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Analyysia 'supertiistain' tuloksista jenkkipolitiikasta kiinnostuneille

2020.03.04 14:00 ZenOfPerkele Analyysia 'supertiistain' tuloksista jenkkipolitiikasta kiinnostuneille

Ajattelin, että täällä saattaa olla porukkaa, joita amerikkalainen politiikka kiinnostaa, mutta jotka eivät näitä parhaillaan käynnissä olevia esivaaleja ole kerenneet seuraamaan, joten päätin yrittää tiivistää tässä olennaisinta infoa eiliseltä ja heittää perään vähän omaa kommentaaria. Jos tää nyt ketään kiinnostaa niin saatan kirjotella näitä myöhemmin lisää kun vaalit edistyy.

Mikä 'supertiistai' ja miltä tulokset näyttävät?

Demokraattien esivaalien isoin päivä oli eilen kun nk. supertiistaiksi kutsuttuna päivänä suurinosa osavaltioista äänestää demokraattien esivaaleissa, ja jaossa oli n. kolmannes kaikista valitsijamiesäänistä. Jäljellä on käytännössä neljä ehdokasta: entinen varapressa Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren ja miljardöörismies ja entinen republikaani/nykin pormestari Mike Bloomberg.
Aivan kaikkia ääniä ei kaikissa osavaltioissa ole vielä laskettu, mutta niin valmiita ollaan, että järjestys alkaa hahmottumaan. Eli, ehdokkaiden järjestys näyttää tällä hetkellä tältä, suluissa on tän hetkinen varmistunut valitsijamiesten määrä, hakasuluissa ennustettu lopullinen määrä kaiken ollessa valmista: presidenttiehdokkuuden varmistamiseksi tarvitaan 1991 valitsijamiestä:
  1. Biden (390) [670]
  2. Sanders (330) [589]
  3. Warren (36) [97]
  4. Bloomberg (12) [104]
(lähde: New York Timesin liveseuranta vaalituloksille ja NYT:n ennuste, en suosittele käyuttämään CNN:n vastaavaa, se päivittyy jostain syystä hirveällä viiveellä)
Osavaltiokohtainen jako (tähdellä merkattu osavaltiot, joissa äänistä laskettu >90 % ja tulos on melkoailla siis varma)
Bernie näyttäisi voittaneen Utahin, Coloradon, kotiosavaltionsa Vermontin* ja mitä suurimmalla todennäköisyydellä isoimman osavaltion Californian, joskin siellä on vielä ääntenlasku pahasti kesken, mutta Bernie on selvästi edellä
Melkein kaikki loput pelissä olleet osavaltion näyttvät menevän Bidenille eli: Texas*, Oklahoma*, Arkansas*, Tennesee*, North Carolina*, Alabama*, Virginia*, Massachusets*, ja Minnesota*
Ainoa osavaltio, jossa tilanne on tällä hetkellä edelleen erittäin tiukka on Maine, jossa Biden ja Sanders ovat käytännössä tasoissa.

Mitä tapahtuu seuraavaksi?

Kunhan äänet saadaan laskettua niin kolmannes valitsijamiehistä on siis jaettu, seuraava noin kolmannes jaetaan 11 esivaalissa tämän kuun 10. ja 17. päivän välillä. 17. päivän kohdalla jaettuna on yhteensä 61 % kaikista äänistä. Kolmas ja viimeinen rysäys tulee maaliskuun puolenvälin ja kesäkuun 6. päivän välillä kun loput osavaltiot jakavat viimeisen 39 % äänistä.
Ehodkkuuden varmistamiseksi tarvitaan 1991 ääntä, joten käytännössä koko peli on vielä täsyin auki. Yhteensä valitsijamiesääniä annetaan koko esivaalin aikana 3979.

Syitä tulokselle ja miten sitä pitäisi tulkita?

