Originally Posted by ArchAngelIon
I've moved on, but playing the AZPPL ran Joe and Tony was some of the most ridiculous bull**** I've ever delt with in a tournament setting. I could go on and on but I've done enough dammage to the AZPPL; I led the crusade which burried it. Your PR skills are admirable but we still have the same goons doing the same ****.
Plus, having my alma mater fund your sham/scab pro team is rather disgusting.
Joe never ran the AZPPL, I did and Tony. Joe was brought in to help ref when a head ref failed to show up one morning and continued to help. Me (Eric) and Tony took over operations after Elevations/Bosch decided the did not want to run it any more. They approached us because they felt we could best manage the situation because of the size, drive and capacity of Hellcats which no other team in Arizona had at that time.
The situation (which you do not clearly understand) was not easy and the learning curve was high. It was messy but I feel a lot problems with the league have been ironed out over the last 2 seasons despite people's "crusades" to destroy it for their own personal reasons.
An effort was made by the teams to keep the league alive so we would have something to play. Then, when Hellcats collapsed under the weight of all the BS, Contact led by Phil took up the cause to run the league. I'm not sure what your crusading for Scotty other than a personal vendetta against Tony Conesa, Joe Vuica, Phil Veatch or myself, Eric Gonzales.
I've tried to be your friend on numerous occasions and you talk **** behind people's back. I even bought a hopper from you once.
I think there are two types of people in the world. People who take action and make something happen, even if they fail or face hardship doing it and people who throw stones.
With regards to Phil using it to fund Contact, that is exactly what Bosch was using it for to fund Elevation so why is there a problem with that? If you had any idea what it takes to run a league, even a small league, you would understand that some form of compensation is very necessary. But you haven't, you have the luxury of sitting somewhere far off, talking crap behind people's back, ruining a good chance the state had to increase its paintball competitiveness and acting like "the cool guy" while doing it... bro.
The truth is, you don't really know what you are talking about, you could never run a league yourself and you think your good at paintball. Which is fine, I still think your a cool guy. Heck I even admire your dedication to your "crusade". Long after you've moved on and quit paintball, we will remember you. Always. We have a special place, just for you. You will shape us into what we will become and what we will do.