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by Tegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Once again Maggie, I encourage you to logically defend the tournament NAC runs against those done by NAQT and PACE as being a better national, or even just a good national. I have never seen such an argument presented and would love to hear one from its supporter so I can edify myself on their beli...
by Tegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retirement Center game
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Retirement Center game

I have written for a couple of adult tournaments before .... subject matter related more to the 1950s through 70s .... I would be happy to send them to you and let you dice them up any way you like ... some history, some popish culture ... others. Not a lot, but maybe a start. T egan at maine 2o7 do...
by Tegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Thank you Coach Kilner!
by Tegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Did we get the "All-American" team yet?
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

quizbowlabc wrote: questions involving the actual use of microscopes
When I heard they had "slide" questions, I was picturing players putting little square slides on a light box to see a picture .... but now I think I understand.

I think I would have preferred to assume otherwise. :roll:
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Stat Boy wrote:
This is the second straight year that MD has had a dominating first round performance and then failed to make the finals.
False.
Explain please.
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

good thing I made the change when I did.
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Looks like Illinois beat Florida by one point in the finals.
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

DeisEvan wrote:Also, Silberman, you can thank Mike Tyson for that malapropism (sort of).
For outing me, Evan, I will eat your children!
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Finalists include: South Carolina Illinois Florida California Kentucky Tennessee WHoahh! Maryland, again!?!! No disrespect .. Florida makes it practically every year because they have great players, great coaches, and a little built in familiarity with the format, and I'm assuming that Kentucky had...
by Tegan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

By the way, guys, Illinois has apparently won their first two games to make the Panasonic final. The tournament can best be described as "Cronk SMASH!!" so far, with Illinois and Maryland eating people. Looking forward to seeing that final matchup - anyone at the tournament care to comment? (Repeat...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Semis: IL, OH, PA, IA, and TN SC, OK, CA, VT, and WY MD, KY, FL, and CO Two from each room make the Final. Hmm ..... MD, KY, FL, and CO seem to be in the "Fantasia of Death" .... SC, OK, CA might be interesting .... IF (emphasis, if) history is a predictor, IL should have a relatively easy trip to ...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 08-09
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Indiana 08-09

leapfrog314 wrote:I am henceforth declaring myself involved in Indiana HS quizbowl as well, at least a little bit.
TRAITOR!!!
by Tegan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Ben Dillon wrote:The runnerup was also from Fishers, a girl who was on Teen Jeopardy earlier this year.
Ah yes, I remember Chip giving her a shout out during the match when she answered a question .... "I think I remember you from Jeopardy!"
by Tegan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Fishers... MANGO? Their other team was Fishers Habanero ..... As Chip introduced them (brace yourself) THE FIRST SCHOOL IN THE 26 YEAR HISTORY OF THE TOURNAMENT to enter two teams, and NOT call them A and B. AND .... they had an actual MANGO on the table with them ..... I did not see habanero, so I...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

That is a complete joke what Chip told you about the "Junior Nationals". That is a horrible statement, and damages NAQT, which is the most well-run national. You (Wilmington Charter) are one of the best teams in the country, and beat many of the best teams in the country at NAQT. I could not disagr...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

quizbowlabc wrote:
Tegan wrote: Was there anyone in the room with them when this happened?
DC, Indiana and Washington
Can we confirm that the teams were actually, physically present. That's one major league good ol' fashioned hippie butt whipping!
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

quizbowlabc wrote:And elsewhere I'm told that Maryland put down an ungodly 510...
Was there anyone in the room with them when this happened?
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

But, worst-of-all, at the end of each school year the school absorbed the money we had raised into its general fund, at which point we lost any and all claim we had to it. So, the next year we had to start fund-raising all over again. This is bad, and this is what happens in our district. I finally...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Tegan wrote:BTW .... how did Russian go?
cornfused wrote:Uh, working on it.
>>engines roars to life<<
>>leather gloves, on<<
>>sunglasses, on<<
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Here's how you qualify for NAC: 1. Your team's name is published somewhere that Chip can read it. 2. You have the money to attend. Seriously, I would bet if some team called up and said "we've never played before, but we've got $600 burning a hole in our collective pockets", they would be in. Maine ...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

No, Joe submitted it as a joke and put Dan's name on it. We might have Dan go up later and ask if he can have his picture back, just to gauge their reaction when they realize their artist of the day is 17 and headed to Princeton in 3 months. Please post video of this moment when it occurs. [sarcasm...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37660

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

ILoveReeses wrote:Dave Bykowski, Eric Bell, Eric Huff, and Julie Gittings stomp on the rest of the competition in the exhibition coaches game.
amazing how they can win when I'm not on their team .... coincidence? I think not!
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

evilmonkey wrote:I would love to see Illinois break page 2 before July. It would make me laugh.
I smell a dare! $10 bucks .... done!
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

IMO, these last two posts are pretty well worded thoughts. I really think that Danny G is absolutely correct. You do need to be cautious about the intrusion of bureaucracy.
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

cornfused wrote:Although there would've been the whole getting-Egan-to-not-run-me-over-repeatedly-with-his-car thing to deal with.
Boy, you more damn right than you know.

BTW .... how did Russian go?

