2014 Championship live thoughts & reactions

Anyone know where the smoke came from that is over Galileo/the Einstein stage? I can’t see from Curie.

My guess is testing for Will.I.Am’s show tonight.

In the Curie final match just played, red pushed a blue ball in a blue goal and it was counted as scored. This is the incorrect call and it might have decided the match. Interested to see how it plays out.

Who else is going ballistic screaming their head off? (not in anger but excitement)

I think it was corrected for. Final score Red 231 Blue 226

Who am I kidding, we are ALL watching right now :stuck_out_tongue:

The Cheesy Poofs have a great robot. That 3 ball auto is amazing.

How about these Archimedes finals…

Will.I.Am’s performance is not very flattering watching on the livestream… was it any better being there in person?

And massive “Paper Airplanes are super immature and not GP” thread starting in 3. 2. 1…

As rude as it is to interrupt a speech with one, I can’t help but laugh every time it happens :o

A bit, but it was rather unimpressive.

Yeah the audio mixing sounded a little off on the live stream.

Here it is for reference: http://youtu.be/zkJ48YjPnM4

Also it seems like people cheered louder for when the paper airplane flew on stage than during the matches themselves, is that actually the case?

This stuff in between matches is pretty good. Better than the usual stuff.

EDIT: I take it back. Badly mixed music isn’t fun.

They copied Crowd-A-Tron from Orlando and it was a pretty good Championship version. I do think they went a little fast on the history sequence though.

I’m very disappointed by the video quality of these matches once again. I can’t even see what’s going on most of the time because it’s obscured by a ref or part of the goals. Why can’t we just have one stationary full-field view? That’s all most of us want.

Agreed… especially towards the end of the match when there are potential buzzer beaters at both ends of the field and you can only watch one (if that). At least there’s a functioning scoreboard.

Congrats to Curie moving to the finals!

The problem with that is it’s not good for actually being at the venue. Also full-field view is very bad for people who don’t know much about FRC/Aerial Assist.

It’s an unfortunate fact. Also, the full-field view in Autonomous isn’t ideal at all for the entirety of the match.

This Macy’s parade woman is hilarious!

Another stream with a stationary camera would be fantastic!