84BDsop

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  1. That affects the medals as well. For the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Games, fencing did not get medals for all the events. The six individuals did (foil, epee, and sabre...both genders), but they dropped 2 team events (one per gender) each cycle. It wasn't until 2016 that ALL the medals got awarded and ALL the teams competed. Sucked for the head coach at my club during the runup to Beijing in 2008. He was ranking high enough to take the alternate slot for men's team foil (although he would not officially be an olympian unless he actually competed....nor would he have gotten a medal if the team did, but he did not actually hit the strip), but when the IOC dropped mens team foil from the event list, he just stopped, because he was not going to make the individuals.
  2. I can just see BD's visual scores....19.8, 19.7....and a THREE from the Russian judge! (remember those days in the 70s?)
  3. A three-peat will have to wait until 2021....remember that SCV took the title in 2018. They've been close to a three-peat 5 times...in all cases when they lost the third one, they won the following year. The streaks were broken by SCV twice, Cadets twice, and Bloo once. Going against BD is always a tough fight.
  4. 2016-17. RCC 2018-19. BD Intl 2020
  5. Too bad they didn't do a GG show when his son was the synth driver.
  6. You have my condolences...I'm from San Diego and had the Chargers and Padres (except for the too-brief glory of the Air Coryell years). However...there IS a drum corps connection with the Lions. Former center Travis Swanson I(2014-17) is the son of BD alum Todd Swanson (82 euph, 83 DM, 84-85 vizh staff....also a Trooper 76-79 and 81)
  7. 1990 was Float's last year with BD, in fact.
  8. A shame they couldn't find a way to move the show to my old AF base in town (Griffiss), but it's an operating regional airport now.
  9. 27th in 84 was similar...11th place corps, 2nd place drum line. I'd also go with 84 Cadets...1st place corps, 7th place drums (the lowest placing caption for a championship corps).
  10. Presenting their 2020 program, "Flat pack...where's the &^#%ing Allen wrench?" Drum Corps International is proud to present....the Blue Stars! hey...it's a logical sequel to the Carpenter's show...
  11. Even $3K fees at BD in 1984 wouldn't've covered the budget for that year by itself.
  12. I know...but every time this kind of thread starts, someone starts claiming that Gail WAS cheating and just got caught....I thought I'd head that one off at the pass.
  13. In the case of 89 SCV, it was fraud by the overage members...forged documents that fooled everyone (including US authorities). As soon as Gail found out, they were gone.
  14. I'm sorry....what was this thread about again? Maybe this one should be closed and a new one started up.
  15. I mean his father, Jack Meehan....that's why I spelled it J-AC-K. What do you think of "A New Beginning," BD's 83 closer?
  16. Then I guess you don't like Suncoast 85 or 88. As for Wayne and Jack....can you name an original composition by them for corps? i can.
  17. Robert Smith would like a word with you.... Wayne Downey and Jack Meehan as well.
  18. So....with Denise B in the driver's seat, might we see a small 27th tribute at some point?
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