Unfortunately, my summer league season ended worse than it began. We lost our last couple of games, putting us just below the 50% mark. It didn’t help that we were down players those last couple of games. I got a lot more playing time than normal, or than I really wanted.
After all the driving I did for games, I was pleased that the tournament was once again here in town. I was especially glad when I saw that we were in the first game, which started at 7:30. Yikes, that’s early.
We had numbers again for the tournament, including three subs. Unfortunately, that didn’t help our performance. We lost the first game, and it wasn’t especially close. We did win the next game, and quite handily. But we lost the final game of the day.
I could easily see some personalities come out as we lost that I didn’t enjoy being around. Many of my teammates were great, but the few were definitely annoying.
Because the tournament was in town, I saw quite a few of my friends from pick up here in town who were around to watch at various points during the day. Some even subbed on various teams, which was a lot of fun. And one friend came with three of his kids to watch the finals. We wound up sitting together and talking, which I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, the wind came up for finals, so it wasn’t nearly as interesting a game as normal.
I put in my appearance at the party as well. It was at a different bar here in town, but it was a bar I wasn’t familiar with. Obviously, I just don’t go to bars here in town. Seriously, the only time I go is with ultimate teams/tournaments, and since this is only the second tournament here in town, it’s introduced me to two bars now. Not that I plan to be going back since I don’t drink.