Player Experience - Fall 2001
It's back!!! Now with flavor crystals. I normally save the
best for last, but this time I'm leading off with the two comments that
made me laugh out loud. Here we go...
"Kyra sucks. Same team as (blah, blah, blah)." -
"(boring details.) Kyra sucks. Same team as (blah, blah,
blah)." - Tim Sechler
Excellent!!! I had no idea what this was all about until I
received an email from Tim Sechler requesting that Kyra Wohlford's name
be officially changed on the B roster (which I did). Since then,
I have received numerous emails telling me what a mean-spirited and nasty
Webmaster I am for posting "Kyra sucks" on the website. OK, I am
mean-spirited and nasty... but that has nothing to do with this example.
Here... read for yourself. Tim's email is heart-warming and inspirational:
"One match last season, during a time-out, Kyra seemed to be taking
the fact that we were way behind much more to heart than usual. When
we broke the huddle instead of yelling "Let's go" or "De-fense" or what
ever else you might choose to yell to fire your team up we broke with "Kyra
Sucks!" That broke the tension, got her laughing, and our team actually
played better after that time-out, and cameback and won a game which at
one point we were seriously behind. After that "Kyra Sucks" became
our rallying cry."
Brings a tear to my eye :-) I now have a favorite team in B
division. I presume they are carrying on the tradition this season,
since Tim, Amy, and Kyra are back together again. Hey, next time
my team gets down 10 points or so... we'll go with the "Kyra sucks" chant
too. As long as it works!!!
"I have watched it on TV & I saw Castaway." - Michael Pence.
Now I know why Mike talks to the ball between points. Now
I am very afraid.
"Often watch the Maryland volleyball team." - Frank Webert.
Hmm... are they any good? Can they beat Duke? Fear the
Turtle!!! (heh heh, that kills me...)
"After birth, how hard can a volleyball be?" - Dee Weiss.
Well, the ball is kind of soft... but much larger around than your
baby at the time of birth. I can't believe I'm going there...
"My husband obsesses about volleyball. Does that count?" -
Yes, it does. But this year HE'S GOING DOWN!!! Hard.
"15 years as League Director (many with Dale, of course) -- does that
count as experience?" - Andrea Stump.
Yes, that counts as experience. It's an experience most of
us can appreciate, but do not envy. And then there is the "Commissioner's
"I am the weakest link." - John Gillick.
"Goodbye!" - Betsy Gillick.
OK, the Survivor Rules didn't fly last season. How about "Weakest
Link Volleyball"? Hmm...
"Ankle is still a bit tender after the surgery. The Asteatosis
is just a small matter. I'm sure the Somnoplasy surgery will go well.
And the Gastroesophageal Reflux disease should stay in remission till after
play-offs. Definitely a 8th round selection this season." - John
Nice attempt at sandbagging... but we all would appreciate it if
you got that chronic flatulence taken care of :-)
"OK, not enough - if I had enough experience we would not have [needed
to] come from the losers bracket to win it all!" - Chris Thomas.
Yes... all shameless references to past glory will be posted.
Especially when the player happens to be referring to the Webmaster's team
too. (And by the way Chris, we all did blame you for losing that
one early playoff match.)
"Used to have it a lot, then it got rusty, then I lost it, now I want
to get it back." - Gabe Chang.
They sell little blue pills to fix that now. And when you
get it back... maybe you shouldn't play with it so much anymore.
"Joe Potts' team last season. What other experience do I need?"
- Dan Leeds.
None. A 29-1 record and the championship is very impressive.
Now, about Joe Potts' team this year...
*** Webmaster's Update: At the time I wrote this, Mr. Potts'
team was dead in the water. They were going down like dogs.
However, somebody recently mentioned that I should update this comment
after Team Potts recovered and won in the playoffs. Gee... who could
have made that request, hmm?
"I can spell volleybawl." - Evan Glickstein.
About as well as you play it. (j/k) See... there I am
being mean spirited and nasty again.
"Lots" - 3 people.
"None" - 8 honest people.
"Yes" - 6 people.
And you all probably thought you were being original :-)
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