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by geekjohnson
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC SCTs
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

CC SCTs

I did not see a place for this elsewhere.

The AL SCT featured Jasper A, Snead, and Faulkner A finish in a three-way circle of death. Faulkner won in two playoff games with Jasper finishing second and Snead taking third. Northeast Alabama took fourth and Northwest-Shoals finished tied for fifth.
by geekjohnson
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13278

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

any ideas on set postage?
by geekjohnson
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 5762

Re: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror

stats?
by geekjohnson
Tue May 17, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 9391

Re: Player Poll

And I will note that my advocacy on such was merely a suggestion. One which I posited irrespective of acheivements of the demographic(s). Though why would one expect people to actually take what is actually said. Alas..Deesian logic.
by geekjohnson
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago
Replies: 28
Views: 7980

Re: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago

any updates?
by geekjohnson
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18628

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

SE Quizbowl may not live up to the aspirations of all involved, or from our thoughtful northern neighbors, but a lot of enjoyment is had by its participants. Without offering anything constructive or worth anything, I am sure that whatever problems we have will be taken care of in due time. I would ...
by geekjohnson
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

Re: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

This was never about grad students in quizbowl or the manner which teams practice or what tournaments they attend. I am sorry to have wasted everyone's time with this obviously unimportant tangent. I never intended to step on toes, just offer a piece of my opinion on the matter. I feel the restructu...
by geekjohnson
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

Re: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

Don't like losing to grad students? Do the same thing you should do when you don't like losing to anyone else: get better. I never stated my reasoning was fear of losing to grad players. Oh hay we haven't seen some grad student bashing for a while. I too enjoyed this trip to 2004 I did not bash any...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

So, instead of addressing the actual point of it being more logical or reasonable to have separations, I am now indicative of the overall suck of an entire region? The fact that my proposition is being construed as a way to avoid legitimate competition is saddening. I am also sad to observe the same...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

The idea of it being absurd, as stated before, is due to them having disparities in experience, and levels of education. I never implied victimization. The fact of the top teams being able to compete against the top grad players is not a validating point for the practice to continue. Some of the bes...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

It is the principle that is absurd. Although I understand that my opinion is of no consequence. The idea of an undergraduate team having to compete for their championship against teams with graduate players is more absurd than my assertion. Again, all that is needed is a simple question on the surve...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

I did not, or intend to, insinuate that grad school players participating was detrimental. I simply think that it is farcical to have the playing field composed of undergraduates and graduates. The idea contains no implicit denigration of anyone involved. Obviously there is a large amount of lesser ...
by geekjohnson
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14078

grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

just wanted to say that the idea of D2 being the JV division is bordering on hyperbole. D2 is more like NCAA college baseball, and D1 is like the MLB + farm system. Our form of collegiate competition is one of the only ones (that I am aware of) which allows lifetime participation. While there are ce...
by geekjohnson
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53179

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Consider a tentative UWF team, al la just me, to be interested.
by geekjohnson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 10404

Re: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

As much as I love the ACBL, they are notorious in the statistics department. Unless required by NAQT, thankfully, they refuse to use SQBS and rely on an antiquated spread sheet system. Which would be fine, if not for the obsolete nature of it, as it does not track powers, negs, or bpc.
by geekjohnson
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 10404

Re: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

In the interest of fairness, and because I am a former member of UA's team, let me say that while Jake has a tendency to be over the top, he is not wrong in some of his assertions about the lack of general respect with regards to UA's team, or more specifically, the douche-laced tone some take when ...
by geekjohnson
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 10404

Re: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

Well...after getting thrashed, in consecutive matches no less, by the Kell brothers, I think without a doubt that the only question is whether Dallin and crew have a match within 300 points or not, dude is a beast, and his brother put up impressive stats along with him last weekend. NWFS was also ve...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 18869

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

I think your board may get a bit full if you take every person rooting for a team other than your own as board material.

GO FAULKNER!
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 18869

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Lol, no doubt Chris. I still wake up in a cold sweats occasionally over that. I also agree with you about some of the teams losing matches outside that core group. Here's hoping that some bama team can regain the title, and hopefully keep Borgs from matching Bryant in number of titles (though one co...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 18869

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Ok, cool beans.
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 18869

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

I love NAQT, and I likie the distrib. for the most part, but what I hate seeing are matches, especially matches that mean something, get decided over something like a pop song or some other trash. Given the amount of it that is included within the distrib. it is bound to happen, and it sucks. Hopefu...
by geekjohnson
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 18869

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

(disclaimer) nothing contained in this post was designed to offend any team, state, creed, polity, hair color, or shoe preference. I will go out on a limb with my prediction of the top 4 (in order) being: Charles Andrew Mark Casey As far as Dallin and Ethan, I think their inclusion on the same team...
by geekjohnson
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 18869

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

you'll be fine as long as you read every piece of recorded history on King Zog..er Lord Zod..whichever is fine.
by geekjohnson
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 16011

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

I'll believe I'll be staffing, so put me down for slot.
by geekjohnson
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT Results (ACUI REGION 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

Re: UIC SCT Results (ACUI REGION 8)

any idea on stats, or results for that matter, on the sct in knoxville?
by geekjohnson
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

I am unsure if the remarks you are making are directly at anyone in particular, but, for the record, I never said anything about questions being too hard. Hard questions are fun, just as easy questions can be fun as well. I think the point you make about improving as a player on difficult questions ...
by geekjohnson
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

I agree, ACF tournaments in the SE are very well received in terms of attendance, but those aren't always available. As for Titanomachy, I do not think short notice factored in to it, http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4399, as it was announced nearly 2 months in advance, granted that...
by geekjohnson
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

