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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Fond du lac operon » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:51 pm

SirT wrote:Jake + Harrison put up 15 PPB on Penn Bowl. To be fair, that was an ACF and not an NAQT tournament, but it shows pretty well how they scale up on harder questions.


I don't think that level of play on DII SCT questions is an accurate predictor of DI ICT performance, but I don't know that cherrypicking one tournament that half the team played is, either. I think a better argument would be ACF Regionals, where me+Jake+JT put up a not-very-good-but-not-terrible 15.5 ppb, which (IIRC) was good for 15th nationally (with some teams playing at partial strength, of course).

EDIT: But I really don't want this to turn into some "Alabama's great/Alabama sucks" flamewar, so I'll just say that, IMO, we'll most likely end up somewhere south of 9th place and somewhere north of 20th.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cody » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:18 am

Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:We're not exactly adding two nontrivial components to the "Jake/Harrison one-two punch" or whatever people fathom our team to be. In addition, we have obvious strengths that NAQT sets allow us to exploit. In addition, I'm presuming the science editing is going to be good in all subject areas, so that should benefit us as well (Not saying Penn Bowl's science editor was anything but good, but I'm expecting ICT's science editing to be far above the average for this year). Harrison is not our leading scorer or necessarily our best player, he's "another scorer" - we have four people that can do that - who the best player is almost always changes from round to round. Just because Dargan has been MIA doesn't mean I will kill him before the tournament or that he doesn't provide as much scoring as the guy to the left or right of him on our team, or maybe the guy two seats down.
You can post about how good you actually are all you want; no matter what you or Bradley Kirksey think, you're not going to finish tenth, ninth or in the top bracket.

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:I don't think that level of play on DII SCT questions is an accurate predictor of DI ICT performance, but I don't know that cherrypicking one tournament that half the team played is, either. I think a better argument would be ACF Regionals, where me+Jake+JT put up a not-very-good-but-not-terrible 15.5 ppb, which (IIRC) was good for 15th nationally (with some teams playing at partial strength, of course).

EDIT: But I really don't want this to turn into some "Alabama's great/Alabama sucks" flamewar, so I'll just say that, IMO, we'll most likely end up somewhere south of 9th place and somewhere north of 20th.
I really wasn't cherrypicking; it was just the first tournament that came to mind that I thought Alabama might have played. Your Regionals performance simply corroborates my point about scaling up. (I'm not trying to say you suck--I just don't think you'll do as well as your D2 SCT performance suggests. Judging by your post, I think you agree).

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby The Ununtiable Twine » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:43 am

SirT wrote:You can post about how good you actually are all you want; no matter what you or Bradley Kirksey think, you're not going to finish tenth, ninth or in the top bracket.


I'm not the one "bragging about being good" or anything. I'm just saying that you seem to assume that adding our two other parts will make a nontrivial difference in where we end up at the end of the day, which is so far from the truth it's not even funny. You use a Penn Bowl stat that cannot possibly determine the quality of our entire team as half of our team was not in attendance. Where we end up is where we end up, and there's no real way to determine where it will be with the statistics that you have available because you haven't been given anything tangible to work with. You can't say for sure that we won't end up in the top 10 with what you have available, like you can't say we will. My prediction that we would finish 10th wasn't some kind of attack on the community, it was a legitimate prediction based on what I know about my team. For what it's worth, I think our D-value definitely would have been a bit higher if we were given the chance to play the DI set at full strength against a decent field.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cheynem » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:45 am

Let's go back to making jokes about David Seal.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Inkana7 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:52 am

Cheynem wrote:Let's go back to making jokes about David Seal.

