Report Phantom New Guard Staff? in DCI World Class Corps Discussions Posted January 21, 2008 Thanks for your concern. I don't really need anyone to come running to my defense, I am not a helpless female. And I do care to hear your opinion. This is a forum, and if people don't discuss things, then it becomes boring. As far as something deeper than dislike of the guard, it isn't that I don't like the guard, I just wish they were as exciting as they have been in the past, particularly 89-96 when I thought they had a top 5 placing guard, some years even top 3-my opinion. I think they are good most years, but not amazing. I can't think of a year as of late, that I didn't think Cadets, BD, Cavies, Crown and Coats haven't put on a better performance guard wise. I enjoy SCV guard better, but realize they aren't always quite as clean. Now if we were talking percussion, I thought Phantom probably had 2nd place this year above Bluecoats, but the judges felt otherwise. But this discussion was about guard, and my opinion, I think they have been overated the last 4 years. As far as the play on words, it wasn't mine. And I think I mispelled it. I believe they spelled it Phooked. Maybe one of the members of PR hornline can clarify the word and its spelling? the next time I talk to my brother I will see if I can clear it up. I'm not defending you Melissa. When you start talking gibberish about conspiract theories and "fixed" placings you just ruined any credibility you "might" have had. When you use that sort of stuff to rationalize your opinion...just kinda makes your opinion questionable. That's all Have a nice summer.