Blackburn wrote:Everyone's acting like it's either pickup or regular league night, and I've pointed out repeatedly - it doesn't have to be one or the other. In the late 90s, we did exactly what Jenny Lee was suggesting - pickup, making up rainouts, or having grudge matches.
Someone tell me the negatives of what I mentioned before: teams put in on Sunday if they want to play games on Tuesday, commish does a random draw of actual games. Teams that don't want to play don't have to and won't suffer for it. Players whose teams opt not to play could be offered the chance to pick up with the teams who are playing, subject to captains' approval, just to make sure that numbers are good. Is that really so horrible?
And, again, we went more than ten years without having official games the Tuesday after MST. (I can't remember off-hand what year we did away with them, but I think it was either 1995 or 1996, if we even had them then.) I heard someone say it was because of Monday games, but it happened before that.
17 teams want to play, "i had to play BigTuna 3 times this season cause of this", " i know i told you that we were going to play/not play, but now my team has changed our mind and now we want to not play/play."
the only thing i want to do sunday night after mst is crush some wendys and sleep for 15 hours. making a schedule that gives EAOC 2 easy wins is far too complex for a time like that.
i think it is ok as it is. if you don;t want to play, do not play. if you want to play, and you can get your game in, it's going to be way better then pickup. if your opponent doesn;t want to play, then you get pickup, not ideal but still something. i don't think anyone freaked out that they only got one game. it really is a non issue i think. teams have to forfeit at various times for various reasons. its not a big deal.
i wouldn;t doubt that some people don;t want to play tonight, and are still hurting from mst. summer league is a marathon of fun. so much so it hurts sometimes.......but it's the good pain and i am ok with it.