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by zwtipp
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you want a signature?
Replies: 25
Views: 7306

"F*** Big Bird" if the censored version is acceptable. If not, then something to the effect of hating/killing Big Bird is fine by me.
by zwtipp
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 11565

New Orleans
San Diego
by zwtipp
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 11565

Re: Pick 'Em - The Finale

Ohio State vs. Florida
Notre Dame vs. LSU
Louisville vs. Wake Forest
NFL wild card round game #1
NFL wild card round game #2
NFL second round game #1
NFL second round game #2
AFC Championship game
NFC Championship Game
Super Bowl
by zwtipp
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Week Seventeen Pick 'Em - First game is on Saturday!
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Re: Week Seventeen Pick 'Em - First game is on Saturday!

Gator - WVU vs. Georgia Tech
Rose - Michigan vs. USC
Capital One - Arkansas vs. Wisconsin
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia
Kansas City @ Jacksonville
Atlanta @ Philadelphia
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
Buffalo @ Baltimore
Cotton - Auburn vs. Nebraska
Fiesta - Oklahoma vs. Boise State
by zwtipp
Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Fifteen
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

Re: Pick 'Em - Week Fifteen

Dallas @ Atlanta NY Jets @ Minnesota Philadelphia @ New York Giants Kansas City @ San Diego Cincinnati @ Indianapolis Poinsettia - TCU vs. Northern Illinois Las Vegas - BYU vs. Oregon New Orleans - Rice vs. Troy PapaJohns.com - South Florida vs. East Carolina Armed Forces - Utah vs. Tulsa
by zwtipp
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Fourteen - All NFL slate
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Denver @ San Diego
Indianapolis @ Jacksonville
New Orleans @ Dallas
New York Giants @ Carolina
Minnesota @ Detroit
Buffalo @ New York Jets
Baltimore @ Kansas City
New England @ Miami
Tennessee @ Houston
Green Bay @ San Francisco
by zwtipp
Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Thirteen
Replies: 13
Views: 4348

10. Oregon State
9. West Virginia
8. Arkansas
7. Wake Forest
6. New York Giants
5. Seattle
4. Carolina
3. Atlanta
2. Nebraska
1. Houston
by zwtipp
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week 12
Replies: 10
Views: 3683

USC
South Carolina
Georgia Tech
Washington
Wake
Indianapolis
New England
Pittsburgh
New Orleans
BYU
by zwtipp
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Eleven
Replies: 13
Views: 4551

Re: Pick 'Em - Week Eleven

10. USC
9. Ohio State
8. Hawaii
7. San Diego
6. NY Giants
5. Boston College
4. Wake Forest
3. Atlanta Falcons
2. Cincinnati Bengals
1. Indianapolis Colts
by zwtipp
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Ten
Replies: 15
Views: 5177

Oregon @ Southern California
Wake Forest @ Florida State
Miami FL @ Maryland
Wisconsin @ Iowa
Nebraska @ Texas A&M
San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals
St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
New Orleans Saints @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Chicago Bears @ New York Giants
Tennesse @ Arkansas
by zwtipp
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Nine... of Shame
Replies: 14
Views: 4625

10. Boston College @ Wake Forest
9. Denver at Pittsburgh
8. Oklahoma @ Texas A&M
7. Cincinnati at Baltimore
6. Dallas at Washington
5. Pittsburgh @ South Florida
4. Tulsa @ Houston
3. Green Bay @ Buffalo
2. Indianapolis at New England
1. LSU @ Tennessee
by zwtipp
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scoring Updates for Pick 'Em & Knockout?
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/~football/pic ... dings.html

Damn, it's only through week 5.

I can probably start working on it in a week or two (ridiculously busy with midterms, hw and going up to stanford for the football game).
by zwtipp
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scoring Updates for Pick 'Em & Knockout?
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

leftsaidfred wrote:I'll be honest, I currently have no motivation to do that enitre year. Maybe the best way to get it done would be for each person to take a few weeks and then total them up.
I think dan had the standings through week 7 or 8.

