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by Trevkeeper
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 64772

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Shcool wrote:Scobol Solo will not have Pop Culture
BUT THAT IS MY LEGACY.
by Trevkeeper
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 150264

Re: Illinois '08-'09

To carlo, laird, or whoever edited the set. I forgot to mention I was king of surprised with the amount of repeats, one especially obvious one can be seen in round two in bonus 17 and toss-up 20. It didn't really effect us because we saw neither of those questions, but still... David Yeah...yeah. A...
by Trevkeeper
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13074

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

My only gripe with the questions was that some bonuses were a little out there I thought, and there were a fair amount of repeats. I'm curious as to what you mean by "out there." If you have specifics you would like to mention, contact me privately. I really can't remember any specifics. I think it...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13074

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

Thanks to the ABT, they put on a good show. As others said, I wish we could have gotten out of town earlier, but I understand many times tournaments run late due to unforeseen and/or uncontrollable events, so it's no biggie. My only gripe with the questions was that some bonuses were a little out th...
by Trevkeeper
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 150264

Re: Illinois '08-'09

David Riley wrote: And while we can point with pride to younger people such as Carlo Angiuli and Matt Laird
My pride has been injured.
by Trevkeeper
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 150264

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Stevenson should never be counted out because... well... other than Joliet, I'm pretty sure Stevenson is the largest school in the state. 08-09 population figures Morton ...........8025 Lane Tech........4089 Joliet.............5557 Curie.............3260 Stevenson........4547 Neuqua Valley..4520 Wa...
by Trevkeeper
Tue May 20, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Honestly, I could see NT winning a few games in the playoffs or not even lasting til Sunday. I think it all depends on Ben, really. He has the ability to dominate on NAQT format/questions, and if he can get hot, NT will do well.
by Trevkeeper
Sat May 03, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 10958

Re: CO trash announcement

If I come (quite likely), I'll be looking for a team.
by Trevkeeper
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

ReinsteinD wrote:If you can't get some questions written in advance, then don't host a tournament, because nobody wants to play matches on questions thrown together at the last second.
What sort of hole-in-the-wall tournament would finish the questions less than three hours before the tournament started?
by Trevkeeper
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I've always noticed when it comes to talking about changing Schobowl in regards to the IHSA that the common thread is principals. It seems as if the coaches can attempt anything they want, but they likely won't get much done, whereas a few principals will convince the IHSA. Is this somewhat accurate...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment
Replies: 105
Views: 33886

Re: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment

I'd be shocked if IHSA switches to ACF bonuses, but that would be utterly fantastic if they did.
by Trevkeeper
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 24462

Re: Chicago Open History Doubles

If I'm at CO, I'd do this. I could play or staff, whatever. I'm just a semi-decent/not very good history player, so I don't care what I do.
by Trevkeeper
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Tegan wrote:However, given all of his contributions, I was enormously disappointed that Nick Matchen was not given more serious consideration.
I'm touched! However, I wasn't even sure if I belonged on First Team or not. I guess it goes back to the "contributions to the game" vs. stats as a player argument.
by Trevkeeper
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

/shameless plug/ I wish I knew a question writing company that provides questions for conferences..../shameless plug I didn't hear the regional questions so I can't comment, but I think it's interesting that people think they are worse than last year, since that was supposedly the best they have ev...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

/shameless plug/ I wish I knew a question writing company that provides questions for conferences..../shameless plug I didn't hear the regional questions so I can't comment, but I think it's interesting that people think they are worse than last year, since that was supposedly the best they have eve...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 07-08 Midseason Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 45692

Re: 07-08 Midseason Poll

By definition, wouldn't tagalongs not be able to lead their team to victory?
by Trevkeeper
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Mid Suburban League conference. Fremd, Buffalo Grove, Conant, Hersey, etc.
by Trevkeeper
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Tegan wrote:Query: Has anyone seen York this year?...pretty half-way decent XCC team.
That's the equivalent of calling Wheaton North a mediocre program.
by Trevkeeper
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Re: NC tourney and ethics

Tegan wrote: AND .... the three of my former students who are coming up to mod are great! I would pay $$$ to see some of the other folks around this board get a jr high match.
Hey, I did moderate at the Loyola Jr. High tournament last year, you know.
by Trevkeeper
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Racism from NAQT
Replies: 59
Views: 8416

I think this story would only get better if it turns out someone from NAQT is the actual father of Jamie Lynn's baby.
by Trevkeeper
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NT Varsity III (12/15/07) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 35
Views: 8949

We're still looking for moderators and staff, as well. We can't pay you in money, but we can pay you in Lou Malnati's pizza.
by Trevkeeper
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

