MartinVanBuren wrote:the summer league regular season is a marathon......its a commitment to get out there 20 nights.....some are not as easy as others......but if you want to win the regular season title, you will find a way to get 7 on the line for every game.....
Or you get the other teams you're scheduled to play to agree to not play. (For the record, I'm absolutely fine with teams agreeing to calling those games rainouts.)
Have there ever been pre-arranged mutually-agreed rainouts, much less four on the same night?
jlee wrote:so people would rather take a forfeited game and not play than play scheduled pickup with a guaranteed game? what am i missing from this equation?
You're missing that the majority of us were able to field teams and want to play league games. You're offering a false choice.
But which "majority" was that? The majority of teams who had enough to play, or the overwhelming majority of Summer League players who didn't show up to play on Tuesday?
Dan, what about your own team? Why were you shorthanded?
I'm not worried about the 5%ers who will play anywhere, anytime, wherever there's a game. I'm worried about the high percentage of folks who decided that they weren't able to play. And I'm worried about the people who didn't want to play, but showed up because they felt obligated to.
At the end, it's Lynch's decision, and I'm fine with that. But I think the message being sent right now is that the league cares less about player health and safety and more about simply playing games.
There are enough creative minds in this league that we should be able to come up with a non-pickup solution that gives people who want to play some Ultimate the opportunity to do so.