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by dtaylor4
Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247385

My opinion would be that these four are running at the head of the pack (at least in Class AA)....the exact ranking might be open for debate....New Trier won the Loyola Ultima, BUT, Auburn was supposedly shorthanded. Fremd has shown some wicked awesome potential this year....might be their best tea...
by dtaylor4
Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247385

What I am going to write may be unpopular, but I personally believe it to be the truth.....which is to say that it is not a fact, just an opinion. More downstate coaches want quick, short questions that don't allow for much thinking. Actually, I agree completely, now that I'm far enough removed to ...
by dtaylor4
Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319767

defense

From the UIUC Earlybird Tournament yesterday: "'The 'Cross of Gold' Speech' by William Cullen Bryant... er... no... Jennin..." The circumstances of this neg make it worse, since it was taken after a good buzz on a "'Cross of Gold' speech" tossup which was, as it happened, the final question of a ve...