No, they weren't. Highlighting and bolding words that you can find some correlation with other debates on is illogical. He brought the AC in and dismissed it as an experimental tournament. I argued it was a mistake to dismiss it, and I noted my general sentiments on what the AC revealed and why we can't ignore it. This comment was meant to be taken alone. Previous comments concerning specific instances or problems have no bearing on this argument. However if you want to play that game, we can go back and take a gander at all your previous postings in this thread and in the Pool Thread. What do you think we will find? A majority of them say, more or less say, "don't worry, all is well, our regulars are still the best, there is nothing to see here, its okay the best team in the world failed to win 3 out of 4 games." You have repeated the same thing yourself, over and over and over in one form or another. So much so that you have taken it as fact and become "offended" when someone challenges your point of view, even in an indirect manner. In nearly the same breath as being offended, you told me to "lighten up".