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party poker


There is a subset of geeks that will play low-impact sports, but only if it is reasonable to assume that none of the players are taking the game “seriously.” On a volleyball team with three other like-minded individuals, we found ourselves facing three jock-types who were prepared to blow through the set undefeated. We decided that our sole competitive edge was psychological warfare. To that end, we quickly came up with a “diamond” court positioning system which was preceded by a guttural shout, “FORM THE DIAMOND!” This was bookended by high-pitched martial arts screeching and accompanied by a diamond symbol created with the thumbs and index fingers of both hands. Our PsyOps tactics slowly wore away at our opponents, and we won two games out of three.

Jeff Stendec

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