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Old 04-23-2012, 12:29 PM #1
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187 Crew Draw for Chicago

After some quick math it looks like 187 will play

Ironmen
Damage
Xfactor
Dynasty

with the other team in the draw being aftershock (maybe a good thing shock plays well in there home town and at cup every year.)

Once again the harder of the two draws in my opinion

the other draw being

heat
rus
la infamous
thunder
visc
cep

A hard draw but 187 has a good history in chicago. I still stand by my prediction of 2 sundays with 1 semi or final and somewhere between a 6th to 9th overall by the end of the year.

(To give some history rookie pro teams in the last 5 years in psp have only got higher then 7th once (4th by impact) and only made semis 5 rookie teams have made semis.)

Thoughts from others? predictions for how they will fair for the rest of the year?
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:36 PM #2
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Karl - i'm not 100% sure yet but I think Infamous and Dynasty might be switched.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:17 PM #3
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Honestly, those both could be hard brackets.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:41 PM #4
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Both tough brackets but 187 can handle it
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:37 PM #5
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There are no easy brackets.

If these last 2 events showed anything, it is that anything can happen at this level. There is a reason all these teams are playing Pro.

One thing we can promise is that we will always work and compete 100%.
No team is going to be easy on us so we need to make sure we aren't easy for them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:40 AM #6
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If you guys play like its Sunday every day , as you did this past event, you 'll make Sunday. You guys are my new favorite team to watch.

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:42 AM #7
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:59 AM #8
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Not to steal any of upton's thunder. But didn't X-factor,aftermath, and damage make it to the top 4 in their first season?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:29 PM #10
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Not to steal any of upton's thunder. But didn't X-factor,aftermath, and damage make it to the top 4 in their first season?
Sure, but were any of those teams sheerly "rookies"? No dodgy I'm just too lazy right now to look.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:35 PM #11
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Not to steal any of upton's thunder. But didn't X-factor,aftermath, and damage make it to the top 4 in their first season?
Season isn't even half way done brah...
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:13 PM #12
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Not to steal any of upton's thunder. But didn't X-factor,aftermath, and damage make it to the top 4 in their first season?
There should be no comparison.

X-factor was full of guys who got cherry-picked (Cohen brothers and Infamous) before they went pro. Plus they had 1 1/2 years in D1. Aftermath is literally bred in the biggest paintball area in the world, Socal, and most of them grew up playing Dynasty every weekend/had an ex-Dynasty player as their coach/owner. Some of those Aftermath guys got cherry picked before they made the jump too. Damage is another team that was made up of ex-Pros (Carthy, Propst, Holliday are all ex-Strange players, who had been playing in the NXL for years), that picked up some young raw players and just grinded it out every weekend. They have just remained good in that period even though many of these guys are retiring/on their way out.

I'm not taking anything away from these teams, because they all put in the work to get to where they are today. But trying to compare these teams to 187 is just wrong. Besides a few Hurricanes in the AXBL days, Upton has been all divisional players. None of them went on to play for various established pro teams before coming back to make the jump to pro. And you named 3 teams that can practice all-year round and have great practices with other pro-teams. When you have a home-grown team like 187, its something special, especially with the disadvantages of calling New England your home. Heck, even the Hurricanes in their prime could go to New Jersey area and play some good 7 man teams, but now the closest pro team is CEP or Damage.
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I am not saying I dont have faith in 187. I am just saying its not a fair comparison. And 187 has done nothing so far this season to prove me wrong.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:05 AM #15
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There should be no comparison.

X-factor was full of guys who got cherry-picked (Cohen brothers and Infamous) before they went pro. Plus they had 1 1/2 years in D1. Aftermath is literally bred in the biggest paintball area in the world, Socal, and most of them grew up playing Dynasty every weekend/had an ex-Dynasty player as their coach/owner. Some of those Aftermath guys got cherry picked before they made the jump too. Damage is another team that was made up of ex-Pros (Carthy, Propst, Holliday are all ex-Strange players, who had been playing in the NXL for years), that picked up some young raw players and just grinded it out every weekend. They have just remained good in that period even though many of these guys are retiring/on their way out.

I'm not taking anything away from these teams, because they all put in the work to get to where they are today. But trying to compare these teams to 187 is just wrong. Besides a few Hurricanes in the AXBL days, Upton has been all divisional players. None of them went on to play for various established pro teams before coming back to make the jump to pro. And you named 3 teams that can practice all-year round and have great practices with other pro-teams. When you have a home-grown team like 187, its something special, especially with the disadvantages of calling New England your home. Heck, even the Hurricanes in their prime could go to New Jersey area and play some good 7 man teams, but now the closest pro team is CEP or Damage.
I agree that I am wrong. I really think its cool that they had no actual help.
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Good luck guys, glad to see you went pro. Definitely not an easy bracket though.
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I agree that I am wrong. I really think its cool that they had no actual help.
Haha sorry if I came off like a dick...finals week!
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I am not saying I dont have faith in 187. I am just saying its not a fair comparison. And 187 has done nothing so far this season to prove me wrong.
wasn't trying to say you didn't have faith. i posted that when yours didn't exist lol. I was just saying i have faith in these guys.
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