I'll see if I can find those
by zwtipp
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'em Week Eight
Replies: 18
Views: 5993

10. Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos 9. Penn State @ Purdue 8. Nebraska @ Oklahoma State 7. Arizona State @ Washington 6. Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals 5. Dallas Cowboys @ Carolina Panthers 4. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Philadelphia Eagles 3. New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings 2. Florida...
by zwtipp
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scoring Updates for Pick 'Em & Knockout?
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

I'm still curious who won last year's pick em.
by zwtipp
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Five - FIRST GAME IS ON THURS OK
Replies: 17
Views: 5411

10. Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots 9. Oklahoma vs Texas 8. LSU @ Florida 7. Washington State @ Oregon State 6. Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos 5. TCU @ Utah 4. Washington Redskins @ New York Giants 3. Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles 2. Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Diego Chargers 1. Tennes...
by zwtipp
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Four
Replies: 19
Views: 5976

10. San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs 9. Boise State @ Utah 8. Texas Tech @ Texas A&M 7. Oregon @ Arizona State 6. Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech 5. Ohio State @ Iowa 4. San Diego Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens 3. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Redskins 2. New England Patriots @ Cincinnati Beng...
by zwtipp
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Three
Replies: 19
Views: 6726

10. Connecticut @ Indiana 9. Arizona State @ California 8. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts 7. Notre Dame @ Michigan State 6. Wake Forest @ Ole Miss 4. Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers 5. Tulsa @ Navy 3. Saint Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals 2. Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots 1...
by zwtipp
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: You Pick the Pick 'Em - Week Three
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Will week 3 be up for picks before next wednesday?

I'm going to Korea and won't be back until sunday.
by zwtipp
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Two
Replies: 21
Views: 7061

10. Syracuse @ Illinois 9. South Florida @ Central Florida 8. Miami of Florida @ Louisville 7. LSU @ Auburn 6. New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles 5. Kansas City @ Denver Broncos 4. Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys 3. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Jacksonville Jaguars 2. Clemson @ Florida State 1. Car...
by zwtipp
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week One
Replies: 32
Views: 9703

10. Ohio State @ Texas 9. Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins 8. Texas Tech @ UTEP 7. Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers 6. Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5. Dallas Cowboys @ Jacksonville Jaguars 4. Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers 3. Indianapolis Colts @ New York Giants 2. Colorado S...
by zwtipp
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21541

Djibouti wrote:but any first-word buzz is impressive.
What about 0th word buzzes?
by zwtipp
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Prelude
Replies: 21
Views: 6858

10. Notre Dame @ Georgia Tech
9. California @ Tennessee
8. Northwestern @ Miami (OH)
7. UTEP @ San Diego State
6. Toledo @ Iowa State
5. Utah @ UCLA
4. BYU @ Arizona
3. Rutgers @ UNC
2. Memphis @ Mississippi
1. Florida State @ Miami (FL)
by zwtipp
Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Tournaments per year
Replies: 27
Views: 10622

I'd say mid to high teens is prolly the most any team should do. My junior year, we did like 25 and we were pretty burnt out at the end of the year.

We did a few less my senior year and around 20 is perfect without burning out.
by zwtipp
Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20074

leftsaidfred wrote:
wd4gdz wrote:Sigh
It is your American duty to post this reply and post it now.
Agreed. I think I'll write one as well just for amusement of seeing his reply.
by zwtipp
Mon May 15, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 315094

DumbJaques wrote:Also from RM's tournament today:

Bonus: Given an element, identify its flame test color

Question: "Indium. Hint: Think about it "
(You know, because Indium is named for the color Indigo, so it's blue)

Neel Kotra: ". . . Brown?"
The questions about the flame test are just stupid.
by zwtipp
Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz commentary
Replies: 21
Views: 11705

Specific example of a question you wrote:

It the the brand of soap in some Taco Bell restaurant...

When should a question EVER lead off with something like that?
by zwtipp
Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz commentary
Replies: 21
Views: 11705

Your school brought two teams, but submitted one packet? Another packet from your team (even by the people that refused to go because they perceived the quality to be poor) would certainly have helped. On a whole, I didn't think the packets were too bad. The questions you already mentioned were the ...
by zwtipp
Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 33376

There is a girl at Walnut Hills in Ohio that was pretty good speedwise on the buzzer. THe one time I played against her, she got a bunch of the lightning round questions. We had already put the game away though, but still I rarely saw people that fast on the buzzer.
by zwtipp
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 315094

airmale007 wrote:
DaGeneral wrote:From Big 12 and Friends:

Molly Hatchet for Carrie Nation

I have no idea what you're talking about.... :shock:
Carrie Nation's nickname was Carrie Hatchet since she was apt to smash up saloons with a hatchet.
by zwtipp
Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving Reaction Time
Replies: 13
Views: 7114

