321 POLO!, arch nemesis of Lancasterpolo.com, recently had an article featuring various polo players discussing the merits and styles of jousting. When I first saw the title and the summary I thought: “yes, this is my chance to take 321 POLO to task!
But then I saw that the article was mostly on how players handle jousting, and all the wind was taken out of my crushery sails. As always 321 POLO! was doing their job as a great resource for bike polo players blah blah blah blah.
What I wanted to talk about was strategy for surviving a lost joust: how to keep your team from instantly being on the defensive. I’m just going to act like the article over on 321 was about how you have to joust and win. It isn’t, but this is yellow journalism at its best anyway, so just deal with it.
YOU’RE SO WRONG IF YOU THINK YOU NEED TO WIN THE JOUST!
Point in fact, I think it’s sometimes a better starting position to lose a joust, and that’s not only because my legs are stubby and I’m the slowest player in my club (according to Lumberjack’s children) (It still hurts).
Allow me to pontificate on the virtues of not taking the joust win as super important: Read more