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Thursday, July 1st, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND ACTION FROM JAMES SHUART STADIUM ON LONG ISLAND ON NBC, NBCSN AND PEACOCK
PLL Points Leader Rob Pannell and Redwoods LC Face Waterdogs LC Saturday at Noon ET on NBC and Peacock
Defending Champion Whipsnakes LC vs. League-Leading Archers LC at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock Kicks Off July 4 Doubleheader, Followed by Chrome LC-Atlas LC at 3:15 p.m. ET on Peacock
Brendan Burke, Ryan Boyle and Paul Burmeister to Call Holiday Weekend Matchups
Peacock is Streaming Home of PLL This Season – Presenting Every Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 1, 2021 – NBC Sports presents a Fourth of July holiday weekend celebration of the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League Friday-Sunday on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock. James Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y., will play host to five matchups, beginning tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET when the league-leading Archers LC aim to remain undefeated against Chrome LC exclusively on Peacock. Archers LC own the largest goal differential in the PLL (25) and are led offensively by attackman Grant Ament, who is second in the league in points (15) and first in assists (10).
Saturday’s doubleheader begins when Redwoods LC face Waterdogs LC at noon ET on NBC and Peacock. Redwoods attackman Rob Pannell leads the league in points (16). The second matchup of the afternoon is Cannons LC against Chaos LC at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock, which features Cannons midfielder and PLL co-founder Paul Rabil aiming to re-claim the all-time professional lacrosse points record. He currently trails John Grant Jr. by only two points.
On July 4, the Archers face defending champion Whipsnakes LC at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Reigning MVP and Whipsnakes attackman Zed Williams leads the PLL in one-point goals with 11. Chrome LC take on Atlas LC in the second game of the holiday doubleheader at 3:15 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Class of 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Ryan Boyle (analyst) will call the holiday weekend matchups with sideline reporter Paul Burmeister.
Over the course of the 2021 season, NBC Sports will present 44 PLL matchups, marking an NBC Sports record for the most-ever professional lacrosse game coverage in a season. 21 games — four on NBC and 17 on NBCSN — sets a record for the most-ever professional lacrosse games on television in a season. All televised coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The complete media schedule can be found here.
2021 marks the first season that Peacock is the streaming home of the Premier Lacrosse League, featuring live, streaming coverage of every game throughout the season, including 23 events that will stream exclusively on Peacock.
2021 marks the third season of the PLL and follows a momentous offseason that saw the league merge with Major League Lacrosse (MLL), add an expansion team in the Cannons LC, and bring in new stars from the MLL and college.
The 2021 PLL season spans 11 weeks across the country, featuring seven regular-season weekends, an all-star weekend and three playoff weekends. The playoffs begin on Friday, Aug. 20, and culminate with the Championship on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Following is this weekend’s schedule on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock:
|Fri., July 2||Archers LC vs. Chrome LC||7 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., July 3||Redwoods LC vs. Waterdogs LC||Noon||NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Cannons LC vs. Chaos LC||3 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Sun., July 4||Whipsnakes LC vs. Archers LC||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Chrome LC vs. Atlas LC||3:15 p.m.||Peacock|