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Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
by ryanrosenberg
To much popular demand, your intrepid authors RR and AB are here to bring you the first-ever History Player Ranking for the city of Chicago. Note that this is Chicago proper, so players who live in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Minneapolis are not eligible. Sorry ahead of time for people we didn't know lived in Chicago or who we forgot about.
  1. Tejas Raje
    Tejas is very, very good at history, especially world history (peep the WORLDSTAR stats!). He holds off #2 since closed UChicago practices means there's a dearth of available evidence on just how good Matthew is now.
  2. Matthew Lehmann
    The second-best classics player in his family and second-best history player on this list.
  3. Sam Winikow
  4. Dan Puma
    Neither of the previous two players show up to things, but they're still presumably huge history nerds who would do well at tournaments.
  5. Ben Miller
    Damn guess UChicago is still getting good first-years.
  6. John Lawrence
    Gets a history bump at Oxford Open.
  7. Ike Jose
  8. Alston Boyd
    Until Ike takes off for Japan, he remains on top of Alston.
  9. Ryan Rosenberg
  10. Olivia Kiser
    Both Olivia and I specialize in different narrow parts of Eastern European history -- not a recipe for raking in the points!
  11. Tim Morrison
  12. James Lasker
    Dual-wielders of science and history :aaa: :aaa:
  13. Jonathan Wang
    Very impressive as a first-year who didn't play qb in HS.
  14. Nolan Winkler
  15. Kai Smith
    uh Nolan probably still can buzz on HS stock clues, knew more of them than Kai once upon a time
  16. Edgar Lin
    Fun fact: Edgar was one of the most category-balanced players by BPA at CMST.
  17. Grant Li
    Didn't really need to learn much history on last year's TJ, but still a fine generalist.
  18. Bryan Berend
    Lots of general knowledge. Gave a cool presentation on quipus at work once.
  19. Christine Gu
    Deep knowledge of Chinese history.
  20. Halle Friedman
    Rounded into a solid humanities-focused generalist at low levels.
  21. Adam Thorp
    AB's current roommate and the former roommate of Athena/Marianna/RR, Adam hasn't played since HS but nonetheless has a lot of deep knowledge about American history, especially if it's in any way related to newspapers, St. Louis, newspapers, socialism, agrarianism, or newspapers.
  22. Naomi Sweeting
    Although she's best-known for being ridiculously good at math, Naomi is also a solid history player, especially on French things.
  23. Kyle Asta
    Kyle can get American history pretty reliably.
  24. Alex Damisch
    the detailed stats that Alex and I, uh, hand-compiled from SCT last year inform me that Alex went 1/2/0 on history.
  25. Samir Khan
    I don't know if I've ever seen Samir get a history tossup, but he fits the requirements otherwise!
PS come to Chicago (the city not the school)

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
by ryanrosenberg
whoops I don't know what the edit button looks like

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:30 am
by Fuddle Duddle
It's pretty cruel to make a list of the best history players in East Naperville and leave out regular Naperville

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 am
by ryanrosenberg
An Economic Ignoramus wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:30 am
It's pretty cruel to make a list of the best history players in East Naperville and leave out regular Naperville
I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:50 am
by Fuddle Duddle
Geriatric trauma wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 am
I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area
OK.
1. Me, the most important part of this list and also the protagonist of reality
2-25. The first 24 people in your dumb list lol
Govind, Asil, and Arjun should also be in there somewhere but I don't know where

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:59 am
by Illinois Admin
Geriatric trauma wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
PS come to Chicago (the city not the school)
Why not both?

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:15 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
An Economic Ignoramus wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:50 am
Geriatric trauma wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 am
I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area
OK.
1. Me, the most important part of this list and also the protagonist of reality
2-25. The first 24 people in your dumb list lol
Govind, Asil, and Arjun should also be in there somewhere but I don't know where
yo why you disrespecting the best player to come out of westmont hs

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
by cornfused
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 pm
by ryanrosenberg
cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
oh really i thought he lived in the lab

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:05 pm
by cornfused
Geriatric trauma wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 pm
cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
oh really i thought he lived in the lab
valid

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm
by adamsil
cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Geriatric trauma wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 pm
cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
oh really i thought he lived in the lab
valid
can confirm that both of these things are true (even though I suck at history)

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:22 pm
by MorganV
Just for the record this is definitely wrong, Loyola was so bad at history that when Dave Madden asked us whether we wanted to come to NHBB nats Nolan laughed at him

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:13 pm
by ryanrosenberg
New rankings! Instead of ranking players who live in Chicago, I'm instead ranking players who are "Chicagoan" (i.e., play in Chicago tournaments and generally affect an air of "being from Chicago").
  1. Jakob Myers
    Despite not actually living in or being from Chicago, Jakob gets included because he comes to stuff and we like him.
  2. Tejas Raje
  3. Matthew Lehmann
  4. Rob Carson
    Fun fact: "Second City" actually refers to Chicago being the other Twin City.
  5. Ryan Rosenberg
  6. Adam Silverman
  7. Alston Boyd
  8. Connie Prater
  9. Kyle Asta
  10. Alex Damisch

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:19 pm
by Cheynem
How many people on your original list actually are still in Chicago?

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 pm
by Fuddle Duddle
excuse you both maps of Chicago say I'm from there

https://imgur.com/a/22wNbeV

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:24 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Cheynem wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:19 pm
How many people on your original list actually are still in Chicago?
Everyone except Ike and Adam, I believe. But "living in Chicago" does not automatically qualify one for this ranking.

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fuddle Duddle wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 pm
excuse you both maps of Chicago say I'm from there

https://imgur.com/a/22wNbeV
I guess it does make sense that the Field Museum is located within the corn part of Illinois.