Perhaps my biggest disappointment
Posted by aTm at 1/7/2001 3:10 AM EST
Student on team #111, Wildstang, from Wheeling High School and Motorola.
Perhaps my biggest disappointment this year, and something that I will truly absolutely miss, is the presence of defensive powerhouses that no one, NO ONE could budge. Right now most likely anyone with FIRST experience is thinking of the Juggernauts. To see their reincarnation of a rock-solid, caterpillar-quality, nearly construction-work capable machine each year always brought a smile, and a headache when going up against them. While I in NO way am saying that the Juggernaut presence, along with all the other teams that have opted for defensive wonders in the past, ( can anyone say '99 Technokats and their godly super-arm??) will fail to be felt this year, as I am sure they will fair extremely well like always, but not in their usual fashion. Although the past defensive lineage of some teams will be missed, I am however quite eager to see what they concoct under such circumstances that truly seem to place minimal emphasis on need for a solid and defensive robot. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to see what this year has to bring, although it may be much more skeptical than my outlook of previous years.