Posted by Mike McIntyre. [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]
Coach on team #1, Juggernaut, from Oakland Technical Center Northeast and 3 Dimensional Services.
Posted on 5/1/2000 9:47 PM MST
In Reply to: Re: much love to 65 and 240 posted by Samuel Lindhorst on 4/30/2000 8:29 PM MST:
Great play-by-play, Samuel: (I could hear Howard Cosell’s voice as I read your color commentary); for the record, Juggy did score its black ball in that last match before we started the tango with Chief Delphi; also, both our human player (James White) and the Huskies’ superstar made clutch shots in those waning seconds to seal the victory; finally, the Huskie chassis driver (Jonathan) and both of our coaches were experiencing their first tournament this year and experienced a Baptism by fire against such perennial powerhouses as Chief Delphi, Beatty, Hotbot, and Truck Town Terror, to name a few. Wow!
: : Thank you 65 and 240 for being gracious enough to accept our proposal and play well with us! We love you guys and hope we get a chance to play with you again soon.
: : We got first place!
: : And congratulations to the Huskies on their first first place win. You’ll be seeing many more in the future!
: : W-A-L-~M-A-R-T!!!
: : (don’t ask!)
: : -Erin, Captain- Team 1 Juggernauts
: For those of you who weren’t there, let me try to descibe it from the vantage point of someone standing behind the team station…
: It was the 2nd match of the final. It’s Juggernaut and the Huskies against the Beatty Beast and the Chief.
: The Chief was troubled all day by repairs, and missed the first match. #393 (Morristown, IN team, my appologies for forgeting their nickname) although rookies, stood in for the Chief the first round, and with the Beast almost took it. Great effort 393! Believe me, they sure don’t LOOK like rookies.
: 2nd match. The Chief rolls in, and it’s going to be very tough to beat them and the Beast too. I would have thought that pair could have taken the nationals… At this point I decided the 2nd place trophy looked pretty good…
: Match starts and panedomium breaks out… Beast goes for the far balls with Huskies, Chief and the Jug load from the station. But Jug, with just one black ball in it’s grip, doesn’t put it in - and it becomes evident the Jug is playing defense on the ramp. Beast comes up and after a close fight with Jug on one side and the Huskies on the other AMAZINGLY manages to get a hang, and then proceeds to do it’s trademark dump from the bar. Two yellow and a black. One tough bot.
: Huskies have a small basket, and they used it to maximum effect, two yellows and black. Someone, I didn’t see who, makes one of those wonderful bounce passes from the player station and the Jug and the Huskies are one up. Huskies try to dislodge the Beast, but decide not to waste their time and perform a pretty hang, tucking up nicely.
: All this time, the Jug and the Chief have been manuvering in front of the operator station, the Swerve vs. the Turret. The Chief has an edge in speed, and 6 balls to deliver, but the Jug has position and a fast moving arm… Seconds go by, back and forth and the Chief is literally dancing. One half second inattention by the Jug and it is all over… we are behind the screen screaming the countdown 16…15…14…13…12…
: The Chief, true to it’s reputation as a fierce competitor never gave up for a second. It was beautiful to watch.
: Thanks to Juggernaut and the Huskies. We were happy just to be there, and contribute what we could, even if it was tools, batteries and lung power.
: Team 240 heartily congratulates everyone who participated in the IRI, and informs anyone wondering, that you missed a great meet. By (buy) the way, along with a whole day of hanging with the Hoosiers, which is pretty neat to do anytime, the crowning touch (and real down home Indiana kind of thinking) was the open fire grilled hotdogs for a buck. I gotta say, better than anything I ate at WDW.
: Andy Baker and Tim Railey, you REALLY did it right.