I need everyone's thoughts ( A serious thread by me )

Discussion in 'Boston, MA' started by Theedage, Oct 9, 2002.

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  1. Theedage Jedi Master

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    Ok.. here's what's going on. I was talking to a friend of mine about what to do this weekend and she wanted me to go to Umass vs bc hockey game with her. I reluctantly accepted. (why I hesitated is not based on her). But regardless for now. She was telling me how bad they sucked because they can't score at all and last year they went something like 8-32 losing most by one goal. Now quickly I thought hmmmm... what if I played for them... I told her that if they sucked that bad at the game on sunday I will get ready to play for next year.

    Now here's a little backstory on myself. I started skating when I was 2 years old and I took up hockey full time when I was 5. All I did during the weeks outside of school was practices and games on weekends. I walked onto the my high schools varsity team in 8th grade. They made me play jv for a year for 7th grade then they moved me up to varsity because they saw my performance.. Anyways, I'm not a big kid on the ice 5'9 145lbs playing against giants to me, atleast. Well freshmen year rolled around and I was first line varsity and midway through the season I was hit from behind and suffered a broken c-6 vertebrae, 5.5 months later I recovered and continued playing the same week I was allowed to do so. I played hockey about the same I did before. Then end winter/early spring of my junoir year in HS, I tried out for a team I had played for for the previous 4 years... only this time we got a new coach of whom knew me and we hated each other so naturally politics came into play and I was cut (destroyed to politics #1). Then during that summer b/t junior/senior year I tried out for the same baystate games team I was on the year before (of which we won the whole thing with the odds stacked against us, my line had the most goals I had 6 myself 2 in the championship game). Anyways it comes down to it that I get cut because I do not kiss the coaches ass (I have never done that nor will I) and a kids dad (reputable coach for a prep school) comes in and chats with the coach. Turns out I get cut and this kid brings his 10 friends onto the team. (blow to politics #2) After I found this out I had completely lost it and raced down 290 at about 110 weaving in and out of traffic almost praying to myself I caught a bump and lost control. Or at least get a huge ticket. Like I said... hockey was life getting screwed over didn't sit well with me. Anyways, the next day I decided to quit because of the previous night's action and I had become quite sick of the politics involved.

    Now 2+ years later after not much in the way of excersize, when I was talking to previously mentioned friend I told her if the team had troubles again I'd get ready by getting in shape running lifting again etc.

    My problem is this. If 1) I begin training again after decided to go all out on this and I fail and become lazy again I won't be very happy with myself. Or 2) - the worse of the two cases - I go all out get myself back to where I was skill wise and in shape and I get shafted in making the Varsity team here (if I get myself back to where I was I could easily walk onto this team I was one hell of a player), I don't know how I would respond. It would most likely be much worse then the first.

    But this is where I need your input. What do you think? Should I give it a shot? Let it go to save my own sanity of something goes wrong?

    As it is I'm most likely going to do it which will utterly change my life in means of not being able to slack like I do now and not as much freetime etc.

    Anyways sorry for this lengthy post and the seriousness of it but this is what's going on with me and been on my mind quite heavily for the last day or so. Please keep all responses serious - positive or negative I don't care - But just give input.

    Thanks.
  2. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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  3. slaveone_2 Force Ghost

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    I think you should go for it Theed. The politics shouldn't arise again, in theory, like you said. If I weren't as fragile as I am now, I'd love to take up a sport and put my heart into it.

    So go do it I say, train hard and get into that team. Do it for the slackers like me who can't be damned training their bodies for sport, for the people who pay to see blood.

    Three times lucky my friend, and if you fail, you'll still have a killer body that'll get the chicks ;)
  4. TK7771 Jedi Master

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    I think you should put all aspects of past politics behind you and start all over from scratch.Just because you ran into problems with coaches in HS doesnt mean you'll get em' in College.

    Go or it!If your as good as you say you were then you should have no problems getting on the team.Dont go in there all egotistical, thinking it'll be a peice of cake,cause if you do get cut then you'll be just as pissed as when you were cut before.Go in with a clear head and an open mind and you'll get better result then walking in there thinking your a superstar.Coaches usually can pick up on that,and they dont wanna deal with self proclaimed superstars,its makes their job easier to cut ya.Plus,if you show em' you do have the "skills" to play at that level,and have a "Go TEAM" attitude,it will help you get on the team better.


    Edit:typos [face_blush]


  5. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes! Together we will reclaim my hockey glory!

    Er...YOUR hockey glory...
  6. IG_88a Jedi Master

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    Theedage, its better to try and fail then not to try at all, or as Master Yoda says "Do or do not, there is no try".
    If you don't go out for the team, you will be left wondering "what if"
    What if i made the team, and they started winning
    What if i went out for the team, didn't get picked but have been scouted
    etc etc
    Go for it, you never ever know if you never ever go.
  7. Theedage Jedi Master

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    Nov 15, 2001
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    Thank you very much for the input everyone. I will be making my final decision sometime next week. I'll hopefully give an update then about what I'm going to do.
  8. kowikan_monkey Jedi Knight

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    Go for it! even if you get cut, what does that matter? You most likely have alternatives to turn to for a career choice (and if u don't, well, then everything dpends on this :D) so just becuz you might not make it this time, who cares? I suck major a** at soccer yet I still try out, mostly for the fun and exercise, though.


    p.s. that really sucks about the poilticking of the coaches.
  9. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Go for it Ed. Leave the past behind you and start anew.
  10. Theedage Jedi Master

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    Ok, so I went to the game and my speculations were right (that I didn't mention were right) on both teams both mine and bc's I knew a fair amount of people. I played with or against many of them. Very amusing. Well... after my school got killed 6-0 I sat in shock b/c of the deal I made. Now tonight I decided to see just how out of shape I was. So I ran about 2 miles. Most of it up hill. I sprinted the first 2 minutes and the last 2 minutes. Like full out sprint here. I puked at the end =] But I did complete it all with out walking. So I feel pretty good right now.
  11. TK7771 Jedi Master

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    So does this mean your gonna try out for the team next year?
  12. Theedage Jedi Master

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    I'm going to make an attempt. We'll see how much progress I make in a month.
  13. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't wait to go to Ed's games as an official FF meet and embarrass him... :D
  14. Theedage Jedi Master

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    Trust me... embarassing me while playing is something not easily accomplished. Also, if you get out of hand security will promptly escort you out =]
  15. Crix-Madine Force Ghost

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    This is the way I look at it.

    First of all, I applaud your not kissing up to the coach. I never did that either, I thought it was wrong, even though a lot of others kids around me did.

    I ended up getting cut. In this world, I'm not surprised. It's often the good kids who get screwed.

    Second of all, I say go for it. Partly because if you don't, you'll be stuck wondering if you could or not. Now, if you do decide to do it, do it right. Go all out and put everything else aside that doesn't matter.

    Either way, it's obvious you have more character then other people, which is commenable.
  16. Theedage Jedi Master

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    Thanks Crix, it's comments like those that make me wish I never quit in the first place despite the circumstances.
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