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Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by PilotNut on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:11 am

Vote for Lindsey to be honored as the 25th member of the WCC 25th Anniversary Team!

UP Release/info: LINK.

Vote here: LINK.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by PilotNut on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:36 pm

Hmmmm, there seems to be some very strange voting going on... the USF candidate's votes are highly suspect, with as quickly as they are racking up... Suspect

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:50 pm

PilotNut wrote:Hmmmm, there seems to be some very strange voting going on... the USF candidate's votes are highly suspect, with as quickly as they are racking up... :s
suspect:


Yeah, it looks fishy...

not that I would condone anything like that, but it appears you can vote once in each browser you present.

I haven't cheched on other safeguards, like turning off cookies.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by PilotNut on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:58 pm

really, it makes me wonder why internet voting is used for ANYTHING any more... at least put some safeguards on there. sheesh. No

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:02 pm

Uh yeah... I'm not computer genius, but it took me 2 seconds to figure out how to log multiple votes. (Sigh... Not again...)

Honestly on these sites, without requiring an email address verification or something, you are going to be able to manipulate the voting...

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by mattywizz on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:07 pm

Already 12,000+ votes? Sounds like she just has a really big family and lots of friends. I'm sure it's all on the up and up.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by mattywizz on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:12 pm

Alright, have they announced the first 24, or are they revealing them all at once? I am kinda lazy and dumb, so I spent about 30 seconds looking for a list and didn't find it, so I gave up. Methinks that if Lindsey Huie is up for a spot we have at least 3-4 other women on the team, which wouldn't be too bad...considering 25 women leaves 3 for each team, if my math is correct (since I'm lazy and dumb, it probably is not).

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by PilotNut on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:44 pm

They seem to have fixed the problem, now requiring the input of the verification sequence... Are they starting over in the count?

(Couldnt they see this coming, particularly with other similar incidents recently?!)

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:01 pm

Well at least they reacted quickly to the rather obvious issue...

But yeah, any time there are awards like this, online fan voting is an inherently flawed system...

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by KFTC on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:34 pm

Alright, have they announced the first 24, or are they revealing them all at once?

From the WCC Release:
Among the most notable components of the campaign is a WCC 25th Anniversary Team, counting down the top 25 greatest female athletes in WCC history. A voting panel consisting of Senior Woman's Administrators from each WCC campus, conference staff, and select media will decide the top 24 spots of the 25th Anniversary Team. The 25th spot will be selected by fans via an online poll on WCCsports.com from December 8-20, 2009.

My guess is once the fan vote is completed they'll send out a weekly release counting down from #25, release 3-4 names a week to have a big reveal for the #1 at the WCC Tournament? Just wild speculation.

My guesses for Portland are Lorena Legarde and maybe Deena Lansing/ Martha Sheldon (BX), possibly Nicole Karr (XC), Tiffeny Milbrett (SOC), Shannon MacMillan (SOC), and Christine Sinclair (SOC). And if Huie snags the fan vote, her too. Since they are culling from all sports for every school, I can see us only putting in one player from the other sports, if any at all, to balance out the three soccer player--because face it, there's no way those three players, with their qualifications and records, are not in the Top 25, and no other athlete from Portland should bump them out. You can probably expect Brandi Chastain, and a dogfight between Aly Wagner, Mandy Clemens and Jen Lalor from Santa Clara. But right there, including Huie and the SCU maybes, there's 8 soccer players for a list of 25 athletes for a conference that's trying to spotlight its' diversity and excellence in women's sports.

It'll be interesting if the WCC releases any criteria at all for being selected to this team because the conference has clearly produced a plethora of standout student-athletes across the spectrum of sports, and they'll want every sport represented by at least two to three student-athletes, I'd guess. It probably wouldn't be wise to release the criteria since lists like these tend to be very subjective and highly debatable, kind of like how selecting the seeds is for the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament Committee.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:39 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Well at least they reacted quickly to the rather obvious issue...

But yeah, any time there are awards like this, online fan voting is an inherently flawed system...

Now they have managed to slow down an automated cheating system.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:51 pm

Haha, yeah, I know.... I was just pretending like it actually made a huge difference...

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:06 pm

KFTC wrote:
Alright, have they announced the first 24, or are they revealing them all at once?

