Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Blah blah blah...
Now that weíve gotten the formalities out of the way, letís get down to brass tacks. Over the past week or so, Iíve had some rare
downtime, and have had the distinct misfortune of being brought up to speed on the recent CHIKARA blog posts.
Allow me to make a number of things perfectly clear:
- I am the Director of Fun, and that is extremely unlikely to change.
- My word is bond and I will have no problem backing it up.
- The changes I have made to the CHIKARA roster will stand. Not just for Season 12. Forever.
John Gargano, youíve publicly complained that my addition of Sugar Dunkington to the F.I.S.T. trio cost you a chance at winning the
King of Trios. You've implied that perhaps my math was wrong. Did it ever occur to you that maybe youíve used Sugarís talents
incorrectly? He certainly seems motivated to make this new arrangement work.
While I understand that youíre no math whiz Mr. Guy-From-Cleveland, it defies logic that a trio consisting of four members
would fail to
advance in a competition for three-man teams. This isnít a potato sack race. Iím not tying your fists behind your back with Sugar,
Iím giving you another tool in your arsenal with which to succeed. I think itís pretty clear that Iím not the one who screwed
up here. So, get your F.I.S.T.'s fists in gear, and use Sugarís penchant for talking (a lot, yes) to your advantage.
Ants Fire and devi-, I know Iíve spoken a bit in the past about sports math, but maybe I should introduce you to a different
kind of numbers game. Colony merchandise has been selling out left and right. T-shirts, keychains, magnets, posters, trading cards,
masks Ė all of it selling out in 2012. If we sold Colony-themed ant traps, you can bet the CHIKARMY would buy them all up. The
simple fact is that the Colony moves merchandise, moreso in Season 11 than ever before.
Monetarily speaking, they are the most valuable act on the roster. (How's that feel, #GrandChamp?) Even if I agreed
with you that my moves were erroneous (which is not something Iím inclined to agree with, mind you,) it would be foolís logic to now
put all the Ants back where they were a year ago. I know neither of you are called BusinessAnt, but you both must see why that just
wouldnít make sense at this time. So, allow me to reiterate my previous point: my roster changes will stand. Permanently.
When the Director of Fun makes a decision, it stays decided.
Enjoy your 2013, gang; itís sure to be a strong one.