Sanders lähti supertiistaihin johtoasemsta ja hänellä oli mahdollisuus pönkittää johtoaan, näin ei kuitenkaan käynyt. Miksi?
Ennen suoertiistaita kisasta jättäytyivät pois sekä Pete Buttigieg ja Amy Klobuchar, jotka molemmat ilmoittivat tukevansa Bidenia. Peten kohdalla tämä oli itselle pienoinen yllätys, ottaen huomioon että miehet ottivat väittelyissä muutaman kerran yhteen, mutta toisaalta Pete on lähempänä puolueen keskustaa, joten kyseessä oli tavallaan looginen valinta. Tämä tottakai auttoi Bideniä kirimään Sandersin rinnalle ja ohi, etenkin eteläosavaltioissa, joissa Sandersin vasemmistolaisuus ei vetoa niin voimakkaasti äänestäjiin. Biden myös voitti etelä-Carolinan osavaltion juuri ennen supertiistaita, ja hyödynsi tätä markkinoinnissaan vakuuttaakseen kannattajilleen, että on edelleen mukana kisassa. Biden myös 'vei' Sanderssilta Oklahoman, jonka Sanders voitti Clintonia vastaan neljä vuotta takeperin.
Sanders menestyy erittäin hyvin nuoremman polven äänestäjien keskuudessa, ja on ylivoimainen suosikki alle 40v äänestäjien parissa, mutta vanhempi väestö suosii 'maltillisempana' pidettyä Bidenia. Lisäksi Sandersilla on ollut ongelmia tavoittaa etnisiä vähemmistöjä, ja esimerkiksi afroamerikkalaisista ja laitnoista suurempi osa suosii Bidenia. Tämä on sikäli mielenkiintoista, että Sanders on ollut vähemmistöjen oikeuksien puolustaja uransa alusta alkaen ja historia mm. rotuerottelun lopettamiseksi Sandersilla on vahvempi kuin Bidenilla, mutta toisaalta Biden oli Obaman kakkosmies (ja on muistuttanut äänestäjiä tästä jatkuvalla syötöllä), mikä varmasti parantaa hänen asemiaan.
Yksi asia on selvä: tää on enää käytännössä kaksi ehdokkaan kauppa, eli loppu tulee olemaan Sanders vs. Biden. Tätä on ennakoitu jo aiemmin monien toimesta, mutta Warrenin tulos on silti yllättävänkin heikko, senaattori hhävisi jopa oman kotiosavaltionsa Massachusetsin, jonka Biden voitti ja Bernie tuli toiseksi. 3. sijoitus kotikentäällään, jossa Warren on ollut aiemmin suosittu, tarkoittaa sitä että senaattorin kisa on todennäköisesti pelattu.
Warrenin ainoa teoreettinen tie voittoon on ns. contested convetion, eli tilanne, jossa esivaalien päätyttyä yhdelläkään ehdokkaalla ei olisi yli puolia äänistä, jolloin lopullisen ehdokkaan päättävät demokraattien ns. supervalitsijamiehet jotka koostuvat puolueen pitkäaikaisista jäsenistä, kongressiedustajista, senaattoreista ja kuvernööreistä. Kuitenkin tässä tapauksessa on melkolailla varmaan, että puolueen vanhat parrat asettavat tukensa Bidenin taakse, joten tässäkin skenaariossa Warrenin voiton todennköisyys on häviävän pieni. Näinpä ennustankin, että vaikka Warren ei vielä ole ilmoittanut jättävänsä leikkiä kesken, niin tällä taustalla ja ilman yhtään voittoa Warrenin kaula Sandersiin on jo niin suuri, että oletan hänen jättäytyvän pois kisasta seuraavan parin viikon aikana ja antavan tukensa Sandersille.
Todellisuudessahan tässä käydään vääntöä siitä, kumpi ehdokkaista, Biden vai Sanders, pärjää paremmin Trumppia vastaan. Amerikkalaiset käyttävät tästä termiä 'electability', ja alarmistit ovat pitäneet Sandersia liian radikaalina pärjätäkseen yleisessä vaalissa Trumppia vastaan. Kuitenkin, samaa argumenttia käytettiin viime kerralla, kun ns supervalitsijamiehet puuttuivat peliin (supervalitsajamiessäännt toimivat eri tavalla vieläö viime esivaaleissa, sääntöjä muutetiin tästä aiheutunee kohun jälkeen niin, että niillä on äänivaltaa vasta sitten, jos yksikään ehdokas ei saa selvää enemmistöä) ja valitsivat Clintonin lopulliseksi ehdokkaaksi, siitä huolimatta että mielipidemittaukset tukivat toisenlaista tulkintaa: Sanders oli vahvemmalla yleisissä mielipidemittauksissa Trumppia vastaan kuin Clinton, ja lopputulos tiedetään.
Itse olen edelleen sillä kannalla, että viime kerrasta pitäisi ottaa opiksi ja ymmärtää, että Bidenin nimivahvuus ja kytkös entiseen presidenttiin ei auta Trumppia sen enempää kuin se auttoi Clintonia. Puolueen vahvat kannattajat ovat niin Trump-vastaisia, että tulevat varmuudella äänestämään Trumppia vastaan joka tapauksessa, eli demokraattien pitäisi mietttiä, kuinka ns. violetit osavaltiot, eli keskilännen vaa'ankieliasemassa olevat taistelutantereet, jotka Trump voitti demokraateilta, saadaan voitettua takaisin. Ts. demokraattien pitää kääntää osa Trumppia äänestäneistä takaisin puolelleen, ja Biden tuntuu liian hajottomalta onnistukseen tässä. Trump lupasi tämän alueen automaation ja teollisuuden poistumisen syrjäyttämälle työväenluokalle duunit takaisin ja terveydenhuoltoa, kumpaakaan ei oikeastaan ole tulltu. Terveydenhuolto on isoimpia kärkiteemoja vaaleissa, ja tässä on Bernien todellinen vahvuus: Sanders on tunnettu universaalin terveydenhuollon kannattaja, ja pyrkii aidosti viemään Yhdsvaltoja eteenpäin muiden länsimaiden tasolle, siinä missä Bidenin terveydenhuoltopoltiikka lienee jäänyt useammille kannattajille kovin epäselväksi.
Sanders on mielestäni myös puhujana vahvempi veto Trumppia vastaan: Biden on mokaillut ja lipsautellut puheissaan vähän väliä, eikä ole retorikkona läheskään niin voimakas kuin Sanders. Ottaen huomioon että oli ehdokas kumpi tahansa, hänen pitää pystyä vastaamaan Trumpin inkoherenttiin dementoituneeseen, ja ja loukkauksia vilisevään tyyliin rauahllisesti mutta voiamllisesti, en usko Bidenin pärjäävän lavalla niin hyvin. Sanders sen sijaan tietää mistä puhuu, ja pystyy helposti kääntämään keskustelun faktoihin ja lukuihin, jotka ovat kansan ymmärrettävissä. Sanders myös haluaa kiristää Trumpin varakkaan eliititn verotusta, ja pystyy piikittelemään Trumpille erittäin trhokkaasti hänen harrastamastaan nepotismista ja veroalennuksista miljardööreille.
Kummalla tahansa ehdokkaista on mahdollisuus voittaa Trump, mutta sanoisin Sandersin olevan kokonaisuutena vahvempi valinta, ja toivon että myös demokraatit sen tällä kertaa ymmärtvät.
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2017.12.04 18:04 AlphaChiRoach College Rocket League - CCA Power Rankings #5

