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by The Time Keeper
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 318036

AndyBrindlee Mountain wrote:My discussion about bigtrain's question probably came from Nats, but my own neg I put did not.
My bad. Feel free to edit and repost it.
by The Time Keeper
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 318036

The NAQT National Championship set is being used at a mirror in the near future so please avoid discussing those questions in this or any other thread.
by The Time Keeper
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Readiness for Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: Readiness for Competition

metsfan001 wrote: What's the general consensus on when a team should begin going to competitions?
Provided funding isn't a problem you should be going as early and often as possible.
by The Time Keeper
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preannounced subject areas for some questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

Don't do this.
by The Time Keeper
Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

As far as I'm concerned conspiracy theorists can think what they like. It's just a little insulting for people who don't know me, and weren't at the tournament to question my performance, challenge my integrity, generally insult me, post non-publicly available information about me, etc. Alright, ye...
by The Time Keeper
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

zwtipp wrote:
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.
It appears that you're right. I was unaware of my special email address viewing abilities.
by The Time Keeper
Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

Your email shows up under all of your posts, I wouldn't have mentioned it had it not been publically viewable.
by The Time Keeper
Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

"dafirenze" could be someone from UCLA or elsewhere in SoCal that just helped out. But the fact that this person is 100% new is somewhat suspicious. A couple minutes of mediocre internet detective work show that it's almost definitely this kid. His email address listed is pauharold@(editedtoprevent...
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

I'm pretty sure this was from USC's tournament held on the 3rd.
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

Maybe since this kid was seeing more than 3/4 of the bonus questions he just ran into more questions that he didn't know. Maybe he didn't feel the need to take things so seriously since he was crushing the opposition. Maybe he didn't think about the questions and just passed on them in an attempt t...
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

if this kid is from ohio, what is to say if he had not heard all of the tossups before at a different NAQT tourney using the same set? And his bonus conversion could be explained by the fact that not all the bonuses are read at NAQT tournaments. Thus he got the ones he knew and blanked on the rest....
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Team in the World?
Replies: 55
Views: 35090

If I remember correctly, he performed much more consistently in the playoff rounds, converting a much higher portion of his bonus questions. Dear USC people, I would be interested in seeing the his playoff stats if possible? I also understand that players in Ohio have a vastly different format from...
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19626

The blatant favoritism displayed by the fact that you successfully protested a question's answer sure is revolting!

If that little anecdote was your main reason you suspected favoritism towards Brindlee Mountain I'd love to hear the other reasons you alluded to at the end of your first paragraph.
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69467

brownboy79 wrote:Sorry for the mistake.
But 1988 was their last division championship.
Wrong again. They won the division in 1990 even though the Oilers and Steelers both went 9-7 as well.
by The Time Keeper
Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 14147

Next auk joke results in a ban.
by The Time Keeper
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15205

Leo Wolpert wrote:
MCDoug wrote:Otherwise, how about you just leave the rest of us at FL and GA out of it since more then half of the FL team doesn't even know who you are.
Oh, I thought it was because once the Florida grad students heard it wasn't a Division II match, they immediately lost interest in playing it.
OH SNAP
by The Time Keeper
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Kickoffs Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 3935

NatusRoma wrote:Since when do "Kickoffs" occur in mid-January?
Since when is "January" denoted by the number 11?
by The Time Keeper
Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this a legal practice in Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 23
Views: 11230

If it's written down after the match begins and just a blank piece of paper beforehand it should be completely fine.
by The Time Keeper
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38823

Who is this BloodMeridian, why is his email romeroc@gmail.com and why did he post from the same IP address that you did? Basically what I'm trying to say is please tell me you didn't invent an alter-ego just to bash this guy. Edit: Resulting mini-flamewar resulting from this discovery surgically rem...
by The Time Keeper
Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80164

Anyone want to bet on whether or not a team will come within 250 points of TJ A tomorrow?
by The Time Keeper
Tue May 17, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Definitive Greatest QB Poems List
Replies: 7
Views: 5646

It's from the SNL "Bill Brasky" sketches. No preserving the brains of modern SNL writers.
by The Time Keeper
Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals predictions?
Replies: 10
Views: 6109

Re: 3rd place!

sttdramasinger wrote:isnt it great macarthur didnt go to state *tear* not i so love the fact that st. teresa (my team) went to state and got 3rd and macarthur didnt get past regionals well its a good thing that i have a new bf now cause i was totally embarrassed of my last one.
Take your retarded shit elsewhere.
by The Time Keeper
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals predictions?
Replies: 10
Views: 6109

I catch it now and then.
by The Time Keeper
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals predictions?
Replies: 10
Views: 6109

Sklansky's a douchebag, shut up with that shit in my forum.
by The Time Keeper
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Switching A and B Teams
Replies: 27
Views: 14057

