I'm suprised nobody posted last night after the getting back! Word on the street is that we may finally have a decent picture of Matt.
Either way, we learned a lot about ourselves yesterday. There is no need to sulk about the performance. Instead, let's think about some areas we did well in...
What I learned was that even when we are down, it doesn't mean we're out. Both teams had difficulty playing to our potential, but both teams were able to show the ability to make adjustments, as well. I am really proud of how we held our heads high, despite having a rough day. In case you guys didn't notice, there were some pretty solid clubs out there yesterday.
Believe it or not, we were two of those teams.
What we have to do now is think about the areas we fell short on, learn from them, and move on. Reality set in for us yesterday, I think. We knew that nobody would sleep on us anymore, but I don't think we realized that we may have been the ones sleeping. Sometimes it's hard to see who the enemy really is...and yesterday...it was ourselves.
We'll be practicing plenty in the next few weeks, and I know we'll be more than ready to rebound at the next event.
One of my favorite quotes from Vince Lombardi:
"Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. Once you agree upon the price you must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure and the temporary failures."
A Mayhem team will win our next event.