A comparable situation to Ash winning the Orange League is in men's college basketball, where a team wins any postseason tournament BUT the NCAA tournament like the NIT. Many college basketball fans consider the NIT to be second-rate, and thus desire only an NCAA championship for their teams (I can understand, where I saw Ohio State win the 2008 NIT a year after coming up short in the NCAA final - if I had been in charge I would have personally turned down the NIT invite, saying it's either the Big Dance, or it's no Dance for us).
So my point is that to this day I still do not care for Ash's Orange League win for multiple reasons. I still think he needs to win the league of a region that is actually in the games to satisfy my tastes. I think the writers' refusal to let him win one is why TPC burned its bridges with Cartoon Network.
Last edited by Pikachu Fan Number Nine; 17th March 2017 at 9:37 PM.
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Shippings I support: Ash/Misty, Drew/May, Kenny/Dawn, Ash's Pikachu/Dawn's Buneary, Tracey/Daisy, Cilan/Iris, Clemont/Serena, Harley/Zoey, James/Jessie, Max/Bonnie, Max/Mira, Max/Vivi Winstrate (I multiship Max and only Max), Butch/Cassidy, Gary/Lillie, Kiawe/Lana, Sophocles/Mallow, Lunick/Solana, Wes/Rui, Brendan/Game May
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