College Rocket League - CCA Power Rankings #5

Rank School Alpha Navy Tophat 43 Doodat Taylor Phat Average Variance
1 CPSLO 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
2 NEU 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0
3 UMD 3 3 3 5 3 4 3 3.43 0.619
4 OSU 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 3.86 0.476
5 UNT 5 5 6 4 6 5 5 5.14 0.476
6 UA 8 6 8 6 4 6 7 6.43 1.952
7 LSU 6 7 5 8 7 8 6 6.71 1.238
8 CPP 9 9 7 12 9 9 9 9.14 2.143
9 UIUC 13 8 9 9 8 12 8 9.57 4.286
10 UG 7 10 14 11 11 10 11 10.57 4.286
11 UNCC 10 11 13 7 14 7 12 10.57 7.619
12 TAMU 14 12 12 13 10 13 10 12 2.333
13 IU 12 13 15 14 12 15 14 13.57 1.619
14 CSULB 11 15 10 15 16 14 15 13.71 5.238
15 UCSB 17 19 16 10 13 11 16 14.57 10.952
16 AU 16 14 17 21 15 16 13 16 6.667
17 WSU 20 20 11 17 18 19 19 17.71 9.905
18 UTA 18 17 21 22 19 17 17 18.71 4.238
19 PSU 26 22 18 16 17 20 21 20 11.667
20 RU 15 16 19 23 24 22 23 20.29 13.238
--- Utah 22 21 25 19 21 21 18 21 5
--- Carleton 21 18 20 24 20 24 20 21 5
--- WIT 24 23 26 18 23 23 22 22.71 5.905
--- GVSU 19 28 27 30 -- 28 28 22.86 15.067
(Graphical aid: https://imgur.com/a/LwN0o)
About the CCA Power Ranking Committee:
These rankings were provided by a committee of members that offer different views in the College Carball Association. We use a system like the Associated Press power rankings for College Sports - a panel of writers vote on who they think should be listed and an average is produced from these rankings. Tiebreakers are broken by variance. The members of this committee consider several factors when determining their rankings and the competitive results data that is referenced comes from the past few months. Each member of the committee has their own method for how they rank the teams, though they are consistent and similar.
Luke ‘Alpha’ Mlakar -
President of the CCA and Purdue University Rocket League.
Nicholas ‘Navystriker’ Rafacz –
CCA Lead Project Manager, and President of UIUC Rocket League.
Zach ‘Tophat266’ Usry –
President and player for Texas A&M Rocket League, CCA Community Manager.
Trevor ‘ObsessedTaylor’ Woodruff –
CCA Treasurer and Rocket League/CS:GO Captain for San Diego State University.
David ‘Doodat’ Du –
President and player for UTA Rocket League.
Michael ‘43’ Menhennet –
President and player for Cal Poly SLO Rocket League.
Nicholas ‘Phat` Silich –
Vice president of UIUC Rocket League. Writer for CCA, RLG, and Mythical.
College Carball Association Links:
Discord - discord.me/CCA
Twitter - twitter.com/CollegeCarball
Twitch - twitch.tv/CollegeCarball
Patreon - patreon.com/CollegeCarball

