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by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19173

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Cheynem wrote:I thought it maintained a surrealistic, Mobius strip style of what playing ACF Nationals is like.
I thought it was, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19173

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

We're flattered. Thanks, Mike.
by bradleykirksey
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Apology
Replies: 0
Views: 2033

Apology

About a week ago I made a very stupid post on the forums. It wasn’t well thought out or organized and honestly was more the work of alcohol than actual brain functioning. I made a reference to a post that I never saw and apparently never happened on the forums. I thought and said that that a post ha...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida State / Panhandle Teams?
Replies: 4
Views: 2651

Re: Florida State / Panhandle Teams?

Facebook is usually a good way to reach Billy I believe. If he's not free, you could contact Stan Young like suggested or Dan Finley of Gulf Coast or UCF Alum Chas Carpenter who's in Tallahassee.
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ UCF 4/11/15
Replies: 10
Views: 5354

MUT @ UCF 4/11/15

Hello everybody! We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting MUT this year. The date 4/11/15 is still maybe tentative but it's 95%+ likely to be that day. We'll confirm it as soon as we can. Chris Borglum has graciously offered to TD but the tournament will be on the UCF campus. As the name impl...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3879

Re: NAQT SCT @ UCF

After 8 games each, DI has rebracketed with UCF A (8-0) UF A (5-3) and Waterloo (4-4) at the top and UCF B (3-5) and UCF C (0-5) at the bottom. There are 3 games left to play. After 9 games so far, UF B leads DII at 9-0 and UF C is in second at 6-3 with all 3 losses coming to UF B. Again, there are ...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3879

Re: NAQT SCT @ UCF

At halftime, UCF A is winning at 4-0. UF is winning undergrad and in second at 3-1. UCF B is in third with 2-2. Despite Aayush's 115 PPG, Waterloo is in fourth at 1-3 and UCF C is still winless. 8 more rounds (and 6 games for each team) to play. For DII, UF B is winning at 5-0, UF C is in second at ...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 28707

Re: College History Bowl 2015 (basic announcement)

We're really looking forward to this tournament.

Do you have a ballpark figure about how much it'll cost yet?
by bradleykirksey
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Florida @ University of Florida (1/25/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Florida @ University of Florida (1/24

Ian and Michael told me it was the 24th when I asked and that's when Cody told me to get Mickey and me off of work. So I guess we missed a memo somewhere.

But I'd been meaning to ask too. Did no CC teams sign up?
by bradleykirksey
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3879

Re: NAQT SCT @ UCF

Well, I won't be playing SCT, but I hope I get a chance to play you on a bible tossup this year. Jihye nearly beat me to one last year, but not quite.

Does this mean you might be coming down to Orlando for SCT though?
by bradleykirksey
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3879

NAQT SCT @ UCF

Hey, guys! We’re excited to say that the Florida SCT will be held at UCF this year. It’ll likely be held in the business administration building, but more details will come as we get closer to time. I’ll keep the event updated. It’ll be $125 per team, and each subsequent team from each school will c...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014]
Replies: 34
Views: 11743

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:Not yet. We expect that it will be available in August or September.
Hey, did anything ever come of this?
by bradleykirksey
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 73922

Re: Preseason Poll

Unfortunately, that knowledge isn't infinitely available. This isn't a pro sports league where all transactions are public record. On the other hand, it's the preseason; voters will have more opportunities to get informed as the season rolls on. Let me be a person to go on record saying that presea...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question about SCT bids
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: Question about SCT bids

So by registering for the south east instead, we aren't actually more likely to get a UCF only SCT?
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5800

Re: Tiers of players?

powerplant wrote:Is Joe Flacco elite?
No. He's like Sam Bradford but with a slightly better final smash. For now I put him half a tier behind Ness or Roethlisberger.
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 20, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

I never meant to imply that Chipola wasn't good before the Kelsons. I knew they'd won several Delta Burkes before they came along. I didn't mean to slight Stan, but having played Dallin since high school, I can vouch that he was very good before he went to Chipola. Like I said, this should be one of...
by bradleykirksey
Sun May 18, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

Personally, I was willing to bury Chipola after you lost the Kelsons finally, but you got back to ICT again, so I guess everyone knows not to count you out. I guess this makes the first time since probably 2009 that the state of Florida CC quiz bowl is going to be up in the air. I'm looking forward ...
by bradleykirksey
Fri May 16, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

Not to twist the knife any deeper, but I knew Valencia had a frustrating tournament (both their losses came on the tie-breaker questions) but I never realized exactly how much better they were playing than everyone else. Also the 4 teams with the highest PPB were in our bracket. I think it's safe to...
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 15, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

Every time I see Cass between now and CCCT, I'll kick her in the shins. I know in theory she isn't going to play, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for Valencia.

