Before we get to this week’s poll, allow me to apologize for the tardy post. With the long weekend here in the States, it’s been one of those things. Lots to do and not enough time, right?
I hope all of you who had the long weekend had the chance to get out and enjoy the weather (maybe?), flip some discs or do whatever else.
Anyway, with that out of the way, allow me to try and get things back on track. The poll is a day late this week, so let’s make up some time.
The idea of last week’s poll was to have some fun and be humorous. A lot of people posted their “reaction” in a serious tone, which is fine. But a few things about the said situation I made up —
- I’m quite sure no pro would ever act that way (I hope).
- If all of you could react calmly given the situation, you are better than I would be.
A total of 48 people votes on this one and the big winner was “Humorously,” which garnered 21 votes (44 percent). Calmly (12 votes/25 percent) finished second, followed by angry (7 votes/15 percent) and other (7 votes/15 percent). Crazy only got one vote (one percent).
So let’s take a peek at some of the better “reactions” from the situation at hand.
Jimmy Jean says:
I would look at him with an even bigger smirk and said, “Lucky for you that I only play in my spare time. Congratulations!” And then walked away.
I can imagine the look on the face of the winning pro would be pretty funny, if you gave this one to him!
Discgusting Mike said:
I would act crazy and start undressing. Then I would run circles around the basket with nothing but my Putter covering my goods. Next I would jump on top of the basket stand tall and shout VICTORY!
This seems like a mixed scene of something out of Braveheart and Talladega Nights!
Mark Woods had something that might be worth watching, too:
I’d stay calm, but probably say something mildly sarcastic. I love the “lucky for you I only play in my spare time” statement.
Aaron Morphet notes:
I would still offer him a ride to the bus station so he could make the next tourney.
Walk over kick him square in the nuts. Everybody already knows who most of the pro players are, nobody knows who I am unless I do that. Then at least in disc golf circles I would be famous. ” hey that’s Andy, isn’t he the one who kicked [insert touring pro] in the stones? It sure is. Doesn’t he suck? He sure is but that sure was funny!” this is all tongue in cheek of course. Having played with a lot of these guys in various tournaments over the past few years most of them would never treat you like that. They are for the most part classy and professional.
Imagine if there was a big crowd or if it was on Internet TV or something and this happened…
… talk about a story that would be passed down for generations!
Tim’s idea is something that could be interesting…
Don’t get mad, just congratulate him and go let the air out of his tires while he’s kissing the trophy.
And though this was a tough one, the winner of the disc as voted on by the staff of Rattling Chains, is Brian:
I would shake his hand, pat him on the back and then use the Vulcan neck pinch to incapacitate the winner. Following that, I would paint his fingernails bright pink, something every good disc golfer carries in their bag, am I right? Put his hair in little pig tails and post the video and explanation to youtube and every disc golf website I could think of. Seems fair.
Brian — please e-mail me with your address so I can send a disc out to you!
Also, as always, we like to give something random away to those who comment on the weekly poll. This week’s Randomizer selection is Discgusting Mike. Send me an address as well so I can get something from the prize box out to you!
And now for this week’s poll. We’ll get a little serious again.
We’re wondering what you think it will take to push disc golf to the mainstream to the sports world. It likely isn’t going to happen overnight, but what kind of thing do you think it takes to push it over the top?
Vote away and let us know in the comments what you think and we’ll, as always, give something away to a random commenter. You can’t win if you don’t comment here. (In other words, comments on Facebook or other places where this poll might be linked won’t count… it has to be here).
If you have any comments, questions, thoughts, ideas or anything else, feel free to e-mail me and the crew at: pj [at] rattlingchains.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!