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Bob Schulz

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Kingwood, TX

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Men's 60

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Feb. 26, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

titanhd,

Finishing second in a regional tournament is a nice accomplishment but I'm not aware of any associations that would present awards for a regional second place finish. However, if you were a finalist in a National then you will receive recognition and some award for that accomplishment. In additional a few of your players would be named to the All Amercian or All Tournament team but I think you know this.
Feb. 26, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Go USA Hockey

Congratulations to the Canadian Women on their Gold Medal. They played a heck of a game against a very good USA team. The USA men in a rematch will have their hands full if USA and Canada win today to advance to the Gold Medal game. Go USA.
Feb. 26, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

ShaneV,

I agree with your posts. Remember the Associations must make a profit. They do not do this for our benefit without a reward. Don't forget renting fields, maintaining fields, insurance costs, home office staff and operating costs. Now they also receive other revenue so I am not saying we should pass the hat around but cut them some slack. Rewards for second place? Go kiss your sister.
Feb. 24, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2011 Regeions

Will the new rules help a few but punish many? SSUSA hopefully will avoid this from happening by allowing grandfathering for existing teams.
Feb. 21, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Go USA Hockey

Make that Brian Rafalsi and Ryan Miller.
Feb. 21, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Go USA Hockey

Rafalski, way to step up your game. Smyth great game also. Just the first big step though.
Feb. 19, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How would YOU rate teams

I agree. Latest post by SSUSA is a very good explanation of the rationale behind rating changes. You are not told often enough what a good job SSUSA does. Thanks.
Feb. 19, 2010
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How would YOU rate teams

When these discussions arise, its a relief to play Major Plus. There are a lack of teams at some tournaments but the competition is always good. You get to see some of the best players in the country and you do not ever worry about protecting your rating because you can't be bumped up. Step up boys if you can. Its not that tough.
Feb. 17, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: How to expand TOC participation

While this may be a radical departure to the format for the TOC I would suggest that the number of teams to be invited include the National Champions from other Associations. If the goal is to gain more competition the answer would be to qualify more teams. Right now teams qualify for winning regional SSUSA tournaments. If SSUSA would like to expand the TOC participation why not consider this change?
Feb. 17, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Teams Being Bumped Up

Llama,
To be clear--Do you want to play the most teams or the best competition?
Bob Schulz
Jan. 29, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

MaverickAH, I did have concerns in this regard. I was assured in a private email with SSUSA that there is no plan to retest a bat after use. The standard was raised from 1.20 to 1.21 to allow 2 new bats out of the wrapper to be legal. The only assurance I wanted was that this was not a plan to somehow start banning bats that we all commonly use now. I received that insurance so I am satisfied and this should hopefully close this matter.
Jan. 27, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

taits,
That's what I'm trying to find out. What is the agenda for this change? There may not be anything to be concerned about but I would just think it would be nice to hear that for sure. It was done for some purpose.
Jan. 27, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

Dave, Can we get some official response as to the purpose of this adoption and what it is hoped to accomplish in terms of bat limits? Was it intended to provide a standard for testing a bat after use of just out of the wrapper?
Jan. 24, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

The memo at the end of the adoption modification seemed to possibly indicate that bats when broken in would still need to pass the new standard. Is this correct or not? We know most bats get hotter over time. Will this be part of the new requirement? If not there should be no real impact. If so, more questions arise.
Jan. 22, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

I just purchased a new Yellow Combat to back up one that is starting to crack. The point is many players will be purchasing bats for the upcoming season. If any of the bats that we have been using the last few years will be banned as a result of this modification we need to know now. Just looking for some plain English instead of stats.
Jan. 22, 2010
Bob50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

Under the new change adopted today will the Ultra 2 and Yellow Combat still be approved bats?
Dec. 4, 2009
Bob50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Hitting the ball with a foot completely out of the battyer"s box.

Hit the Gap, I agree with you.
Dec. 4, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Joe and Vinnie,

Here is the bottom line story behind the myth. This isn't a shot at Clinton because the government has been doing their creative accounting on this matter for many years. The surplus the Social Security Fund has been accumulating for quite a few years has been invested in various U S government securities. On the SSA books it is considered an asset and rightfully so. However in the U S government accounting it is reflected as "revenue" in order to artificially reduce the annual deficit or during the Clinton years to reflect a surplus. In the Clinton years when the economy was doing well with high employment the SSA "borrowings" were high enough to create an artificial surplus with this incorrect accounting. Now remember all administrations have been doing this for years. Our Government accounting is funky. If businesses handled their accounting this way they would end up in prison.

I alluded to this in one of my earlier posts when I compared my worries about collection in later years when we will be ready to collect social security to the same concern that China may have in collecting the loans they made us.

The repayments from the U S to SSA are to start in the year 2017 but the troubles for the U S may hit the fan sooner. This is due to the fact that the SSA will need to have the funds available themselves in the next few years when their schedule of payouts is projected to exceed their collections. This is due to a couple reasons--higher unemployment and more baby boomers retiring.

The bottom line is we have more problems that will arise in future years that will be the problem for all of us including our children and future generations. Our government has been spending beyond their means for many years. In this case fictitious accounting has been masking the extent of our excess spending.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Great thread Joe. Interesting exchange.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Peace boys and Merry Christmas.
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