Originally Posted by Ron_L
One important note... BBQ Brethren is Phil's team. If you want to try to put together a team from the Brethren you'll have to find a different name.
That was what it was... we talked about using some form of the BBQ Brethren name on different weeks (but always the same) to get different cooks in different parts of the country competing every week and make a combined shot at team of the year. Under the new TOY scoring system, it would probably be easier than under the old when it was first discussed.
I think the downfalls were that a lot of teams didn't want to compete under anything other than their own team name plus the level of organization it would have taken. There would probably have needed to be one person whose job it was to schedule a team to compete somewhere in the US every single week of the year, be sure those teams paid, actually entered and cooked and tracked their results.