Again, I wonder why it is such a problem for people to run tournaments that are not geared for super serious tones and such. Yeah, IS and A sets are easy...very easy...My suggestion is that, even though such occurances tread on the sense of "quizbowl aesthetics" held by many, if you do not want to g...
by geekjohnson
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

I am fine with either. Though my faulkner friends do not seem to be able to make it due to work related items.
by geekjohnson
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

Oh, Mark, good luck with the CC scholarships at UA. Out of our team, 3 of us got some of those partial scholarships, out of 15. One guy at Faulkner got one of those five full tuition dandys. You basically have to be USA Today All-Academic Team or no fully.
by geekjohnson
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 18858

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

having has Bobo moderate numerous of my matches, I can say, from those experiences, he is not one of "those" who impede on the game. He tells a few jokes, before/after questions, and, in my opinion, never degrades the quality of the matches he is reading. Also, he is a good moderator, in terms of sp...
by geekjohnson
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

As forwarded, myself, plus some current Faulkner peeps are interested. My opinion on the question set is that the best option would be to simply use an unused A-set. This would not stop the large amount of Alabama CCs from coming, since it would not interfere with ACBLer tournaments. Also, this woul...
by geekjohnson
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 8419

Re: Alabama '09-'10

Wow, Mallet is doing the questions? They have some bright people for sure, but all I ever remember them doing is drinking way too much, having way too many parties, among other "activities." About 49% are cool, decent, brilliant people, the other 51% are like drunk frat brothers, just with a higher ...
by geekjohnson
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09
Replies: 20
Views: 3060

Re: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09

I will be there, with Jim Cook, Lauren Phillips, and Jared Lauridsen. For now call us, "Santi Likes Boys."
by geekjohnson
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Feedback for ACF Regionals packets
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Feedback for ACF Regionals packets

So...any idea when the packets will be up?
by geekjohnson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 14730

Re: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread

So what was the problem involving late packets? From what I read this caused a decent amount of trouble for some sites, like GT one. I half expected someone to be hung by now, at the normal rate at which people go about addressing these issues with other tournaments.
by geekjohnson
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations

Congrats to JSR for their title and also to Chipola. I thought an Alabama school would have reclaimed the title this year, but oh well, maybe next year. Though, the Borglum machine was shut down for only the second time in history. How did everyone like this new tournament? I for one, having not att...
by geekjohnson
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations

I hope some people will give us updates throughout the tournament. Even though the CC loving contingent is small here, we are interested. Good luck to all, especially Faulkner.
by geekjohnson
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 122473

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Well here is a video from UA's match in DII at the '07 ICT against Maryland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wngrEqthuE&feature=channel , and Florida, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqPbMo9VFXo&feature=channel . Forgive the title on the Maryland video, my ex-gf was very happy about us winning that ma...
by geekjohnson
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team at West Florida
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Team at West Florida

As of this summer I will begin the process of forming a team at the University of West Florida. To my knowledge they do not have a regular team. I think they only had a CBI team. If anyone on this board has any knowledge of a team there, or of students who read the boards that go there and are inter...
by geekjohnson
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 14998

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

I'm in as geekjohnson, reg. please.
by geekjohnson
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Trophies

I guess it just boils down to personal preference. I have always preferred trophies myself. When I was at UA I always made sure we had trophies for our hosted tournaments, and tried my best to make sure we had nice ones. It has been my experience that having trophies is a good way to lure money away...
by geekjohnson
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 16005

Re: ICT Discussion

My team, Alabama, was able to 30 the Bullock bonus, and we had one of the lowest bpcs out there. I honestly thought it was pretty easy, at least the parts on the Net and Demolition Man. The Love Potion part was the hard part, though our team got it b/c of mine and teammate's knowledge of celeb nudit...
by geekjohnson
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Improbable Last-Second Winning Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 2934

Re: Most Improbabe Last-Second Winning Answers

When I was at Faulkner State we played in Berry College's CC tournament. We and Northwest Shoals were undefeated and our match would decide the champion. Going into the last question they are down by 20. Before the question Josh Clanton (of the other team) says, in a mocking funny manner, "please Je...
by geekjohnson
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dust off those party hats... ICT discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3953

Re: Dust off those party hats... ICT discussion

Alabama will be UG, with the exact same lineup at we had at D2 last year. I look for Maryland to take the overall title, with Harvard taking UG, especially considering they return all of their team that finished 2nd to the monster UG team that was Carleton last year.
by geekjohnson
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Results and ICT Invitations
Replies: 52
Views: 8224

All I know is that Charlie Steinhice is going to Nationals, and that makes everyone happy campers.
by geekjohnson
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 7859

CBI Regionals Discussion

Because we all love CBI so much. Who all is making the trip to play on those wonderful questions? In case you do not get it, I do not like CBI, and am not quite Jason M. Well, regardless, it's a free trip to Jacksonville, and some bastard form of Alabama will be there the weekend after next.
by geekjohnson
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT timing policy
Replies: 20
Views: 3537

I have a good idea of who you are referring to. Lord knows, you now have met...Jonathan Thompson.
by geekjohnson
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9283

Also, our hats go off to Ga. Tech, who was involved in a car accident in route to the tourney. No one was injured, but I am under the impression Taylor may need a new vehicle.
by geekjohnson
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9283

Here are the stats . A few notes. We were very happy with how the tournament ran in Division I. Nothing seemed to go wrong or out of place, well, excluding Aaron's behavior in 2 rounds. I am sorry if that was a problem for any of the players. Once it reached what I thought was a critical point I tal...