Thursday, September 26, 2013

The grey lines... sometimes I want to be a Will McAvoy (Newsroom)

I organize events time to time, with one such event is coming up, I can never comprehend why people ask for extension after extension so much so it drags our timelines. A lot of effort is taking by people on the ground to send notices, repeated sms and phonecall almost begging and even threatening to throw them out. Then again you cant throw everyone one out, so you cajole, urge and get teams who are interested in the first place to move their flipping ass.

I have been running the league and tournaments from scratch since 2009 and a few other events both state and national before this. Granted we may not be organizing the world richest tournament. Year on year we have completed on schedule, and paid prize money and allowances on time and on schedule. So when you give so much to the teams and a officials why is it they can even reciprocate 25% of what you do.

If you tell me rules are rules, I agree, but we work hand in hand with the teams on this. I dun sit on a high chair and dictate instead we reach out to team to get them to move their ass. So one would ask why bother organizing if teams are not co-operative...  again its a "...Damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation

You need rules and guidelines,  in if everyone wanted to go do their one thing then you only get one result. Chaos!!! So what if a marque team decided to take a lackadaisical attitude and submit documents late? For example in Hockey - TNB National League what if TNB failed to submit their documents Would you throw them out? Would you beg them to join? How would you draw a line of your title sponsors team not fielding a team coz some bumbling idiot decided to take it with the mentality "aiyaaa they still have to accept my application what!!!" (#$$%^#@$@ is mt retort)

Again its a "...Damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation

There is a reason why we set deadlines why we have rules NOT because we want to feel powerful or high and mighty it because we want to grow the league the best way we can. And looking at it we are merely replicating and tailoring rules set at the National level down to a state level. 

So it pisses me off 
- when rules call for photos of players which you can take easily on a  smart phone and you bitch about it. (We are not taking your photo for matching making its for player Id and press releases when necessary)

It pisses me of when jersey numbers are supposed to be between 1 and 32 and you send in 67 and 88 (hello! welcome to basketball??)

If pisses me off when your players home colors jersey numbers are different to your away color jersey numbers and you bitch about it. ( its not bingo night!@!!)

Guys must be having their period!!!

At our end - All this thing we do, rules we set, the promotion we do it if for the Teams. Its to create awareness, raise the profile , hopefully attract the sponsors and bring in more teams year on year heading to the future. For a state without a pitch to play on and running a league year on year - you try and do that

  I want to be a Will McAvoy

Team pays a small entry fee that probably 5% of the operation cost, organizers work hard to bring in sponsors and if anyone telling you that running a state league, you make big bucks if either delusional or a dum dum. There are enough noise makers out there who cant tie their shoe laces together let along work as hard as my ORGANIZING TEAM does.

To quote a line from the movie Jerry Maguire -
I am out here for you. You don't know what it's like to be ME out here for YOU. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about, ok? Help me... help you. Help me, help you.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

dont call it a comeback

Many a time I asked my self how long will i continue to blog... the past one year much has happen good things and bad things and painful things but more often then not death of loved ones or people I know .... this prompted me to write.

I am Vadai and I been blogging since 2005