Player Experience - Spring 1999
Here's an intersting theme. These folks are obviously trying to grab
some captain's attention. I guess it worked. They're 3 for
3. Well, kind of...
"In an attempt to improve my "pounding" of the ball, I successfully
gained significant weight in the off-season." -- John Gartner.
John's success in this "weighty" matter has been amply noted and
we will have the paramedics standing by just in case. Perhaps next
time he could just work on his eye-hand coordination.
"Driving thunder, spikes like hail; sets so accurate, so high, so sweet;
passing as swift, aloft as a gale; defensive specialist, Super G, never
beat." -- Gabe Chang.
Hmm... do you think Gabe was counting on an audience for this one?
Shameless...again. Okay Mr. Poet, try this one: "His mouth spews
thunder, but with spikes so frail, his teammates wonder why he can't play
like a male."
"My outdoor ball was featured in a volleyball magazine advertisement."
-- Dee Weiss.
Remember the Service Line magazine that MAV used to publish?
It contained an advertisement that featured a brown, dried-up, leather-peeling,
hideous shell of a volleyball with the caption "Time for a new ball?".
Apparently, that ball belonged to Dee. (I wish I had a copy to scan
in. It was amusing.)
"MAV CK BB/B, "Team PinkyPoo"..." -- Walter Gruendl.
Team PinkyPoo? And you're proud of this name? No...
I'm sorry... it's off to C-league for you!!!
"IBM/LM BB, Chinese 9 man pickup..." -- Raymond Mah.
Chinese 9 man pickup? Hmm... I assume we're still talking
about volleyball here. (sorry... it had to be done.)
Actually, if he's used to playing nine to a side, then sixes should
seem like wide open spaces for him.
"None, but I can spell Scott's last name w/o help." -- Jonathan
Heh, heh. Then you can qualify for Webmaster. I took
me a long time to get used to spelling Ichniowski twice a week.
"Was married to a volleyball for 3 yrs. Currently seeing a soccer
ball." -- David Russin.
Seriously, David, I'm a little concerned about your choice of inflatable
"Sturn un drang (We went "2 and out" as No. 1 seed last fall)." --
Whoa... that sent the Webmaster scrambling. I believe you're
going for the German "Sturm und drang" which translates literally to "Storm
and Stress", or (very) loosely to "Crash and Burn". And, yes, you
"Played once. No big deal." -- Mike Staley.
Mike's AA buddies agree. They've seen him play...
"Have taken several photographs of Karch Kiraly." -- Frank Willard.
In fact, Frank submited a picture with his application. It
was Frank's head super-imposed on Karch Kiraly's body. Very scary.
Lastly, some folks have asked to see what the Webmaster puts down for experience.
Here's two for the price of one:
"Too experienced for BB. Early enough for the discount.
Getting new shoes." -- Gary Steele.
I like this one. A combination of arrogance, practicality,
and useless information. OK... you made A league. Gotta be
"(CENSORED). Would love to move up to A." -- Peter Schiff.
The censored part is where Peter discusses draft information from
last season's BB draft. That's a no-no, but apparently he was forgiven
this time. I expect he'll put down his A division draft ranking next
time, right? :-)
"Several seasons in C League. Its about time I got out." --
OK Denise... you got out!!! We cancelled C league, just for
"Volleyball. It's not just a game, it's an obsession." --
Insert your own smart-alecky comment here...
"I tolerate my husband. He needs serious attention."
I wonder what Mrs. Webmaster is trying to say here...
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