Frank Answers Fridays: August 2, 2013

Blog Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 16:20

Today’s good question comes from Billfred Leverette of Team 2815, Los Pollos Locos, from Columbia, SC


Why did we not get to see The Holy Cows' Chairman’s video at Championship?


Thanks for the question, Billfred.

Though I was not part of the decision making process, my understanding is the video was not shown because it was not a good fit with the timing and pacing of the closing ceremonies, at the point where the video would have normally been inserted – when the team is going on stage to get their trophy.  I just started working with the folks responsible for the ‘show’ aspect of the closing ceremonies to understand how we can make sure the Chairman’s video gets included in some way from now on.  I think it’s important for other teams to be able to see and hear what it takes to be a Chairman’s Award winning team, and I think the award winners themselves deserve this recognition.



Frank Answers Fridays is a new weekly-ish blog feature where I’ll be answering ‘good questions’ from the FRC community. You can e-mail your questions to Please include your name, team number and where you’re from, which will be shared, if selected.


Thank You

It seems like one way to recognize Chairman's teams would be for all the regional winners, and especially the Championship Chairman's teams, to have their videos posted on the FIRST site in one consolidated place. Maybe part of the submission process would be to provide a youtube link to the team's video. I've always thought there is too much secrecy involved with the Chairman's essays and now the Chairman's videos.

The Holy Cows have shared their video on YouTube and the submission was shared on Chief Delphi.

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