1 – California Polytechnic State University SLO

San Luis Obispo, CA Roster: 43, Twice The Tang, Stay-at-Home Savage, The Wizard
Once again, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo tops the power rankings. With a dominant end to league play and the playoffs, they continue to be the strongest force in the collegiate scene. Led by their captain, 43, CPSLO's roster also contains Twice the Tang and Stay-at-Home-Savage. CPSLO is a relatively young team. 43 and Stay-at-Home-Savage are both 2nd-years and Twice the Tang is only a freshman. 43 has been widely regarded as the top player in the collegiate scene for quite some time, and it's up to him to retain that honor as CPSLO heads into nationals. Look for every other team to be doing their best to unseat Cal Poly SLO in the upcoming national tournament. – Doodat

2 – Northeastern University

Boston, MA Roster: Floms, Mercurial, Sharkparty, Star, Uesae
NEU is one of the historic top teams in CRL. Recently, they qualified as the #1 seed from the East region for the CRL national championship. As a clear #2 going into nationals, they are looking to overthrow the team that has always been on top, Cal Poly SLO. They will meet in their first match at nationals and I expect whoever wins that match to make the finals of the event. NEU has shown to be quite good under pressure, reverse sweeping UMD in the East title match and I think this will be an important advantage when the stakes are the highest. One thing that sets apart NEU from other teams is the frequency of in-field passing. I think their key to success at nationals will rely on utilizing the infield passing to create solid shooting opportunities coupled with fast rotations. Following the event, their goal for the offseason is to strengthen their chemistry and get in as much practice as possible for the spring season. Their roster has at least another year together so I expect them to be a top contender for the foreseeable future. – Navystriker

3 – University of Maryland

College Park, MD Roster: OneShot, dEben, Password Is Taco, Shafster, jpk3.14
The Maryland squad (consisting of senior OneShot, sophomore Password is Taco, and freshman dEben) find themselves yet again chasing the tails of CPSLO and NEU. In Tespa’s CRL, UMD finished the regular season in second place, with their only 2-3 loss being to NEU. They swept the rest of the eastern competition except for WIT, who managed to take a game off them. In the Playoffs, after sweeping Penn State in the semifinals, they faced their rivals NEU taking the series to the final game. They lost 4-3 to earn the #2 seed in the East going into Nationals. There they will start in the lower bracket against a strong CPP team, and then if they win, the loser of OSU vs UNCC. I spoke with freshman star dEben who believes his team’s greatest weakness is synergy and cohesion, which they will be working on in the offseason. The UMD RL club has roughly 35 members of varying skill level, and is growing exponentially. dEben is confident that a stricter practice schedule and more community tournament experience will give them the edge next season to be able to topple the great teams led by 43 of CPSLO and Floms of NEU. – Alpha

4 – Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio Roster: jbob2015, KiiNGz, Vortex, geg, TheMoosner
OSU has had a Cinderella story of sorts. After failing to qualify in either of the qualifiers for conference play, they found the final piece for their roster and dominated the open ladder. They took first place in open ladder and the #1 wildcard seed for Northern conference playoffs. They crushed all competition including the #1 seed UIUC and #2 Guelph to show that they clearly were the best team in North conference that day. Going into nationals, they are the North #1 seed and will be facing off against UNCC. Speaking to the captain of the team, JBob, said he thinks they can finish top 2. The trademark playstyle of OSU is an aggressive style that relies on accurate hits and quick rotations. This can throw off teams like Cal Poly SLO or NEU if they aren’t careful. However, if OSU isn’t on top of their game expect them to struggle against some of the weaker competition at nationals. – Navystriker