A lot of it is about timing. If you know the key clue is coming up in a question, like "...Name this country with capital at..." you can time it so the reader says the clue as you buzz. Yes the reader is supposed to stop when you buzz, but most finish the word they're on, and many will read a word o...
by zwtipp
Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 22881

I'm quite late coming to this thread, but I personally see nothing wrong with lists making parts of toss ups. The standard inverted pyramid becomes clearer clue by clue, which means the more veteran players will get these earlier either from superior depth of knowledge or a familiarity with certain...
by zwtipp
Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 22881

I think luck comes in more in the cases of which the player does not know who or what the information identifies and based on what they hear realize the information could, based on what they already know about a person, very well be true. In this case, the person has used the knowledge they possess ...
by zwtipp
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 22881

I agree, if the person who negged only knew George Gershwin and buzzed on that, then he deserved the neg. I just figured that the vast majority of quizbowlers who could name Gershwin tunes, such as the player who negged early with George, would know about Ira. But maybe that's incorrect. The issue ...
by zwtipp
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 22881

While this isn't entirely applicable with your question because it's reasonably well-written, I just don't believe it's a good idea to mislead players even with a uniquely identifying clue. If the uniquely identifying clue is too obscure or inconsequential, it could go over the player who has imper...
by zwtipp
Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 22881

It does, however, disprove Zach's contention. Someone (incidentally, someone considered a pretty good player) thought "tense" was most likely, but the actual probability of that being the answer at the point where that player buzzed was zero. This is simply because that player didn't know the answe...
by zwtipp
Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 22881

The question is a weak hose because it fits the hose criteria. These are: 1. Irregardless of how much one knows, one cannot be sure what the answer to the question is until significantly into the question because the question does not directly and uniquely specify its answer and 2. the most probabl...
by zwtipp
Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 34724

Dolemite wrote:Your email shows up under all of your posts, I wouldn't have mentioned it had it not been publically viewable.
I believe it is only publicly viewable to mods since I cannot see it.
by zwtipp
Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 34724

About 2/3 of the rooms only had one person to read and scorekeep, but those were the most experienced members of the team and I doubt they would have made such a mistake.
by zwtipp
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 34724

Dr. Chuck wrote: I'm trying to recall... how well did you do Charles? :) We are aware of the few wunderkinds that came out from California, but I can't remember if this performance is at all comparable. A. I'm not very familiar with these NAQT lower level invitational packets and exactly how much o...
by zwtipp
Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 34724

I'm trying to recall... how well did you do Charles? :) We are aware of the few wunderkinds that came out from California, but I can't remember if this performance is at all comparable. If it is statistical errors, that's a lot of errors to put in to SQBS to result in that skewed a result (if certi...
by zwtipp
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 34724

The tournament used NAQT questions. The team was a one person team so he weas obviously going to put up amazing points.
by zwtipp
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 315094

Dichots for Dinosaurs
by zwtipp
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Rules?

Since we can't post questions in the rules thread...

For the negs, as long as it is right answer and wrong answer with no toerh context, is that okay?
by zwtipp
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 315094

Nero for Cyrano de Bergerac
by zwtipp
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Technophobia Discussion or Monologue, Really
Replies: 56
Views: 55742

Sedna was defienitely gettable from that, and 2004UB313 had been all over the news recently (the whole Spanish astronomy fraud thing), so there were at least 10 easy points on that one. While there was some overzealous underlining that should have been corrected, it wasn't a horrible bonus. While I...
by zwtipp
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 68952

"Tossup: *buzz*"
Answer: Birmingham

All the moderator said was the word "tossup"

Granted this was in ohio format at a tourney where the category questions were all related. (the answers to the other two questions were Selma and Montgomery)
by zwtipp
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator speed?
Replies: 17
Views: 6802

I think it depends on the moderator. I'd rather have a slow moderator who enunciates well and can be easily understood than someone who goes faster than they can without slurring words. Some readers have the ability to read extremely fast and still be understood (Dwight Kidder) and others try to go ...
by zwtipp
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guide to Packet Editing
Replies: 2
Views: 2237

Guide to Packet Editing

With all the talk about how bad the packets have been at West Coast tournaments this year, I was wondering if there is any sort of guide for editing the packets for a tournament? It would seem straightforward (cross reference clues, grammar, etc), but if there is no guide for this I think that the o...
by zwtipp
Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 315094

Jerry Springer for Taiwan's Parliament