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by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comparing Governor's School Teams
Replies: 26
Views: 8976

THE THIRD PART IS NOT CHIP BEALL There really is no third part. Winning a college tournament :wink: My bad about the Matt Daniel confusion, I actually looked at those stats a long time ago and forgot about how it just had first names. The funny thing is, if Matt Daniel had magically graduated from ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comparing Governor's School Teams
Replies: 26
Views: 8976

I think the 2003 team should be a candidate at least. That was the only year MLW ever skipped PACE, and I think they would've had a shot at it then. They went 10-0 on prelim day at NAQT nationals (beating an SR Sidarth-captained TJ by 5), then choked at the very end of playoff day, dropping three st...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 17541

As for throwing chairs and throwing tantrums, while hilarious, it seems silly. While it certainly makes things more exciting, it also is annoying. Coaches that complain, and boy have we run into some, and nag, and go into virtual temper tantrums are ridiculous. Yeah based on what a current teammate...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 17541

Re: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting

Yeah sorry pretzeldude somehow in my mind I mixed your team's uniforms with Mathews' fans to create one visual explosion of team spirit. Agree/disagree/flame? I'll take option 3, please, with a side order of spite! Seriously, though... First of all, I want to know why we need to make legitimate quiz...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 17541

Or Rappahannock County's VHSL team ... I'll admit our team isn't the prettiest, but that was pretty low. Very below-the-belt low. Ahh dude I knew you'd take that the wrong way, all the emphasis was on the cheerleaders part, I just think it's really funny (in the same way that really serious quizbow...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 17541

Hopper wrote:
DH TTHS wrote:Hot Cheerleaders
I guess you've never seen It's Academic...
Or Rappahannock County's VHSL team :roll: ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 17541

I also think that a popular production probably would flash the entire question up on the screen before (or perhaps as) it was read in the match. To keep the game legitimate, the students in the match would not see it. Part of the fun of watching televised game shows is being able to say 'I know th...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 54017

Dr. Chuck has parents? That's a strange thought for some reason...it's like when you ran into a teacher outside of school for the first time and realized they didn't live at school. Um, carry on. Hee hee... believe me, I'm not THAT old, but it is not often that my parents visit me. They just chose ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu May 31, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hi-Q Hi-Five? Five-player teams in GA
Replies: 32
Views: 11934

My only problem with this is if 5 why not 6? It seems to me that there should be a line somewhere and with this ruling I don't know where that line is. On a more serious note though, I think the fact that most buzzer systems accommodate 10 players or less is the limiting factor. And yeah, I wish st...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun May 27, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 43472

Nav wrote:Call me picky but I'm curious... if this is setup as a double-elimination tournament (which it looks like it is), why have a 3rd place game? In double-elims 3rd place is already determined...
Nein
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun May 27, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 43472

I hear all the 8-2 teams are Richard Montgomery A, Eden Prairie A, MLK A, TJ B, NKC, Dorman, and New Trier in no particular order. One of my teammates said we were the bottom of those teams, and that there were 61 teams advancing, which is a strange number. Now that I think about it that actually i...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat May 26, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 43472

Oh... so how many teams would 6-4 get for the playoffs? The number of 6-4 teams can vary a little bit depending on results but it should be near 60 (3/8's of the field). Last year it was exactly 3/8's and the year before that 3/8's plus 1, which was kind of bad because that meant more byes with tha...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat May 26, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hi-Q Hi-Five? Five-player teams in GA
Replies: 32
Views: 11934

My only problem with this is if 5 why not 6? It seems to me that there should be a line somewhere and with this ruling I don't know where that line is. OMG if we allow 2 players on quizbowl teams then maybe someday that'll lead to 3...maybe even 4! Where does it stop? When entire cities face off? T...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri May 25, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 43472

It'll be fun to find out which is the ridiculous 1 loss wonder team this year.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed May 23, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date claimings for DC/MD/VA area tournaments for 2007-08
Replies: 19
Views: 6955

Oh my bad, didn't notice the SAT dates. Well in that case, come one, come all!
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed May 23, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date claimings for DC/MD/VA area tournaments for 2007-08
Replies: 19
Views: 6955

