jwiggs wrote:how about a simple coin toss...
jwiggs wrote:the comment about how far DC had to travel during the season and that it should not have been problem going 225 miles to cando for a playoff game. You don't have any idea how that made you sound, do you ? Thankyou i laughed for about a hour, thats funny man !!! In conclusion, how about if 2 teams are to play against each other that have the same seeds and the same records which obviously would not occur until the 2nd or 3rd round, play the game at a place thats somewhere between those 2 towns, should be quite a few fields available by that time. this way, nobody will ever get screwed, ever again !!!!!!! this is my last comment, i'm gonna move on.
ndlionsfan wrote:First of all, the team with the highest region seed gets home field advantage and if they have the same seed then it goes to the even/odd year thing. Secondly, now with no nonregion games a team that is 10-0 and #1 seed coming out of a weaker region should not just automatically get homefield advantage over a team that is 9-1, 8-2 and still a #1 seed out of a stronger region. Not saying this is true in this case, but it has happened in the past where the top 3 teams in the state were in the same region and one didn't even get to make the playoffs! With no nonregion games to compare regions, record just can't be used to determine homefield. I know in the past (20 years ago) they did play the semifinal games at nuetral fields but there must have been some issues with that as it was dropped. Guess I wouldn't mind going back to that because as we get fewer teams in the state, when you get to the semifinal round you could have some awfully long travel distances. But we get those same long road trips in the first round and no one complains because as a lower seed you should expect to travel. Plus, you're talking about Divide County here. no matter where they go to play they are going to have a long road trip. Heck, this was short trip compared to most of their away region games!
dyhardballa09 wrote:And in what way would of been the better region setup?
????? If they did this alignment this year, then BC and Cando could complain that they aren't in the same region as New Rockford, Dakota Prairie, Four Winds,Drake and Lakota (all within 30 min-2 hours), but in the same region as Kenmare, MLS,Parshall, Trenton, and Kenmare. In the end, no matter how you align 40 teams in a state as large as North Dakota, someone is gonna be on the losing end. Also if you do this, who would you put in the SW region? Its a losing battle for DC. It's too bad they are in the middle of no where with a bunch of 11-man teams.
My solution: if DC fans hate the drives so much, tell the administration to request up to 11-man. Then you can play Garrison, Velva, Westhope, Williams C , Watford City, Berthold, and DLB. Velva opts up. Harvey opts up. Why not Divide County? And yes, they aren't anywhere near A for enrollment. But, Velva is 20 below. They aren't too shabby of an A team. If you don't like this idea, then tough luck. Tough it out and make the road trips.
I do agree it is a horrible situation for DCs players, coaches, and fans. But, it is what it is. No point in complaining.
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