YOUR TEAM did the original protest. YOUR team was the final 'conclusion' and deciding factor of the final protest. How can you say you didn't contribute to this at all?? But wait, I know...."It's for the 'integrity' of the scene.
Look, Apollo, believe what you feel to be true, and that's it. Post potshots to your heart's content about me, about Mesa, whomever.
I don't believe what happened Thursday Night went down correctly, I posted on my LJ about it as soon as it happened, and that's all I can tell you. I didn't post that Tempe HAD to have a one slam finals, I never told anyone I thought that Tempe HAD to have a one show Slamoff. I'll feel that way regardless of how you decide to come at me.
I believed that Terran, after two years of experience in slam, didn't do it right, and I kept my mouth shut because his slam was his business, not mine. Because if I had made a big issue about it, it would have been about me causing issues, just like you accuse me of. But I know other people talked to him about it, people I know you and I trust. He didn't do anything. Somebody else saw it differently, protested, and had it ruled on. I never said anything about anyone not getting to slam to anyone, I came to your bout to support. I cheered your team on with Johnathan and Jessica right up front.
I was told on Wednedsay night/Thursday morning that there was at least one person in the Tempe community that would have been a great candidate to go, but didn't get the opportunity to try. I got an email from someone else saying Terran promised them a spot on the team.
I don't think Terran had an open process whose details were available to everyone, I'm not going to lie about it. But no one ever asked me what I thought. Don didn't call me, Bill McMillan didn't call me, nobody called me, so I told nobody, because it wasn't my place, and I was OK with that after I finally pressed Don and had a conversation with him on the phone.
I was angry to have to come in at 2am on Friday morning, because I knew this was exactly what was going to happen, and it did. I was done and over it months ago, and ready to see your team get a chance to tear up semis, especially after what you had told me you sacrificed to get them there. Chesko and Kelsey told the truth, they didn't lie to make anyone look bad. They didn't let you stay with them because they wanted to hurt you, they were ready to be done with it, and they wanted you to know that, especially Kelsey.
I have nothing else for you, I don't have the answer you want me to have.
You are right to be angry, and you know what, you can be angry at me if you want. But I'm sorry, I didn't have any ill will towards you, Merlyn, Paul or even Terran. I didn't try to take anything away from you. I still don't have any ill will, and I'm still not trying to take anything away from you.
Post away, I got nothin' left.