What do you mean two? I don't know anyone who likes the new rules. The
same type conversation happened with me. We were talking about rules
and integrity of the game....something like baseball's strike zone
started the conversation. I chime in about volleyball's "marketing
ploy" rules change. They kind of look at me glassy-eyed and ask "Well,
if people that love volleyball don't like the new game, why would anyone
1. This was a change for marketing, right? Like "New Coke"? Where is
New Coke today?
2. Has The sport dramatically increased it's fan base? I'm guessing,
No! It's smaller and shrinking.
3. What's next:?
Don't call carries?- (Just slows up the game, no action)
Front row specialist? - (Big tall guy that can't pass)
Team server? Why make everyone serve? It's tooooo hard.
Nix rotation? I just want to play right front! Why make me
play back row? I want to be one dimensional, like that back row
specialist idiot. Besides, he is great at serving into the tape so it
drops over the net! That makes for Great TV!
4. Who were those bad fairies that destroyed my game.
5. The new rules do not promote skills in new players = eventual demise
>Thought I'd mention a bit of a conversation I had this afternoon with
>a couple of guys who are not fans of volleyball....
>They said to me.... "Hey!! We gave your sport a shot last night and
>watched a bit of the Goodwill Games." Now, they know of volleyball,
>but do not follow the sport at all. They know of the "old rules" and
>basically how the game was played. I didn't see any of the matches
>because I was working. At any rate they said, "Good, it sucked!!!".
>So I pressed them as to why they said that. My friend Jay said,
>"This.... point on every flocking play... When did that ***start??!!
>What the hell is all that about?... It just sucked big time. There's
>nothing to the game anymore". I couldn't help but actually feel bad
>and said, "Yeah... They ruined a perfectly good game, but that's just
>how it is now. I really don't watch it with the same interest I once
>had. I prefer now going to high school matches here in Texas where
>they still play the game like I like it or playing on the weekends
>with my friends."
>Well.. there's two, at least, that haven't been won over by the rule