Re: How is Branch staying calm
Posted by jb12 on April 19, 2022, 10:15 am, in reply to "How is Branch staying calm"
I'm staying calm because suspensions for grown men getting mad is a joke. I know the higher ups at Usssa want it to be more " professional" to try to appeal to a bigger audience and attract more sponsorship to the live feed and possibly appeal to a bigger network for production. |
The problem is people like drama, confrontation, and the possibly of carnage. That's why everyone slows down to stare at a car wreck, a million views of fights on world star, or the opening clip on sportscenter being the latest fight in whatever professional sport that was on that day.
I agree we can't be open to fights and confrontation every game, but out of "X" number of games at the dual, how many had an issue?
If Usssa wants a watered down version of this game, ill be happy to retire and not play anymore. I'd much rather not play, then have to worry about not being myself and play with the intensity I've played with since I was 4yrs old when I started this sport. I understand not everyone reacts the same way as myself, Andy, Luis and a few others. Some people don't react at all, and that's ok, that's their personality, but to heavily penalize the guys that don't show a little emotion every now and then is a joke.
Travis getting 2 tournaments is an embarrassment. The guy stands 50 ft away and any one swing can be career ending, but he's not allowed to get mad.
John getting suspended for people running their mouth and him calling them on their bullshit is a joke. I know people keep saying he shouldn't of ran to third, but what's the difference in that or them trying to get him out? John's trying to win a game for a sponsor that will put close to a million dollars into the game this year.
Luis defending his teammates is exactly what I would want in a teammate. Yes he's not a big guy, but I promise he isn't scared to fight. I've been present and saw video and results of a few in the past.
Andrew going after Troy is actually funny, im not exactly sure what was said, buy have heard rumors and it's hilarious. If Andrew can't handle the heat, stop being an idiot. Yes Troy was drunk, but if we're gonna start suspending people for getting drunk and talking shit when their no longer playing, good luck having full teams all year.
I just know I love the game, the competition, and the friendships the conference has given me. Hopefully Usssa doesn't ruin that love for me by taking away from the 14 yrs I've put into it.