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by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 18191

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Um, yes please (assuming you're fine with college people playing). All are welcome. I might, however, place more stringent limits on the number of college players allowed per team. Would a maximum of 2 college (or open) players per team bother anyone? (Please note: this would allow teams composed o...
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 18191

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Bubalus Period wrote:you could have written these for brad for MONEY
Nah. This is just intended as an experiment to see if I can write good tossups with all of you as the guinea pigs. I'll worry about money later.

EDIT: Also, I'm kinda still competing in NHBB this year. That could raise some issues.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 18191

1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section, but this will be somewhat larger-scale than a single packet. After testing interest within the Illinois Quiz Bowl community, I've decided to try my hand at writing. Starting sometime in January/February, I will be administering the Joint Academic Kids'...
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 8998

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

I would be interested in this. When should I be available tomorrow?
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVI @ Yale (2/11/17)
Replies: 5
Views: 4937

Re: BHSAT XXVI @ Yale (2/11/17)

We at Naperville North (registered as DuPage County Central) regret to inform you that, upon review of our schedule, we can no longer attend your excellent tournament. Please remove us from the field.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 9020

Re: I Don't Understand

I think, to a certain extent, we're kinda overreacting/beating a dead horse. If OP is still paying attention to this thread, he has a week's worth of solid advice to go on. Past a certain point, any berating of underclassmen for being egotistical or unleaderlike (show me a top-quality frosh/soph pla...
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

@Raynor that was facetious. For my opinion on the set, see edit. Please do not hesitate to notify me if I am offering unduly public criticism or revealing anything approaching question content.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Note: This post best if read in Trump impression, especially considering the odd timing. Appreciate the congrats for being right on several questions at HFT. I don't want congrats, I want a set not filled with awful pun-bonuses. We must be smart! Edit: ngl the set was pretty well written as a whole....
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 9020

Re: I Don't Understand

@OP, I know that feel, my dude. My coach named three junior captains last year because I was overwhelmingly the best player on the team, but I only got third when my teammates were polled to select a captain (a guy whose highest NAQT statline is like, 10 or 20 ppg placed ahead of me). Now that I hav...
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 22693

Re: Preseason Poll

Morlan's ranks are based on adjusted points per bonus, so head-to-head records do not matter. Naperville North posted higher PPBs in tournaments then did Barrington (see 2016 IL NAQT State)
So my unnatural NAQT skills helped me again. Neato!
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

This will be most of your first chance to see Naperville North with its full roster. All of our good players are coming this time.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 22693

Re: Preseason Poll

Speaking of which, another thing I'm consistently surprised by is that polls/HSQBRank regularly rank us slightly ahead of Barrington when we basically have the same lineups as last year and they won nearly all of our encounters then (we have not played this year yet). Can anyone explain this statist...
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

We're playing Homewood-Flossmoor. While I don't like to predict results or insult other teams, I predict a rather good result for Naperville North.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

First matches in the Dupage Valley Conference were yesterday. After the first match, what are your thoughts on the competition? We played Naperville Central and Lake Park, racked up about 400 points per match. I had about 24 TUH through the whole thing. I think especially our seniors are starting t...
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 22693

Re: Preseason Poll

I feel like teams that compete less will necessarily be underrated because there are just fewer data points (This is not because I'm bitter about our attenuated schedule last year. Really.)
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Plus we're actually going to come to tournaments and maybe win our section this year. Naperville North has never gone to IHSA State so this is pretty cool.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52087

Re: Illinois '16-'17

randomguy1997 wrote:Jakob Myers discovers the existence of the forums and starts being active.
@Jonathan you rang?
Naperville North is also going to be pretty good this year. We got a couple new science players.
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on IHO 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3000

Re: Thoughts on IHO 2016

Am I the only one here who actually liked it?