This fan thinks Vanguard should be stripped of their OVR status, since they are skipping the OVR championships this weekend. Any thoughts?
I strongly disagree. The OVR Championships really don't mean anything and it is the OVR's fault for scheduling the championships the same weekend as a bid tournament. Phoenix and Vanguard should not be stripped of their OVR status.
This doesn't make any sense. Why would you punish Vanguard/Phoenix for missing this year's tournament, but not the handful of teams that no-showed the championships 2 years ago during that winter storm??
Interesting take. Both groups think they are elite? Is that referring to the coaches, program directors, players, or kids/people on Yappi? Don't think either has a claim as an elite club at the National level, or even with regards to the Midwest.
I think your last sentence could be debated quite a bit. Is it better in-game coaching, is it the mentality of the players (Attack typically X, Moe, Elder players used to playing for state championships and being top dog in Ohio. Vanguard has Darby players who are also used to big games, but also have players from much smaller schools not used to the intensity?) Could go a couple of different routes with that argument