Tournament Suggestion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Son of the Suns, Aug 28, 2002.

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  1. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yah, right. :p

    Seriously, start thinking of tv shows, because I hope to start a nomination thread this week.
  2. jada_marnew Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey, how about putting the Mod Squad up for the tourney ;) 8-}
  3. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    What do you think about doing the "Songs of the Beatles" again with different matchups? Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking it would be kind of cool if it was an annual event.
  4. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    Anything involving the Beatles is all good with me.
  5. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Maybe Movies of the '80s would be a pretty cool tourney. Of course, you'd have to exclude the SW movies, but it would be really cool for those of us who want '80s nostalgia.
  6. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    How 'bout, best guitarist(s) of the 20'th century?

    Jimi Hendrix
    Marc Ribot (then, far behind)
    Robert Quine
    Steve Morse
    Caspar Brötzmann
    Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
    Duane Allman (Allman Brothers)
    Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
    Adrian Legg
    Gary Lucas
    Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress)
    Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
    Steve Cropper (Mar Keys)
    Keiji Haino
    Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)
    Chuck Berry
    Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
    Greg Ginn (Black Flag)
    Munehiro Narita (High Rise)
    Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard)
    Link Wray
    Tom Verlaine (Television)
    Buckethead
    Richard Lloyd
    Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
    Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet)
    Nicky Skopelitis
    Helios Creed (Chrome)
    Sandy Bull
    Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
    Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubaten)
    Eddie VanHalen (Van Halen)
    Wayne Rogers (Magic Hour)
    Jody Harris (Raybeats)
    Ian Williams (Don Caballero, Storm & Stress)
    Eric Clapton (Cream)
    Nels Cline (Geraldine Fibbers)
    Steve Vai
    Arto Lindsay (Ambitious Lovers)
    Joe Satriani
    Jeff Beck (Yardbirds)
    Alan Licht (Run On)
    Hank Marvin (Shadows)
    Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
    Mike Mcready (Pearl Jam)
    Roy Montgomery
    Andy Hawkins (Blind Idiot God)
    Duan Eddy
    Karl Precoda (Dream Syndicate)
    Allan Holdsworth
    Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
    Dave Pajo (Slint, For Carnation, Tortoise, Aerial M)
    John Strohm (Blake Babies)
    Tara Key (Antietam)
    Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl)
    Page Hamilton (Band Of Susans, Helmet)
    John Petkovic (Death Of Samantha, Cobra Verde)
    Mick Jones (Clash)
    Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
    Jeff Parker (Tortoise)
    Slash (Guns And Roses)
    Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
    Jeff Cotton (Captain Beefheart)
    Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention)
    Andy Summers (Police)
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    The Edge (U2)
    Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
    Norman Westberg (Swans)
    Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux)
    Lowell George (Little Feat)
    Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)
    Fred Frith (Henry Cow)
    John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    Dave Alvin (Blasters)
    Adrian Belew
    David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Bastro, Gastr Del Sol)
    Craig Chaquico (Starship)
    Neal Schon (Journey)
    Carlo Santana
    Jeff Healey
    Pete Townshend (Who)
    Brian McMahan (Squirrel Bait, Slint)
    Peter Buck (REM)
    Thurstone Moore (Sonic Youth)
    Judah Bauer (J. Spencer Blues Explosion)
    Josh Homme (Kyuss)
    Justin Trosper (Unwound)
    Justin Chearno (Unrest, Pitchblende, Rake, Doldrums)
    John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
    Chris Haskett (Rollins Band)
    Billy Dolan (5ive Style)
    Roger Miller (Mission Of Burma)
    Gary Chester (Ed Hall)
    Roger McGuinn (Byrds)
    Billy Cote' (Madder Rose)
    Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
    Dick Dale
    Leslie West (Mountain)
    Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine)
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music)
    Ry Cooder
    Mark Shippy (US Maple)
    Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine)
    Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    William Reid (Jesus & Mary Chain)
    Johnny Marr (Smiths)
    Thor Eisentrager (Cows)
    Jeff Mueller (Rodan)
    Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)
    Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day)
    Dave Schramm
    Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
    Jim Thomas (Mermen)
    Tommy Bolin
    Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
    David Roback (Rain Parade, Opal, Mazzy Star)
    Ash Bowie (Polvo)
    Mike Bloomfield
    Johnny Ramone (Ramones)
    Midge Ure (Ultravox)
    Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet)
    Joe Walsh
    Trey Anastasio (Phish)
    Robin Trower
    "Buck Dharma" (Blue Oyster Cult)
    Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
    Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley)
    Kevin Cadagan (Third Eye Blind)
    John Kimbrough (Walt Mink)
    Ben Harper
    Leo Kottke
    David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
    Carl Perkins
    J Mascis
    Bert Jansch
    Steve Howe
    Jorma Kaukonen
    Eric Johnson
    Vernon Reid
    Wayne Kramer
    Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow)