A better headline would have been "Buses get Trotsky Treatment."
by Trevkeeper
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Does Holy Cross have that 8th grader that is essentially their entire team? I remember moderating for them last year, and I think she was a 7th grader. She was very, very good.
by Trevkeeper
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Well, throughout the day, it was VERY VERY difficult to answer ANY of the computational math questions. Here at Loyola, we don't believe in answering math questions. Let me put it this way: If you make 75.6 million dollars the first year, and inves the capital at a rate 4.5% annually, but your lawy...
by Trevkeeper
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Good questions overall, but maybe a little more variety. I'd rather be asked to name generals than name the forts in certain states. As the author of the offending forts bonus, I will take full blame. It shouldn't have made it there, but I was absolutely out of Geography ideas, and well, that's wha...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Basically it was a really low scoring game. It was very exciting for us (we won by 8 points) but poor for them. Bettendorf was 8th seed and they were 1st. It was a bit of an upset and came down to the last question. Would you mind telling us specifically what you thought was hard about it? As in, w...
by Trevkeeper
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vonnegut was the American Mark Twain...
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

The sad part is that it took me a full 6 seconds to realize why that was so dumb.
by Trevkeeper
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Technology is such a tricky subject. I think at this point, you either know a lot about it or nothing. I'll have to disagree. I know pretty much nothing about technology, but if the ending clue was something about memory, I could get RAM, instead of it being a certain type of memory storage (SRAM),...
by Trevkeeper
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

I feel either the questions were harder this year or the field was weaker, or maybe a mix of both -- in either case, the scores were definitely lower than normal. The questions were well written, though I feel Technology should be combined with another category -- in the 11 rounds I read, I think a ...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

I think he means they don't participate the IHSA State Series.
by Trevkeeper
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

mlaird wrote:And the future Mrs. Brad Fischer, of course.
Yes indeed. Congratulations.
by Trevkeeper
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

How was Ultima?
by Trevkeeper
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Tegan wrote: It'll be a darn shame when you guys can't go to a tournament because Coach Riley is leading the Ramblers to a Bassmaster fishoff.
As Buddy Holly says, "That'll be the day...."
by Trevkeeper
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 9995

This would be a good tournament for us, as a fledgling program, to go to, but that's the first day of our spring break.
by Trevkeeper
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Isn't it Andrew Friedman?
by Trevkeeper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

I recognize all those names except for Austin. Who am I forgetting?
by Trevkeeper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Contrary to popular belief, the dirty streets of K-Town are full of hoodlums and gang bangers. Park Ridge... ha! Pales in comparison! And if ACE camp was any indicator, Illinois teams will reign at U of I. Lies, I've played frisbee at 1 am in Kenilworth and been perfectly safe. Granted, we were rig...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

For the record: white Cloud beat DCC in a local tournament (they could be missing a player). While they are usually good, I'm not sure they are equal to teams during the Weinberg regime. We did get an update: there will be 11 teams playing a round robin, then a three team round robin playoff. Indee...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Any predictions for Earlybird? I'll go with an all non-Illinois final, with NKC over DCC. Highest finishing Illinois teams (i.e. the other semifinal teams): Auburn and one of Loyola/NT/Bloomington How do you know who is in the field? I must have missed that update. But, I'm more curious about the F...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The judge
Replies: 51
Views: 15567

The best system I have played is the Buzzersystems.com one, but those are expensive.
by Trevkeeper
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 198558

Any predictions for Earlybird?

I'll go with an all non-Illinois final, with NKC over DCC.

Highest finishing Illinois teams (i.e. the other semifinal teams): Auburn and one of Loyola/NT/Bloomington
by Trevkeeper
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Top Ten Funniest Movies
Replies: 17
Views: 3726

As mentioned, Superbad is hilarious.

I also think Ferris Bueller's Day Off is deserving of being on any list.
by Trevkeeper
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10669

Speaking of "Time After Time," I quite enjoy the Quietdrive version that was recently released. I don't think the Cake version of "I Will Survive" is *that* funny, but clearly the thread is now encompassing all covers instead of just funny ones. Really, the song is more weird than funny. Also, I've ...
by Trevkeeper
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10669

You can say "Bitches Ain't Shit" in the off topic forum, as it's an actual song title. I mean, c'mon people, we admins check context and such. To contribute: Jebediah [sic] Parker's "Hey Ya." I forgot about the Obadiah Parker version of "Hey Ya," that is a pretty decent song. I was amazed that that...
by Trevkeeper
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 33437

Weird, I would have thought the season schedule would have been changed to reflect that, then. Dunno.
by Trevkeeper
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10669

Funny Covers

Are there are any covers of songs that make you laugh out loud? Parodies such as stuff by Weird Al excluded, of course. The two I can think of are Boyz-N-The-Hood by Dynamite Hack and a certain Ben Folds version of a Dr. Dre song (I'm not exactly sure on the language rules in the off topic forum, so...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 33437

Plus, isn't the UIUC NAQT tournament the same day as the IL NAQT State Qualifier at Loyola?
by Trevkeeper
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 20798

leftsaidfred wrote:maybe the Band.
Does the Band count since they had a Canadian?
by Trevkeeper
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 20798

I'm a big CCR fan. I like Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots too.

I'm actually in then midst of compiling a list of great 90s music, we'll see how that goes.
by Trevkeeper
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some Semblance of Preseason Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 13214

charlieDfromNKC wrote:Nick M. & Carlo are reactivating Indiana's team,
Yeah, we'll see how that goes. My only goal for the season is to pretty much get the program started and make it to a few tournaments.