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  1. There are also other sports that use the fields (or at least, fields of similar size) too--could see an expansion of men's soccer, for example. And field hockey. And lacrosse! (which, while the field has different dimensions, can at least be played on a football-sized pitch.) The big stadiums, though...that's a different matter.
  2. Shows that you wish made finals

    Y'all are severely underrating Troopers 2013 (Magnificent 11). That sunburst... (Side-note: I know I cry relatively easily with drum corps, but that was a good year for shows-making-you-cry, between the sunburst in Troopers' show and "Never Walk" for Madison. And probably a few others, but those are the two that come to mind immediately.)
  3. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Only ~10 miles to a different corps with which he happens to have a past relationship, though...
  4. Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    2013, I think. Adagio and the Barber First.
  5. "If it wasn't for my horse, I never would have spent that year in college." Ta-da.
  6. Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Eh, I wouldn't go that far with "so not SCV." It seemed of a piece with some of the stuff they did around the turn of the millennium. Also with 2010 and 2011. Though, admittedly, a bit more drum heavy than those examples, which I might argue was plausibly a Gaines influence--iirc he was always asking Kuhn for more drum fill to give more space for drill moves bitd at Cavies).
  7. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Good Lord you're a beating. Thread splits happen. When they happen, whatever the first post of the split thread is becomes the originator because the software the board runs on has no other way to deal with it. That's it. That's all. No one created anything with your account. You haven't been hacked. This happens occasionally when things go off the rails into off-topic-land. Geez.
  8. Cadets 2018

    Yeah...this seems to me to be less a judging-as-a-whole thing, and more a specific-judge type thing. I have no doubt that Prosperie's tape has some insights that this one doesn't, necessarily.
  9. I dunno..."we're going to perform Stan Kenton's City of Glass more times than Kenton ever did because concert audiences didn't get it for him but they definitely will for us" felt a shade bit smug, whether it was intended to be or not. Well performed show, but...it is an entertainment activity.
  10. How About Some Common Ground?

    "right now?"
  11. Blue Knights 2017

    I'm not sure it wasn't more engaging...it's the single show I've rewatched most since the season ended (though that may be because I didn't see anything from them until Allentown). And if any section was specifically getting applause, you'd have to think it was percussion. I think they suffered from not figuring out the right way to break out the story in the middle section until Indy--the narration there was way more effective in prelims than the "cities"-based narration I heard in Allentown five days prior. It's a really engaging show, once they found out how to really let the audience in. And I think the final narration tweaks did that. Prosperie's tape for them is probably the single tape I'm most interested in hearing, though.
  12. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    Just FYI, this is factually inaccurate (unless you're deeming some point other than Finals at the championship). Or unless you mean a corps other than Madison (or a year other than 1980). I'd add SCV 1980-1981 to the list, but the 1980 placement was far more anomalous relative to surrounding years than the 1981 placement.
  13. Corps Income/Revenue Stream

    Go on... (The statute of limitations is probably expired, right? Right?)
  14. 2017 Boston Crusaders

    I mean, George did like a month ago and y'all had another of your ongoing series of catfights (where "your" refers to the general catfighting between the Cadets 'stans and the BAC 'stans this year). Something about plume wiggling, I think... Anyway, Reagan High School in the early '00s.