A Time To Spike…
I’m a new writer here at UltiTraining, and I wanted to touch on a subject that comes up a lot but always seems to turn into an untouchable region like religion and politics.
After winning Florida Sectionals the weekend before last, I turn to this YouTube video of a compilation of 2007 Club Nationals highlights (posted by jlipp804) to get me amped for South Regionals this coming weekend in Atlanta. As I watch the biggest plays of the year, I can’t help but wander my eyes towards the usually useless YouTube comments as they bring up a solid, misunderstood concept and subject.
Bboyfrisbee commented, “they’re good, its too bad they don’t have any spirit, or respect.” In all fairness, most spikes are not to disrespect other players or to strip Spirit from the game. With the exception of a few commentors, everybody seemed to be ok with spiking in certain situations. The most appropriate situation agreed on, is at Nationals.
As mikeruns26 puts it, “…spiking the disc isn’t bad spirit what so ever. It’s celebrating. If you have ever played in a real game that meant something and it was close when you score it’s the best feeling in the world and spiking just makes it that much better.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself. I’m sure there will be a lot of games in the coming weeks, at everyone’s Regionals, that will be more exciting and more intense because of spikes. I’m not sure about other players, but I know the ones I play with are more pumped than the team spiking on us. It’s like a gentleman’s challenge that asks us to do them one better. My point is that there are more important things that are detrimental to Spirit than spiking and if you’re in Sarasota come Nationals 4 day weekend, be sure to see an intense rise in competition as nothing is predictable when Nationals is on the line. The only sure thing is that There Will Be Blood, or spikes. Everyone liking the movie references so far?
Watch the video and tell me what you think…
I know this song gets you pumped, its Ratatat’s Remix of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Party and Bullshit”……