Monday, October 24, 2011
Not what I usually do in this space but this is an extra special occasion. The sort of rare occasion that wouldn't have been possible without the contribution of a lot of different people who deserve to be recognized. First the team owner, CJ Botsolas, whose love of paintball and commitment to the team made everything else possible. Joey Blute, GM & sideline coach who also handles all the mundane, day-to-day boring crap nobody else wants to do. He wasn't able to be with us because his wife was giving birth to their first child, a daughter. The players; nobody wins without the horses to get the job done. Not at this level. Most of them may not be well known even in the competitive paintball world but they have proved they deserve to be. They are Ramzi El-Yousef, Chad Busiere, Bryan Smith, Daniel Holiday, Timmy Propst, Jason Edwards, Jacob Edwards, Mike Carthy, Keith Brown, Dave Bains, CJ, Alex "deuce" Delannoy & Mike Smarac. And never last, Alex Spence, whose struggle and inspiration has been in the forefront of our hearts and thoughts for the last year. The pit crew; Pops & Dill--the best in the business. It has been a great and abiding pleasure & privilege to share this with all of them. Friends, family, team.