Memphis1980

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  1. Agreed - I find that unless its the same panel or a dual panel with high-low averaging, or a change in how soon an active judge can consult a corps (currently one year off from judging) judging will seem to most as on a whim. Making the tapes public will not help, judges are very aware that tapes are made public. Example, I was sitting right next to the Judging panel at the 2000 DCI Finals in DC, I wish I could find the judge's name next to me. I heard every word, as for her reaction and statements regarding the Cadets, I assumed she placed them first, not so. She literally was saying one thing and scoring another.
  2. Let's see who gets consulting contracts for the 2018 season...follow the money
  3. War Eagle is just one more who I hide, not worth the bother...
  4. No hurt intended, its just a matter to note. Coming into finals week undefeated or heavily favored (too many years to list) does not guarantee a championship.
  5. → Drag and drop → Prelim - Thursday 8/10 Semi Final - Friday 8/11 Finals - Saturday - 8/12 Corps Score Corps Score Corps Score 1 Blue Devils 97.50 1 Blue Devils 98.0 1 Santa Clara Vanguard 98.20 2 Santa Clara Vanguard 97.30 2 Carolina Crown 97.875 2 Carolina Crown 98.100 3 Carolina Crown 97.183 3 Santa Clara Vanguard 97.80 3 Blue Devils 98.075 4 Bluecoats 95.10 4 Bluecoats 95.65 4 The Cavaliers 95.600 5 The Cavaliers 94.85 5 The Cavaliers 95.05 5 Bluecoats 95.40 6 Boston Crusaders 93.00 6 Boston Crusaders 93.70 6 Boston Crusaders 94.125 7 The Cadets 90.85 7 The Cadets 91.90 7 The Cadets 92.0 8 Blue Knights 91.25 8 Blue Knights 91.60 8 Blue Knights 91.800 9 Phantom Regiment 89.50 9 Blue Stars 89.80 9 Blue Stars 90.250 10 Blue Stars 89.45 10 Phantom Regiment 89.725 10 Phantom Regiment 90.0 11 Crossmen 88.50 11 Crossmen 88.150 11 Crossmen 87.950 12 Madison Scouts 86.25 12 Madison Scouts 86.750 12 Madison Scouts 84.825 13 Mandarins 85.50 13 Mandarins 86.700 14 The Academy 84.00 14 The Academy 84.625 15 Colts 82.50 15 Colts 82.325 16 Vanguard Cadets 81.00 16 Vanguard Cadets 81.800 17 Troopers 80.50 17 Troopers 81.450 18 Spirit of Atlanta 79.325 18 Spirit of Atlanta 80.425 19 Blue Devils B 79.10 19 Blue Devils B 79.850 20 Oregon Crusaders 78.60 20 Oregon Crusaders 79.275 21 Pacific Crest 77.50 21 Pacific Crest 78.400 22 Legends 77.00 22 Legends 77.350 23 Music City 76.90 23 Music City 76.775 24 Genesis 76.20 24 Genesis 75.925 25 Seattle Cascades 74.550 25 Seattle Cascades 74.250 26 Spartans 74.150 27 Jersey Surf 73.625 28 Louisiana Stars 73.250 29 The Company 72.400 30 Gold 71.800 31 7th Regiment 70.700 32 Guardians 69.800 33 Southwind 69.450 34 River City Rhythm 67.775 35 Pioneer 67.225 36 Raiders 64.500 37 Shadow 63.250 38 Colt Cadets 62.400 39 Impulse 59.325 40 Les Stentors 56.450
  6. Perhaps this would stem the adjudicator/consultant merry-go-round and give more of an appearance of impartiality to scoring.
  7. Who hummed this on the way home? But, great show and a winner. However, a great deal of people loved and hummed this show...
  8. Perhaps they just like the other corps better because of Blue Devil fans like you.
  9. Their lines were also very long in Denton. Based on the souvenir booth lines, Bluecoats and SVC were the winners - by a mile, or however long 30-40 people lined-up is...
  10. How insane would the Olympics be if a gymnastics routine, which has been the same, gets a new difficulty rating each round? ... it's nonsense for DCI to prentend that difficulty goes up 25 points in 7 weeks.
  11. That's why I cancelled. Cellphone video is a better representation sound wise than FLO. FLO was always distorting the balance. Will try again next year.
  12. Oh, how I long for the days when Bill Cook had PI's confront judges who were seen dinning with Hop. What would that kind of money turn up these days?
  13. I presume you mean - in this case, not universally. Either way, just opinion.
  14. Not a ######, but the imsistance that if my opinion differs from yours, I must not be "seeing" correctly is arrogance dressed up as information. Again just IMHO
  15. Should have been first in guard. BD had numerous drops and insecure or wobbly catches.
  16. That was so good, I had to steal it and use it on another social media site.
  17. Baja Oklahoma... best dig ever. And, I live in Dallas.
  18. Last observation... The souvenir stand walk. SCV and Bloo packed. Bloo wins, they had current members in uniform taking pics with anyone who asked. Smart, very very smart.
  19. Testosterone! But, not the replacement kind... geodesic domes are cool. Middle horns best in a decade. The three mountains need a color reversal, tge soloists and percussionist get lost. The guard is not timid, very secure in their being. Corps body movement is a bit amped. I can report the narration once again is far more balanced live. IMO, the vocal My Way doesn't add to the show, the horn blast of the same is priceless!