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cody » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:16 am

Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:I'm not the one "bragging about being good" or anything. I'm just saying that you seem to assume that adding our two other parts will make a nontrivial difference in where we end up at the end of the day, which is so far from the truth it's not even funny. You use a Penn Bowl stat that cannot possibly determine the quality of our entire team as half of our team was not in attendance. Where we end up is where we end up, and there's no real way to determine where it will be with the statistics that you have available because you haven't been given anything tangible to work with. You can't say for sure that we won't end up in the top 10 with what you have available, like you can't say we will. My prediction that we would finish 10th wasn't some kind of attack on the community, it was a legitimate prediction based on what I know about my team. For what it's worth, I think our D-value definitely would have been a bit higher if we were given the chance to play the DI set at full strength against a decent field.
I'm assuming no such thing and you're a nitwit for thinking so (and a further nitwit for pulling the Dargan Ware card AGAIN). I'm not predicating any prediction (especially considering mine is you won't finish as high as you or Bradley think) based on how you did at x tournament--my point was simply to show that you don't scale up as well as the other top teams. I'll tell you what, $10,000. $10,000 bet says you don't finish in the top 10. I can also assure you that your D value would have been much worse if you'd played the DI set at full strength against three bad southern teams, let alone a decent field.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby NickConderWKU » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:22 am

SirT wrote:I'll tell you what, $10,000. $10,000 bet says you don't finish in the top 10.


The thread just went full Mitt Romney.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Fond du lac operon » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:22 am

In an attempt to restore some jokey spirit to this thread:

SirT wrote: $10,000 bet says you don't finish in the top 10.


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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby The Ununtiable Twine » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:25 am

SirT wrote:
Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:I'm not the one "bragging about being good" or anything. I'm just saying that you seem to assume that adding our two other parts will make a nontrivial difference in where we end up at the end of the day, which is so far from the truth it's not even funny. You use a Penn Bowl stat that cannot possibly determine the quality of our entire team as half of our team was not in attendance. Where we end up is where we end up, and there's no real way to determine where it will be with the statistics that you have available because you haven't been given anything tangible to work with. You can't say for sure that we won't end up in the top 10 with what you have available, like you can't say we will. My prediction that we would finish 10th wasn't some kind of attack on the community, it was a legitimate prediction based on what I know about my team. For what it's worth, I think our D-value definitely would have been a bit higher if we were given the chance to play the DI set at full strength against a decent field.
I'm assuming no such thing and you're a nitwit for thinking so (and a further nitwit for pulling the Dargan Ware card AGAIN). I'm not predicating any prediction (especially considering mine is you won't finish as high as you or Bradley think) based on how you did at x tournament--my point was simply to show that you don't scale up as well as the other top teams. I'll tell you what, $10,000. $10,000 bet says you don't finish in the top 10. I can also assure you that your D value would have been much worse if you'd played the DI set at full strength against three bad southern teams, let alone a decent field.


I don't have that much money, Mitt. But I do have $20 in my pocket. Let's bet $20.

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby mhayes » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:26 am

Oh boy...
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cody » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:29 am

Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:
SirT wrote:
Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:I'm not the one "bragging about being good" or anything. I'm just saying that you seem to assume that adding our two other parts will make a nontrivial difference in where we end up at the end of the day, which is so far from the truth it's not even funny. You use a Penn Bowl stat that cannot possibly determine the quality of our entire team as half of our team was not in attendance. Where we end up is where we end up, and there's no real way to determine where it will be with the statistics that you have available because you haven't been given anything tangible to work with. You can't say for sure that we won't end up in the top 10 with what you have available, like you can't say we will. My prediction that we would finish 10th wasn't some kind of attack on the community, it was a legitimate prediction based on what I know about my team. For what it's worth, I think our D-value definitely would have been a bit higher if we were given the chance to play the DI set at full strength against a decent field.
I'm assuming no such thing and you're a nitwit for thinking so (and a further nitwit for pulling the Dargan Ware card AGAIN). I'm not predicating any prediction (especially considering mine is you won't finish as high as you or Bradley think) based on how you did at x tournament--my point was simply to show that you don't scale up as well as the other top teams. I'll tell you what, $10,000. $10,000 bet says you don't finish in the top 10. I can also assure you that your D value would have been much worse if you'd played the DI set at full strength against three bad southern teams, let alone a decent field.


I don't have that much money, Mitt. But I do have $20 in my pocket. Let's bet $20.

Caveat: We have to end this annoying discussion immediately.
Done. (note: neither do I)
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:46 am

Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:We have to end this annoying discussion immediately.