The EFT Mid-Atlantic mirror will be on October 6th at William & Mary. We'll have a high school division if we can get at least 6 teams or so (and this division will probably be PACE-affiliated). I know that's about when TJ hosts their tournament...if anyone feels torn I mean, it's a college tourname...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed May 23, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC (yes, I said 2008)
Replies: 29
Views: 9795

Yeah I'll try to volunteer for PACE next year, so for those purposes May 31-June 1 would be a lot better for me (sounds like that's easier for TJ too).
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat May 12, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament 2 at Brown (9/29/2007)
Replies: 32
Views: 18404

^^Ditto. The full official announcement won't come until I reserve rooms, which will be in July probably. Maryland will almost certanly send teams to this mirror, although it'd help us out if it was not on the 29th, as that is the day before our fall high shcool tournament. Yeah I meant everything ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat May 12, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament 2 at Brown (9/29/2007)
Replies: 32
Views: 18404

^^Ditto.

The full official announcement won't come until I reserve rooms, which will be in July probably.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu May 10, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Stingray Awards 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 18886

J. J. REDICK V AN ACTUAL CONDOR The condor has a 9.5 foot wingspan. Who do you think wins this? (hint) Next matchup: Missouri v. Misery Edit: POST 69! First off Carlos Delfino is badass, secondly... Missourah comes in to team up with Missouri, and the tag team is able to take our Misery with the aw...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed May 09, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 25036

I believe the score was 400 - 260 (not totally sure, could've been 240)
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue May 08, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7246

I guess I have not been paying attention. I have not seen it written as one word until tonight here. Really? Not in, say, "The Quizbowl Resource Center"? I personally believe it should be Qwizboll. But, barring that, I believe that it should be quizbowl. My reason is thus: If you are participating ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue May 08, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7246

I don't like to see it separated for two big reasons: 1. Whenever I see "quiz" stand alone, I think it may give people the wrong impression that this is like some weekly current events bar trivia thing in South Carolina (or anywhere really, don't mean to be state bashing). Or at least, that's what i...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat May 05, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Season Finale Tournament (05/05/07)
Replies: 20
Views: 8019

Yes, but keep in mind these are PACE games, which tend to draw out a little longer than NAQT or other 20 tu/b. That's not to say I don't like more games, but 9 PACE games will definitely take longer than any 9 NAQT games, even with the best of readers. These are 22 tossup PACE games though I believ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 16268

You know it might not produce good quizbowl but if the TD/QE doesn't say it needs to be fixed what incentive do I have to go through more trouble writing questions for people? Basically if people sent me stuff that was too atrociously bad I would tell them to rewrite (which I did several times), ot...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 16268

You know it might not produce good quizbowl but if the TD/QE doesn't say it needs to be fixed what incentive do I have to go through more trouble writing questions for people? Basically if people sent me stuff that was too atrociously bad I would tell them to rewrite (which I did several times), oth...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 16268

Well for TIT we were asked to rewrite a handful of questions, and I thought that worked out really well because it's better than a) editors having to do more work or b) crappy questions being left alone, or c) occasionally one person writing the whole packet for a team because he/she is the only one...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 16268

Okay I'll admit we're guilty of the Swiss mathematician one and the Nobel Prize citation one. Perhaps the latter is lazy writing indeed, but if it provides the proper difficulty, what's the problem with it? Well I can't be sure it is in fact sufficiently difficult, after all I didn't write that one ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie is sucking, right now
Replies: 11
Views: 3642

I hope at least our freelance packet is bearable :oops:
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia 2006-07
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

It's a shame Princess Anne doesn't get out more, because they seem to me to be the clear number 3 in VA right now (though other teams can certainly beat them). I hope George Mason can be a real contender for the small school title at HSNCT, it'll be interesting to see if they're for real.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More name changing chicanery!
Replies: 20
Views: 5298

leftsaidfred wrote:I do not plan on doing a Wall of anything theme.

