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by Hobodog
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70358

Right now Mountain Brook is in the process of falling apart...I think when the current coach finally leaves (shes in way over her head...not familiar with SB at all...really imho she is holding the team back if thats possible) and the team gets a sponsor with some experience or substantial ambition....
by Hobodog
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70358

And it appears mountain brook is barely even fielding a team now...so dissapointing. A team can only be so good as its sponsor allows it.
by Hobodog
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70358

I was told Lamp A was competing in the tourney.
by Hobodog
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70358

I was told my by one of the Mountain Brook Juniors that Mountain Brook B went 4-3 and Mountain Brook A went 6-1 with its only loss coming by 170 to Mountain Brook B. I don't know if these were pool results and he left some stuff out but thats what has been relayed to me.
by Hobodog
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70358

Mountain Brook will be struggling but there is some serious talent hidden in that team...I know it...just find a coach who can bring ou the agressiveness. (I think we are looking for a new coach...you know...5 or 6th time in as many years...pretty crazy but the kids care enough to keep finding new c...
by Hobodog
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 Alabama Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 8555

Come see us at GT and I would advise against NAQT...ACF is a far more enjoyable and testing format for major college (not JC) competition.
by Hobodog
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SURVEY & RESULTS: Scottsboro AL HS tournament (9/23/06)
Replies: 16
Views: 6784

I'd volunteer/throw myself at you for moderating if it weren't for College Football...

:)
by Hobodog
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

As of the last time I talked to my teacher (2wks ago) she had not been able to get the Snead State coordinators to return any of her emails or phone calls. Hopefully she got us line up...otherwise, maybe we will see you at NAQT State and our underclassmen might go to the BM Fun Tourney if its still ...
by Hobodog
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: End of Year Tournament at Brindlee Mountain
Replies: 14
Views: 6252

Would love too...buts thats the day after prom...thus not an issue of not being able to put at team together so much as me just plain axeing it unless the sophmores want to go try their hand at a tourney without the rest of us.
by Hobodog
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7614

Ok...well I am speaking off of Birmingham Schools...And I meant next week. I don't intend on being anywhere near this board on my vacation. ;) It just runs into the beginning of Spring Break and thus presents a problem.
by Hobodog
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7614

Just as a note...Alabama's spring break is almost universal. It dates back to when Spring Break was determined by a week long teacher's union conference which determined exactly when the break was. (typically right between 3rd and 4th Quarters).
by Hobodog
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Well its looking quite likely that we won't play another match as a team this year. Sad to say it but I think it might be inevitable. I will do my best to get together and possibly drill a team for NAQT state but we are already probably short some of our best players so I would have to pull up and p...
by Hobodog
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Ok...I'm...lets lay it down right now. Who, if the state tournament were held today, would you expect to come out the last one standing? CCA, Grissom, ISS?
by Hobodog
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7614

Well the big problem for Alabama schools is that you scheduled it during our State-Wide spring break...thus many Alabama schools can't come because they either A. can't field enough players or B. can't field a team they feel is worth bringing.
by Hobodog
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Well, good luck, I haven't seen pizitz this year (saw them once last year) but they seemed pretty good. Not as good as they were in year's past but still pretty good. Then again, what do I know about MS SB.
by Hobodog
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

What Grissom does is tremendous and I honestly think that given a proper program Mountain Brook, Vestavia, and possibly JCIB should be able to replicate the same kind of success. I don't know the current state of SB at our Junior High but I think its not anywhere near what it was when it was creatin...
by Hobodog
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Okay, as the only Grissom poster here, I'll answer your questions. I'm not particularly sure why we don't go to tournamnets other than ASCA very often. I honsetly can't think of a good reason. The only thing I can come up with is that I don't think we care as much as most of you guys, and that's so...
by Hobodog
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Who's missing from your team. If its Andy...yes. Otherwise I think ya'll still have a decent chance, its just Andy that seems pretty irreplacable as far as I've seen from your team.
by Hobodog
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I'll get my coach to look into both of them. IE probably me. I guess I can be thankful that the school gives us whatever funds we need because if we had to fundraise we wouldn't ever go anywhere...we are so poorly organized.
by Hobodog
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I assume since your not over it that it was Grissom that cameback on yall. Unfortunatly, other than our full video of the state competition about 4 years ago, I have no knowledge at all of Grissom because they won't go anywhere. Lee, you know of any good NAQT tourney coming up. Preferably less than ...
by Hobodog
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

How does Grissom get so, so good without ever going anywhere? Do they spend their Saturdays practicing and memorizing things from 8to5 instead.
by Hobodog
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Is it just my lack of observance or is there a reason I don't seem to see Grissom or Bob Jones all that much...or is it just alot of UA and TN tourneys I don't know about.
by Hobodog
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I'm not implying any kind of problem with ISS. Mr. Cooper is pretty intense but he actually came, sought us out, and complimented us bigtime on our match against them at districts (a compliment I'm quite proud of) and more or less implied he was hoping for a rematch at regionals...sorry to dissapoin...
by Hobodog
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Yikes. Some fine teams there. Two advance...that doesn't make much sense that CCA, Cullman, Grissom, Buckhorn, Brindlee, etc have to compete with each other like that. What infuriates me the most is that I think we could easily come in third in our regional had we advanced. We just tanked it in the ...
by Hobodog
Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Dadgum it, Hobo...I'm still bitter over that '03 ASFA Tournament win. Why do you have to taunt me so? :grin: Which team were you. I technically didn't attend that match because our High School is only 10-12, but I've heard stories. That was the same year they blitzed the Russelville tournament too....
by Hobodog
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I saw it in Ashley...not bad. We not much more disciplined than they are so don't worry about that. With training they could be quite good.
by Hobodog
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Hey Matt (if you don't mind) how old is your bunch and do you remember the question one of your guys buzzed in on and missed early and then it ended up being really easy...I'm trying to remember what it was about. I'm pretty sure it was against ya'll, you guy on the far left answered and then the gi...
by Hobodog
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43960

