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by JohnAndSlation
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?
Replies: 19
Views: 9755

Re: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?

cornfused wrote:This is a bit of a favorite son vote, but I'd nominate Tom Egan as the best in the business in Illinois.
My thoughts exactly, Greg.
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 159024

Re: Illinois '08-'09

SaveComputationalMath wrote:redacted
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember that being terribly unusual. I actually don't remember getting much religion that DON'T TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FROM THIS SET --the mgmt
by JohnAndSlation
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4771

Re: Getting coaches to care

2) What I personally don't understand is why a substitute coach can't go in his place if needed, on occasion. Aside from talking to your coach (which could potentially alleviate much of the problem), is there an assistant coach who's more enthusiastic? Is there another teacher who, even if you kept...
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 159024

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I'll also take Prairie Fire over Fighting Scots any day :grin: The one time we beat Monmouth. In terms of anything that's not, you know, academics or music or something awesome...
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 159024

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I'll take Prairie Fire over the Violets any day...It's been a while since I've been able to say that.
by JohnAndSlation
Wed May 21, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible spring tourney in central Wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Possible spring tourney in central Wisconsin

Yeah...I'm an idiot, what can I say?
by JohnAndSlation
Tue May 20, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible spring tourney in central Wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Possible spring tourney in central Wisconsin

Possibly, depends if I can get a team going by then.
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Presidential Candidates association test
Replies: 16
Views: 1299

Re: Presidential Candidates association test

Surprisingly, Hilary over Barack...Not surprisingly, both over McCain.
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: women in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 50
Views: 11677

Re: women in Quiz Bowl

I also will definitely agree with the aggressiveness theory. Honestly, I think that's the major difference between male and female players. The team at my high school rarely had any shortage of girls, but many schools rarely have any girls on their teams. The only reason I can think of is the fact t...
by JohnAndSlation
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 16750

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

If any of you say "Hampshire College" I will weep with joy. Ditto for Knox College... Knox allegedly used to have a team of some kind (at least per my girlfriend ( MY GIRLFRIEND [/u])) who goes there.) Anyway, you should get their team going again. You're right in the middle of a hotbed of quizbowl...
by JohnAndSlation
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 16750

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

BuzzerZen wrote:
JohnAndSlation wrote:
BuzzerZen wrote:If any of you say "Hampshire College" I will weep with joy.
Ditto for Knox College...
Knox! I know somebody at Knox. Not a quiz bowl person, mind you, just this guy. This is on topic, right? Quizbowlers of the world...start going to tiny liberal arts colleges more.
Who? And QFT
by JohnAndSlation
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 16750

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

BuzzerZen wrote:If any of you say "Hampshire College" I will weep with joy.
Ditto for Knox College...
by JohnAndSlation
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I might as well throw in my REALLY clueless opinion with
1. Auburn
2. WN
3. Loyola
4. Stevenson
by JohnAndSlation
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Good luck to everyone. It is a difficult year to predict. I will be on AM 720 (http://www.wgnradio.com) to talk about the tournament and read some questions Thursday morning between 11:00 and 12:00 (starting a little after 11:00 and ending sometime from 11:30-12:00 depending on how much else they h...
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Congrats to all the teams advancing to State!
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I'm with Tegan and so confused.
by JohnAndSlation
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

mlaird wrote:SNOW
YAY!
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Is this a joke? Wheaton North plays the New Trier sectional winner, earning a match with the winner of Auburn and Bloomington, so only one of the four best teams in the state (not counting those who can't get out of New Trier) gets top four status? And the southern half of the state - without Bloom...
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

I'm not sure what the exact circumstances were with the Maine South protest, but it is possible that the Moderator may have acted correctly. To keep things under control, the rules clearly state that appeals need to be initiated by a Head Coach (though other people are allowed to signal to the head...
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do you guys want another politics sub-forum through 2008?
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Yay! And it's "yesses".
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do you guys want another politics sub-forum through 2008?
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Yes.
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31299

Proposed criteria for a true bad neg (must meet one or more:) 1) wrong type of answer (person, place, thing) i.e. Denmark for pancreas (great neg, by the way) 2) one of a group, you name something not in the group i.e. Grouchy the dwarf; name this South American country-BUZZ-Spain 4) just plain wro...
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Congrats! All the best to both of you!
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?
Replies: 28
Views: 8679

