Thinking way outside the box today--and, no, it has nothing to do with that half bottle of Don Julio and expired pain killers I accidentally mixed together yesterday. 3 times. (Kids, just say no to drugs.) (It's not a mixed message, it's a joke--so back off. Besides, celebrities do it all the time. I'm doing a PSA next week from rehab.)
This week's poll takes a look at what other interests y'all have that interfere with or take priority over paintball in what VFTD mockingly calls "your lives." Pick the top three 'real world' things that cramp your paintball style. Loser. (You may pick up to three 'answers'.) You call yourself a baller? Where's the dedication? The sacrifice? The desire to be the best you can be? Your gutless compromises make me sick. So go on. Vote. Get it out of your system. You'll feel better and we'll get loads of votes. You know it's the right thing to do--and it's cheaper than therapy.
Monday Poll in Review
Given the potential serious repercussions if paintball guns had been included in the (still) pending legislation in Cali regarding could-be-mistaken-for-a-real-gun variants; toys, Airsoft, etc. VFTD wondered how much impact the story had within the tiny corner of cyberspace devoted to Paintball. Prior to the poll it was my opinion the result would identify the pending law more frequently than say, a PBN poll might, simply because the average VFTD reader has very likely self-selected from the PBN pool or at least has an awareness of the PBN model and offerings. (Does that make the average VFTD reader smarter, a better baller and a generally all around more accomplished human being? Probably.) But even if the typical VFTD reader is more enlightened how enlightened can y'all be and still be involved in Paintball? (That one remains open for debate.) But in the poll comparison the Cali law came in second (at 22%) just edging out the PSP webcast (21%) and behind the latest on the upcoming PSP Chicago event (28%). The upcoming Millennium event pulled 13% and was the only other option that managed double digits. (A testament to VFTD's global pull.) Everything else tracked in single digits including a new hopper, a new gun, a video or two. The largest of the single digit choices (6%) was the PE series video featuring, who else?, Dynasty.
From this we might glean that the big tournaments still command the most attention. And at the rate we're going perhaps one day soon we'll be able to recreate the excitement tourney ball generated in 1998.