5 – University of North Texas

Denton, Texas Roster: IRPepper, Swelly, AlecStorm8, Paak, David Silvarado
University of North Texas comes in as the 5th ranked team in the nation in the collegiate power rankings. With all the shuffling going on in the South Conference, UNT managed to secure the 2nd seed. UNT beat Texas A&M in a sweep to qualify for nationals but were unable to hold on and take the first seed after getting reverse swept by UNCC in the conference finals. UNT's team consists of Alecstorm8, Paak, and David Silvarado. The roster has shown up to be aggressive and is able to contend with each team in speed. Alecstorm8 has been in the professional Rocket League scene for a while and is looking to transition into helping UNT get a strong finish in the national tournament. – Doodat

6 – University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona Roster: PlantingCargo85, fire, jojocats, Jackbo
Coming in at the number six seed is the University of Arizona. Arizona is a young team looking to be a powerhouse in the West, led by Sophomore PlantingCargo85, with two Freshmen in Fire and jojocats. Having played personally some Rocket League with PlantingCargo85, he can make game changing top tier plays. Arizona is always looking to field the best possible roster, meaning no-one’s spot is safe on this roster, these players must earn their spot every week. Being a bit of a young team and one that did not partake in the CCA Summer Series, the team chemistry is not perfect, with one team member saying that personalities can clash in game, but outside of Rocket League they are all good friends so they never let that affect them for too long. Their team goal is to become the top team in the Western conference, and they are already almost there. They were unlucky in Conference Playoffs having to play the unanimous #1 seed CP-SLO, needing to win that game to make National Playoffs. However, they came up just a bit short losing a hard fought 4-2 series. With a different bracket route, the University of Arizona was capable of making the national playoffs. – ObsessedTaylor

7 – Louisiana State University

Baton Rogue, LA Roster: Donnie, Lohtek, Slatt, ModyKiller
LSU has proven time and time again that they are one of the top teams in the nation. They went through league play in arguably the toughest conference unscathed. However, due in part to how the national qualifying tournament works, LSU was upset by red-hot UNCC in a reverse sweep. So while they will unfortunately not get a chance to prove themselves at the national stage, LSU still remains the premier team in the south. They will retain their full roster of Donnie, Lohtek, and Slatt so look for them to be among the favorites again in the spring– Tophat266

8 – California Polytechnic State University Pomona

Pomona, California Roster: Veni, GoodJobKev, Lobster, Prestige ww
Before the Collegiate Rocket League began, Cal Poly-Pomona was a team unknown to the college community. When the team finally formed before the qualifiers, many were excited by the roster and looked forward to seeing their performances in Conference League Play. Pomona started their CRL season off with a 5-0 record, managing to take down some of the giants of the west conference. However, in the last two weeks of league play, CPP struggled against CPSLO and CSULB, ending the season with a 5-2 record. Although their last two weeks of league play were demoralizing, Pomona bounced back with fire during the playoffs and eliminated wildcard team WSU and CSULB with close series to earn themselves a spot at Nationals. Pomona's focus on high pressure and boost starving has crippled the defense of nearly every team in the west conference, and they will hope to continue with this strategy as they enter nationals, facing off against the talented University of Maryland. Regardless of how they perform at Nationals, this team will continue to be a threat in the West Conference for years to come. – Phat

9 – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana-Champaign, IL Roster: Phat, EMET, Jorge, Navystriker
The Illinois squad (consisting of freshman Phat, freshman EMET, and sophomore Jorge) come into our power rankings at #9, a significant drop after being ranked #1 in the North in our last iteration of the CCA Power Rankings. In Tespa’s CRL, UIUC had a great regular season, finishing 6-1 with their only loss being a reverse sweep from Ryerson. In the Conference Playoffs, UIUC were given the #1 seed, and all they had to do to make Nationals was defeat OSU in the semifinals. But after OSU tore their way through UWSP, ISU, and CU, OSU took down the UIUC squad 4-1. This loss prompted Club President Navystriker to reevaluate his role with the club, and he offered his starting position to Jorge, who has been a sub for the team since the beginning. I spoke with freshman star EMET, who says they don’t have much of a practice schedule, and that they just enjoy playing the game of RL together. Whether they are just playing for fun or not, UIUC have found themselves in the ESL Monthly Finals this month of November. – Alpha

