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All-star games in pro sport [message #138987] Mon, 27 January 2014 11:30 Go to next message
EuhNGroups
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Didnt bother to watch the Pro Bow last week-end...it has always been and will always remain a big farce. It's probably the worst sport for an "all-star game" concept.

Baseball and basketball (to a lesser extent) are probably the most "watchable" all-star games, although some would argue that the skills contest/Home-run competition are more interesting than the games.

Hockey: maybe not as bad as football, but the lack of physical play turns the game into a wide open offense that is not really representative of the sport.

Soccer/Football:In the MLS, the all-star team plays against a big european club (Bayern, Chelsea, ManU...). Probably good for the MLS, but seen as a joke by the big clubs.
In Europe, they like to vote for the best XI for a squad on paper, but I dont think they play actual games, at least in the major leagues (La Liga, the PL, Serie A and Bundesliga).

Which brings the question: would this concept work good or bad in Ultimate ? It seems to me like the game would translate into a huck fest due to the lack of team cohesion. I also think that a collection of stars from different teams would probably have a hard time against a top team like Revolver.

Discuss.
Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139009 is a reply to message #138987] Wed, 29 January 2014 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JThib
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Weren't the NexGen teams an all-star team? They performed quite well against all the top teams from around N.America. Granted they had more than one game to build chemistry, but if a team full of college stars can regularly defeat Nationals level club teams I would believe a team full of club stars would do just fine.
Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139022 is a reply to message #139009] Thu, 30 January 2014 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
EuhNGroups
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JThib wrote on Wed, 29 January 2014 14:23
Weren't the NexGen teams an all-star team? They performed quite well against all the top teams from around N.America. Granted they had more than one game to build chemistry, but if a team full of college stars can regularly defeat Nationals level club teams I would believe a team full of club stars would do just fine.



For most all-star games, I'm not even sure they do a full serious practice. Again, the pro bowl practice is more a media stunt than anything else.
In Hockey, I'm pretty sure the pre-game warmup is the only chance they have to practice with players on the same line.


Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139157 is a reply to message #139022] Wed, 12 February 2014 06:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mike gerics[1]
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whew....been following this very interesting thread for a couple weeks now....
Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139158 is a reply to message #139157] Wed, 12 February 2014 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
EuhNGroups
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mike gerics[1
wrote on Wed, 12 February 2014 06:30]whew....been following this very interesting thread for a couple weeks now....


I thought you were busy using my nick to post comments on Ultiworld...

BTW, good news: TheFan is back and wants to be on your voting panel. Oh wait, all the ultimate websites have already post their own college ranking...so sad.

Compared to the UOA, I'd say M. Schumacher has more chance to be brought out of coma.

Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139161 is a reply to message #139158] Wed, 12 February 2014 10:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mike gerics[1]
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On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:02:03 PM UTC-5, Euh wrote:
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---i thought this thread was about a ProBow?
i still haven't figured out what a "ProBow" is.....but have been patiently waiting for one of the many community members who are so eager to join your sweet sweet thread, to make it more clear.
("Didnt bother to watch the Pro Bow last week-end"....you started the thread with)

at any rate.....not sure what a "nick" is...or what your "nick" is.
I haven't heard from the Fan about joining the Panel...but have heard from him about other things...curious that he's let you know his panel intentions......as for the other ranking systems, i wonder who the first was to come up with a non-algarithm ranking system. i have a guess.
I also don't know M Schumacher....but my guess he's one of the folks you're targeting with your sweet thread topics of late.
Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139165 is a reply to message #139161] Wed, 12 February 2014 18:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is the ground tap still a rule?
Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139171 is a reply to message #139161] Thu, 13 February 2014 05:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
keg
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ProBow - bow used by professional archer.
Re: All-star games in pro sport [message #139175 is a reply to message #139171] Thu, 13 February 2014 13:08 Go to previous message
EuhNGroups
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keg wrote on Thu, 13 February 2014 05:40
ProBow - bow used by professional archer.



Such as Max Vengerov
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