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Why a Revolver will never happen again [message #123083] Mon, 05 November 2012 23:37 Go to next message
ilikedisc
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Registered: October 2008
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in 2006, a new team in the Bay Area started up called Revolver. Sure there was already an elite bay area team in Jam (although that year they were in flux with their name/identity), and there was a second team that had been around called Kaos, but apparently something new needed to happen.

4 years later, Revolver was world and national champions. Great story, right?

too bad it will never happen again, since making a new team that can instantly make nationals is now so much more difficult. If Revolver formed in 2013, they'd be stuck going to Discos Calientes and maybe some other small tournament if they wanted to play any preseason games.

Thanks USAU for not having this plan in place 7 years ago. One of the best teams in history might have never happened.
Re: Why a Revolver will never happen again [message #123086 is a reply to message #123083] Tue, 06 November 2012 03:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
homrbush
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Registered: October 2008
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ilikedisc wrote on Tue, 06 November 2012 02:37
in 2006, a new team in the Bay Area started up called Revolver. Sure there was already an elite bay area team in Jam (although that year they were in flux with their name/identity), and there was a second team that had been around called Kaos, but apparently something new needed to happen.

4 years later, Revolver was world and national champions. Great story, right?

too bad it will never happen again, since making a new team that can instantly make nationals is now so much more difficult. If Revolver formed in 2013, they'd be stuck going to Discos Calientes and maybe some other small tournament if they wanted to play any preseason games.

Thanks USAU for not having this plan in place 7 years ago. One of the best teams in history might have never happened.


^^^^^
THIS!

Of course, USA Ultimate will counter that this is still possible. That Revolver can play the Boston Invite (but not in the Elite division), the SoCal Slammer and Disco Calientes, then go through Sectionals/Regionals/Nationals.

Of course, if you're Robbie Cahill or Mark Sherwood, and you have a choice between playing with JAM, or playing with a team that is stuck in low-level tournaments all summer, instead of the choice they actually had (JAM or a team where TD's of top tournaments recognized the strength of their roster and allowed them to play Solstice, Colorado Cup and Labor Day despite no prior history as a squad), why would they choose the low-level path?

Sure, it CAN still be done, but realistically, it's incredibly unlikely.
Re: Why a Revolver will never happen again [message #123110 is a reply to message #123086] Tue, 06 November 2012 09:14 Go to previous message
Jughandle10
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Registered: April 2011
Location: Mercer County New Jersey
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YES... CO-SIGN!

And... what happens when a team is sick of the leadership of jam? Might it make sense for some of these teams to now register as a corporation or non profit?


What happens if half of that elite team is sick of the leadership and wants a change, but half hangs on? Who gets "ownership" of that top tier status?

What happens if 60% wants a change? 70%?



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