guess I will get this entry out of the way. I am always frank and honest in this journal. For better or for worst. Today, I am a little more irritated about a specific team in Copper than I was before. First, a little background…
In short, I played for the Stick Heads for 6 sessions. In that time, we had 6 winning sessions and won 3 championships. There is no denying the success we had as a team. After last session, it was decided that half the team was leaving to form a new team while the other half was going to walk away and play on other teams. This was fine, but I always wondered why this team was breaking up after so many successful sessions.
This Fury copper team is in essence the Stick Heads, but reloaded. Sure, some players walked away, but those players were replaced by better players. As I thought, they got another goalie in net to replace me.
I guess the thing that irritates me the most is the fact that I worked my ass off to better myself. To compete is something I strive to do. I always came prepared to play for the Stick Heads and I never missed a game or left them out to dry. So why the hell was I passed over? Why did the Stick Heads minus a couple players get back together without me in net or those few players? I know it will never be said, but it has to do with confidence in goaltending and the players in specific. Maybe the team was just not comfortable with me. Anyway, I am more than a little pissed off with the people on that team and probably will take it personally. Maybe more than I want to admit. I am going to try not to think about it.
When you have continued success on an established team, you want to have that success every session. This is something I know I won’t have with my current team in Copper, the White Tigers. I know they won’t have the horses to keep up with these higher eschelon teams. That upsets me a little.
On the good side, the White Tigers did come up with an excellent win on Monday over the Golden Eagles. It was a tight game all the way pretty much until my team scored two unanswered goals to make it 4-2. They chipped back within 1 and then we scored two more to make it 6-3 and that was the way it ended. Overall, I was impressed with the effort. I am always impressed with the effort these guys give. They may not be the most talented, but they work their asses off every night. That is all I ask from any team I play with.
I will feel better about things later on. I promise. Time heals all wounds.