Sonya: I love the Mandarins show, and I think that if they had another 30-40 kids they would be a LOCK for Finals this year. As it is, I think they'll have a tough job making it into the Top 12. I think their best hope is to clean the bejeezus out of the show and hope their cleanliness of execution and general effect can carry them into the Top 12 (like it did for Boston in 1999).
Tyler: When you reply "to the topic" you are, in effect, replying to everyone. Now, if you would like to create a topic for discussion of ALL Division I corps, you are free to do so, but this topic is about Pacific Crest. Everyone's talking about that one corps because that is what the topic was set up to be about. I'm sorry if you don't like it, but you are, of course, free to either not participate in this thread and/or start up new threads to talk about other corps.
The reason no one has done that so far (I'm guessing) is because the majority of this board hails from California, particularly Southern California. There's certainly no doubt that the Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard will make Finals, so everyone talks about Pacific Crest. There's not as big of a demand to talk about a corps like the Colts from Iowa or Southwind from Kentucky/Wisconsin.
Anyways, my point was supposed to be that over the course of several months here you will likely see SEVERAL threads you don't like, don't want to read, or that "don't seem right." The key is to not participate in those threads, and/or to start up new threads of your own, not to go into those threads and petition everyone to stop posting. Allow us to participate in the threads we want to participate in, and we shall, in turn, respond with the same courtesy.