by Mike Bianca
And so it has begun, Team Pr1me’s 2011 season. So far we are off to a bit of a slow start but I think this may have proven to be a positive thing.
Originally scheduled as a two day weekend practice, reasons ranging from the stomach flu to work schedules narrowed us to a single practice this weekend. But it was a good practice. We were able to see how two of the new players handle themselves in a game environment, see what the PSP sample field would play like (don’t know if I will comment on this or not just yet) and have a good time knocking the rust off.
The team played a bit reckless the first part of the day. The mood could only be described as comfortable or laid-back. We wanted to get out there, get the blood pumping and “remember” the feel of the game. Slowly gather our intensity back until we explode on March 10th. Yesterday was about a whole lot of things. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t about winning. It was about the team. Learning each other all over again, seeing who stayed in shape, seeing who was still firing on all cylinders, who was still tapped into that killer instinct, seeing how the new blood worked with the core team but most of all, it was about having a good time with the boys.
See, when you are out there grinding hard this season, remember the old adage: “Work hard/play hard”. We try to do both at the same time.
Not enough information just yet to fully size things up but they are looking good. Everyone still seems to have a good idea of the game. But even more now, everyone knows what we expect from each other this season.
I’m cutting this one short. I must say that I am terribly anxious to announce Team Pr1me’s 2011 season sponsors but I want to wait until we have certain things in our possession. The team and I could not be more pleased with the sponsorship decisions we made this year. I look forward to sharing them with you very soon.
I want to take a quick moment to thank the boys from down south, LA SWAT for traveling up to scrimmage us and giving us a good day of ball! Thanks guys!