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We know that the 2017 Tournament of Champions will likely be held for November sweeps.

But with three of the players in the field are from around the Cleveland area, I got to thinking that the upcoming TOC should be taped at either the Quicken Loans Arena or the I-X Center in Cleveland, so as to give 7xer Tim Aten from Vermilion and 6xers Andrew Pau from Amherst and Pranjal Vaschaspati from Shaker Heights the hometown advantage.
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[insert spit take of coffee on computer keyboards as J! staffers read the Cleveland suggestion]

I think the J! powers prefer sequestration duties at home base with a smaller crowd?

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Not to mention the last thing they want to do is deliberately give anyone a "home field advantage" due to S&P.
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dhkendall wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Not to mention the last thing they want to do is deliberately give anyone a "home field advantage" due to S&P.
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1305

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:10 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Not to mention the last thing they want to do is deliberately give anyone a "home field advantage" due to S&P.
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1305
Like how the College Championships from 1998-2008 were held on different college campuses, invited one student from the host college, and had clues about the host state or city?

I actually asked at taping about why the College Tournament was not held on campuses anymore, and the reason provided was budget. Changing location of the TOC would be cool (Constitution Hall in the future?), but the reasons not to probably outweigh the good that could come from it.

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How long before mbclev shows up here?
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All I'll say is that if the suggestion actually happened, I would be disappointed if they didn't make the Presidents Of The USA's cover of "Cleveland Rocks" the tournament theme.
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Maven wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 12:13 am
All I'll say is that if the suggestion actually happened, I would be disappointed if they didn't make the Presidents Of The USA's cover of "Cleveland Rocks" the tournament theme.
If they didn't have the money for five seconds of the actual recording of "Vacation" by the Go-Go's, they're not going to have the money to replace the regular theme music with any song anyone's actually heard of.

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badgerfellow wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:36 pm
I actually asked at taping about why the College Tournament was not held on campuses anymore, and the reason provided was budget. Changing location of the TOC would be cool (Constitution Hall in the future?), but the reasons not to probably outweigh the good that could come from it.
Which probably also explains why they saved the Teen Tournament that they taped in April in DC for Season 33 -- it meant that they could split the expense over two seasons.
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