10 – University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario Roster: tloC, Plasma, Eggs, Amez73, [Salsa] Bell Pepper
I spoke with player tloC which allowed me to see from his perspective how his team played and was structured. Often led by primary shot caller Plasma, Guelph often plays a very heavily offensive minded style of Rocket League. This can lead to them being a little bit behind in defensive rotations but it is something they are working on addressing to compete for the Tespa National Championship. How they got into the top 8 to compete was a solid 3-2 win over Indiana University, but tough loses to UIUC and Carleton in League Play, dropped them into the second seed in the North. Being the 2nd seed meant being able to get a bye until the 4th round of Conference Playoffs when they again played Indiana this time winning 4-1. They lost a hard-fought match against Ohio State, but they were guaranteed a spot in the national playoffs. Guelph plays UNT in the first round of National Playoffs, if they are able get their defense on par with their offense then do not be surprised to see this Canadian team taking the title of first ever collegiate Rocket League National Champions. – ObsessedTaylor

11 – University of North Carolina Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina Roster: Duis, 123scandisk, Sykes, BoldAndUncontrolled, SirDeke
Coming in at number 11 is UNCC. After a tough League Play in which the team went 0-7, with close 2-3 loses to UNT, UTA, and ULL, they bounced back during playoffs. UNCC did not lose a series in playoffs beating very solid Southern teams, most notably a 4-0 win over Auburn, a 4-3 win over LSU and a 4-3 win of UNT to secure the number 1 seed in the South for the National Playoffs. The team consists of two Freshman in Duis and 123Scandisk a Junior in Sykes. Team chemistry is the key to success in Freshman Duis’ mind, stating that each player has a role that plays into how the team plays as a whole. Like how Sykes “is our best and smartest player...he also is a consistent defensive player which allows me and scandisk to play how we want (aggro)”. Duis has the role of in game leader, he makes sure that the team communication and rotations are always on point. The last member of the starting team is Scandisk. His role is being UNCC’s “NRG Jacob, in that, he is a hyper aggressive player that is able to create plays out of nothing”. UNCC plays the #1 seed from the North Ohio State University in the first round of National Playoffs. – ObsessedTaylor

12 – Texas A&M University

College Station, TX Roster: Wayprotein, Wlil, Average Player, goof, Lodence
Texas A&M University ended their season in the semifinals of the South Conference playoffs. TAMU had some close losses against LSU and UNT in league play, but was unable to convert those into a victory after they fell in the playoffs to UNT in 4 games. TAMU boasts one of the largest collegiate Rocket League communities, with around 100 total players. Of those 100 players, Wayprotein, Wlil, and Average Player make up the starting roster of the TAMU main team. Wayprotein has been a big member of the Rocket League community in general - he was and is well known for his training packs which he has been featured for a few times. In addition, he pioneered a version of Rocket League freeze tag that gathered a decent amount of popularity. With this in mind, Wayprotein is graduating this semester and Wlil is going to be entering grad school in A&M, so there will be a shift in the starting roster. Look out for a new TAMU roster in the spring. – Doodat

13 – Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana Roster: Tekk, Cydonia, NickLit, Zebu, Savage
After successful preseason performances against rival North Conference teams, Indiana had great hopes for a phenomenal first season in the Collegiate Rocket League, and they did exactly that. IU's performance in league play showed their prowess as a top team; they finished with a record of 5-2, only dropping series to Illinois and Guelph, some of the top teams in the conference. One of their starting players, Cydonia, said that their playstyle consists of in-field passing and punishing on opposing overcommits. This playstyle had a lot of success against the weaker teams in the North, but Indiana's playstyle crumbled against the cream of the crop. In the Conference-Playoffs, Indiana played the University of Guelph to qualify for a spot at Nationals, and were dominated with a score line of 1-4. IU were not able to finish off their great first season in the fashion they wanted, however they look to have a promising next season. With a roster consisting of a senior, sophomore, and freshman, Indiana will be keeping their strongest players entering season two of the CRL. – Phat

14 – California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, California Roster: EmployedWolf, SkyfireZX, Darkeye, EMoneyTV, Waffleoverlord
Cal State Long Beach had a very successful first season in the CRL. They were predicted in the preseason power rankings as the 5th place team in the Western conference, yet ended up in a tied second place, which they took by the head to head against Cal Poly Pomona, going into the playoffs. Headed by well-known player, captain, and freshman EmployedWolf, Long beach fought and were barely edged out by Pomona. Followed by Senior Darkeye and Junior Skyfirez, they took a very close 3rd place in the western conference, nothing to scoff at. The team was one of the hardest working teams out there, as Darkeye says that the team dedicated a lot of time to proper practice, where they would focus on building up their composure and synergy to be ready for the CRL matches. Long beach is a very promising team, although they’ll be hard pressed to find a third to replace Darkeye who will be on his level for next year. – 43