If a team intentionally places their best four players on a B team in order to get an easier set of prelim games or some similar reason, it should be met with a "What the hell are you trying to do?" from the TD. As TD you could also ask (demand) that the teams be changed back to normal.
by The Time Keeper
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18337

DaGeneral wrote:dolemite, i hope that your post wasn't a joke. if it was, it was out of line. if it wasn't then nevermind
what
by The Time Keeper
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18337

When I read the topic I was expecting to see a link to this: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quizbowl/message/6652

Also, what the hell is wrong with you, Mueller?
by The Time Keeper
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best individual players in Michigan
Replies: 14
Views: 8150

Nolan from Owosso is pretty decent, I've read for him a couple times and seen him play on Quizbusters as well. That being said, there's no way he can be considered to be among the best players in the state. He's not even the best player on Quizbusters this year.

Edit: typos.
by The Time Keeper
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: blatant sexism (or something like it) in quizbowl questions
Replies: 19
Views: 10082

I can't speak for the original poster, but it looks pretty obvious that she wasn't serious about the "blatant sexism" part.
by The Time Keeper
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: blatant sexism (or something like it) in quizbowl questions
Replies: 19
Views: 10082

Quizbowl is played predominantly by males. The average male high school quizbowler wouldn't know a vagina if it slapped him in the face.

As far as a real answer goes... I don't care.
by The Time Keeper
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best individual players in Michigan
Replies: 14
Views: 8150

Re: by the way

sometime DCC has to have a year where they do bad that doesn't involve them kicking most of michigan's ass somehow That "somehow" is DCC consistently putting forth more effort to improve than everyone else in Michigan. If you want to eventually beat them, you should...you know...put forth more effo...
by The Time Keeper
Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Mega Conference
Replies: 21
Views: 14206

I'm not sure if a 170 point loss can be shrugged off as a fluke so easily. DCC and Petoskey's PPG and bonus conversion at NAQT States indicated that they're legitimate (granted Will did seem to have a meltdown game against tough competition in the playoffs) plus the questions at MSU States pander to...
by The Time Keeper
Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Mega Conference
Replies: 21
Views: 14206

I voted for Lahser because I couldn't decide who I thought would win. If I were you I'd worry about Petoskey and DCC as well. When Will is on his game Petoskey can be a threat and DCC has always done quite well on the MSU format/questions. Panasonic is even worse than MSU States. Bids to go to that ...
by The Time Keeper
Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MI NAQT States
Replies: 11
Views: 10291

Wang_man wrote:ALL OF YOU GOT YOUR TODDS FEENISED!!@!!#@$(

WONED IN TEH FASE!!!*!@$(
Congratulations, you're an idiot.

But yeah, DCC finally won their first real MI tournament and it only took until the middle of March.
by The Time Keeper
Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Mega Conference
Replies: 21
Views: 14206

I voted for Lahser just out of sick amusement. Also, if you're going to bother making a poll about Michigan state championships, at least make it NAQT states and not the hideous garbage that is the MSU states tournament. Only teams/coaches who have no idea what the hell is going on around them reall...
by The Time Keeper
Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI regionals (MI&OH)
Replies: 4
Views: 4712

Probably someone who doesn't understand that even CBI questions aren't shitty enough to prevent Michigan from easily destroying everyone in that region. Either that or someone was just trying to be humorous. Edit: There's a slight chance another team could win if Michigan decides not to send any of ...
by The Time Keeper
Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT 2004 High School Championship
Replies: 31
Views: 20463

NoahMinkCHS wrote:Quiz bowl isn't a valid enough religion? Some might differ on that...
I suggest shooting those people in the face.
by The Time Keeper
Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 43879

It generally seems pretty simple. Quite a few (but not all, for those who will want to bitch about this) of the good HS players are only good because they continuously study for HS quizbowl. From what I've gathered by talking to other people, this often means studying shallow lists and such, even to...
by The Time Keeper
Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118494

It isn't really arrogant. Being the best looking team in quizbowl is like being the guy in the leper colony who still has all his limbs.
by The Time Keeper
Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20294

Then just say "bonus questions" or something. bonuses is half pretentious, half goddamn stupid.
by The Time Keeper
Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20294

People say bonuses because they're either trying to sound smart or sound funny. In either case they end up sounding like asses. Even if it's actually the "proper" way to say it (I neither know for sure nor care at all), I suggest one avoid using the term "bonuses" just because it's annoying as hell.
by The Time Keeper
Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118494

My Top Six in MI

Since I played all of these teams this year, I figured I'd throw up a top six in MI of my own just for comparison 1. Detroit Catholic Central A 2. Troy 3. Okemos 4. Detroit Country Day A 5. Andover 6. Detroit Catholic Central B 2-5 can be pretty interchangable, but that's where I think they stand fo...
by The Time Keeper
Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118494

Re: MI

emactruman wrote:Here is my top 60 for the state of Michigan.
10) Hartland A
I like that even more.