I was there that night and the crowd had as much to do with this win as Phantom. You could actually feel it in the air. If Phantom had not won I believe there might have been an uprising.
One of the best moments of the night was during retreat. As The Cavilers came on the field they came down the yard lines with their arms outstretched like they were balancing on the line For those that do not know they were mocking BD show (Constantly Risking Absurdity). Everyone around me were cracking up.
That was 2008 and the last outdoor finals. It was also one of my very favorite years of DCI. The Knockout, Samurai, Finis were some of the best ever. Awesome Year.