15 – University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California Roster: Pengi, Answagony, Vikingking17, Homerow, GeradoElFideo07
UCSB was the number 1 open ladder team in the Western conference, and no one knew what to expect from them headed to playoffs. They were a relatively unknown and quiet team, recently formed before the CRL, and did not qualify for the top 8, as they were unable to play the second week because of move-in weekend at school. Despite this, they were the second overall open ladder team and first in the west. Viking is the team captain, a grand champion and first year. He wasn’t sure whether he could find people to play with or not, but stumbled on two champion and higher players before the deadline, fifth year senior Pengi and first year Answagony meshed very well with him. The team rolled into playoffs with momentum, beating 8 seed UCI 4-0, 5 seed Utah 4-1, but then falling to a strong Arizona team in a 4-1 defeat. The team had still a very strong showing and surprised many making a deep run into the playoffs. Despite Pengi having to leave after this quarter, they have found a new third on Xbox “gerardoelfideo07” who can bring in some offensive firepower for a team whose weakness was their offense. UCSB will be a big threat in the coming seasons of CRL. – 43

16 – Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama Roster: Trut3, FallenOak, ROLLTIDE12, Cam Da G
Auburn had high hopes for this CRL season. Led by elite player FallenOak, they qualified for conference play comfortably. However, after a close loss to TAMU and clear losses to UNT and LSU, Auburn finished as the #4 seed and expected to play LSU for qualification. They played a red hot UNCC team that would go on to be the #1 seed for the South conference. Auburn lost in disappointing fashion 4-0 and have not been active in the scene since. If they do appear in the spring, expect them to be a strong contender against. – Navystriker

17 – Washington State University

Pullman, Washington Roster: b900cool, Birds Of War, Sky, TinyLettuce, J4MES
In both league play qualifying rounds, Washington State made it to the final rounds before losing in heartbreaking fashion in both qualfiers to fall to the open ladder. Unfazed by this, WSU continued to work hard and qualified as a Wild Card in the conference championships by defeating every team they played in the open ladder. In the conference playoffs, WSU exceeded all expectations by defeating CP-SLO B and Arizona State before getting reverse swept by a strong Cal Poly Pomona team that ended up qualifying for Nationals. This is a team that has improved constantly under the steady leadership of b900cool. With TinyLettuce and J4MES rounding out the roster, this is a scary team that no one should take lightly. – Tophat266

18 – University of Texas Austin

Austin, Texas Roster: Doodat, jawewe, Daniel, XRDBlade, Jakk
Throughout the Collegiate Tespa Summer Series, the University of Texas-Austin was one of the top teams, considered a favorite to perform well in the Collegiate Rocket League. However, due to lack of a consistent roster and team cohesion, Texas was unable to put forward the type of performances that were necessary to beat the high level of competition in the South. Conference League Play went all but well for Texas; they finished with a record of 2-5, only managing to take down Georgia Tech (3-0) and North Carolina - Charlotte (3-2). Doodat, their captain, fails to understand how their team chokes when it matters most, especially knowing how much skill each of his players have. Although Texas struggled to pull off a successful first season in the CRL, do not be surprised if their school comes back in season two guns blazing. UTA has a plethora of high level players, all competing for a spot on the starting roster; if UTA works hard in the offseason to put forth the strongest possible roster, they could potentially surprise many with their performance next season. – Phat

19 – Pennsylvania State University

State College, PA Roster: NarWhat, Tennismaster11, GottaGo…Fast
Penn State has been the perfect picture of consistency. They qualified for league play in the first round of qualifiers and have not disappointed in league play. They defeated every team they were projected to defeat but lost to the top 2 seeds Northeastern and Maryland in convincing fashion. As the 3 seed in the conference tournament, PSU defeated Drexel 4-1 but once again fell to Maryland in a crushing 4-0 defeat. So, while Penn State will always be a contender in the East conference, they must find a way to rise to the next level if they want to compete with Northeastern and Maryland for a top 2 seed in the east. – Tophat266

