Originally Posted by pWnZor p.rEiD
word. it does get frustrating to the guys. trust me, im around them all of the time. they all are really nice guys. and they have potential for giving some open teams a run for their money. and im not saying this as a fanboy...ultimate is the most honest team in the nxl. and that quite possibly is their downfall. who knows.
they have been getting better. but its hard to practice nxl worthy teams in the southeast. only raiders and trauma...and they scrimmed both of them this summer. ultimate has been improving, and their losses have not been by much...dont mention the rl loss haha.
but really, its hard for these guys with less professional experiance to play against teams that have been playing together for 10years.
i agree with your theory of the teams downfall, i know that alotta teams get away with cheating and they know how to complain and plead cases at the right time...hell i know of some coaches that teach their players how to wipe without getting caught
but i believe that their honesty and integrity comes from the fact that they started out as a church youth group team and many of those players have been with them since day one, as well as all the sponsors, coaches, owners..blah blah blah
now im not holding it against the players and staff that they follow the ideals and teachings of the bible because i respect what they wanna believe, im not a religious myself but that is off topic
anyway...sometimes complaining and arguing with the refs to try and plead your cases can be better for your team and can sometimes help win games. im not saying they should cheat and complain and start arguments all the time, but i think it is important to know when to argue when you know that the call was bad, or someone played on, etc etc etc.
if they just go about having attitudes such as "the refs call is final", "its gods will", "nothing i can do about it now" i dont think they will get very far in the NXL
but thats just my 2 cents, you can agree or you dont have to
but dont flame me for having an opinion, thats all i ask
Good Luck in 08 guys