therefore, what is there to lose? Or maybe they just don’t care about such things. Either way, it’s refreshing to witness and in a few cases, educational.
I recently sat down with one of the loudest, uncensored voices in the lacrosse community, Jim Beardmore, to get his take on the state of the game and the ever changing landscape that is the lacrosse community. He did not disappoint.
If our analytics are correct, a great many of you may not know much about Jim Beardmore…..because you’re 12! Allow me to briefly educate you.
Jim Beardmore is the son of former University of Maryland coach and Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Clayton “Buddy” Beardmore. After graduating from the Severn School, Jim attended the University of Maryland at College park. In 1987, in which the Terp’s went 11-0 in the regular season, Beardmore won the C. Markland Kelly Award, given to the top net-minder in the nation. Beardmore was a first team All-ACC and All-American performer in ’87 as well as ACC Player of the Year. Beardmore went on to play 5 seasons in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League with the Washington Wave and Pittsburgh Bulls. In 2007, Beardmore was the head coach of the Denver Outlaws. Jim also coached several prominent high school programs such as The Colorado Academy and Severna Park, a dominant public school in Anne Arundel County, MD.
With that kind of lax pedigree and resume, there are an abundant number of topics to touch on….and we did. We kept Jim occupied for over an hour, touching on everything from the state of the college game, the pro leagues, early recruiting, club ball and more. We’ve compiled a highlight video of all the good stuff. Enjoy!
But be careful with your volume, some of Mr. Beardmore’s responses are not safe for work.
***WARNING*** THE FOLLOWING VIDEO CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of this guy and thanks to the world wide web, you can get more. Beardmore’s newest venture is Dogma Lax, which aims to provide its audience with insightful commentary related to his love of lacrosse, life and canine companionship. Check out Dogma Lax right here.
All photos courtesy of Jim Beardmore.