Discgo wrote:I was only asking because I was curious. When I first started they did try outs for the team. I'll sit back and shutup now.[/b]GDL17921 wrote:Well, let's go ahead and point out the obvioius. It's not a mystery to me who the 8-10 best players in Des Moines are... The A-Team should be hand picked, by the captain, it's his team to assemble. Just my opinion.
After that - if there's going to be a 2nd or 3rd team - then somebody else needs to step up and commandeer it. Then it's up to them to decide who's on their team and how they get there - whether it be tryouts, hand picked, whatever. IMO, if you're not ponying up to captain a team, then you don't really have any say as to how it goes down. They stepped up, it's their decision, it could've been yours, but you decided to sit around and let somebody else do it. So because of that, you're forced to comply with their team-assembling measures, plain and simple. So step up, or deal with it.
Oh, if anybody wants a lefty on their team I should point out that the venue is not conducive to it and it would most likely be a disadvantage. I'm just sayin'....
First of all - who's they? Back then, nobody knew how to come up with a team because the captain (or lack thereof) was trying to be nice - or should I say didn't have the nads to say "look, you're probably not gonna be on the Des Moines A-Team regardless if you beat Duden in a head to head match". Local talent and A-team status is earned through tournament play, it shouldn't be up for grabs at a one or two day round at Big Creek or whatever.
If you want to have tryouts for a team, by all means I'm not stopping you. I think that was the point - and I wasn't talking to you specifically Steve. I was trying to put out a fire before it started. But let's be honest, I don't have a problem telling you, myself, or anybody else that we're just not the caliber of player listed above, so let's not try to start drama about it. I'm gonna take the energy and try to get better, more fit, etc.