20 – Ryerson University

Toronto, Ontario Roster: Cat, Araussi, Peli
Ryerson (20): Sneaking in at the bottom of our Power Ranking is Ryerson University, consisting of freshman Cat, sophomore Araussi, and sophomore Peli. You may recognize veteran Araussi from his competitive time on some previous NA RL teams such as ANIXIA and Eanix. Lead by team captain Cat, Ryerson finished Tespa’s CRL regular season at 3-4, but with a game record of 16-15. They had 2-3 losses to IU, CU, and ISU. Their biggest achievement was reverse sweeping #1 Northern seed UIUC on stream. In the CRL Playoffs, Ryerson bested GVSU 4-1 and then was defeated in game 7 against IU. Currently, the Ryerson RL club consists of only those three players, but Cat believes their CRL performance will be enough to draw more members to the club, and pick up some substitutes. Next season, he is hoping to get back into the Playoffs and finish with a top 3 seed. If you would like to get in contact with the Ryerson RL team or just stay informed, you can follow their esports club’s twitter page at https://twitter.com/RU_Esports. - Alpha
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2012.09.19 22:39 Drunken_Economist All the celebrities who have participated in Dinosaur Death Match in /r/IAmA

Courtesy of everyone's favorite Dinosaur Death Match host, funfungiguy:

Evan Mathis (Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Guard)
Steven Yeun (Actor)
David Torrence (Professional Track Athlete)
MC Lars (Professional Musician)
Brea Grant (Actress)
Justin Halpern (WriteCreator of “Shit my Dad Says”)
Ely Henry (Actor)
Zach Wahls (Gay Marriage Advocate)
Terry Phillips (CBS journalist and Canadate for California's U.S. House of Representatives)
Charles Baker (Actor)
Alex Foster (Saxaphonist for SNL House Band)
Keiran Lee (Male Porn Star)
Jim Breuer (Actor)
Steve Albini (Musician)
Jack Blankenship (Alabama Face Guy)
Eduardo Sanchez (director)
Kwame (Rapper and Producer)
Stoya (Porn Star [one I like to jack off to])
Steve Greenberg (Television Personality
Mary Lynn Rajskub (Actress/Zanabazar)
Steven Wolphram (Author and Scientist and Software Creatoanything that doesn't have serious teeth.)
Tim Seeley (Creator of "Hack/Slash" comic book/ Chicken-sized)
Oren Peli (creator of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Chernobyl Diaries movies/ T-Rex after it hatches from an egg)
Dave Coulier (Actor, Duckasaurus/ About the size of a duck)
Camille Crimson (Art of Blowjob pornsta "The mightiest dinosaur with a club")
David Banner (Rapper and Music Producer / "The size of a building")
Joel Stein (TIME Magazine columnist/ something the size of a spider but there's no such thing)
Jenna J. Ross (Porn Starlet/ She tried to poison the water supply and it was ruled a trap)
Trinity St. Claire (Porn Starlet/ T-Rex {and first pornstar to not lose DDM)
Dan Fogler (ActoBrontosaurus)
Greg Rucka (Comic Book Write anything shorter than his knee)
Jay Lender (writer for Spongebob Squarepants and Phineas & Ferb/apatosaurus)
Victoria Rae Black (Pornsta baby pterodactylus or brontosaurus)
Brent Weedman (Professional MMA FighteVelociraptor)
Veronica Belmont (Podcaster and Video Host/Velociraptor by duelwielding swords)
Kerry Prior (Film MakeArgentinosaurus)
Dino Stamatopoulos (Starburns and comedy show writeLost after refusing to pick a dinosaur)
Kayden Kross (Porn Staafter arguing traps and delaying the fight for more info finally fought an emu-sized herbivore)
W. Kaumau Bell (Comedian/baby Velociraptor)
Joshua Seftel (director and Producequit after not being alloqwed to set traps)
Phil Hendrie (ActoBrontosaurus)
Barbara Pyle (Co-Creator of Captain Planet/ Tried to get Captain Planet to substitute in for her)
Stef Reid (Paralympic Silver Medalist/any dinosaur while mounted on a T-Rex)
Jay Kogen (writer for The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, and frasiewant's to ride in time machine... didn't pick a dinosaur)
Don Hertzfeldt (Filmaker and animato a triceratops with a broken hip
Dizaster (Rap BattleVelociraptor then screws it's corpse)
2DEEP (Hip Hop ProduceA ten-foot tall, 20-foot long dinosaur to blind with sand, then bean with rocks, then stab through the eye with a stick)
Kelly Ogden (Member of The DollyRots punk band/Triceratops)
Far East Movement (musicians/a baby T-Rex with Kill bill death punches)
Marcos Curiel (Guitarist for P.O.D./T-Rex with a catapult)
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