FINISH LINE: Stealth no match for Sesame Street

  • Wed May 5th, 2010 10:20pm
  • Sports

Stealth evicted

The Mayor of Everett, Ray Stephanson, will officially rename Hewitt Avenue Sesame Street today in recognition of Elmo and his pals setting up shop at Comcast Arena over the weekend.

Consider the Washington Stealth lacrosse team not tickled by the move.

The cuddly red creature and his friends evicted the Stealth from their home arena, forcing the team to move its conference semifinal playoff game against the Edmonton Rush to KeyArena in Seattle.

Washington, which went 7-2 at Comcast Arena this year, can only hope it’s home success translates to the bigger arena to the south.

All season long the Stealth beat up on Roughnecks, Mammoths and Knighthawks.

But when it came to Big Bird, the Stealth never had a chance.

PARTING SHOT

“A better idea: Require players to advertise the program’s graduation rate on their eye black.”

— Bob Molinaro

Writing in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot about the NCAA banning college football players from putting messages on the eye black they wear during games.