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by docfox
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: 2007 New Rule Proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 11131

I can say one thing, they are self serving. 150 just helps the big corps and hurts the smaller corps at the bottom. Electronics has ruined more music than anything. 10 to 10 is way too close. I am one of those fans who did not march, but attends about 5 shows a year. My interest has vanished for 200...
by docfox
Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: DCI Season Pass
Replies: 11
Views: 2707

I don't know that you can blame DCI for a power outage in So Cal. IMHO, the Season Pass is quite the bargain. I paid the same price last year and got no streaming at all. The value just gets better. It was too bad that problems happened tonight. But overall, it is quite amazing what we get and even ...
by docfox
Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

Again, This is just one idea. There could be many others. As Resume Hut said, the age out rule is not about to change. Giving more eligibility would be a nightmare. It was simply one idea. I know the NCAA works differently. It was an example. I don't have all the answers. I would just like to see mo...
by docfox
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

Con: It would never fly with the drum corps directors, which makes it a utopian, DOA proposal. It's socialistic, and like most Americans I truly believe that socialism generally makes the collective weaker, not stronger. This has nothing to do with socialism or even the concept of socialism. Social...
by docfox
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

I guess the question is whether it is really worth it to restrict individuals' choices in order to increase the number of viable challengers. I haven't really heard a good argument for needing more viable challengers. "I'm sick of seeing the same people win every year" doesn't count. Besides, don't...
by docfox
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

The first law suit would put this practice to rest! No it wouldn't. The constitution guarantees the right to assembly. Churches, non-profits, even the Klan can have membership and eligibility rules. Recently the Boy Scouts were sued for not allowing homosexuals into leadership positions. The Suprem...
by docfox
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: When was the last time you saw this!
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: When was the last time you saw this!

I found this on RAMD.... Everyone has their own scoring methods, but Cadets out of the top 3! How long has it been since that has happened? I agree, with Resume Hut. Don't count them out on "high scores to date" alone. They have an excellent corps -- with a limiting show. If they make changes to th...
by docfox
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

Ah ... good point. This is a crazy idea I know. But look how the NCAA takes care of that problem. You sign on with a school, you cannot go and play your sport at another school without taking a year off (exceptions can be made by the NCAA if an abuse has happened to the player for example or if the ...
by docfox
Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Will they...could they....
Replies: 25
Views: 6708

I love this thread, all kidding aside, I've been on the soap box for years about this and got slammed by many. I wonder why the sudden change ? People are getting smarter??? :?: :?: Actually I think with DCI making it more of a open concern, there is more "reasonable" talk about it. Before, if you ...
by docfox
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Will they...could they....
Replies: 25
Views: 6708

Or... COULD this happen? Yes. WILL this happen? No. Who knows ... it is supposed to be more likely. DCI has made some noise about not really liking "slotting" and wanting to be more competitive in nature. But noise and action are not the same thing. But still ... if it did happen, I would think mor...
by docfox
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Event Reviews and Show Scores
Topic: July 8, 2006-- Indianapolis, IN Evening Scores
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

The Glassmen's show was outstanding from an entertainment standpoint. They did seem a bit tired. Maybe that was reflected in the scoring. It is a wonderful show just the same. It will go down as one of my all time favorites that doesn't come close to winning. In the dome, unless you are at field lev...
by docfox
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: The Battles of 2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

After seeing the shows in Indy -- outside of my complaint about the Cadet's GE (enough of THAT too) I would say the judging was pretty close to dead on. I was a little surprised by the spread between BD and the Cavies at Indy and that the Bluecoats were not closer to the Cadets. But I was up nice an...
by docfox
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Event Reviews and Show Scores
Topic: July 8, 2006-- Indianapolis, IN Evening Scores
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

I got to see the Cavies and BD for the first time tonight. I thought the scoring would be a tad closer between these two corps. I have to say, both shows are simply outstanding. The Crossman show and the Glassman show were both very well done and highly entertaining. In fact, after 12 hours of drum ...
by docfox
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

Re: Fan Base

No, DCI has done a good job of growing the market -- especially under Dan Acheson. But the next step, by their own marketing strategy, is to make the competition more equitable. It would be a sound move (no pun intended). Jim Bringing in new audience members is crucial, BUT retaining your core audi...
by docfox
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Marching Music's Major League???
Replies: 100
Views: 29108

docfox, if you read my second post... you would know that I do not believe that an individual who choses to give two-shoots about esotery is... stupid. I quoted you ... hence it looked like my comments were directed at you. They were more general. My apologies. docfox wrote: I do not believe the Ca...