Speaking as chief admin, this is an excellent idea.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby ValenciaQBowl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:18 pm

Back to predictions:

I think Chipola College has a real shot to be (I think) only the second CC team to make the top bracket in DII. Certainly their top player, Paul Kelson, will score a shit ton of points.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby mhayes » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:44 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote:I think Chipola College has a real shot to be (I think) only the second CC team to make the top bracket in DII.


Based on their numbers, I think you're right.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby bradleykirksey » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:03 am

So, sorry for being a dumbass. I'll keep my mouth shut about d1 matters and other such concepts I cannot comprehend, and look forward to Chicago.

I really can't wait for it all, though. And I wouldn't be surprised to see Paul get an ungodly number of points, either.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cooper98 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:10 pm

mhayes wrote:
ValenciaQBowl wrote:I think Chipola College has a real shot to be (I think) only the second CC team to make the top bracket in DII.


Based on their numbers, I think you're right.



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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby ValenciaQBowl » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:36 pm

We'll be there with two teams, and we'd a-beat Snead, too, exceptn them weren't able get a invite.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cheynem » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:09 pm

When will coach Borglum be on the "hot seat"--Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cooper98 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:19 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote:We'll be there with two teams, and we'd a-beat Snead, too, exceptn them weren't able get a invite.


Sadly all Snead's talent graduated to bigger and better things.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Alpha Phi Gamma » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:26 am

Cheynem wrote:When will coach Borglum be on the "hot seat"--Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.


Let's just hope more Kelsons don't pop up.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby bradleykirksey » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:49 am

I do have to wonder if my points per game would go up if I legally renamed myself Kelson. I think yes.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cooper98 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:42 am

As for my prediction: Yale in D1, Michigan State D2, and (yet again) Chipola as top cc.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby ValenciaQBowl » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:09 pm

When will coach Borglum be on the "hot seat"--Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.


My seat is already hot because my ass is in it!!! Ohhhhhhhhh!!!

It would be awesome if there were enough attention to our game to have alumni calling for my head; maybe someone can start the "Fire Borglum" website now (though that firing would probably be predicated on my many moral failings rather than coaching).

But in seriousness, it's a bummer that in terms of pure knowledge I've got the best team I've ever had this year and we can't come close to Paul's Chipola team. But I've got a good one coming back, so when y'all see him in Chicago, encourage him to head to UF now`rather than spend another year in CC.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Cooper98 wrote:
ValenciaQBowl wrote:We'll be there with two teams, and we'd a-beat Snead, too, exceptn them weren't able get a invite.


Sadly all Snead's talent graduated to bigger and better things.


Roll Tide!!, but to get back on topic I'll throw my two cents in the prediction pool.

Division 1: Yale (Tough choice because I could also see Bollinger and UVA winning it too)
Division 2: MSU - They basically blew everyone out of the water at their sectional and Joe has a nice supporting cast of players. Harvard is definitely going to be in contention as well, I'd love to watch a match between them and MSU.
Top CC: Chipola, they have a Kelson. No further explanation needed there.

As a side note, I'd love to play Valencia and get revenge from the CCCT loss to them on a trash question last year! (Bring it on Borglum :cool: )
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby The Motley Eye » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:10 pm

Borglum on the hot seat? No doubt the first person to rush to his defense will be Willie Nelson.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby mhayes » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:12 pm

Cheynem wrote:Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.


As the cliché goes, "it's time for Valencia to move in another direction."
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:53 pm

I'm too far out of the loop to make accurate predictions about D2, but if I had to make a list of pretty-decent-to-downright-impressive-at-times players that most people haven't heard of, MSU's Shan Kothari would certainly be pretty high on the list. I'm really interested to see how MSU does.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cheynem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:07 pm

I see the front-runners for DII as Harvard (tough to beat if Graham and David both play which I think they are) and Michigan State (who put up superb numbers at their sectional). Notre Dame is pretty solid, as is Michigan. The Minnesota team that had the 4th highest D-value at SCT is adding the second highest scorer from the 17th highest D value team, so that team will hopefully make some noise too.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby prodski » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:04 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote:
When will coach Borglum be on the "hot seat"--Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.


My seat is already hot because my ass is in it!!! Ohhhhhhhhh!!!

It would be awesome if there were enough attention to our game to have alumni calling for my head; maybe someone can start the "Fire Borglum" website now (though that firing would probably be predicated on my many moral failings rather than coaching).

