Lacrosse has been dubbed as the "nation's fastest growing sport" for what seems like an eternity.
While it hasn't replaced hockey or basketball in the eyes of the nation, undoubtedly it has made progress in leaps and bounds.
In a few hours I'll be able to flip on ESPN and watch the best college teams in the nation have at it, something I could have never done when I first started playing the sport.
Philadelphia and Denver have officially been added to the list of "lacrosse hot beds" in the 2000's and the MLL has survived the worst economic recession since the 80's.
The 2010 Final Four showcases a superb blend of classic powerhouses, teams of recent success, and up and coming teams.
Another record crowd will be turning out in the original mecca of lacrosse for another successful weekend of the NCAA's premier spring sport, and it all eerily seems to be coming full circle.
No one can predict what another decade of lacrosse will hold, but we should be grateful that we get to have a glimpse of "what could be" this afternoon.
Who knows? Maybe the next time Virginia and Duke play each other it'll be on "Monday Night Lax".