Merriam-Webster defines adversity as a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty.
Think about this…
The 2009 Season started as a place for 2nd and 3rd chances for all. A chance to redeem ourselves from past misfortunes. In 2008 we had our short comings, and we thought that by addressing them from the top down we could right them for 2009 and yet new issues arose that have nothing to due with the game we love. Follow my typed word as I give you some insight into this…
Lack of a Depth of Quality Players ….. So we RECRUITED!!!
Lack of Playing Time & Game Tested Players ….. So we competed in the GRID IRON ELITE!!!
Lack of Preparedness ….. So we added PRACTICE DATES & FILM SESSIONS!!!
Lack of Discipline ….. So we added a system of CHECKS AND BALANCES for all to follow!!!
Players Negative toward the Organization & Teammates, Couldn’t be dedicated to just our TEAM ….. So we TERMINATED THEM!!! (Some not soon enough)!!!
Players Lack of Money to Participate ….. So we REDUCED PLAYER FEES to $200 ($100 Savings)!!!
Lack of Extra Money for Miscellaneous Items ….. So we introduced TEAM FUNDRAISING EVENTS!!!
You Players asked for transparency ….. So we SHOW YOU how much you CONTRIBUTE in COMPARISON TO THE REAL EXTENSIVE TEAM BUDGET!!! (Last Year $-15,000, some one asked who put it in…. and just think we still reduced fees…. ha, funny…)
Players Lack of Recognition for Efforts in their PAST Football Careers ….. So we gave out AWARDS, HIGHLIGHT DVDs, END OF SEASON PUBLICATIONS, & MVP HONORS.
In the Past, Players don’t like to drive to far locations ….. So we ALWAYS HAVE A TEAM BUS to the Far Destinations since we started in 2008!!!
Players wanted more exposure ….. So we GAVE YOU MORE GAMES, HAVE EXCELLENT MEDIA COVERAGE, GAME-DAY FLYERS, THE SPARTAN TIMES, PRESS RELEASES, HOME MEDIA GUIDES, TEAM PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, & A UNIQUELY DESIGNED WEBSITE with HOSTED STATS!!!
Players asked for a more visable GM ….. So she setup everything above to PLEASE our TEAM!!!
So from the TOP-down all we ask you the Team (PLAYERS & COACHES) is to WIN ….. So where is the ADVERSITY!!!
I’LL TELL YOU…..
But until my next NOTES BY MOSS….YOU (players & others) be sure to Sound off on this topic… State your view!!!