August 2, 2012 by Charlie Eisenhood in Interview, Other with 2 comments
This comment from Anonymous on today’s NexGen post speaks for itself:
[quote]Other than Ironside, who exactly have they beaten? They have 1 quality win (when you are talking about elite nationals level teams) and then a lot of mediocrity after that. None of the other teams they have beaten have made semis in a long time (Goat in 2008?) much less been in contention for the title. Some of these teams won’t even make nationals this year. Many of the teams listed mark their best accomplishments as “playing close games with Ironside in July” give me a break.
Nexgen is awesome. It’s easily my favorite addition to ultimate in recent memory. But it boils down to the idea of watching a college player come in to elite level club tryouts. He is going to be in shape, coming off of college regionals or nationals. He will make tons of great plays and his throws will be crisp and on target. He will make older guys look silly a couple of times. Then at the end of the season everyone has caught up to his fitness and it all levels out. These kids are the best of the best, so the effect is even more pronounced. They will beat good teams sometimes (Ironside, Chain, DW, Revolver) they will destroy mediocre teams like Pony and Machine. They will split results with quarters level teams (Truckstop, Ring, Goat, Bravo)
Would they win nationals? No. Could they? Maybe if everything broke exactly their way. Maybe.[/quote]