It makes me shake my head.
It makes me really sad. I feel like some good people got hung up on one thing that did not go their way and have now made a crusade out of it, calling out poor athletes and volunteers in public forums while no longer making positive contributions to our community.
It was enough to drive me out of any Team selection process. So, maybe he achieved one of his goals.
I'm assuming Eddie is still pissed about us inserting Giacamo ahead of him in the scoring list in 2014.
But my view was -- Eddie had been to 8 WOCs, nothing approaching a good result in any of them (the "do good at the Trials but suck at WOC" approach), with his last WOC in 2012 especially poor results (35th in the middle Q, 66.7% behind, and 33rd in the long Q, 64.6% behind). Why would you send him again?
He filed a grievance that we had not followed the rules, was turned down 3-0.
Same feelings for me as Kris says, I'm out of here, who needs the abuse. But that does nothing to change my opinion that we (the 2014 Review Panel) made the correct selections.
And in the meantime he gave Linda a bunch of crap in the lead-up to the 2015 trials, and a bunch more this past year. And think of all the good work she's done.
As Swampfox says, just shake my head.
That's actually "turned down by consensus". The Grievance Committee works more like a regular jury than the Supreme Court in that one regard. There's no voting, it's discussed until a consensus is reached. Not a major point, but all decisions are "3-0" (or technically 4-0, since we officially have four members these days).
I gotta say, as a member of both the WUOC and WOC teams selection committees, this routine from Eddie is really getting old. I agree on the genesis of his anger.
I'm mentally preparing myself for his onslaught following the TT. I figure he'll find something to complain about, some rule we didn't follow or rule change we didn't announce to his satisfaction.
Although I don't think I've ever mentioned it, this is exactly the kind of crap that can make somebody so disillusioned that they'd drop of the face of the earth and take up a new existence in the most inaccessible reaches of northern Vermont. In case anybody was wondering. Not that it would necessarily help, but there you have it.
JJ--I assume you say this figuratively, but the level of specificity made me pause--no one would literally do that. Still, as we can see from recent events, some people can react strongly to some situations and cut off their nose to spite their face. Such as giving up the sport they love and becoming a pariah over principle. Which strikes me as deserving of at least some pity.
Agree, that's sad. And I do have some compassion for people who hurt mostly themselves with their actions.