Thank you all who participated. The winner was picked by our boss Flip. Congratulations Kaden MW.
Do you want to enter a chance to win a Dragonfly X30? iQ flex of your choice! (ended 03/15/15)
WHAT ONE SINGLE THING, WHAT “IT” GIVES A TEAM THAT “IT”?
What one quality, aspect, or trait that you think is always a cornerstone for all teams worthy of the highest admiration and dare I say the designation of greatness. This does not have to be a lacrosse team, but I do like sports best (still). Keep in mind that every team is different, and so too is every (annual) season. This is not a list of dynasties. This is not comma, and, and, but, but either. NO. This is how succinctly can you describe IT? We all know the potential of IT once you actually have a little IT, and also how fragile IT can be. Cramming as many things into the answer as you possibly can isn’t going to be IT.
Either. Having some IT gives team the power of choice, doesn’t IT?
Please use 75 words or less to answer the following question. Winner gets an Epoch Dragonfly X30, your pick of iQ5 or iQ9.
75 words or less = JUST ONE or two sentences. Less will be more. The winner can bank on it. Here is the question. Put answers in the ‘COMMENT’ section below and all the answers will stay posted @ the Rock-it Pocket “www”. Follow the directions for best contest results…..
Winner picked on Sunday 03/15/15. Good luck to all!
CONTEST #3 -
I am sure that many of you would like to win one of these great little carbon fibers, but I first want to say thank you to ALL of you who took the time to think about the ‘question’ and answer thoughtfully, as this is not one of those winner-drawn-out-of-the-hat deals. Me-thinks that this interactive sort of a contest is something that, besides offering the chance to win something for your gear box, it can help the game by helping some of those that play and or coach with some ‘food for thought’.
After reading through all the comments a few things came to mind.
IT is not a goal. You either have IT or you do not. BALL was an answer used a couple of times, and it is indeed a good one, but it isn’t going to get the Dragonfly. You cannot buy IT. Great players are necessary in order to help a team have IT, but great players do not guarantee any kind of IT for a team, or even any kind of team greatness.
IT cannot be pursued in any way really, because at the end of the day you don’t know if you have IT until when you already have IT. It is tough to put a finger on something that does not exist. IT makes a team special. It is not the other way around.
The response called for/asked for seventy-five words or less, so those of you that used one or 3 single words, all I can say is that they better be pretty good ones.
Several answers included the word respect and the concept of working hard. IT doesn’t come about because everyone does their ‘job’, but no doubt that a working hard, treat it like a job mentality will make/allow a team to rise somehow every time, and it does make teams special….sometimes.
Family and brotherhood are surely mainstays on teams with IT, and several of you emphatically see that this kind of connection is THE main ingredient for IT soup. The same would be true for love, desire, and single-mindedness as a team. These elements could be hugely instrumental to getting to a place where your team has IT.
Communication was another word that popped up more than once, and it is a great answer because when a team shows a large scale ability to communicate I think it has an affect on everything, the whole game dynamic, and that connection can certainly be intimidating to other teams, and that IS what I’m getting at.
Many comments began with the phrase “All great teams”. Well, this isn’t an all, great teams question, because if it were, then all great teams would indeed have IT and they don’t because if they ALL did, then it wouldn’t exactly be IT, Would it?
I know it is ‘cheating’, but my answer for my own question is that when other teams fear your team in any way, then you have IT. It doesn’t have to be physicality that they want none of. They could fear your skill or speed, your talent or your team execution, or it could even just be that they want to BE whatever/whoever it is that YOU already ARE!
And the winner is:
Kaden MW – CONFIDENCE, I.E. SWAGGER
As much as I did not want to give it to a one-word sort of answer, I feel I must give it to Kaden MW. So, Kaden MW, congratulations and call Mike in the office any time starting Tuesday to ‘claim your prize’. Remember that too much “swagger” is COCKY don’t ya know. Don’t want to be that, and Happy St. Patty’s Day.
TOP TEN. These are not in order either way, and they are not quotes:
Seth – Knowing what everyone else on the team is doing.
Hayden – Many different talents, but one heart!
Tommy – Chemistry!
Olman – Family and Caid – Family!!
Justice – Desire and ‘one purpose’!
Aidan – Unity, togetherness!
Austin – Respect, chemistry!
Hunter – I think I just like you more than exactly what you said, whatever that means.
Taydog0004 – Brotherhood, desire, practice right!
Jesse – Drive, common goal, chemistry, and a whole lot of WANT IT!
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