Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak or how to piss off the 'creator' of the sport.
So evidently I still have the knack of pissing people off just by voicing an opinion. It never ceases to amaze me how some people feel that only their opinion is relevant and that anyone of a dissenting opinion is somehow evil. Even more so when they attempt to make themselves feel better and diminish the message of the opinion by adding adjectives that they think describe you in the most negative way that they can. It makes me laugh, it really does. But what am I talking about? Well it appears that my blog post about Tina "Golden Girl' Ruzzo pissed off the 'creator' of the sport of paintball, Bob Gurnsey. Even more so it appears that Kerry "Ratsnake' Rosenberry has decided to once again talk shit about me in a realm that I cannot see. What is so great about that, is that people that are on his friends list send me shit all the time he says. So I got to post this post that Bob made on one of Kerry's statements on his Facebook page. And then we will discuss, shall we?
Kerry.. Jim has put so much effort and time into rewarding some of the Seniors in high schools across America who in fact ,truly, represent the future of paintball and the future of this country. I find it slightly outrageous that a person.. such as that guy who is trashing Tina,,just for her caring about the sport and marketing that philosophy to people. Of course the ONLY way she
Now I must say, since I have met Bob a few times and well never been nothing but cordial to him, the fact that he decided to take me to task on a public site is funny, since he basically stated that my taking Tina to task on my site with an opinion was deplorable, then what does that make his post? And unlike the land of facebook, I have not banned anyone from seeing my site and as such they all get to read it and comment. However, NONE of them seem to have the BALLS to post here or email me. ;) Funny how those 'postive' people seem to think that they own the right to banter around their opinions and it is supposed to be a good thing. Then again, it could be that Bob thinks a little more of Tina since she raised all that money for him and his illness. See that is how you get to the top, you find some chariatable cause and then next thing you know you are famous and you got the man who says that he created the game calling out your detractors. But I will have to address you now Bob, and I am sure you will be able to tell everyone that this little 'boy' called you and how fucking dare he. But I do have to address the same old BS that you, Kerry, Mike Phillips and damn near everyone else says when they pop on here and have no real discussion or points to make. You take cheap shots at my site and me and you try to paint this into trying to get some kind of publicity. So let's once the fuck again set it back right.
This site was put up 6 years ago, long before all this drama. This site has drawn between 200 and 800 daily readers since the MXS shit broke. There are a ton more people who read this than you would like to admit. That doesn't mean that they agree with it, but they read it. The funny thing is that quite a few do, they just don't post it. The reason is simple, Kerry and others have taken people who posted on my site to task and even gone after them in the industry. Several had sponsors question them posting on my site and others had sponsors who simply quite talking to them just because they posted here in agreement. So just because people lurk, doesn't mean people read. Case in point, in less than 24 hours Tina knew that I had written about her. Now ask yourself Bob, how is that she knew that? Because those 10 to 40 people who read my site a month told her? LMAO, how about this Bob, I have gotten quite a few emails from people. More than I have in a few months, some agreeing and some not. All have asked not to be named on my site. And regardless of what I think of them, I agree to that. ;) But here is what I will say to your comments on me trying to gain readership, as long as those same 10 to 40 people read and send out emails on what I write and it spins people like you up, then let those 10 to 40 keep coming. ;) Just saying Bob!
So let's take you post a little bit at a time Bob. As for trashing Tina just because she is being positive, that is not what my blog post was about. Did you read it? What I said was simple, that she and others have used things other than being a player to become famous and while that may be needed, they shouldn't then attempt to dictate to players what is and isn't good for the sport. Nor should their opinions about the game be taken as seriously as someone who plays the game. Let me give you a better example, since you touch on it in your rant. Just because 30+ years ago, you and some friends ran through the woods shooting at each other with cattle/tree marking guns, doesn't mean that I owe you anything. The game that I started in 1999 is light years beyond what you and your friends 'created'. In fact, there are several interviews over the years where you shit on scenario paintball and woodsball and compared it to War Mongering. In fact, you lent your 'credence' as the creator to try and end the game style that I play and where you show up now getting your butt kissed and money donated. Must be nice, Sir! So while you should get the credit due as someone who played the first game, you haven't done anything for me or my game nor have you garnered a name in my genre enough that I should take anything that you say past just you saying it. Get out there and play some games (real scenario games) as a player and not a poobah and then maybe I will have some respect for you as a scenario player. Until then, sorry I don't have any. I now have less simply due to the fact that you didn't post or email me. I mean really, unless you wanted to spin my 'negative' comments to propel your 'positive agenda' which then means that you use the same drama laden tactics that I do. But I guess you using them for 'good' is ok right Bob? Much like how my blog was the best place to go when it was serving your friend and 'honorable' associate Kerry Rosenberry and his agenda. You know running MXS out of business and outing Packman and Mother. Taking on people he felt were trying to hurt his business or that he just didn't like, you know Billy Smith and Low Country Paintball and Jon Harris and Tactical Paintball, here in Texas. Or other promoters like Mad Ivan and the few in CA that countered his games. Or people like Ben Toricelli and MPP games. I mean, I have been banned from 2 fields/promoters simply by posting here in defense or in promotion of Kerry "Viper" Rosenberry, but that story has been told ad nausem.
