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Philadelphia Waterdogs announced as city’s newest franchise, huge day for pro lacrosse

Philadelphia welcomed its newest professional sports franchise today. The Waterdogs of the Premier Lacrosse League are officially a Philly team, and I couldn’t imagine a better fit.

The Waterdogs announced their allegiance to Philadelphia with a pitch-perfect video:

The PLL has been growing steadily in popularity over the years, with teams playing games on tour in major markets with no geographical affiliation. Now, as the league enters the upcoming year, each of the eight teams will now call a city home.

As The Liberty Line’s resident lacrosse expert (by default), I couldn’t be more thrilled to be writing this article. Pretty cool to see a guy I went to high school with suiting up for our hometown team. Natty champs 2015, google it, baby.

Honestly, this was the best possible outcome for Philadelphia. First off, it’s ripe for puns like WaterDAWGS Wooderdogs. Second of all, Philly is a lacrosse hotbed in every sense of the word, so getting a team here was quite literally a no-brainer.

There are six guys on the team from PA, so there’s plenty of local talent to root for. Plus, the team is owned by Pardon My Take hosts Big Cat and PFT Commenter, so you know the team’s social media content will tap into the degenerate hearts and minds of Philly fans everywhere.

There are a few too many Maryland guys on the roster for my liking, but that doesn’t matter. They’re family now.

The Waterdogs have overhauled their logo to be more in line with PA and Philly as a whole. I’ve gotta say, the branding is pretty slick. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing Dogs hats with that secondary logo dotting the sidewalks in no time.

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Very real and legitimate journalist. I don't see a loss on the schedule.

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