The 710 Match (FRC 2001)

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While it’s rare to find anyone that even remembers the 2001 game in person, it’s even more rare to find someone with something good to say about it. Diabolical Dynamics (otherwise known as “the 4v0 game” due to the fact that all the robots on the field played on one alliance) was, by definition, an offense game.  Get balls in the goals, get big balls on the goals, get them on the bridge balanced, get to the end zone and hit your E-stop to stop the clock for a big multiplier.  Eliminations were a top-that format between opposing alliances.

These four–FRC 71 (Team Hammond), FRC 111 (Wildstang), FRC 234 (Cyber Blue), and FRC 269 (Cooney Quest) did achieve something notable in this match: in the 21 seasons of FRC before and since, no alliance has ever achieved a score of 710.  And no matter what you thought of the game, you can’t top the driving and coordination in those 55 seconds.

And here’s a bonus angle, from the arena’s big screen feed:

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