    We could make it an extra long tournament. :cool:
  7. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    That would be cool, but you should narrow that down to your top 16 or 24 so that other people can make some nominations.
  8. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    64 is a good number to start with, but we could make it 128. :)
  9. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah I know, I was just throwing some names out there. I'm sure most people don't even know half of the names I just listed.
  10. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    That's a pretty huge list. I think if we did guitarists that a "mini-tournament" format would work better (i.e. 16 or 32).

    Actually, I was thinking of a mini-tournament for the next one, no matter what the subject. Movies of the 1980s sounds cool, but would that mean including ESB & ROTJ? Also, remember that Raiders won the overall film tourney last year.

    I wonder if we could do something SW-releated, like droids or vehicles? Favorite space vehicle, perhaps?
  11. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Well for movies of the '80s, you have such a widelist, even if you include Indy, it'll produce some kind of different result. And yes, I would exclude SW movies if that tournament were to be done.


    I'd have no problem doing a SW vehicles/ships mini-tourney, that would be cool.
  12. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    OK, any ideas for a summer tournament?

    Should it be SW-related?

    Movies again, perhaps by era or genre?

    Music? Best song or album of the 20th century?
  13. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    My suggestion is to do another "characters" tournament. You've already done SW characters... How about a comic book character tournament? Or maybe a TV character tournament? Or how about a non-SW movie characters tourney? Any one of these would do pretty well, I suspect.
  14. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    I still like my guitarists idea. :p
  15. PloKloon1138 Jedi Master

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    I really like the idea for a tourney of Beatles' songs.
  16. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Well, it's been a year and a half since we did the Beatles tourney.

    Maybe a Beatles album mini-tourney?
  17. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Well, that could have been fun for a short little tourney, but now I think it's been so long that everyone's probably ready for a full tournament. I'm still pushing for Beatles songs again, with different brackets than last time. But Gabe's guitarists idea could be fun too. Maybe start a poll to decide, you could throw in a couple other options as well (villains, comic book characters, novels of the 20th century, etc...).
  18. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Force Ghost

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    I talked to Raven and he said something about an EU competition in the Literature thread.
  19. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    Greatest advertising icon characters . . . not endorsers, but characters. For instance, you wouldn't do Jordan representing Nike, but you could use Mars Blackman for Nike.

    Geico Gecko
    Mr. Clean
    Mr. Whipple
    "Where the Beef?" Lady
    Budweiser Frogs
    "I've Fallen and I can't Get Up" Lady
    Snap, Crackle, Pop
    Bartyles and James boys
    Ronald McDonald

    I'm sure we could come up with enough for at least a mini-tourney.
  20. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    i think gabe's 'best guitarists' idea is excellent...

    a couple small omissions, which i am sure were unintentional... Marc Bolan (T.Rex) and Alex Lifeson (RUSH).

    ;)
  21. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    How about a new Beatles song tourney with a twist -- we'll include any solo songs from John, Paul, George or Ringo?

    You know, throw in "Imagine" and "My Sweet Lord" and "Temporary Secretary"?









    OK, I'm kidding about "Temporary Secretary" (found on the McCartney II album). :p But maybe "Band On The Run".


    Heck, we could easily run one of just the solo songs.
  22. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    I love the idea of including post-Beatles stuff. If we're going to do that, perhaps we could expand the field to 128 songs and do four matchups per day for the first round? Or is that too ambitious?
  23. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    i cannot believe that i overlooked the fact that Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) also is not on that list of best guitarists ever...



    i feel like i've failed myself in some way.
  24. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    I copied and pasted that list, I had a few broken fingers at the time, didn't feel like typing too much. :p

    Anyways, looks like a Beatles tourney's been set on, let's get cooking.
  25. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    i'm all for not against a beatles song tournament! and i think throwing in solo stuff is excellent - it'll only prove what i've thought all along... RINGO is the superior song writer!!! ha ha!

    :p

    yay!
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