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ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:31 pm
by Mewto55555
ICT's coming up and there's no thread! I've decided to kick things off by making a list of exciting prop bets that I'm willing to accept action on. Odds are included and slightly negotiable. Please message me if interested, note you can only take the side offered (so you can't bet on John wearing a bowtie, for instance). Or just post real/funny predictions of your own!

No one pretends to have lost a buzzer race (100-1)
John Lawrence is not wearing a bowtie (40-1)
Jake Sundberg unretires, makes appearance at ICT (25-1)
John Lawrence beats Eric Mukherjee to a science tossup, again (10-1)
Four teams in the top ten of the pre-nationals poll wind up in the same prelim bracket (5-1)
My flight is delayed (3-1)
The final game of the tournament comes down to the final question (3-2)
Weather on the day of the tournament breaks 60 degrees (3-2)
Someone makes a really stupid post in this thread (1-1) -- I'll stop taking action on this bet at 5 pm CST. If you bet with me, your stupid posts don't count.
Coin flip is heads (1-1)
Matt Bollinger bolls so hard (1-100)
CHRIS RAY (1-1000)

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:03 pm
by vcuEvan
Mewto55555 wrote: John Lawrence beats Eric Mukherjee to a science tossup, again (10-1)
Did you leave off a zero?

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:03 pm
by Mewto55555
vcuEvan wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote: John Lawrence beats Eric Mukherjee to a science tossup, again (10-1)
Did you leave off a zero?
No. John Lawrence is a stud. I believe.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:11 pm
by Benin Rebirth Party
The plane train breaks down on me again (2-1)

Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)

The Canadians don't eat lunch at a buffet (10-1)

The French guy on my D2 team makes it through the entire day without being asked to repeat his answer slowly and in English (50-1)

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:20 pm
by Peter13
Some prop bets on my own:

At the tournament, a player has negative PP20TH. (1-1)
Chris Ray or Jordan Palmer do not have the most negs (2-1)
Someone negs on the first word of a tossup (2-1)
A team not in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest or the West Coast make the top bracket (2-1)
Matt Bollinger will not be top scorer. (3-1)
It rains during the tournament on Saturday. (5-1)
An accidental buzz decides a playoff bracket (5-1)
Virginia/Penn/Chicago do not win ICT. (20-1)
John Lawrence eats a burger sans mayonnaise (100-1)
The tournament runs smoothly, starting on time, no buzzers malfunctioning, no rooms being more than a couple minutes late, and no one complaining about any tossups at the tournament. (1000-1)

EDIT: Forgot West Coast!

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:56 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mewto55555 wrote: Jake Sundberg unretires, makes appearance at ICT (25-1)
I mean if there's some team out there that won't be able to make it, speak up now so we can make this a reality!

Quick predictions:
1. Chicago
2. Virginia
3. Penn

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:06 pm
by Benin Rebirth Party
What's the over under on the amount of caffeinated soft drink Max drinks?

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:30 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
The United Stats of America wrote:What's the over under on the amount of caffeinated soft drink Max drinks?
2 bottles per round x 14 rounds = 28 bottles. PLACE UR BETS FOLKS

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:30 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Peter13 wrote:A team not in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic or Midwest make the top bracket (2-1)
I'm not a betting man, but I'd put a lot of money on Stanford to prove this false.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:37 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
College History Bowl (1000-1)

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:25 pm
by Amizda Calyx
I don't bet either, but...UCSD and Stanford exist, so

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:02 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
u noobs keep forgetting they're gonna be in the same prelim bracket as penn/uva/chicago

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:38 pm
by Ike
John Lawrence is not wearing a bowtie (40-1)
I tried putting $100 on this, but Max wouldn't let me. Don't trust him.

Ike

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:02 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Alabama's D2 team is actually Jonathan Thompson playing solo in his record fourth D2 ICT after extorting a loophole which deems him D2 eligible. (10-1)

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:05 pm
by Cheynem
Here are videos that reflect my feelings as to the chances of success on the ICT teams:

ARIZONA STATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcvTIazxFfI

CARLETON UNIVERSITY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH9AICTK8tw

CENTRAL FLORIDA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUgfDK4-QNE

CHICAGO A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNmTNkuYQA

CHICAGO B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hlO_1JGTww

COLUMBIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRDFskVrvGI

GEORGIA TECH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs4x-a53D-g

HARVARD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVEyE9F-fGQ

ILLINOIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oclf74WhkR8

MARYLAND A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvvpYLVXKEg

MARYLAND B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_1xfgZM-FE

MCGILL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgW2G5QoHFY

MICHIGAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjMB28ak98I

MINNESOTA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbmB9k2Y88

MIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgGHNLSw4NE

NEW MEXICO STATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxm5c2XBcXo

NORTH CAROLINA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbRONCKLQrM

NORTHWESTERN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OwM37PNQDs

NYU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMxr8qI_45w

OTTAWA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW5lZsZJE24

PENN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHvw3H8FueU

STANFORD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFvbWxmE5cM

TEXAS A&M: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=340FMdHj24c

UC BERKELEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Rz_T8NRc0

UCSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZhrwS5W2Xk

VANDERBILT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmYewmB4D6E

VIRGINIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOpJKNlIcos

WATERLOO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWWLDCSFnvg

WESTERN KENTUCKY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54H3e4oMNeY

WILLIAM AND MARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ato_jdZkvG0

WUSTL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGOKAVPYZOw

YALE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNgxyL5zEAk

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:35 pm
by Nabonidus
Here's a video which reflects my own feelings about the McGill team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNO72aCnVr0

