Since the debut of the widely successful Cornhole Story on Thoughts From The Bench one thing has been made apparent. I am the weakest member of my team. This is something I have accepted. In fact being a role player has been the definition of my athletic career. Yes I just compared Cornhole to organized sports. However there is a very important thing that most of you seem to not understand. A role player on a league team vs a weekend warrior leaves a big gap.

Due to my over the top personality and willing to take on challenges I have faced a litany of opponents who think they can beat me. What they all come to find out is that at the end of the day I am better than they expected. Someone who practices and studies the game is generally better that a person who occasionally plays at tailgates and birthday parties. Which always seems to be a surprise, but it shouldn’t be.

As much as the Cornhole Team likes to joke we do actually practice, we examine the game with an attention to detail that most don’t. The mantra Nickels and Dimes that lead us to our first championship was my strategy. The concept is simple and one borrowed from baseball. Get a point or two at at time. Force the other team do come down and play in the mud, because most of them will struggle to constantly get four on the board. Why? Because at some point they will attempt to take a lead, they will see an opportunity and go for hole. Nine times out of ten it doesn’t work, leaving us with a point or two. Eventually they wear themselves out. That’s when we capitalize.

Another piece that the common cornhole player doesn’t understand is that you can play defense. Strategic bag placement can derail even the best of cornhole players. Whether you are blocking a slide or placing a bag to screw up the dimensions of the board. Something I am sure Benny Buckets doesn’t understand, nor knows how to execute. 

I would guarantee if that punk ever got the stones to come to Pittsburhg to play me he would be swept in a best of two out of three. Why? Because he simply does not understand the game like I do. Sure I look like a scrub on the Cornhole Story, but what you don’t understand Benny is that a scrub in my league is an all star in your backyard.

So next time one of you pigeons decides to get beaky with me stop and consider. Do I really think I can beat someone who practices a craft every day? Do I think I can beat someone with a championship ring? Do I really want to test Josh Elsass. If you answer all those questions with a yes . . . Well than my friend I will be happy to weigh and measure you because I gartunee you, will be found wanting.

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Written by elsass77

Video Producer for Thoughts From The Bench

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