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Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Scaled Flowerpiercer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:08 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew of any now-famous people who played quiz bowl (in some form) at some point; obviously the list of quiz bowl players who have appeared on jeopardy is pretty long, but I don't know how many otherwise famous people there are who played the game - I recently saw this http://www.rivertownsenterprise.net/Rivertowns_Enterprise/ENTERPRISE_NEWS_052512.html which shows that Mark Zuckerberg played in high school (well, he played :chip: in Westchester, called "Academic Challenge") but I don't know of any others. It would be interesting to see if any other former quiz bowl players have reached celebrity status in some way.
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby tiwonge » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:14 pm

http://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/Category:Cel ... bowl_alums

This lists people like Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Canadians.
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:24 pm

Papool Chaudhari, who coached a very successful intramural basketball team at the University of the Pacific.
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby merv1618 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:29 pm

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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby JoelleJay » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:02 am

According to Wikipedia, Lupe Fiasco played Academic Decathlon in high school.
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Kwang the Ninja » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:05 pm

JoelleJay wrote:According to NPR, Lupe Fiasco played Academic Decathlon in high school.

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/12/134426574 ... everything
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby STPickrell » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:27 pm

Does S.R. Siddarth, the only person to win a NAQT HSCNT and swing control of the Senate to the Democrats, count as famous?
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Muriel Axon » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:10 pm

QBWiki tells me that Jeff Kipnis, colleague of Derrida and Peter Eisenman, played for Georgia Tech in the 70s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Kipnis
http://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/Jeff_Kipnis

(EDIT: I realized now this is also on the list Colin posted, but it's cool enough to note anyway, especially since QBWiki alleges he had an important role in the history of quiz bowl.)
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Auroni » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:25 am

The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote:QBWiki tells me that Jeff Kipnis, colleague of Derrida, ...played for Georgia Tech in the 70s.


what's the différance
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby List of Fighting Spirit characters » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:29 am

Tokyo Sex Whale wrote:
The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote:QBWiki tells me that Jeff Kipnis, colleague of Derrida, ...played for Georgia Tech in the 70s.


what's the différance


the binary hierarchy implied in the privileging of Derrida over Eisenman via placement of the former name first
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Sniper, No Sniping! » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:38 am

Jim Cordle (two-time Super Bowl champion) played for Fisher Catholic's quiz bowl team his freshman year before he transferred out.
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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby fizzball » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:27 pm

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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby jonpin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:23 am

Must have missed this thread the first time

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Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:52 am

jonpin wrote:Must have missed this thread the first time

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