As for the being angry or bitter, you damn right I am sir. If you had people treat you the way some of these people treated me, then you too would be angry and bitter. You wouldn't be the font of positivity that you say that you are. ;) Then again, I bet based on my research that there are some ghosts that could make you lose your positive outlook on this game and your time in it, right Bob? That is one thing that paintball gives over and over again, and that is the ability of some people to fuck over other people and to let the 'Mob' weigh in on it. I mean, how many times have you seen someone run to a forum and stir everyone up. Here is a hint for you Bob, I don't post on forums anymore. ;) And yet, here you are.
Number of people who read my site is irrelevant, do you see any ads here? Do you see any revenue generating apps or files or spam pop-ups? Let me answer that for you, nope there are none. The reason is I don't care about who reads this. I don't write for others to read, I write to get it off my chest. Hence the title, World of TB. It is my world, you just visit it and deny being here. :)
Here is the end all, Bob. Welcome to America, where people like me can voice our opinion. You don't have to like it, you don't have to support my opinion, but you do have to support my ability to give the opinion, or well you aren't very American. That's ok, I don't expect you or your supporters or friends to. They only seem to support their own agenda much like most of the country these days, and yet we wonder why we are in so much trouble. Anyone ever thought that about paintball? Maybe it is all this 'positive' thought that is driving the game down still, since you jokers have been doing it for 2 years now and I don't see a huge influx of players. And it ain't the economy, lol. But I am not going to finish this rant that way.
Here is what I will say for all your friends that have come here and then post how their head hurts from reading my drivel. If you think that is supposed to mean something, you have to actually tell me that. Preaching to choir doesn't save souls peeps, think about it. You got to come here and debate the devil to win those souls in the balance. Then again, you could just do what Ratsnake does and pretend I don't exist yet talk shit behind my back. Because that behaviour and the other crap that your supporters have posted is SOOOOO adult right?
Thanks for stopping by Bob, and thanks for providing me my platform from which to reach out to my 30 fans. ;)
And for all your supporters stopping by, there is much more here than just some recent rants. Check out the past rants about your friends in the game and the people you support. I am sure most of them are here.
For me, I am pretty sure TB, and many more of us, fun is winning and winning is fun. That's just how it is for us. I am an athlete of many sports and I have NEVER played a single one of them for the sole reason of having fun. I play to win, why else would I put in that much effort? Do I always win? No. Do I not have fun in the games I lose? No, I had fun, but disappointed. I ENJOY winning, not losing. Scenario paintball is very different from other mainstream recreational sports because it takes A LOT more time and effort to win a Scenario game. And I have to tell you, I spend most of the time at a Scenario game, not having that much of fun. It’s hard work and I find my fun in that hard work paying off with a big ol' win. I'm tired, hot, hungry, thirsty. I want to sit down, take a break. I want to eat a Hot Dog or 4...But I don't stop, I keep going...because I want to win. While other teams are going out to dinner and skipping night play, I'm throwing back some Tylenol, shoveling some food and drink and giving myself a pep talk to keep going long and hard. And my hard work and desire to win gets bashed by people who claim to be better? My team and I take pride in knowing that we are always on the field before the banger, not matter what time it is. Noon, 7pm. 9am, doesn't matter. I'm there and sometimes there's just us, sometimes there's just 4,5 there, but one is always me. I am there to compete, I am there to win. Why? Somebody has to do it.
If you can have fun just being there then good for you. But please don't belittle my style, my competitive side for playing to win. Some of us are competitors and I don't view Paintball any different than anything else I play or have played, either as part of an organized team in High School and College sports or afterwards on recreational team sports.
Not all of us who play to win share all of TB's opinions. On these latest's blogs, I personally don't care how a person gets "known". But those who apparently think I’m bad for paintball because I play to win, don't take my sport and say the only way to way to promote the sport is though some happy go lucky feeling, good ol' time. That isn't the half of it. Players respond to plenty of other things and if the paintball that I was exposed to the "where just here to have a good time" brand, I would have quit a long time ago. There are more people like me than there are like them, trust me. Most people don’t invest this much money and this much time, just to have a social party. That’s nonsense.