Blog Posted by kitt at 19:28 on 4 September 2005
Emily, Kyle's girlfriend/fiance, gave me the best compliment today. As I was walking off the field during the Beer Run game at Labor Day, she asked me, "Kitt, how are you always so wide open?" I was thinking, "Wow! Am I really always open? Hot damn!" But her question was sincere, so I responded, "I watch my defender. When she turns away to find the disc, I start cutting." Usually in the opposite direction, or behind her, but definitely when she's not looking. But then I realized that wasn't quite all that I do to get open on the field. So, I continued, "Oh, and I'm always running. I'll cut in, then back deep, then back in. Most players are behind me after the second cut." "Oh, and sharp, sharp, sharp cuts. I don't banana curl my cuts. I stop, plant and go back the other way." I talked to Kris about it afterward. I think the messages I write to myself on my arm really help my game. My current mantra? Run hard. RH If I'm running hard every time I'm in, I'll be open every time. Every. Time.