Runner up shirts.

Discussion in 'MINUTE MAN Dart League (MMDL)' started by Triple-B, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. jakesy

    jakesy New Member

    Brick!!!! Avery!!!!! Brick!!!!!!!!
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  2. pmack81

    pmack81 New Member

    Jakesy made a funny! 8) 8) 8)
  3. Suzy

    Suzy New Member

    I am not ashamed of 2nd place. In the A Division we went further than all but one other team. I'm with DTR on this too. When I was Ad, you got a 2 shirts, one for each of the highest places you made. So you got Divison if first, you got Area first/ finalist or you got State first/ finalist. By putting finalist on the area shirts, is that just the style of the shirt given or do they in fact say State Finalist (ie: T shirt or collar? The area shirts are not the same as the State winners. Also, 10 plaques were issued to the Finalist team. One for each member, and one for the bar. Each members plaque was the same size as the All Star Plaques. The bar was a little larger.
    I would love to wear my shirt, pink or any other color. And no Frank, you cannot borrow it to wash your car.
  4. BlackHorse

    BlackHorse Moderator Site Moderator

    Depends on the terminology, doesn't it - how about Silver Medalists??
  5. Shizzill

    Shizzill New Member

    Almost 2 Months of playing tuesday and thursday, winning your area, winning state semi's, and being one of the top two teams at your level is definatelly a great accomplishment. Whatever, Runner-up shirt or not I still had an awesome run with my team and we should be proud!
  6. Drtr

    Drtr New Member

    Good Grief!! The year we Finally make it back to the big dance and no Shirts, :evil: :evil: :evil: AWESOME!!!

    Suzy I would wear Mine as well! But not if it's PINK :roll: :roll: :roll:
  7. Skizrock

    Skizrock Moderator Staff Member Site Moderator

    Kevin, there will be shirts. Your area shirt will have "State Finalist" somewhere on the shirt. I believe we did away with runner up plaques though.
  8. VMoe

    VMoe New Member


    We lost B State Finals in the fall.

    Got a Division shirt
    Got an Area champs shirt
    Got individual "State Runner Up" Plaques

    Bar Got Division and Area Plaques.
  9. Drtr

    Drtr New Member

    That's what I'm talking about Vin, Had no idea things changed, but if thats how it is, oh well, just sucks when you work so hard and expected them.
    I still have and wear my Area Champ shirt and my State finalist shirt and they are 7 yrs old, yes I wash them every now and then too!!!!!
  10. Shizzill

    Shizzill New Member

    Wait! so we don't even get Individual Area Champ Plaques
  11. VMoe

    VMoe New Member

  12. VMoe

    VMoe New Member

    Gez, I hope this poll is not looked at as being a true polling of the dart populas. Most of the people on here have been around darts for some time and the polling numbers show that. However, I know about 20 people at my bar alone that would take any shirt they could get.
    I could care less about anything but a state championship shirt, and thats only because I don't have one. There are a lot of newer shooters in the league that have never gotten a shirt or maybe only a division shirt. Do you think they could care less about a 2nd place shirt. I don't think so.....
    By the way, none of them are on SEWA.
  13. jakesy

    jakesy New Member

    Funny this little poll seems to me to be a microcosm of the prevailing attitude in this country these day's. We've been conditioned to accept losing, accepting second place, coming up short. The most disturbing aspect of it is we demand acknowledgment for coming up short. I blame it on that stupid T-Ball crap. Ooooooh, everyone gets a hit, everyone gets on base. and don't make fun of Johnny when he runs the wrong way around the bases, he has feelings!!! :lol: :lol: Yup, gotta get me one of them Boston Celtic runner up jerseys for $25.00 they're selling like hotcakes!!
    NOT. You bow graciously, walk away dissatisfied, and practice, makes some changes if necessary and have back at it next season. You WON your division, acknowledged. You WON your area, acknowledged, you LOST in the State Finals, everyone look at me look at me!! I lost but i tried really hard!!!!! I don't think so. I know this post is going to go over like a fart in church. It's something else that's not well received in today's society, honesty. Just remember what most of you say to your team during the playoff's "We haven't done nothing yet. But by some sort of magical pixie dust you come in second and all of a sudden you did something? Good luck with that. I'd personally prefer a you suck, try again next year plaque. JMHO :wink:
  14. jakesy

    jakesy New Member

    Never have to my knowledge. A plaque for the bar. Seems appropriate. I've never won a State Championship.... Yet. Do you get an individual State Champ plaque? I hope not. It's a team accomplishment, not individual.
  15. YoungDrtr

    YoungDrtr New Member

    Think about it this way... no one is going to be in an uproar cause they recieved a 2nd place shirt. But there ARE people that are going to be bummed out that they got nothing to show for their efforts.
  16. rob

    rob New Member

    being bummed out is fine young darter... may inspire them to get better so they do get soemthing next time...
  17. dwalsh

    dwalsh New Member

    14 weeks of regular season...6 weeks of play-offs..a second place finish in the finals may not warrant a celebration,but it does warrant recognition.When did some of you become such buttholes? :twisted:
  18. AmericanBadAss

    AmericanBadAss Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

    You lost me at "become" LOL

    But seriously, agreed with Dave. Not to slight other areas, but think about in Super A (which is where I believe this thread started), you are looking at traveling out of your area several times to get to the finals.
  19. jakesy

    jakesy New Member

    This is exactly what I'm talking about Jamie. you say there will be people bummed they got nothing to show for their efforts? I beg to differ.

    What they got was experience!!!

    You literally are a Young Darter so I would suggest developing a winning attitude. Don't beat yourself to death over it but don't accept 2nd place. Want an example? Look at Makin Treble. Do you see them on here talking about second place? You can hear a pin drop when they're all in the same room. I wouldn't speak for any of them but my impression is that it was viewed as a lost season. Some minor tweaks, a lot of practice, self evaluation and a new season with a vengeance. Losing is learning, winning is well, winning :wink:
  20. dwalsh

    dwalsh New Member

    All that is true Jakesy....I look at my "Finalist" shirt and see nothing but a lost is there as a reminder of my failure to come through when it mattered the most.Then there is my son and daughter who made it to the finals in D and lost,they gained experience,but they are proud of how far they battled and they deserve recognition in the form of a shirt or plaque...nothing wrong with that.If you can look back on a season that didn't end in a state title and not find any good in it and don't feel the need to recognize that season,then what a colossal waste of time those 20 weeks were.

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