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by Ray
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9636

i had to go on wikipedia to find out what that means but that doesnt change the fact that YOUR GOING DOWN PAUL
by Ray
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9636

UR DEAD TEITLER
by Ray
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a new stat
Replies: 17
Views: 6031

if they come up with the technology so that 2 men can have a baby together will you do it with me
by Ray
Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey: stop running high school tournaments for colleges
Replies: 68
Views: 16478

best part of this thread:

naqt:acf :: basketball:football
by Ray
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a new stat
Replies: 17
Views: 6031

remember when paul came up with some sort of slope coefficient heh
by Ray
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guns of August and the state of quizbowl history
Replies: 31
Views: 13855

never change, bruce

never change
by Ray
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 6076

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

setht wrote:I guess I'll kick this off.

Michael Arnold--a little trash
William Dix--a little trash
David Seal--a little of the trash
if you criticize these people your an idiot
by Ray
Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 4490

yeah ok sudheer...everyone knows that the only thing that could stop you from winning this tournament is if i played with bruce
by Ray
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question for Matt Lafer
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

haha sweet
by Ray
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 34078

DAVE WE MADE IT
by Ray
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 34078

Matt Weiner wrote: Ineligible:

?? 3.234 Chicago C
look dave, we would have made it
by Ray
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at Michigan, 2/10/07
Replies: 9
Views: 4695

special thanks to dave for helping me beat mike sorice again

also, thanks to the staff for keeping the tournament running promptly and finishing before 5pm
by Ray
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10976

There were egregious logistical problems (bye teams were actually point-blank denied when they offered to help read) Is this really true? I read during my bye round, as did two of my teammates, and there didn't seem to be any objections. Seth Teitler's offer to read our packet for Chicago B was met...
by Ray
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10976

There were egregious logistical problems (bye teams were actually point-blank denied when they offered to help read), and there were lots of repeats, but I don't think we should let that overshadow the fact that this set was one of the best-written and best-edited sets in recent memory, on par with ...
by Ray
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl quick results
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Penn Bowl quick results

Brown defeated Chicago A in the finals after an abbreviated round robin to remain the only undefeated team in the field and win the tournament.
by Ray
Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 39252

i'm not trolling, i just thought the point was kind of obvious...maybe you just want me to use proper capitalization, fine Back in the mid to late 90s, quiz bowl was easy enough so that some random undergrad who paid attention in his classes could go to a tournament and probably get a tossup or two ...
by Ray
Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 39252

well it's too hard
by Ray
Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 39252

quiz bowl should become easier
by Ray
Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: wit results
Replies: 23
Views: 10402

wit results

Chicago A went undefeated to win; Stanford A was second; Chicago B walked it out to take third despite being under .500. The tournament was slightly less horrendous than one might have expected, with the obvious exception of my UCLA namesake's "I am a fucking tool and love theme rounds" packet. Than...
by Ray
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 13455

So how did this happen, again? Matt Weiner just started Googling every question at Deep Bench until he came across a repeat? Did he really have nothing better to do? Was he busy Googling all those questions when he should have been editing ACF Fall? What gives?
by Ray
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 15870

Yeah, that was another thing - the bonuses were long. I appreciated some of the metajokes in the leadins but it eventually got to the point where one of our moderators was paraphrasing bonuses on the fly because they were so exhaustingly long.
by Ray
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 Nobel in Literature Predictions?
Replies: 12
Views: 5457

jk rowling

remember its for lifetime achievement so its ok she didn't come out with anything this year
by Ray
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 15870

I agree with what everyone's saying about how the questions were too long and in many cases too steeply constructed, but lest we forget, I'd like to point out that the answer set was suitably accessible and the clues were reasonably novel and interesting. In these respects, the editors did an excell...
by Ray
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Deep Bench predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8165

i basically just went to this tournament for the hug. also, marc chagall tossups
by Ray
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: high school - college retention
Replies: 72
Views: 28251

The only reason I still play quiz bowl is because my teammates are typically so good that I can pick up wins and contend for titles by sitting around and doing basically nothing. As long as Bruce keeps studying, I'll keep playing.
by Ray
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderating Speed --
Replies: 20
Views: 7731