That was a few years ago. Times change, and so should systems.
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do YOU fundraise?
Replies: 30
Views: 7853

Extra credit works. Period.
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall North at Minnesota, Sunday November 4
Replies: 30
Views: 10376

You got one together? Do tell.
by JohnAndSlation
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trivia Buffs Needed for New Show
Replies: 35
Views: 10461

Do you have dates set yet?
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Tegan wrote:
BarringtonJP wrote: (I withdraw the comparison of Vermeil and T.Egan if absence is health-related) :sad:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Only partially health related. I'll live for the moment ... I think?
I hope!
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Tegan wrote:
JohnGlerum wrote:And if ACE camp was any indicator, Illinois teams will reign at U of I.
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Not so much, eh?
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

Cruel and unusual punishment. That's what that is. *glares*
by JohnAndSlation
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations, Ralph and Manfred!
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Not really. It's in northwesternish Illinois, three hours almost due west of Chicago.
by JohnAndSlation
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations, Ralph and Manfred!
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Songs For Silberman wrote:Hampshire's in western Massachusetts. I love my tiny weird college; nobody knows where it is.
I agree. Everyone thinks I'm in Knoxville, when I'm kind of in the other direction. It's great...
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations, Ralph and Manfred!
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Congratulations!
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pavarotti in memoriam
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Reading that news on my home page at 1 in the morning definitely killed my night. I need to stop glancing at the news during girl time...
by JohnAndSlation
Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Advertising clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

That was probably it. We were begging you to stop almost immediately >_<
by JohnAndSlation
Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Sky Has Fallen
Replies: 29
Views: 7242

My school sustained some fun damage. Trees down everywhere (leaning on buildings, lying acoss the street, etc) and one of the buildings lost part of its roof. There's also a corner from some part of a building lying on the ground. Thankfully the only people there are athletes.
by JohnAndSlation
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Advertising clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

I agree. That's painful stuff, that is. Yet, strangely, it looks vaguely familiar. Coach?
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205261

MS just needs some serious team gellage. I have yet to see it. The juniors (now seniors) kind of hang out, but they're in their own little spheres. If they can come together and get serious, they'll be great. Until then, they'll be alright.
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43461

I've got some similare issues right now, although not quite to the degree you describe. I don't like the whole contract idea because I think it takes much of the "here for pleasure" aspect out of the equation. Anyone who can behave reasonably is welcome to come to as many practices, tournaments, an...
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Out-of-state interest in Chicago-area tournament 12/15/07?
Replies: 9
Views: 3428

charlieDfromNKC wrote:FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGE finals, I'm all in the NT tourney if I can go.

That's the way to go!
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43461

As a student, I like the idea of talking to the parent. Helicopter Mommy probably isn't listening to what her daughter wants (recipe for disaster), so maybe even a meeting with both might help. It'd be a chance for you to let the girl (and her mother) know you want her there, and a chance for you to...
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24197

I opened it early, because I won't be around, but there won't be questions 'til 9.
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24197

In light of many July 3rd fireworks shows, the chatroom will be open (with questions), but I won't be there...
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24197

Chatroom's closed now, but it'll be open at 9 (CST) tonight.
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24197

Quizbowl Practice & Discussion is up now (Noon CST), if anyone's interested...
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47499

Greg/Carlo's peanut joke? Is that because you weren't sure which of them told it, or because they both told the same really lame joke :wink: (I wouldn't be surprised...)?
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47499

Bravo Illinois, and a hearty "Well done!" to Missouri and Florida, and, really every team there, because y'all got there in the first place.
by JohnAndSlation
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24197

Blargh...I'm at work then. Maybe an evening instead? *begs*
by JohnAndSlation
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24197

cornfused wrote:I'd be up for that, Eric.
I second Greg's motion.
by JohnAndSlation
Mon May 14, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Midwest Championship (5/12/2007) @ Culver Academies
Replies: 17
Views: 7703

We were without a coach that day, so no Culver for us...*tear*