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Everything posted by VOReason

  1. Of course not! The solution would be for corps aiming for the championship, to put together a competitive program that more closely resembles the modern paradigm of the activity. Then hire a staff to teach it, and recruit performers to perform it!
  2. And yet anyone can search YouTube and find full show videos of all the World Class DCI corps from week 1, thru the Championships. Does DCA think they are guarding some valuable intellectual property?
  3. One thing is for certain. When one group has won EVERY championship except for two since 2005, with most years having undefeated seasons, and most shows having a major caption sweep, this is not indicative of a healthy circuit.
  4. Hey...Bucs and CV are pretty good and all, but they would be absolutely toast in DCI World Class.
  5. I have no issue with this, as long a the audience vote has absolutely no affect on the competition itself. The only problem I could see is that if DCA continues to be held in PA, the BUCS will win the “clap” vote too! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound!
  6. Absolutely! However it most likely will still not change the results, which have gone from the simply ridiculous, to the absolutely sublime! Even the most loyal of Yankee fans would have a hard time watching the playoffs if the Yankees won every single championship. And imagine how crazy it would be if most years they won every single game!
  7. Sure, we could always start the season at the end of May like we did in the past, but how many corps would just come out, perform a truncated standstill, and swallow the penalty, before they were finally "ready" in late June or early July? Seems like one...maybe two corps are able to "push themselves", while the other organizations simply want to fall back on excuses about why they cannot. And yes....look at the results! The results are that virtually only ONE corps seems to win EVERY year. And how is that healthy for ANY circuit. Seems as though DCA needs to sit down with the member corps and see how many are all in. If the answer is "not that many", then perhaps they should no longer waste everyone's time.
  8. But it seemed like all the corps were completely lined up for retreat, and the Cabs Alumni drum line kept going...and going...and going...and going. I realize that you had to give time for the color guard dance off (BTW...was there a trophy for that?), however I am sure that some members of the Cabs Alumni’s drum line will be spending the rest of their Labor Day weekend soaking their wrists in epsom salt.
  9. I was going to live stream this evening, but due to prior commitments I was unable to see the event last night. I did however follow the event from DCP, and was able to live stream the scores on the DCA FB page. For better or worse, it WAS a CRAZY long time between the last competition corps, and the time the final score was announced. When the camera scanned the audience, the crowd appeared very small. Is this because a lot of folks got an early start for home, or were this year’s championships that poorly attended?
  10. Numbers management at its finest! But hey, at least it appears that the Cabs won't be dumped to fourth place this year!
  11. Doesn’t mean a thing when the corps meet head to head. Haven’t seen CV, but having seen Bucs and Cabs, a good as the Cabs are, they would need an absolute gift in at least 2 captions.
  12. Kind of a low score for Reading in the week before finals, especially for it being a “home” show. Interesting that we were just talking about 2014 in another thread, huh?
  13. And dumber yet...only two corps at the Southern “Showdown” (sic). But hey, who knows? Perhaps CV will use the last score of the season, to post the high score of the season!
  14. For the record, I certainly saw the 2016 championships as close as the score indicated, however I came away from the performances clearly feeling that C2 was the deserving champion! And in 2011, I felt that MBI performed the snot out of their program, while Reading seemed to finish the season a tad stale. That being said, I never thought that the margin of the win would be found in the visual caption. But back on topic, the health of this circuit is clearly influenced by the age of audience, conflicting entertainment choices, etc., however the complete, almost total lack of parity has been glaring since 2005!
  15. Well..if Kamarag, C. Holland,, xandandl, Jeff Ream, and kevingamin thought Cabs should have won, I guess that I stand corrected! LMAO!! Might I suggest that you and the aforementioned folks go back and give it a second look. 5 years removed from the “anybody but Reading” hype may provide a slightly different perspective.
  16. Saw Bucs at the Scranton show where their “Breaking Through” show started breaking through. They should have won in Scranton and every show after that. By prelims/finals there was no program in the same zip code. One of best finals performances I have ever seen!
  17. Bucs could have booked a world cruise on the QE2 to get to finals in the years you have mentioned, and MBI...or anyone else for that matter....would STILL have not won.
  18. I absolutely agree with you regarding the CV score at the last regular season show. Folks are making a big deal about the fact that CV will have no head to head matchup with Reading prior to finals. But they may have an even better strategy of ensuring the last score of the season. Look at how well it worked for Minnesota in 2011.
  19. Folks seem to think that the lack of competitive parity in the circuit is due to rehearsal schedules, recruitment, staff coordination, etc., etc., when the simple truth is that it comes down to program design. Bucs simply put out the program that is closest to the paradigm of the modern activity, year after year. The rest of the circuit, with the exception of a couple corps, seem consistently behind the curve.
  20. And how do get a program such as Fusion, White Sabers, and to a lesser extent, Caballeros to compete against a program like the Bucs? Do you tie their shoelaces together, and put bubble gum in their mouthpieces?
  21. Even in a NASCAR race, you can have the best, and most well coordinated team, have the best owner, and recruit the best drivers, but if you enter the race in a Yugo, you will still lose!
  22. In order to debunk the “guaranteed” DCI World Class spot theory, one simply needs to ask one’s self, “Why would a World Class DCI corps such as Boston or Crown, who routinely turn away enough applicants to field an entire DCA corps, need to enter into a reciprocal agreement with ANY DCA corps?”.
  23. Understood that corps such a Sky, Hurcs, Tradition, etc., would be shooting themselves in the foot by over programming, however perennial top five programs, that are looking to make some inroads against the total lack of parity that has more or less existed since 2005, have to make more of an effort to give their folks a fighting chance. Bushwackers had a small corps last season, but that did not stop them from presenting a compelling program, and we have had DCA champs in the past with hornlines that hovered around the 40’ish mark. If the Bucs can field a corps of 60’ish horns, with a base talent level, and a show that at least approaches the modern paradigm of the activity, the fact that everyone else cannot is killing the circuit.
  24. Thing is that a lot of these corps, like Fusion, White Sabres, Cabs (to a lesser extent), etc, are corps lingering in the top 5 in the circuit. These are corps that are ostensibly in it to win it. These corps know what Reading puts out there year after year, yet these shows seem to come off the drawing board with absolutely no prayer against a program such as the Bucs. Perhaps it's because when you have won as much, and as regularly as the Bucs, you feel the freedom to explore more expansive ideas. In any circuit, if you do not have the show, nothing you do will matter.
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