Re: Dee Hornesburger
Posted by Vivid #13 on June 9, 2021, 3:41 pm, in reply to "Re: Dee Hornesburger "
I don't know you as well as some of the others, but I have always hesitated to give you a chance BECAUSE I have heard many negative things. That said, I have considered my response, because I do like you, and you do have talent...but that in and of itself is not enough to excuse some bad behavior. Now I wasn't there, and there are always 2 sides to every story BUT in my case, as the sponsor I'm give you my perspective as to why I would be upset.
I am one of the most forgiving coaches/sponsors you'll meet...and had you told me you couldn't make it Saturday...unless you lost a family member, your car blew up or something really important like that, I'd have said the same thing to you.
To clear it up, I'll tell you why. I've invested tens of thousands of dollars every year that I've had a Conference team...5K on average per weekend... and you do a dis-service to the team and the sponsor by not being 100% committed. You also may have cost the sponsor some serious money... I don't know the deal you had with them, so I can't say on that...but to NOT show up, well that's like the cardinal sin among coaches. That is the death sentence. I had a player who I have given many chances do that to me at the Smokey... I never had him play for me again...and he was VERY talented.
So, simply put, you have a bad reputation, which is why you can't find a team. Incidents like this one, are what are being talked about, and why you're talent alone won't help you secure a spot. I like you Dee. I always have, but you need to align your priorities. You want to be in the Conference then when you commit to a team, every other commitment has to take a back seat. Too much money being spent to accept that a player wants to play with another team.
Consider this...what if you said you'd be there, then you blew a hamstring or twisted an ankle or something playing for someone else... the sponsor is out the money they spent because you chose someone else over them... now if your not a starter.. I might forgive that...but as a starter... no F*ing way.
Good luck Dee. I know you have the talent, and as soon as you show the maturity needed by being there for your coach things will turn around. Cheers!