I think FIRST missed an ideal naming opportunity when they picked Darwin for the name of the division.
First of all, there is the obvious drawbacks of getting awards which would be Darwin Awards? Not good.
Secondly, who wants to really think about quals and elims in terms of natural selection? Not much GP there, I’m afraid.
They should have, instead selected the name “Edison”.
Aside from the obvious potential sponsorship opportunities, the biggest potential advantage would have been when Edison plays Tesla on Einstein! The memes are already out there for this one (not to mention T-shirts, bumper stickers etc.). And, you have your choice of any AC/DC song to play during the match.
or…FIRST goes out and buys some land in the middle of some corn fields…and builds a recreation of the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome. You remember…where we housed all of the different program competition fields under one roof and it was great.
Nope, FIRST will go to space… find a new planet to hold a new UNIVERSE championship… start a new set of teams called FRU (FIRST Robotics Universal)…for ALL ages…with no bag day…and part of EVERY years game will include a 60 second WATER CHALLENGE!