Aww but this name is too awesome! Thanks for it tho Fred
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT, famous last words of CBI.
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

I heard that Jason Mueller watched the end of Rambo II too many times, so in a moment of Luddite rage (wow I'm too fond of them lately) he went to the CBI master computer where all 38 of the answers they use are kept and just kept throwing shit.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ham Sandwich Scandal
Replies: 66
Views: 17815

strifeheart wrote:better learn more or you won't stand a chance at the TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT
William & Mary Open 13/25/08: Luddite Revolt! (actual occurence depends on if that lousy Smarch weather keeps teams snowbound or not)
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Most notorious annoying people Mark II
Replies: 22
Views: 6189

hmm then how about Wall of Pita Bread as a new username? or City Wall (goddamn mongorians tearin down my city wall!) :razz: ?


Edit: yep Fred, that's an official request sort of, leaving it to your descretion...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Most notorious annoying people Mark II
Replies: 22
Views: 6189

Not that Im Muslim or anything, but in order to make this board more diverse plus health food friendly, Wall of Hummus would be nice. But its your call: can a wall of hummus actually be built? Falafel or lamb will do...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ham Sandwich Scandal
Replies: 66
Views: 17815

technology and double posts suck...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ham Sandwich Scandal
Replies: 66
Views: 17815

Dolemite wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:
xXWinter_FoXXx wrote:You're demonstrating my point perfectly. Acting as if Christian or Muslim is different, while supporting laws that supposedly promote equality. QFT: "Hate Crimes, A Savage Hypocrisy"
who are you and what are you talking about
who is your daddy and what does he do
lol governator in da house
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Captain's Veto?
Replies: 15
Views: 4644

Yeah I have played in games like that where the moderator never looks up and you can basically say like 20 answers while conferring with your team and if one of them is right, then you get the points. It gets really annoying after a while though.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York/New Jersey 2006-07
Replies: 44
Views: 18069

Anyone know much about Bergen's team this year? Matthew Tobin from BCA might come to W&M next year.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament listing with Stats by IS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3875

My wife and I were discussing this same thing the other night and how it would be nice if we had something like an ESPN but just for quizbowl. Have player interviews, team stats, and other things that would interest most of us. And she being a marketing person was looking at it as a way of getting ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9106

perhaps the decision to run a Sunday tournament is adversely affecting participation. :sad: It's a shame, too. I had hoped for a 40-50 team field like last year. This is really dissappointing. No last year NAQT States had 21 open teams and 9 small school teams. Maybe you're thinking of last year's ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where is everyone going next year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5978

Since he doesn't post here I'll just say it: Mark Guerci of MLW will be coming to the 'burg. And I got an assload (can I say that in the hs section?) of signatures at our activities fair for admitted students on Saturday, if even half of those end up coming to W&M, we be ballin next year!
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tragedy in Blacksburg
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

What's bizarre is how there was a gunman some months ago at VT (who did not nearly as much damage), weird
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BC College Bowl Jam Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6427

One or two times per TRASH tournament?!? I hate hockey questions but still I expect them to come up more than other sports besides the big 3 and NASCAR, and about twice per academic tournament. If I'm bad at hockey knowledge it's my fault. Plus I mean it's Boston, you gotta be hockey-heavy. It's le...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 49550

Re: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion

After actually going through the ordeal of getting to and from Minneapolis, Dude, flying to Chicago and renting a van is a pretty bad idea anyway (coming not so much from me as a Minnesota native I know). Driving all the way and spending a night somewhere would've even been better. I think I heard ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BC College Bowl Jam Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6427

One or two times per TRASH tournament?!? I hate hockey questions but still I expect them to come up more than other sports besides the big 3 and NASCAR, and about twice per academic tournament. If I'm bad at hockey knowledge it's my fault. Plus I mean it's Boston, you gotta be hockey-heavy.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT ICT Stats
Replies: 12
Views: 9215

Was there a 3rd place game in DI? Did Matt get revenge for the :arminius: incident?
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Presidential Credibility
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

what about something like "I don't speak for NAQT"?
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Movement/Retirement Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 14702

Not that anyone cares probably, but our Russki resident Senior and most frequent captain Misha will be gone and won't be doing any grad school in all likelihood, which means he'll retire to spear fishing at his home in Minnesota, so perhaps he can get Bruce some seafood if he's too lazy to go to Red...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Virginia @ Panasonic
Replies: 12
Views: 3741

charlieDfromNKC wrote:(but I'll still do it if it means I stack that ca$h).
C.R.E.A.M. get the money, dolla dolla bill y'all