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by brownboy79
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319300

Really? And either way, I think saying that it can't be the Chunnel is wrong too. Even if some people don't know a term, that doesn't make it wrong. Like saying Mahesh for Shiva.
by brownboy79
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2006-07
Replies: 38
Views: 13155

No, its not that, I just don't have a membership to OAC's forum. Not a big deal. And I understand that people are happy that they won, and I apologize for being overboard on my response. Our team this year is constantly being compared to the one last year, and I'm slightly tired of it. Especially af...
by brownboy79
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2006-07
Replies: 38
Views: 13155

Because I can't respond on OAC's forum: In defense of my team, we played some really sub par matches today. We were also missing two of our starters. Not to mention the balance of those questions. I generally respect IS sets, but the distribution was crazy. I recall one painting tossup, no music tos...
by brownboy79
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Rowdy Raider Invtiational (4/14) @ Wright State
Replies: 10
Views: 4524

Papa Chakravarthy. Dunbar A. Captain. My Social Security number is....
by brownboy79
Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Rowdy Raider Invtiational (4/14) @ Wright State
Replies: 10
Views: 4524

Thank you for a great tournament.
by brownboy79
Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319300

Practicing old NAQT nationals questions

Given: The Godfather
Answer: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Given: Spider monkey
Answer: Protozoa
by brownboy79
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swiss Pairs Discussion (split from National Tournaments)
Replies: 21
Views: 8114

But if you're doing Swiss pairs, that could really unbalance the seeding for the playoffs, yes?
by brownboy79
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39174

Enormous=Baller.
by brownboy79
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: frutopia
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Rally? I still could go for the kiwi one. But sadly, I don't remember the name.
by brownboy79
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS?
Replies: 28
Views: 9722

Recently KAAC (Kentucky Association for Academic Competition, I think) changed a test from General Knowledge to Arts and Humanities. And people decided that this was better, because it fit into the type of learning that Kentucky wants to promote. Just like that, NAQT is making an effort to say that ...
by brownboy79
Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I started a GovCup thread in the Theory forum, just to see what people think.
by brownboy79
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KY Governor's Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

KY Governor's Cup

This is meant to spearate ideas of next year's GovCup from the criticism/praise for this years. Who knows, maybe someone will consider this stuff.
by brownboy79
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I disagree with the Cepheid vs. Cepheid Variables response by the last poster. I would accept one for the other. Anyhow, evidence for the discrimination is based almost entirely on circumstantial anecdotes which I have seen. Essentially, teams like Johnson, Manual, Danville, etc. often are on the ba...
by brownboy79
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

Dunbar loses Shima and Rohit. Shima placed 3rd in lit and started. Rohit will be starting for NAQT states. Myself, Victor, Amit, and Sagar return as seniors for next year. As for seeding, I think Swiss pairs are the way to go. Definitely. I think 90% of GovCup protests are unnecessary and trivial. A...
by brownboy79
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

There was a lot of stuff like that which really gets on my nerves. And while some teams may be considered "better" and don't deserve better treatment, the fact is, some times those teams actually are better. I really would rather that there is some form of seeding, especially after considering the w...
by brownboy79
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

Props to KAAC on those questions. Not even I can complain about them, solid job. Well run tournament, too. Three Cheers for KAAC.
by brownboy79
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

Yeah, everyone. Knock em dead. Not that it's possible for everyone to knock everyone else dead, but eh. You guys know what I mean.
by brownboy79
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

Are they really? Fields can't be closed. We haven't even had NAQT states yet. And Dean said that there's like 40 spots left.
by brownboy79
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I responded to that 4 thing on the Tournament page, there are actually 6 teams qualified. But that possible Central Hardin Danville matchup in the second round looks pretty interesting.
by brownboy79
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

Actually, NAQT is counting top 6, JV and Varsity. Therefore, it's 15% times the total number of teams that were there. I believe the other two were Madisonville North Hopkins and Dobyns Bennet. I'm pretty sure that's it, but I'll get back to everyone.
by brownboy79
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 18885

Granted, Winthrop has some quality losses, but what have they really won? Almost anyone can schedule well and play some good teams to lose, and their conference play is very impressive, that many wins is probably not a fluke. I know I'm a power conference partisan, but the idea of Winthrop being a t...
by brownboy79
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

This randomness seems shady to me. But what does that matter?
by brownboy79
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

Anyone with suggestions for the tournament for next year, please email me.
pchakravarthy79 at gmail dot com
by brownboy79
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

That part of the bracket should be fun. I look forward to it. I still want to know how they choose teams for the bracket.
by brownboy79
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

Sorry for not posting. I, for one was drained yesterday. It should be illegal to make students read questions that long. Labor laws or something, and every year Deano threatens to quit on us, and he hasn't yet. Eric, those are the correct results as I know them. Thanks to everyone who came and put u...
by brownboy79
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33384

BuzzerZen wrote:
Next matchup:

A HINDENBURG TRANSFORMER

vs.

