Days 59 - 62
A wire service headline caught my eye this morning. The Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked by gunmen in Pakistan. It attracted my attention because the Ironmen and various representatives of the PSP and Millennium Series are currently in Iran. While Iran isn't Pakistan it is a grim reminder there is big, often ugly, world out there where sports and athletes don't get a free pass. On the other hand I'm not particularly concerned--I don't even like the Ironmen all that much.
Word is the the agenda includes organizational meetings of the UPBF aimed at international recognition. Rumor has it Dye has a separate business opportunity it is pursuing and there has been some speculation the PSP is using the opportunity to seek backing from international sources.
Speaking of gossip and speculation it appears the routine gamut of rumor, gossip and speculation is being weaponized. Elements inside the USPL seem to think the PSP is using a campaign of rumor and innuendo to try and sabotage their efforts and I'm wondering if some of the weekend gossip is the result. In either case I don't know who is responsible or what is true but I do know that trying to undermine "the other guy", particularly in this uncertain time, is a fool's errand.
At 1 pm EST the USPL's Surf City Open had 84 teams registered and 26 paid. The cutoff date is March 25th and March 9th is the last day to pay before the entry prices goes up.
If you skipped yesterday's Baca's Blog piece at 68 Caliber you missed out on the thumping delivered to the mil-sim crowd. The only thing missing is some irate comments from frothing digital camo commandos as they spew Red Man all over their keyboards. Oh, well. Maybe next time.