And good. Thanks again for doing all of this, Chris.
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 15, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

Does this mean Broward lost Greg and Noah? And on a much more relevant note, have they picked a 4 year school yet?
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 14, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: How to transition from high school to college quiz bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 8021

Re: How to transition from high school to college quiz bowl

I've really gotten into the habit of simply reading things that come up (books, poems, short stories, histories, etc). This isnt extremely efficient, but I find it fulfilling. If you find it fulfilling to read works that come up in quizbowl as a form of studying, then by all means continue. General...
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 14, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

Great tournament. I got to play against several skilled players I haven't met before. University level quiz bowl is dejecting, exhilarating, and humbling, in that order. Please let me know if you ever get to play against Adam Silverman. I'd love to watch that one. And ya, thanks again to Chris for ...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 4897

Re: College History Bowl discussion

I'm not sure what happened with UCF showing up as I didn't go to Chicago. But I'd also like to apologize. The reason, if anyone cares, is that one solo freshman decided to go by himself, stayed the extra day in Chicago, realized he had no clue where he was going or what time it was or how to get the...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT format and logistics
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Re: ICT format and logistics

Also, the non-timing of the half packets is pretty much an admission that the clock is dumb. I suppose the relevant model is one in which there's a tradeoff between variability of the outcome due to vagaries of which questions are asked in which part of the packet/half of the match vs. something wo...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014]
Replies: 34
Views: 11743

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014

Editx2: Looks like next year I'll be eligible to play solo for a small seminary or to play for UCF. Either one. I'm weighing my options but leaning towards UCF for most major tournaments.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)
Replies: 23
Views: 9307

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia College (Orlando--May 10, 2014)

UCF will play. UCF will probably field 2 teams, but we might bring up to 4.

Edit: We will bring a buzzer set and at least staffer.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

UCF has been everywhere from 9th to dead last. I don't think either is overly accurate. I'm in the same boat.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

Is that why Harvard is 4th?
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

Well, since I have to wait for my database to come back online, what else would you like to see added? I've fixed the exploit that was used to screw up the ranking, and I've added Google/Facebook authentication to hopefully keep people honest. I'm a little torn on hiding rankings, because while it ...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

And also boot Claremont off the list. I'm assuming that that part's a joke, right? They're definitely not the worst team on the list. Sorry though. It's frustrating when trolls break nice things. Edit: Took down the whole provider? Forgive my stupid social-science-major question, but is that possib...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

I guess that makes me feel a little better, but I'm definitely all about Jake's suggestion of having to log in so we can keep out trolls.

When we do that, I'll be very interested by the data we get from it.
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:I really hope you guys aren't surprised by this.

Edit: although if someone set up a script to do it and took the site down with it, that'd be pretty annoying.
Surprised isn't the word. I think disappointed is.
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

I also think that some teams are a lot better at ACF than NAQT. We played Alabama very close a few years back on NAQT tossups (losing on the last tossup of course). That was at a combined field on D2 questions, but it was a very fun match indeed! It stayed about a tossup apart the entire time. The ...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10753

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

There are so many interesting things that could come of this, say if you make everyone make an account and give some additional info to sign into this. With enough data on each individual voter you can surely weed out trolls. EDIT: You could even ask people to tell you how much emphasis they put on...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Poll: Midseason Edition
Replies: 33
Views: 13218

Re: Poll: Midseason Edition

In the very off chance anyone actually cares, full strength for UCF might actually be Cody Johansen over Michael Tichy. On a more relevant note, I feel like Georgia Tech might be very underrepresented if you look at the set of stats given above. Georgia Tech did win on average 583-89 and only had 8....
by bradleykirksey
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF

Mercer and Valencia are both expressing interest but haven't signed up yet. I'm not sure what UF is doing, if they backed out because they don't want to just play each other, or if they backed out for good or what. UCF is anticipating fielding at least 3 house teams if this goes through (our club ha...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.
Replies: 116
Views: 23828

Re: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.

