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Old 01-17-2013, 03:01 PM #694
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I don't think that was a good move. Granted everyone has thier own opinion and different driving motivations, but If it were me, I would have went the "lebron" path. One team may give you a better offer, but if your main focus is to win, you go with the team that you think will be better prepared to bring you there. Its odd, all this contract topping buisness is good and bad for the sport. Good because its what needs to happen for the sport to pay its pros more, and make it more legitimate. Bad because its making players less loyal. You don't have the career long single team players like paxon and wing coming up anymore. The new generation will be a lot of team swappers, looking to move to the next opportunity, rather then build the legacy through time themselves. Imo.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:25 PM #695
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I agree with you Joe. I'm a fan of all the moving parts and it makes the off-season exciting but I feel there needs to be some sort of loyalty that remains. Mouse has always been a favorite of mine but his constant team hopping leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Then again, if you look at it through the players' perspective, they are just trying to live the dream of playing professional paintball and not have to worry about the bills because they can make enough to live comfortably off of.
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I don't think that was a good move. Granted everyone has thier own opinion and different driving motivations, but If it were me, I would have went the "lebron" path. One team may give you a better offer, but if your main focus is to win, you go with the team that you think will be better prepared to bring you there. Its odd, all this contract topping buisness is good and bad for the sport. Good because its what needs to happen for the sport to pay its pros more, and make it more legitimate. Bad because its making players less loyal. You don't have the career long single team players like paxon and wing coming up anymore. The new generation will be a lot of team swappers, looking to move to the next opportunity, rather then build the legacy through time themselves. Imo.
I agree to a point.
There has and always will be people that move around, it wasn't noticed so much because there wasn't that much media that was consistently searching and publishing new content. Ex.) Josh Davey, Neil E, Aaron Tholey, Tyler Harmon, a lot of great players left their original teams to create a legendary team (XSV) and than jumped ship when money wasn't provided.

The new generation is lacking discipline and respect, too demanding and too needy. At least from what I have seen, obviously it's not everyone but a lot of people greedy and think they are entitled to something when they haven't earned it. Just my two cents obviously people have their own opinions butttttt... There's mine.
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I miss the days, when people would work their way up through the ranks as a team. I played with a lot of the seattle thunder guys for years. It was so cool to see them go pro, after all the time, money and travel they put in.
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I agree to a point.
There has and always will be people that move around, it wasn't noticed so much because there wasn't that much media that was consistently searching and publishing new content. Ex.) Josh Davey, Neil E, Aaron Tholey, Tyler Harmon, a lot of great players left their original teams to create a legendary team (XSV) and than jumped ship when money wasn't provided.

The new generation is lacking discipline and respect, too demanding and too needy. At least from what I have seen, obviously it's not everyone but a lot of people greedy and think they are entitled to something when they haven't earned it. Just my two cents obviously people have their own opinions butttttt... There's mine.
Congrats on going pro, Meter. I'll be seeing you at the field.
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I agree to a point.
There has and always will be people that move around, it wasn't noticed so much because there wasn't that much media that was consistently searching and publishing new content. Ex.) Josh Davey, Neil E, Aaron Tholey, Tyler Harmon, a lot of great players left their original teams to create a legendary team (XSV) and than jumped ship when money wasn't provided.

The new generation is lacking discipline and respect, too demanding and too needy. At least from what I have seen, obviously it's not everyone but a lot of people greedy and think they are entitled to something when they haven't earned it. Just my two cents obviously people have their own opinions butttttt... There's mine.
I agree.

And i did not know you are playing pro! x-factor correct? congratulations man, I remember when you were still with the jesters, and it seems like only yesterday!
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I miss when JFAC made good music. They sold their soul for 1 good album, which happens to be in your avy.
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