From the WCC Release:
Among the most notable components of the campaign is a WCC 25th Anniversary Team, counting down the top 25 greatest female athletes in WCC history. A voting panel consisting of Senior Woman's Administrators from each WCC campus, conference staff, and select media will decide the top 24 spots of the 25th Anniversary Team. The 25th spot will be selected by fans via an online poll on WCCsports.com from December 8-20, 2009.

...............

My guesses for Portland are Lorena Legarde and maybe Deena Lansing/ Martha Sheldon (BX), possibly Nicole Karr (XC), Tiffeny Milbrett (SOC), Shannon MacMillan (SOC), and Christine Sinclair (SOC). And if Huie snags the fan vote, her too.

I agree with your general premise that there isn't much room after the Soccer Gods for Portland. I doubt even Legarde's 2568 points will do it for her, since she only played 1 year of the "last 25 years" criteria (1981-1985) and the current media guide has UP only joining the conference in Basketball for the 1987-88 season. I'd also suggest that Laura Sale might be a candidate.

Tiff might not even make it, (gasp) because for the first two years of her career, UP wasn't in the WCC for soccer.

Wouldn't that be something? An all time list without her?

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:12 pm

Purplegeezer wrote:Wouldn't that be something? An all time list without her?

Kind of like a room filled with plaques without her name on any of them? I've heard rumors of just such a place....

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:29 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:
Purplegeezer wrote:Wouldn't that be something? An all time list without her?

Kind of like a room filled with plaques without her name on any of them? I've heard rumors of just such a place....


unthinkable.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by ohhh_yeah on Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:38 am

Well it is not in the room you are talking about but I have seen this one:


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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by A_Fan on Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:00 pm

Nike campus?

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by PilotNut on Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:50 pm

bump. Vote every day!

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:42 am

A little reading from 2005 in This Blog ...


Anyway, my beloved Portland Pilots Women's Soccer team finds themselves on their way to the College Cup, a carnation of the NCAA sports marketing group, as the Final Four, its previous name, is a thing reserved only for basketball. Let's just get all this straight, for crying out loud. And I think it's okay with the Pilots, because no matter what they're calling it, the Pilots just want to play. They've got a Dream Team this year; no injuries, no fights, no ambition in adequacies. They got a whole locker room full of MVPs. But there is one girl, a little, tiny girl, that really has climbed into my heart and wanders around my head still, even though it was last Friday night that I saw her play.

Lindsey Huie is one tough mama. She can make the big play, she can block the big shot, she can blast up, she can run right back, she can kick the length of the sideline. She is little tiny and has one great set of feet. The thing that's interesting to me about her is that she plays with marked dispassion. She doesn't scream. Her face doesn't contort; she rarely clenches her fists; she never spits. She moves though her game and plays team with a cold-bloodedness that is eery and a little unsettling. Soccer players are rock and roll folks; they sweat, they pant, they bite their lip, they yell, they wave their arms, they kick everything in sight. And that's either on or off the field. But not this kid. She just goes out there and guts out what needs to happen. And she knows exactly everything that her teammates need and sees that they get it.

A guy from The Oregonian writes a great story about her in the Sunday paper. Turns out "Huie's calm in the soccer storm stems from her tumultuous childhood; not much ratlles her on a soccer field." The guy then puts down what I think could be the quote of the century:

"I am thankful for the life I've had, she said. I wasn't spoon-fed like a lot fo private school kids who fall apart when things go wrong. I think I am more prepared to deal with things."

This is in the paper! Say, Lindsey, the guy asks her, What about the final four? What about the match up with Penn State, the only other unbeaten team in the nation? Isn't that going to be a really tough game? She replies,

"I say it's better to be us than somebody else."

He closes with the comment that it's good to be Lindsey Huie, too. Brilliant! He puts this kid and her story away with a finesse that only comes from telling it like it is. Win/lose. Missed/made. Bing/bang. And that's what I like about sports writers and the sports pages: it's just fine to be yourself and when it's working really well, it's better to be you than anybody else in the

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:41 pm

Here's an Abby Haight article from '05 about Queenie archived on the WCC site that's worth reading again and might remind you why we should vote for her.

http://wccsports.cstv.com/genrel/083105aab.html

OK, this was a shameless pump-up to get you to vote for her again.

sue me.

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Re: Vote Lindsey Huie!

Post by ohhh_yeah on Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:35 pm

A_Fan wrote:Nike campus?


you would be correct...

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