Muffled, jubilant beats vibrate throughout the corridor occupied by single filed opponents who wish eachother good luck. As one prays another bounces with anticipated excitement, while uniformed officials move in disciplined strides toward the front. Suddenly, the doors open and the hallway housing this measured mass of athleticism is flooded with a chorus of chants, laughter and music. A seasoned voice announces their arrival upon a plush grass carpet of manicured perfection. It is a this moment that the players recognize yet another opportunity to announce their presense to the watching world.