Two great teams, the chance of a come back, and all within a single game. It’s as tasty as it gets, friends.
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This was a late loser bracket game, coming in after the brief rain shower. Solid play from two teams who are, I figure, by this point pretty tired.
I think the ref forgot how to ref:
There really isn’t’ much else that needs to be said.
Anytime I wasn’t actually playing polo this weekend, I spent glued to the couch with my ipad in hand, streaming the greatest game on earth. I’m pretty sure my wife had a few conversations with me, but you’d have to ask her, because I certainly didn’t hear any of them.
North Americans and the stream on Bikepolo.tv brought a few things to my attention. First, despite some comments to the contrary, good hard polo is super exciting to watch. If there’s anyone who got bored watching the first game of the finals (Beavers vs. Guardians) then you’re clinically dead.
Second, was the streaming has seriously improved since the first time I tuned in. Good quality feed, most of the time the cameras were on point, and there were multiple angles! The commentary was excellent, and by the end I even learned to appreciate Machines endless banter.
The last thing that I noted was about Podium. It seems that every tourney I go to, someone is bitching and complaining about Podium. It doesn’t work. It sucks. It screws everything up. OMG I can’t work the internet.
It seemed to work pretty damn well for 48 teams, over 3 intense days, on 3 courts. Maybe trying to run your tournament off of the 7Elevens wifi from two blocks away is contributing to your issues?
Anyway, big shout out to Mr. Do, machine, Vince, Chandel, and everyone else involved in making bikepolo.tv my porn for the weekend.
And big shout out to Beavers for again making almost every other team look like newbs. Its hard to like you because you’re pretty aware of how good you are, but you can’t deny results.
The North American Bike Polo Championships are going to go LIVE in just a few short hours. Watch it right here: http://bikepolo.tv/
(this is going to be the best workday ever).
Irish just posted a video about the court construction over in Indianapolis. Well put together, the video highlights some of the successes and lessons that we can gain from a club that put their mind to something and succeeded. Namely, thinking of the community around where you play as a partner and equal (instead of someone to avoid or become embattled with).
Having played on these courts for the Masters, I can attest that they are pretty baller. Great surface, solid walls, and a very cool standing area in between the two courts for judges or the media/drunken hecklers. Great work, polokins.
A bike polo video of a tourney in South America – where I suspect we’ll be hearing lots more about bike polo in the coming years. Like, tons more.