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what are we gonna cheer?

Posted by bill whitley at 1/7/2001 3:54 PM EST


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red team red team! blue team blue team! Oh wait, that doesnt work anymore. Are we going to hear a mess of 'team 70! team 65! team 47!' all at once? "balance! balance!" doesnt have the same ring to it. I was gonna try get our cheerleaders to come this year too!
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Re: what are we gonna cheer? your right...

Posted by nick237 at 1/7/2001 4:27 PM EST


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Theres no Amano against Amano so your right Bill, what are we going to cheer for. I can see the crowd going to sleep during games as the excitement will be gone.
It will be the same as cheering for one color of paint to dry faster than the other three.
This year only the computers will be busy trying to figure out a mind boggling scoring system, and tell me why would a team put any color 30" ball other than their own on top of a goal.
Just my disapointed thoughts, give me a game against a bot that I can see.
Oh well there always next year.
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: red team red team! blue team blue team! Oh wait, that doesnt work anymore. Are we going to hear a mess of 'team 70! team 65! team 47!' all at once? "balance! balance!" doesnt have the same ring to it. I was gonna try get our cheerleaders to come this year too!
: Any ideas?

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Re: what are we gonna cheer?

Posted by Brian Savitt at 1/7/2001 4:29 PM EST


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I maybe wrong but this years cheering may not be as loud as years past but who knows I could be wrong

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Re: what are we gonna cheer? Good question...

Posted by Robby at 1/7/2001 4:31 PM EST


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I happen to like the tune to "Go US!" or "Lets go! Let's Go! CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP" How about just cheering based on what goes on in the game? "Dont let the goal roll" or "Our alliance wobbles but it wont fall down!" For robots damaged and on the stretcher: "Medic! Medic!" "Tilt the ramp the other way! Save the game with time delay!" How about "Hit stop now!" or "Stop the clock! Stop the clock!" Maybe "Dean your mind is warped, our new playing field taught. But we will win with robot kin cause this is not a sport!" Bah. My brain is outta it. But I gotta beat Kate and Colleens post counts

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Re: what are we gonna cheer?

Posted by Ken Leung at 1/7/2001 6:14 PM EST


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As I said before, this year's game is really a show of skills. Really similar to science fair. But you know what, it's going to be so much fun designing and building the robot. And when maximum scores appear in the game, people are going to be really exciting about it.

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Re: what are we gonna cheer?

Posted by Jon at 1/7/2001 6:46 PM EST


Engineer on team #190, Gompei, from Mass Academy of Math and Science and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


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Posted by Ken Leung on 1/7/2001 6:14 PM EST:



You ever watch golf? That what this is... You play to get a better score than the other guy...

I know that unless we're really impressed, we'll be asking at the forum to kick the action up a couple of notches... a nod to years past... there's no confusing FIRST with BattleBots but fuzzy pink flowers and hugging are going too far...

I know that we'll plan for alternatives and remember that the postseason will bring any rules we agree on...

: As I said before, this year's game is really a show of skills. Really similar to science fair. But you know what, it's going to be so much fun designing and building the robot. And when maximum scores appear in the game, people are going to be really exciting about it.


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good analogy

Posted by bill whitley at 1/7/2001 6:54 PM EST


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Last year, we had basketball, this year we have golf.

Bill

: You ever watch golf? That what this is... You play to get a better score than the other guy...

: I know that unless we're really impressed, we'll be asking at the forum to kick the action up a couple of notches... a nod to years past... there's no confusing FIRST with BattleBots but fuzzy pink flowers and hugging are going too far...

: I know that we'll plan for alternatives and remember that the postseason will bring any rules we agree on...

: : As I said before, this year's game is really a show of skills. Really similar to science fair. But you know what, it's going to be so much fun designing and building the robot. And when maximum scores appear in the game, people are going to be really exciting about it.


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about this year's game

Posted by Ken Leung at 1/7/2001 7:21 PM EST


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Another analogy one can make (maybe a bit more appropiate) is that this game looks like bowling, because in golf you are playing against a standard score, while bowling is simply getting the most pins hitted.

About Battle Bots, I believe this year they are trying to make sure the image that FIRST is a different think shows, and that is exactly what happened.
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Re: about this year's game

Posted by Jon at 1/7/2001 7:36 PM EST


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Well... my view is that you'll have a strategy attached to your machine, you'll have built that thing to do a certain set of things, so your first match will set your personal standard... then you can do better against yourself...

ok. maybe i'm reaching, but i like golf better than bowling (plus i really like Jessica's whispering announcer commentary...)

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: About Battle Bots, I believe this year they are trying to make sure the image that FIRST is a different think shows, and that is exactly what happened.


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Re: what are we gonna cheer?

Posted by Jon at 1/7/2001 7:11 PM EST


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I think i'll be doing the polite golf clap thing after a match, but even golf has superstars and i think it'll show... We'll see something really cool and we'll stand behind it.
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Re: what are we gonna cheer?

Posted by Jessica Boucher at 1/7/2001 7:23 PM EST


Student on team #237, Sie-H2O-Bots, from Watertown High School and Eastern Awning Systems & The Siemon Company.


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I dont know, wouldnt it be funny if there was no cheering, like in golf? And wouldnt it be funnier if the announcer whispered to fit in?

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Posted by Jon at 1/7/2001 7:40 PM EST


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That'd be the funniest... that would seriously cheer me up... if i were stage crew, i'd bring in one of those yellow "quiet" signs like the guys on the greens have and hold it up before the match...

warm and fuzziest game ever...


: I dont know, wouldnt it be funny if there was no cheering, like in golf? And wouldnt it be funnier if the announcer whispered to fit in?

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robot noises

Posted by Janna at 1/7/2001 9:59 PM EST


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lol, I would be so amused. But then I think it would be even funnier because you'd hear the robot noises. Last year when our robot hung, a ratchet-type thing engaged with the gear on the arm and made these big "CLACK! CLACK! CLACK!" noises. It sounded like it was about to fall apart...and I think if it weren't for the loud music I'd be a little embarrassed about that.

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Posted by Peter VanWylen at 1/7/2001 10:21 PM EST


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: I think i'll be doing the polite golf clap thing after a match, but even golf has superstars and i think it'll show... We'll see something really cool and we'll stand behind it.

So true! Despite my initial disappointment with the game, there will still be just as much fun in the design process. Surely there will also be lots of cool robots at the competition, and many enviable designs, and of course much to be learned.


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Joe the great got anything to add to this one???

Posted by Veronica at 1/7/2001 8:17 PM EST


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: HAHA paint drying that is terrible. i agree it is going to be hard but i'm sure u creative folks will come up with somthing to keep the spirit alive. maybe Joe Johnson will have somthing. He is mr. ooooga man. ( i could never remember his name but i knew him from the cheifs cheer so i called him MR. ooga man for the longest time)

red team red team! blue team blue team! Oh wait, that doesnt work anymore. Are we going to hear a mess of 'team 70! team 65! team 47!' all at once? "balance! balance!" doesnt have the same ring to it. I was gonna try get our cheerleaders to come this year too!
: Any ideas?

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