But in seriousness, it's a bummer that in terms of pure knowledge I've got the best team I've ever had this year and we can't come close to Paul's Chipola team. But I've got a good one coming back, so when y'all see him in Chicago, encourage him to head to UF now`rather than spend another year in CC.


I will address the elephant in the room. I will neither confirm nor deny that Valencia has contacted me concerning a possible coaching opportunity with a formerly successful student group at their institution. I will address this issue further at the conclusion of the tournament Saturday in Chicago. It is nice to be mentioned with the likes of some great coaches, but I am not leaving Kentucky - whether it be for the Valencia opening or the Knicks job.

Predictions: Chipola finishes 3rd, and U of L takes down big blue in a shocker.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Madagascar Serpent Eagle » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:16 pm

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:I'm too far out of the loop to make accurate predictions about D2, but if I had to make a list of pretty-decent-to-downright-impressive-at-times players that most people haven't heard of, MSU's Shan Kothari would certainly be pretty high on the list. I'm really interested to see how MSU does.


Yeah, thanks everyone for mentioning me, but we would not be half the team we are without Shan. I'd never heard of him until I started at MSU this year, and now he just randomly first lines tossups on things noone else on our team knows.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Muriel Axon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:42 pm

Yeah, thanks everyone for mentioning me, but we would not be half the team we are without Shan. I'd never heard of him until I started at MSU this year, and now he just randomly first lines tossups on things noone else on our team knows.


At the risk of turning this into some kind of festival of mutual congratulations, I would say Connor is probably the most impressive player on our team most of the time. I certainly wouldn't be shocked if you did better at ICT, though, especially since you're more of an NAQT player. I'm not too quick on the buzz, so I doubt that much of our success can be attributed to me, except inasmuch as I help our PPB.

My prediction for DII, of course, is either us or Harvard. But I wouldn't underestimate Michigan, especially now that besides Peter and Ryan, I think they'll also have Rob Cernak.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:40 pm

Maybe this year the Valencias, Harvards, and UVA's of the world will still be the favorites, but unless our schools start taking ICT a lot more seriously, we are going to fall behind the Icelandic:

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Mike Bentley » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Maybe this year the Valencias, Harvards, and UVA's of the world will still be the favorites, but unless our schools start taking ICT a lot more seriously, we are going to fall behind the Icelandic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Icela ... ionPie.svg


Ghana and its star player Kofi Annan are also a country to watch out for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana-Indi ... nce_in_ICT
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Fond du lac operon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:33 pm

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Maybe this year the Valencias, Harvards, and UVA's of the world will still be the favorites, but unless our schools start taking ICT a lot more seriously, we are going to fall behind the Icelandic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Icela ... ionPie.svg


America will be fine as long as NAQT doesn't cave and start including 1/1 Halldor Laxness per packet.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby bradleykirksey » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:35 pm

Another great prediction: Chris Ray ends in the top half of all scorers.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Windows ME » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 am

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:
Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Maybe this year the Valencias, Harvards, and UVA's of the world will still be the favorites, but unless our schools start taking ICT a lot more seriously, we are going to fall behind the Icelandic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Icela ... ionPie.svg


America will be fine as long as NAQT doesn't cave and start including 1/1 Halldor Laxness per packet.


because 1/1 Canada has totally boosted all Canadian high school teams into national contention...
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Gautam » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:40 am

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:
Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Maybe this year the Valencias, Harvards, and UVA's of the world will still be the favorites, but unless our schools start taking ICT a lot more seriously, we are going to fall behind the Icelandic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Icela ... ionPie.svg


America will be fine as long as NAQT doesn't cave and start including 1/1 Halldor Laxness per packet.


People in the money will be banking on tossups on Gunnar Gunnarson (have we broken the individual character from Njals saga barrier yet?)

Halldor Laxness, as they say, is so 'two thousand and late'... I remember answering a tossup on Independent people at 2007 IO Lit. I'm sure others can relate.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Muriel Axon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:13 pm

People in the money will be banking on tossups on Gunnar Gunnarson (have we broken the individual character from Njals saga barrier yet?)