The actual numbers would need to be adjusted--I think UVA goes up, Yale goes down, Penn goes up, Chicago goes down, Maryland goes up, and Michigan gets added to the mix. Just to be clear, my original percentage thing was a joke. I knew the percentages were a joke, but you went with the top teams in...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.
Replies: 116
Views: 23828

Re: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.

UVA: 50% Yale: 30% Penn: 19.4% I'd give Chicago .5% and Maryland .1%. Everyone else literally 0%. These statistics were calculated using my advanced WIN SHARES prediction formula, so you know they're accurate. So after SCT, Michigan has a higher D value than Yale or Maryland, and Reynolds CC has a ...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

ACF Regionals @ UCF

Hello everyone! We’re very excited to say that UCF will be hosting one site for ACF Regionals this year on February 22nd. Because UCF hates me, we’re not going to know which rooms it’ll be in for another two weeks. We will keep everyone posted on here as we find out the information, but it’s most li...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 20
Views: 5602

Re: Bank Accounts

All of our money is controlled by the Center for Student Engagement and we have to submit forms 4-6 weeks in advance if we want to see any of that money. If you held a separate bank account how would they find out and punish you for it? Practically, is there anything other than punctilious rule fol...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Florida @ University of Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Florida @ University of Florida

We are sending 3 teams more likely than not. It might end up being 2. But probably 3.
by bradleykirksey
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Has any tournament ever not "suffered from variable bonuses"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3485

Re: Has any tournament ever not "suffered from variable bonuses"

A shockingly high percent of stuff I get it stuff I pulled from Sunday School or from a book I read about presidents in 3rd grade, or an offhanded comment a teacher made years ago. Like one SCT where it asked who gave the speech before the Gettysburg Address and then later asked which president was ...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: It will NEVER be matched
Replies: 28
Views: 15191

Re: It will NEVER be matched

OK, I know necro-posts are in bad taste, but did anyone catch the last two Jeopardy ToCs? Last year's winner Colby Burnett finished 44th at that ICT, and Jason Keller won the most games that season after finishing 46th. The year before's winner, Roger Craig, finished 4th at ICT, and the 5th place fi...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACUI/NAQT partnership comes to an end
Replies: 7
Views: 3754

Re: ACUI/NAQT partnership comes to an end

I know I'm a little late, but I'd like to second what Matt said. To get funding from the school for tournaments, we have to get paperwork in 8 weeks in advance, and we can only get funding for two tournaments. If there were big changes, especially if it's in the early part of the school year or invo...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing
Replies: 22
Views: 5602

Re: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing

Howdy! For reference, the mean ExpPP20TUH is 204.06. I am uncertain as to whether this number can be interpreted by saying "UVA would beat Penn by 18 points on average" - my gut instinct is to say no. The comparisons might be accurate for MIT and Rice, who are right below the mean. [/code] First of...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Buzzers
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

Buzzers

OK, we aren't new, and we aren't high school, but we don't have buzzers.

Most of the sites online are like $500 for a set that plays for one team of three. Is there any way to actually afford useful buzzers?
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 17112

Re: ICT Predictions

NOSTRADAMUSHAHA wrote: 32. Central Florida. After ICT, I predict that UCF will no longer be indefeated this year, unless that word doesn't mean what Bradley Kirksey thinks it means.
When you don't take a shower for months and you are encased in fetid matter. Am I wrong?
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4207

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013

He was on Mickey's team last year at MUT when they lost to Kelson the Elder. So I don't think anyone will cry foul too much.

Thanks, everyone. I'll let him know he can play.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4207

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013

If Sean graduated in April and the tournament is in May, he still qualifies, right?
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Valencia Mirror of Missouri Open
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Re: Announcement: Valencia Mirror of Missouri Open

I find it likely that UCF will field a team.