I can only theorize as to why but its a definite that QB teams can be very streaky, and its not just a coincidence of questions, its just a transition of mindsets. For an example between the two of us, take our Buckhorn match. Andy torched us singlehandedly in the first round, then got like 7 of 10 ...
by Hobodog
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Dadgum it, Hobo...I'm still bitter over that '03 ASFA Tournament win. Why do you have to taunt me so? :grin: Which team were you. I technically didn't attend that match because our High School is only 10-12, but I've heard stories. That was the same year they blitzed the Russelville tournament too....
by Hobodog
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Yeah. I was one giant mental brick wall from that one...I knew it just completely lost my mind. Then sat there freaking out trying to figure out why my team wasn't buzzing, much the less, why your team missed it. It seemed almost too easy. As far as Apgar test, my father is a neonatologist. You prob...
by Hobodog
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

David, I assume you heard all the rounds and probably edited some of them, did it seem to you that there were less specific-"Fine Arts" questions in the three playoff rounds? It felt to me like there were more science questions especially. I don't know, I still haven't gotten over what my team did y...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43960

THIS ONES FOR LEE 50% Psychological...definetly. Having witnessed what happened today, I can't explain it yet, as a current quiz bowl player, there is a lot in this game that is impacted by ones immediate phsychological state. I have rounds where I get crushed early on by a couple questions that I j...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Ok, I would like to think though, that, that given the way my right and left hand men played those three rounds, and the way we played Indian Springs at ASCA (hose ourself on the last two questions to lose by a questions, one my teammate buzzed that I knew in the middle and ISS got later, and a GWB ...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS quiz bowl formality
Replies: 25
Views: 11925

In Alabama we lie somewhere in between. We require recognition but its a pretty informal form of recognition (usually). There are some other formalties such as who can lodge protests and who can present answers for PLEASE MAKE FUN OF ME BECAUSE I SPEAK NEITHER LATIN NOR ENGLISH but they aren't reall...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43960

Since I've done more coaching for my team than my coach has this year I'll drop a dime or two... 1. We do practice, but its informal due to conflicts and lack of dedication of members. 2. As far as outside work, none of it. The dedication hasn't been there since our players were sophmores. It wasn't...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Yeah. Once again I really, really enjoyed the tournament. A great school, a great tourney, a great coach...ASFA rocks...that, of course, includes you David. Some awesome teams at the tourney today...though I am still dissapointed no one took us up on our basketball challenge. We have yet to find a t...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I thought about Steven's claim that "good teams would keep playing." So, I took a look at all the teams that have made it to state between 1997 and 2004. This is the list of teams that I found that had made it to state at least once during that time and who no longer participate in ASCA: Andalusia ...
by Hobodog
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

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by Hobodog
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I have time for a quick word before I start work on an essay due next period. We (Mountain Brook A) when 5-1 in the prelims losing only Apollo. Personally I don't think were were threatened by the five teams we beat. Auburn came within about 30 but the others were all 100-200 points blowouts. Then w...
by Hobodog
Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

no text (as has been pointed out, it was my mistake to point this out here, I apologize too Lee for impinging his credibility (though I did far more harm to my own than to his, its useless for me to deny that that was the purpose of the post, because it was.) Now for lee, I'm sorry for bring this he...
by Hobodog
Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

Something stupid that still matter but for the sake of the subject of the post, deleted. (though its probably does more for me than him, nonetheless unless he ask me to reedit this and replace the text I will leave it like this)
by Hobodog
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

Not a bad tourney but I can't say I could agree at all with a number of oddities regarding how the tourney was run. Primarily the favoritism displayed to the Brindlee Mountain team. A few other smaller things too, but that was the primary problem. (others teams I talked too said they experienced sim...
by Hobodog
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

Going to be some good teams there, thats for sure.
by Hobodog
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

See ya Saturday. Can't wait to get up there. No one on our team has ever experienced an NAQT round before. (except our coach) Should be exciting. Then again, its a bit discouraging because we haven't really prepared for it at all. I didn't read the part saying it was NAQT till halfway through practi...
by Hobodog
Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10621

Yeah. ASFA is usually a well run tourney. We've attended the past 5 or 6 years. Won atleast 3 of those.
by Hobodog
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Yeah. I do remember one round that started out with like 4 hoses in the first five questions. Bad hoses too. The reader displayed in interesting amusment at the questions and remarked about how he wishes he had written questions this hard. I wanted right then to say that the hoses were just crap que...
by Hobodog
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

Cool. Sounds good to me. Certainly ready to compete.
by Hobodog
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

Yah. I saw how young your team was, impressive. Either way, despite the fact that we play second fiddle to debate we have a more or less unlimited budget. I mean its not completely unlimited, but we can travel anywhere we want within the state and, if we could get 4 or 5 dedicated people to commit e...
by Hobodog
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185096

I apologize for the periodic table thing. I think I saw that happen. (I was captain.) Yes we do talk alot. Our team, shall we say, lacks discipline. I think it partly stems from the fact, that for some reason, the way our Scholar's Bowl works it enourage iinformality and such. If the other team had ...
by Hobodog
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19815

Would you take team chaperones as readers?