This week’s lesson: never under estimate an opponent. Specifically, how low that opponent can sink to gain a mental edge. I’m not going to beat around the bush, here’s the skinny of it:
Yesterday’s game vs. the Starfish was scheduled for 7:00PM. League policy dictates teams that play at 7 aren’t permitted to enter the gym until then. Here in lies the problem; Loud Sean and the video team need three hours of set up in order to ensure the live stream goes off without a hitch. Our solution to the problem was to reschedule the game until the following Thursday in order to allow for sufficient set up time. The league was notified of our plans and both teams (we thought) agreed to the change. Well, as it turned out the Starfish had different plans.
The first tweet went out around 6:50:
And they didn’t stop…
They conned us, which is funny because earlier in the day we were floating the idea of doing the exact same thing to them. Only we didn’t because
it would be in bad taste Tex told us it wasn’t a possibility and he had called the league and confirmed court time was no longer available. Turns out our self-described “man of honor” told a little white lie…
In Tex’s mind it’s his own fault we forfeited the game, which isn’t the case. We forfeited the game because we got conned. Regardless we’re concerned about him. Last week I wrote a blog about being in the Starfish heads. This was their response. Most of the Chippewas understand that however one (Tex) does not. He’s been acting irrational ever since the news broke. Talking about quitting the team, getting into shoving matches, going on self imposed punishment etc. I have a theory that he’s in an abusive relationship with Big Cat and this is him blaming himself (the victim) for what happened. That or he could be playing an Andy Kaufman style game that none of us can comprehend. The first seems more realistic but that’s neither here nor there. Tex wants to be punished for his lie so that’s what we’re going to do. A little weird, yes, but if thats what it takes to get the Starfish out of his head then we’re on board. In all the fog and confusion of what’s happened in the last 24 hours one thing is clear; this was last act of a desperate team. I’m not worried about us. As long as we can get the Bandera back from brink we should be okay but at this point thats a tall order.
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