Posted by Verminardo on 2020-04-20 20:28:14
Hahaha this is excellent!
Posted by Jeffro on 2020-04-20 21:22:48
How do I let the guy who wrote it that the final quote he used was Al DAVIS... not Al DAVID...?!? ~BP
Posted by Mattius on 2020-04-20 21:30:48
The text underneath is really interesting. By chance i got some coaching (business related) from the ex head psychologist at Leicester City football club some time back. At Leicester they took a major effort to just focus on the process and not the actual result. They tried to brake down the game into 15 minute segments. The idea behind it being, hey can you beat Man Utd? No, but could you beat them over 15 mins? Yes. So they broke the game down into these segments. Focus on the process and the winning will just happen. It's exactly the same principle as 'there are no dice'.
For those not familiar with Leicester City, they were 1500/1 to win the premiership(football) in 2015 and not just won, but DESTROYED IT!
Posted by Jeffro on 2020-04-20 22:20:01
BOOM!... I emailed Corey Mohler at Existential Comics and dude fixed the typo right away. I feel a career in copy editing bubbling under the surface...
Posted by PurpleChest on 2020-04-21 01:29:52
One could also say that Kant would have made a good Blood Bowl coach:
'the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty'
He knew there were no dice.
Posted by MrCushtie on 2020-04-21 01:57:37
I've played some Kants in my time...
I keep thinking, in very misguided moments, that what the world needs is a sociological treatise using Blood Bowl for examples, but that is probably a whole different kettle of fish.
Posted by MenonaLoco on 2020-04-21 02:00:32
There was not only 1 typo, jeffro...
Posted by Topas on 2020-04-21 13:28:33
When I think of Al Davis I think of his other but similar quote: "Just win, baby"
Posted by Muff2n on 2020-04-21 17:18:25
Ooh and interesting comic. Thanks for the share.
Posted by Jogrenaught on 2020-04-22 19:40:01
I've always fought with this and I still do. On the one hand, you want to pat yourself on the back for making it as hard as possible for an opponent to win when you lose. On the other hand, you want to feel an anguish in defeat so to drive you forward and play better. Maybe the answer is somewhere in the middle, in between Stoicsm and Existentialism? I've been thinking about this: What if you try to do everything you can to win while playing and while having a chance to win in bloodbowl. But when the final die is cast and it's time for a defeat in the books, you simply dont care and move on. Sure you learn a thing or 2 and try to improve your game. But not because of personal anguish from losing. Not because you have a chip on your shoulder thats says "if it wasn't for that double skull". Instead, perhaps it's more of Bushido perspective: simply to play the game the best you can because you want to play the game the best you can; to search for perfection in the process of decision making as opposed to getting motivation from a tough loss.