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 Post subject: AAR cloudy Saturday
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Now we're afraid of clouds? C'mon!

In honor of Tbone's country hour, by way of 70's hippies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG0oBPtyNb0

Ranks were VERY thin today. Why? People got better things to do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS5D9csaySU

So thank you for your attendance: Sensitive Steve, Dan, Tbone, Fish, Taz, Scotty, Monkey. And for the presence of some new players who had no idea what was in store for them.

Why play on a day like today, which was a bit lacking on the elite players? Because lo and behold, here comes Big John, a Riata resident(!) and the probably replacement for Slim Jim.

So game on!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiUuL5uTKc

First volunteer, I'll have to admit, was not very promising. He got 2 serves over in 3 games, and put the ball in the air twice during the same expanse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nSKkwzwdW4

Playing with the hazard to navigation was the only game I lost today. That's okay. Ball is not his game. I'm not very good at math.

So, there's a couple of ways to approach a day like today. One is to circle the wagons, get your superteam, and crush the newbs into submission until they won't play with you anymore. WRONG. That's a good way to be done playing in an hour.

Next is to approach the day like a player we'll call Mr. Positive: the weather sucks, all the volleyballs suck, the players suck, their plays suck. Well, righty o then. I'm sure that will lead to a lotta wins--hint, it didn't. Because with that attitude, you know what follows? YOU SUCK. Mr. Positive went maybe 30% on hits today, after a pretty good outing the last time. So what went wrong?

Stinkin' thinkin. That's what. You can survey the field, the players, the possibilities, and decide this is not BBG worthy, leading you to mentally wander in green fields with the sun on your face, because you're already dead. Or, you can do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIv56O8ES7o

Mr. Positive chose the former, played poorly, and is probably bitchy and unhappy. I chose the latter, and won:

After mix it up, Fish and I drafted. Fish went first, I missed Tbone because he's a roaming gadfly these days, so I had Scott, Navy, Sensitive Steve, and two of the better newbs vs Fish Jess Dan Tbone Monkey and 1 of the better newbs. How's that look on paper? Who shoulda won? If you don't know what's coming, I started chirping at 13:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qXM0nZq0RA

CAW CAW!

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr. Positive (I suspect pipes and smoking had something to do with today's performance).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh7eAG2jJkA&t=3s

Buck up, Lil Mr. Positive Buttercup, I have some advice that may help the next time.

Come ready to play. Be ready to play with the players the day gives you. Make the best of it. Most importantly, be willing to play with new people. In my experience, if you do, they will respect you, and play better than they ever thought they could. It's called chemistry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5IVuN1N6-Y

Today does count for the stats--server of the day Dan. Spiker of the day, Scott. Baby of the day: Joe's, with honorable mention to Mr. Positive.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:35 am 
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