I'll join the chorus of voices declaring that comprehensibility is more important than raw speed. I myself learned this lesson the hard way: by being the last room done at tournaments at which I've moderated too fast to be coherent and gotten flustered while trying to keep scores because I was think...
by Ray
Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Recent Literature: General Thoughts/Who Makes the Cut?
Replies: 31
Views: 34218

Hmm...I've never heard of Ian McEwan, but I think I speak for the entire collegiate quiz bowl community when I say that anything that bums Chris Borglum out is something that bums me out, too. So please, more Amsterdam tossups.
by Ray
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two Day Tournaments
Replies: 10
Views: 5696

Why didn't we just play game seven of the first round of brackets on Friday night, have people who needed to break ties after the first round do so on Saturday morning, and let the rest of us sleep that extra hour?
by Ray
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: what do you do at practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 8444

We usually take candy from the Libertarian Club that meets down the hall.
by Ray
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan MLK discussion / difficulty of playoff packets
Replies: 11
Views: 6144

I'd like to publicly congratulate Dave for one of the smoothest-run tournaments I've ever attended and especially Ryan for what was without question the best set of packets I've ever played.

MLK 2006 was a paragon of tournament excellence toward which all quiz bowl events should aspire.
by Ray
Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK Field Update
Replies: 6
Views: 3740

I always thought of MLK as a sort of prepatory tournament for NAQT, in which the distribution was closer to the ACF ideal but the format and frenetic pace of play mirrored that of the upcoming NAQT sectionals. While I prefer untimed rounds, I always thought that MLK's observance of timed rounds was ...
by Ray
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 18339

I agree with Ryan. Just as literary analysis is grounded in knowledge of texts, much of contemporary macro-level social science is grounded in a knowledge of geography. If we accept that the study of, say, international politics is as worthwhile an academic pursuit as critical analysis of literature...
by Ray
Thu May 26, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 05 discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 19912

I'll be in Chicago over the summer and I'd like to play in as many of tournaments over the course of the weekend as possible. If any teams need another player, I'll be happy to fill in. I should probably mention, however, that I suck really bad at quiz bowl.

~Ray
by Ray
Thu May 05, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Man, does CBI suck...
Replies: 77
Views: 78073

In 1997, the venerated John Sheahan posted to the now-sadly-defunct alt.college.college-bowl newsgroup a dishearteningly well-reasoned explication of CBI's seeming immunity to market pressures exerted by the will of the top-tier circuit teams. His post is available thanks to Google's Usenet archive,...
by Ray
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual rankings thread, take 2
Replies: 12
Views: 8303

Since Andrew Yaphe is generally acknowledged as the best player, it would be interesting to see how you would rerank 2-20 if the criteria were changed to who would make the best two-person team with #1 against a national collegiate field. I agree with Jerry that Seth Teitler or Jeff Hoppes would be...
by Ray
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A blast from the past ...
Replies: 46
Views: 36158

Yeah, use RoundUp instead. FUNNAY Here are my Top 20 rankings, which are based on my own limited experience. 1. Andrew Yaphe 2. Subash Maddipoti 3. Ezequiel Berdichevsky 4. Adam Kemezis 5. Matt Weiner 6. Jeff Hoppes 7. Seth Teitler 8. Mike Sorice 9. Chris Romero 10. Chris Frankel 11. Seth Kendall 1...
by Ray
Sat Jul 31, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Best team in the nation?
Replies: 18
Views: 11830

Voted for Chicago. Both Andrew and Subash are game-distorting forces on the buzzer. With Yaphe/Teitler/Austin/Devecka on NAQT and Maddipoti/Teitler/Austin/Devecka on ACF, I think Chicago will remain the team to beat, even in an increasingly strong midwest region. It's also my understanding that Ed C...
by Ray
Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 43855

You'd be practicing with Yaphe and Subash though, so really you'd be something of an outlier. Actually, Andrew Yaphe never comes to practice. When Subash comes he usually just reads questions for us or sits in the corner with a book and picks up the questions nobody else gets. Even when he actively...
by Ray
Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 43855

As a first year student coming from an extremely uncompetitive Quiz Bowl environment (New Hampshire) in which I was one of the top players into the highest level of intercollegiate competition (the University of Chicago), I think that the hubris of the average first-year player is greatly overestima...