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Jesse Rhode
Jesse Rhode
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3/12/2014
Jesse Rhode
Jesse Rhode
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Posts: 247
As many know, starting the league was my primary focus the first time I lived here in Phoenix. Initially, the Foosball community was very loose and unorganized. There was a focus upon established players with no real means to cultivate younger talent and establish a firm footing for the game. This was odd to me given how many great players there were/are in the area, and how much potential the area had simply due to population size. Well, that, and the fact that I lived in Colorado and Western Wisconsin (near the Twin Cities of Minnesota) where I was heavily involved with league play and experienced the results.

Getting it started was not the easiest thing, but once it began it has slowly grown to become greater than I initially envisioned...largely thanks to Billy. The hours upon hours of coding and networking Billy has done is simply staggering. Not just for the League, but for Phoenix Foosball in general. This stuff deserves recognition. Too many times I have to listen to someone upset about this or that, whilst noting that said individual voicing such grievances does literally nothing to help the Foosball community. Even so, Billy will often listen to negative criticism to improve upon our system. Something I am not sure I would be capable of.



Since I moved back, I have not been in the position to play, even as a sub. Yet, tonight, I played in my first league event since around 2005. Long story short, it was a blast. It is STILL the BEST means available for you to improve your game. I have seen many players in this area become something they never would have if not for League play. So, support it! Keep playing it! And, last but by no means the least, recognize the fact that you live in an area that even has it! This is something that everyone should be highly appreciative about. I have lived in so many damn places where Foosball is only a historical fact rather than a living, breathing, monster that it can become.

Also, huge thanks to Casey and Tom for having me as a sub...but, mostly, thanks to Casey since he bought me beers!
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