Dirt Extras

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Dirt's Mom June

Dirt’s mom, Junie McComber, is a well-recognized lacrosse fan. In fact, at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse games in Syracuse, a well known gentleman approached her several times, acknowledging her Number One Fan Status. (That man was Jim Brown, former Syracuse U lacrosse player, pro football fullback, and actor.) Here is Junie talking about her youngest son, Eric, the man we call Dirt!

Dirt's Dad - Jimmy Flo

Sadly, Dirt’s father died in October of 2011. Here are some of Dirt’s and Jaime’s (Dirt’s oldest son) recollections of the strong and tought iron worker/lacrosse player, Jimmy Flo—which could also describe Dirt! This is why we have entitled Part II of Dirt’s History—THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE!

Dirt on "dirt"

If you need another Dirt fix, here is Part III of the HISTORY OF DIRT, entitled— DIRT ON DIRT.

OKA AND WHISKEY RIDGE 1990

This past Monday, marks the 27th anniversary of the Whiskey Trench incident that personally affected the McComber family and became a key turning point in the 1990 Oka crisis in which the Mohawk communities of Kahnawake and Kanehsatake stood against the Canadian military and some Canadian citizens in a stand-off that turned violent. 

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fish heads before rubber

According to Longhouse traditionalist River McComber, the original lacrosse balls “... were made for dirt.” Was he talking about that stuff on the ground or his dad? Find out in this film clip, BEFORE THERE WAS RUBBER, when River enlists the help of his dad to make an original lacrosse ball.