Okay, this week's poll--which will close Friday morning before "Pro" matches begin in HB--wants to know which three teams will stand atop the podium with the giant checks come Sunday afternoon as the NPPL season gets underway this coming weekend in Huntington Beach. (Hypothetically the NPPL season kicked off a while ago in Hawaii with the non-existent four star event but that whole non-existent part is tough to overlook.)
(And why you ask is pro in quotation marks? Do you really have to ask?)
Yes, it's a lame Monday Poll. I agree with you 100% but then they can't all be gems. Can't all be exciting, stimulating, consciousness-raising mini-masterpieces of paintball incredulity--can they? They can't. Take my word for it. So sometimes you just have to lower your standards and vote anyway. (You have voted in the *real* world before, haven't you?)
While the NPPL team list still doesn't confirm the total number of competing "pro" teams--much less a schedule--for purposes of today's weak poll VFTD is assuming all fifteen teams will show up. When you vote pick the three, in no particular order, you expect to finish either first, second or third in the competition and as a result walk away with the big money.
Last weekend in San Antonio Warped Army joined X-Factor for a day on the grind getting ready for this event. Hopefully it was a positive learning experience for them and they can bring the lessons learned to the competition. This past weekend the team called in some former players and friends of the team to stock the ranks of the opposition as we spent two days working through every conceivable option, goofy breakout and continued to push for greater and more consistent communication. Now all that's left is to play the tournament and see what happens.
And later this week I'll begin trying to catch up with the backlog in Baca's Mailbag.