Wasn't Gunnar Gunnarson the recent writer, and Gunnarr Hamundarson the dude from the Njals saga? Or am I just confused?
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Gautam » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:39 pm

Qmwne235 wrote:
People in the money will be banking on tossups on Gunnar Gunnarson (have we broken the individual character from Njals saga barrier yet?)


Wasn't Gunnar Gunnarson the recent writer, and Gunnarr Hamundarson the dude from the Njals saga? Or am I just confused?


You're right. Its been hopeless to try and remember similar sounding names, now that I've been away from the game for so long.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cooper98 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:59 am

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Tees-Exe Line » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:00 am

So, based on the evidence from this thread, it would appear that the person whose forecasts you should be taking most seriously would be none other than Charles Martin.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Cheynem » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:11 am

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Ukonvasara » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 am

You should have seen the predictions he was balancing in his other hand.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby The Ununtiable Twine » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:42 pm

SirT wrote:I'm assuming no such thing and you're a nitwit for thinking so (and a further nitwit for pulling the Dargan Ware card AGAIN). I'm not predicating any prediction (especially considering mine is you won't finish as high as you or Bradley think) based on how you did at x tournament--my point was simply to show that you don't scale up as well as the other top teams. I'll tell you what, $10,000. $10,000 bet says you don't finish in the top 10. I can also assure you that your D value would have been much worse if you'd played the DI set at full strength against three bad southern teams, let alone a decent field.


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2. I was two spots off, geez. The nitwit loses despite pulling his famous card.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Fond du lac operon » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:11 pm

Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:1. $20 coming your way, just send me an address I can mail a check to in a PM.
2. I was two spots off, geez. The nitwit loses despite pulling his famous card.


Serious Games Showcase and Challenge also wrote:We have to end this annoying discussion immediately.



Also, I'm severely disappointed nobody saw Delaware coming in DII. Was one of their players recruited by UVA or something, but then decided to stay in-state to be closer to their deafblind sister?
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Muriel Axon » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:56 am

Also, I'm severely disappointed nobody saw Delaware coming in DII. Was one of their players recruited by UVA or something, but then decided to stay in-state to be closer to their deafblind sister?


I didn't see them coming, and I'm not shocked that nobody else saw them coming. Nobody saw Delaware coming because they just didn't do very well at sectionals. What I'm guessing happened is that one of their players (probably Joe Brosch) couldn't go to sectionals but did make it to ICT. They were a good team all around and put up a good fight the two times we played against them.

What was perhaps more surprising was UCF. Even though their D-value was 12th, I definitely did not expect them to make it into the top bracket. In retrospect, I should have.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby bradleykirksey » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:51 am

Nah. Delaware can keep their shocker of the year award. They come off the wait list the week of ICT. One of their players said he spent about 11 hours a day on quiz bowl during spring break. And it evidently paid off. Good for them.

Thanks, though. We did far better than any of us reasonably expected. I was convinced when I saw our bracket we would end up 4-3 and in second bracket.

I still wish we didn't lose to Valencia B and could have played Harvard for a national championship.
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby Muriel Axon » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:58 am

bradleykirksey wrote:Nah. Delaware can keep their shocker of the year award. They come off the wait list the week of ICT. One of their players said he spent about 11 hours a day on quiz bowl during spring break. And it evidently paid off. Good for them.


Really? Wow, that really is impressive. Do you know if any of their ICT players were actually missing at sectionals?

bradleykirksey wrote:I still wish we didn't lose to Valencia B and could have played Harvard for a national championship.


I was surprised to learn during lunchtime that you guys had won the bracket outright, only to lose to Valencia B. I feel the same way about our prelim loss to MIT, which should not have happened - especially considering that we beat them pretty soundly later in the day. But if either of us had won those prelim games, we still would've tied with NYU, right?

What happened in the Valencia B game, anyway?
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Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Postby mastaloo » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:49 am

Just to clarify, we brought the same sectionals team plus one player, and I think the 4th player (Matt) really helped us in tight situations, whereas we had lost some of those close games at SCT. And I don't want to sound corny, but I just want to give a shout out to all of the teams in the top bracket, I had never been in a 4 way tie like that before and almost all of the matches in the bracket were close and intense. I think I aged a little by the end of the tournament.
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