Originally Posted by bgoldinger
M* went 0-4 but they are still the ****! So, we are just trying to get to that level too... Bahahaha! Don't hate. NCXL just has had bad timing for us.
M* has never (as far as I know) sought out to win, or even compete/do well at an event. From what I can tell, it is a group of e-friends who get together to have a good time at events. If the bar you are trying to surpass is set by that group, you are worse off than anyone thought.
As much as I typically disagree with Nicks strategy for winning. In this case, I don't.
There simply is not any substitute for playing tournaments that is going to get a team (or individual player) better, faster. You can practice day and night for a week, but there is simply no substitute for actually being in the high pressure situation of being in a match with your teammates, with money on the line, at an actual event. Winning is a lot more than individual or fundamental skill. Wining events requires the right attitude on the field as well as in the pits, the right coaching and encouragement between matches, and above all else, the right mental attitude. That last bit is something that simply can not be practiced. It is achieved and becomes recognizable by earning your stripes and fighting your way to the podium. Winning teams know they are going to win before they ever fire their first shot in finals. It is an attitude among players and organizations that is bred by winning and having confidence in ones self and ones teammates.
As a team who is trying to be successful, and having the opportunity to affordably play an actual tournament against competitive local teams, it is completely beyond me as to why you would rather put your money and efforts into a day or two of drills/practice. The absolute worst case scenario is what? That you find out that your team is better than the rest of the competition and you get your first win of the season? That bonding experience would far surpass what you could accomplish in a weekend of practice IMHO.
Originally Posted by custommatt
lets get back to TUF stuff.
I really want to get a NPPL and a UWL event in this season.
*edited for possible pornographic image of self*