>>sound of key turning in the ignition<<
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

JohnGlerum wrote:
cornfused wrote:if I had just failed English my senior year...... to not run
Ironic?
It is 8 pm, why aren't you in bed, sonny?
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: NAC Schedules

In an entertaining addendum: when we were in Chip's room, he congratulated us on finishing 2nd in the Junior Nationals two weeks ago. He called his tournament the "Senior Division". This just proves a point: the man has no sense of class. His best way to advertise (please examine his website) is to...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: NAC Schedules

I very much would like to discuss how to prove that Chip's schedules can't be random. The teams that we've played so far all have winning records. One year all four of our opponents were also in the playoffs with us. Another year, by the time we got to quarters we had played five of the other teams...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: NAC Schedules

I'm not sure. In one match, during the 60 second round, Chip was (apparently) giving the points to the wrong team. He took about 20 seconds to fix the score on his computer, and only then did he permit the second team to answer the missed parts that the first team missed. Had I been coaching the fir...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

I want to take us back a little to the argument that Coach Blessman was trying to make (and I think I've go this right). We've all been to tournaments with volunteer moderators, and they have been great! I think, however, we've also had our share of lousy moderators. In an ideal world, we would expe...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156380

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I'll join to give them a handicap.
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: NAC Schedules

David Riley, Mike Laudermith, and I just got done watching some rounds at the NAC. Mike was there much earlier than David and I. I saw two rounds. This I will say, even based on limited rounds: 1. It seemed that the pop culture and trivia were down compared to a few years ago. 2. There were still mo...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

Just to point out: the Illinois coaches association runs a certification program for moderators. The IHSA has refused to make any requirement that their moderators are certified. Most tournaments make no requirement, though some hosts will try and find certified mods to read for their tournaments (o...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

$10,000 just to coach? Wow. Actually, her exact quote was: "I only get paid $10,000 a year to coach; that's not enough to get me up at 7 am and get my team to a tournament." Said coach said this in front of a room of about 100 coaches, roughly half of which got nothing. She was lucky to have walked...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

Speaking as a former coach and moderator: Money is not the end all be all. I have to speak from an Illinois perspective, because that's all I can do. I've known outstanding coaches that got paid ... nothing. I've known some of the lousiest coaches that got paid in excess of $10,000 annually just to ...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Middle School (Nationals)
Replies: 23
Views: 2633

Re: The Middle School (Nationals)

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:This may make them enter high school with an affection toward :chip: , which can only lead to bad things.
Boy, and isn't this the problem! It's like getting a kid hooked on a drug that only one dealer can offer .... thus becoming a customer for life.
by Tegan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Middle School (Nationals)
Replies: 23
Views: 2633

The Middle School (Nationals)

Results: http://www.qunlimited.com/nationaljr.htm Sample questions: that Peyton Manning is the NFL's most marketable player as far as commercials are concerned; that what the French called La Grande Guerre, we call World War I; Manheim Township identified IBM as the company behind the Think Pad lapt...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8258

Re: Stupid educators thread

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080606/ap_ ... FDS5dH2ocA

You can bet some assistant principal with a degree in educashun was responsible.
by Tegan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8258

Re: Stupid educators thread

So the guy was saying that educational research is vastly superior to physical science research? That is exactly what this Doctor of Education was saying. Again, and I repeat to avoid ambiguity, colleges of education should be burned to the ground. The ashes should then be placed into vacuum sealed...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8258

Re: Stupid educators thread

Since this is a forum about learning, I think we should have a thread about learning about people who do not do a good job with the whole learning thing but are in positions in power in the system responsible for education. May I suggest cracking open any journal published by nearly any college of ...
by Tegan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: NAC Schedules

http://www.doc-ent.com/qbwiki/index.php?title=Criticisms_of_the_NAC Here is the start of an article that we can hopefully all use to point people toward some truthful evidence as to what we speak of. I think the more concrete evidence that is detailed here, the better the chance that it will become...
by Tegan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 22299

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

From my perspective, the opponents of math on this board are opponents of speed. While I do support math computation inclusion, I don't think I agree here. I think that people who, in general, oppose math computation inclusion are people who don't see math as a subject rooted in "knowledge" vs. " a...
by Tegan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38129

Re: NAC Schedules

OK, well, I am attacking her personally, because there is something wrong with her personally, namely: *She supports the ethically contemptible entity known as the NAC *She is clearly a great example of the biased moderating corps that makes the NAC a joke as a competition, posting on this board to...
by Tegan
Sat May 31, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203557

Re: Illinois '07-'08

BarringtonJP wrote:In IESA Advisory Committee action yesterday...

... had a party going on, and everyone was invited ...
CONGRATULATIONS Coach Price!!
by Tegan
Thu May 29, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)
Replies: 80
Views: 7623

Re: NAC Schedules

In spite of all the :chip:-bashing I've read here and elsewhere, it was a well-run tournament with good questions... none of the shenanigans of past years for which :chip: is regularly lambasted. Whether or not it was coincidence I guess I will find out in Chicago. Ben, I wasn't there, so I can't s...
by Tegan
Wed May 28, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203557

Re: Illinois '07-'08

This is why I love Ron Santo ..... you can never accuse him of beting around a bush or not believeing what he says!
by Tegan
Tue May 27, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz bowl: spectator or participant sport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: Quiz bowl: spectator or participant sport?

I will speak the obvious here: in addition to the distribution and level of question difficulty, there is also the issue of format. Jeopardy is obviously done in such a way so that the audience can see the whole question, give the audience a chance to answer themselves, and then, in a sense, check t...
by Tegan
Tue May 27, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203557

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I'll consider any suggestions to bring before the committee at this time. 1. Tom Egan should not be forced to read Questions Galore questions ever again. The IESA thus votes to adopt special questions for when Tom Egan reads. 2. The IESA should vote to abolish southern Illinois. 3. The question wri...
by Tegan
Tue May 27, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz bowl: spectator or participant sport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: Quiz bowl: spectator or participant sport?

Quiz Bowl should serve people who actually exist, which means that it should be for players rather than a TV audience. I agree. This is part of the reason why almost all game shows are game shows and quizbowl is quizbowl. Quizbowl is fun to watch .... to me, and I imagine almost all of us (though m...