A TITANIC TRANSFORMER
The Hindenburg Transformer blows up, leading to fire, melting the infamous iceberg. Titanic Transformer throws down on any remains.

Next Matchup:

OWEN MEANY

vs.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO
by brownboy79
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

I don't have the field yet. But as of now, it is approximately 20 teams in varsity and 8 in JV.
by brownboy79
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I think round robin would be great for state, but who knows. Dunbar had a below average region, but eh. I really think that while regional and district scores can be impressive and may give some idea about state scores, they are definitely not foolproof, and in some cases give horrible indications. ...
by brownboy79
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 18885

But, uh, I think you forgot that thrashing of Pitt at the hands of unranked Louisville. Also, I think Duke is the second or third 3 rather than a 2, but that's nitpicking. My seeds, in order: 1-UCLA, Florida, Wisconsin, UNC 2-Ohio St., Texas A&M, Kansas, So. Illinois 3-Pitt, Duke, Nevada, Wash. St. ...
by brownboy79
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY

Dunbar will be hosting an NAQT tournament on March 3rd. It will feature NAQT questions as well as house written worksheets. Despite the addition of the worksheets, it is still an NAQT qualifier for NAQT nationals. We are expecting approximately 32 teams in the varsity division and 16 teams in the JV...
by brownboy79
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8613

They told me that I could go to the ToC, but so far I haven't heard anything.
by brownboy79
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8613

UERD: Jeopardy does want a variety, but the test doesn't provide for it. Most people have a problem with the timing issues of the test. Only the people who can digest the information quickly enough can pass the test. I think they said the average score with the time limit is like a 25 and the averag...
by brownboy79
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8613

I disagree with the avoiding. But I do think that its about who they think will work well on TV. I mean, if you were a casting director, would you pick a genius who, albeit smart, might faint on TV. Granted, there's a ridiculous amount of luck and/or personality going into the choice, but discountin...
by brownboy79
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

Referring to individual players:
Wouldn't the best ranking be a peer system? That is, have a large group vote for say, 50 people to vote. Those 50 could vote for whomever they choose on a monthly basis. That would be relatively easy? Maybe? I'm just shooting out an idea, disregard it if it's stupid.
by brownboy79
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

Dunbar has been a tad odd this year. We're an enigma, even to ourselves. And my dark horse is Simon Kenton, they're a solid team.
by brownboy79
Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I must say, hats off to KAAC. Those questions, the QR ones atleast, were the best GovCup questions I have had the pleasure of playing.
We (Dunbar) had a fairly solid performace, despite my own screwups. Good luck at Regionals everyone!
by brownboy79
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Science Bowl 2007 (Who's going?)
Replies: 12
Views: 5206

Does Kentucky send someone for this? Because this is the first I've heard of National Science Bowl.
by brownboy79
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I'll bite. So who do you guys think have good chances for the PAC team?
by brownboy79
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319300

Actually, no. It said something about him being pioneering a home gym system or some other random clue. Schwarzenegger wasn't a bad guess, especially considering that the question was probably written before Mr. Norris reached the fame he has today.
by brownboy79
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319300

From today, Charleston Catholic's tournament:
My answer: The Last Samurai
Answer: Comanche (the horse)

That sounds a lot worse that it was. But oh well.

From an online practice off of a published set:
My answer: Arnold Schwarzenneger, I dunno how to spell that
Answer: Chuck Norris
No excuses
by brownboy79
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

I've got a few updates for all who were wondering. Dunbar has looked impressive when they have had their full complement of players. Papa is quite simply the fastest player in the state in terms of social studies this year. They had a great showing against us (Russell) at Vandy with what I believe ...
by brownboy79
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wikipedia Article for Quick Recall (KY)
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Chris, you have been listening to me too much. But I have opened my eyes. Judging from the first few league matches, Quick Recall has changed, probably for the better.
by brownboy79
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61781

Dunbar has not had an excellent year so far. We finished in the final four at Ezell Harding, losing to Dorman. And then at Walton, we had horrible prelims, and lost in the second round of the playoffs, in what our coach called 'the worst game ever.' It was awesome.
by brownboy79
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Central Hardin Acad Chall (10/21/06) in KY
Replies: 16
Views: 6658

Dunbar isn't going. Atleast, according to our coach, we aren't going. I think there's a mixup somewhere.
by brownboy79
Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NFL Knockout - Week Three
Replies: 27
Views: 9012

Green Bay and Atlanta
But I feel stupid for my picks the last two weeks
by brownboy79
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NFL Knockout Contest - Week Two
Replies: 24
Views: 7370

Miami New Orleans
by brownboy79
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NFL Knockout Contest - Week One
Replies: 23
Views: 7411

Arizona, Washington
by brownboy79
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21826

The Roman buzz was total crap. One word buzzes often involve quite a bit of luck. However, a few of them were decent, and they deserve props.
by brownboy79
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21826

Today at practice on some old Yale sets:
Q:This trilogy...
A:(On accidental buzz) Lord of the Rings
by brownboy79
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NFL Knockout Contest
Replies: 12
Views: 3602

I would play. What a party that would be.