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:37 am
by The Stately Rhododendron
I beat Jacob Reed to a music question about Phillip Glass (10:1)
I neg a music question because I think it's Phillip Glass (1:1)

This video reflects the Yale team's preparations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXJ19tkCwc8

This video reflects Carleton College's preparations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjBwLNIyjF4

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:41 am
by Muriel Axon
More speculative predictions:
  • Ottawa fails to make it through customs when Jordan Palmer, asked to declare any firearms, channels his inner Marianne Moore and says he has only "imaginary guns with real bullets in them"
  • Charles Hang assembles all the quiz bowl photos he's been taking this year into a still-by-still re-creation of La Jetee, winning the Prix Jean Vigo despite not being French
  • Grace and Jacob burst into a gender-flipped "La ci darem la mano"
  • If Marshall Steinbaum is staffing, he will also give a reading of his Piketty space fanfic "Capital in the 31st Century"

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:24 am
by Tees-Exe Line
Muriel Axon wrote:If Marshall Steinbaum is staffing, he will also give a reading of his Piketty space fanfic "Capital in the 31st Century"[/list]
Sadly, I won't be at ICT (though you people will have the pleasure of subjection to my will when I staff ACF Nats next month). And I don't like science fiction or similar bedtime stories. BUT, this suggestion did spark the amusing idea of economics seminar fanfic. Are there any good treatments of the academic seminar in fiction? In David Lodge's Small World, there are a number of amusing scenes at conference sessions but none at a sole-presenter seminar on campus that I can recall. A fictionalized treatment of Gabriel Zucman's presentation of "The Hidden Wealth of Nations" paper at the Chicago Econ department last year could be a huge bestseller.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:05 pm
by vinteuil
Mr. Joyboy wrote:I beat Jacob Reed to a music question about Phillip Glass (10:1)
I neg a music question because I think it's Phillip Glass (1:1)
Will Holub-Moorman beats me to a music question about John Luther fucking Adams (1:1)

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:55 pm
by Muriel Axon
vinteuil wrote:Will Holub-Moorman beats me to a music question about John Luther fucking Adams (1:1)
I'd take this, since the likelihood of John Luther Adams getting tossed up seems pretty close to zero.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:29 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
United Airlines not :capybara:ing up some of our flights worse than they are right now (9001-1)
At least one of our players get stranded overnight Friday in one of Dulles, Newark, or O'Hare (1-1)

:sad:

Note to NAQT personnel: The correct people have been notified of our crisis. I don't think these odds are accurate. We're all upset at United right now. .

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:41 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
The United Stats of America wrote:United Airlines not :capybara:ing up some of our flights worse than they are right now (9001-1)
At least one of our players get stranded overnight Friday in one of Dulles, Newark, or O'Hare (1-1)

:sad:

Note to NAQT personnel: The correct people have been notified of our crisis. I don't think these odds are accurate. We're all upset at United right now. .
If you bet tons of money with Joe Nutter that I would magically unretire and play ICT, you are a very nervous person right now.

*In all seriousness, I hope everyone's flights get sorted out and you guys have a wonderful tournament.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:43 am
by Frater Taciturnus
The United Stats of America wrote: At least one of our players get stranded overnight Friday in one of Dulles, Newark, or O'Hare (1-1)

:sad:
.
It is very strange to have an ICT this year where being at O'Hare is actually considered being stranded.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:18 am
by Important Bird Area
The United Stats of America wrote:United Airlines not :capybara:ing up some of our flights
Despite my promise in the official United Airlines :capybara: thread, I still ended up on a United flight from SFO to ATL yesterday afternoon (and it was, somehow, vaguely adequate).

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:48 am
by dxdtdemon
a panhandler wearing a Wright State hat approaches the Wright State team and has no idea where Wright State is (1:1)

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:27 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
I wrote:
Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)
I didn't see him wearing a sports cap!

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:50 am
by Adventure Temple Trail
The United Stats of America wrote:
I wrote:
Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)
I didn't see him wearing a sports cap!
This was the biggest surprise of the tournament

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:01 pm
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Matthew J wrote:
The United Stats of America wrote:
I wrote:
Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)
I didn't see him wearing a sports cap!
This was the biggest surprise of the tournament
I honestly didn't recognize him until he started talking.

Re: ICT Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:20 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
Mewto55555 wrote:
vcuEvan wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote: John Lawrence beats Eric Mukherjee to a science tossup, again (10-1)
Did you leave off a zero?
No. John Lawrence is a stud. I believe.
Should have bet on "Chris Ray beats Eric to a video game question" instead