I didn't read it, but I will now, you got me hooked! And I do agree with him about the trajectory... I always remember something that a Bulgarian once said... Not sure if it was Sokolov, or Kaziyski... That he always remember what one of his coaches once taught him, that in volleyball it's much more important the way you finish a match than the way you start it. It's kinda captain obvious, but, at the same time, so true.
(About the soup stuff, it's Seinfeld, isn't it? I'm not really a fan of that show, but that reference was just impossible to miss... So, please, keep them coming! )
I always notice who turns it on when a match gets to 20. It's who you would expect: the good teams. Finishing
I hadn't thought too much before about how dramatically different a season can end depending on how they structure it. This season it's just Round Robin->Top 3->Boom
Two seasons ago you could coast thru the Regular Round and then turn it on in the Final 8
*yeah, Seinfeld. I thought it was funny back in the day but not now. It's kind of creepy to revisit it. Such a relic