Where I’ve been: Leagues and Posts
It’s been since August that I’ve last posted. I also haven’t posted about any of my own league exploits in a long, long time. I wanted to tell you not just where I’ve been instead of posting, but a little about the leagues I’ve been in the last couple of years.
I haven’t neglected Sportazine completely in that time though. We are working on a documentary! I will get a complete post out about that during the semester break. Until we’ve got our funding situation figured out (hopefully in July), don’t expect to hear a lot from me on here. I’ve got lots of ideas though! Hopefully I’ll find the time for the ideas.
So, I started this article in 2010 in Wisconsin as a post about “Team Dynamics.” Sadly still relevant in New Hampshire in almost 2013.
Back when I started the article, my indoor soccer team had been struggling, to the point that my roommate and I both quit. The problem wasn’t losing, per se, as I’ll detail. The problem wasn’t off the field problems (we had those and dealt with them by shipping out three players). The problem was team dynamics on the field.
First, losing wasn’t the problem because my basketball team that same year went 2-10 or something of that nature and frustrating though it was, everyone pulled their weight. I’m personally of the belief that our big guys shouldn’t have been taking so many long jump shots and that we should have given zone a chance on D, but I was the new-comer to the team, so didn’t want to make too big of a fuse about it.
So, that’s basically where things left off in 2010. I don’t remember the details enough to talk about what went on with that team. I did go on to play with a co-ed outdoor team where things were pretty good, though we had attendance problems. I then played a season of indoor last year here in New Hampshire. I think the main reason I haven’t written more about league exploits is because when I started the blog there was no Wendy. There was also no law school. Those are both discussions for another time and probably another forum.
But, I’m back in another season. Unlike last year in New Hampshire, we have one win so far this year. Last year, like the season back in 2010, after the dismal season, I quit. It was a rough first semester in law school and I didn’t feel like I needed the stress of losing every week.
Team Dynamics are still an issue but this time we are playing at least a division above where we should be, so for the time being I’m not going to go into more details about the team dynamics issues. The division issue is an issue much easier to fix that team dynamics. Next season I’ll be taking over the team as captain, so I can’t quit this time, and I do plan to fix the division issue. Maybe they’ll be happier posts from me once we fix the division issue.
And, I feel like it’s worth mentioning, I’ve played in the goal twice during this dismal season, but I’ve also scored a goal and have three assists. Oh, and a red card. Yeah, there’s a story in there for some time. 🙂