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by theMoMA
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20682

I'll just say this...aside from people who go to Minnesota, there are few places from which it's more convenient to go to Minnesota than to Chicago. This is true. You know what else is true? Aside from people who go to (insert school here), there are few places from which it's more convenient to go ...
by theMoMA
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 14448

I was at the Drake mirror where we snuck into the playoffs before losing to eventual runner-up Gabriel Lyon of Wisconsin. After hearing the first four rounds, I thought the questions were going to be horrible, but every match I played after that was of significantly better quality. Maybe it was just...
by theMoMA
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Economics of Studying Quiz Bowl Literature
Replies: 35
Views: 11643

leftsaidfred wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:PS
Caps lock is always the best way to prove that you're right, and don't let them tell you differently!
THIS ARE THE TRUEST WORDS TO BE PUT ON THESE PARTS OF THE INTERNETS
You sound like Pat, but you're not Pat. So confusing.
by theMoMA
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: To get better at quizbowl, learn stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 5695

ps--play packets
by theMoMA
Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35910

Well at least there aren't arrogant, overbearing personalities who go out of their way to get into e-pissing contests scaring people away from this message board...
by theMoMA
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl (format discussion)
Replies: 16
Views: 7049

Ugh... that would be awfully annoying. I would also say practice on old questions if they are available. Are they available??? The alternative (may I also say required suggestion) is try to write your own questions based on the practice questions. Don't do it intentionally to stump each other. I be...
by theMoMA
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl (format discussion)
Replies: 16
Views: 7049

Yes. Or maybe the rule about pre-emptive answers having to be verbatim what's on the moderator's answer sheet even if they are by all accounts correct. I guess they need to preserve the excitement of reading ALL FOUR CHOICES! Do they let you answer, say, "D," or do you have to say the specific word...
by theMoMA
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl (format discussion)
Replies: 16
Views: 7049

Science bowl is quite possibly the most annoying format in existance. I've played Pat's Press, MN knowledge bowl, and :chip:, but nothing compares to the soul pain that science bowl causes.
by theMoMA
Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Birth of the ACF Player
Replies: 23
Views: 30367

Packet playing/reading/studying is the most important aspect of getting good at quiz bowl. Until you read packets, encyclopedia articles are worthless. You don't know what information is useful to glean from an article until you see what clues or anecdotes are typically written into questions. And p...
by theMoMA
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Day 1, AF
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Image

Personally I'm going to eat a cornhusk tonight in rememerance.
by theMoMA
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 39742

With my first semester in the college circuit concluded, I'll take a stab at some of the points raised here. First, let's just talk about what it's like to transition to the college game. It's really hard. My high school competition was played on 90% shit questions...a disgusting combination of Patr...
by theMoMA
Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 39742

AuguryMarch wrote:also, matt, if your hypothesis is true.. where are all these hardcore freshman and sophomores who were inspired by their high school experiences?
Hello.
by theMoMA
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14371

Stock phrases

One wonderful aspect of high school quiz bowl are the buzz words...those stock phrases that are always used to describe one particular thing.

Examples

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs
Strongman: Manuel Noriega/Panama

List your favorites here.
by theMoMA
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Fall 2006 Results
Replies: 25
Views: 9411

Heh...I thought I was reading something wrong so I figured I'd post and it'd work itself out.
by theMoMA
Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Fall 2006 Results
Replies: 25
Views: 9411

rchschem wrote:When a who-dat school jumps right in at #1, skepticism is in order. I wonder how that played out?

Eric
Wha? State College won Science Bowl last year...
by theMoMA
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl of the Future (split from NAQT sectionals)
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

One thing I remember from the HSNCT a few years back was that the rush to get through tossups led to inconsistencies in reading quality. Is this a problem in the college game too?
by theMoMA
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 32742

There's one aspect of this Airwolf discussion which seems to be lacking to me: The fact that the best trash teams are not usually composed of undergrads, but instead of older, veteran players. Therefore, shouldn't you write some harder questions to appeal to that clientele which is consistently giv...
by theMoMA
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Last Great Auk
Replies: 11
Views: 4736

Boom sh-auk a l-auk a
by theMoMA
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 32742

Re: Another example

I don't know if this echoes Matt's thoughts, but it seems to me that the 1980s questions had more nichey answer selection and the 1990-2000 questions were had more mainstream answer selection. 80s questions were more likely to be Airwolf, 90s questions more likely to be Full House...JMO Another exa...
by theMoMA
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 32742

I don't know if this echoes Matt's thoughts, but it seems to me that the 1980s questions had more nichey answer selection and the 1990-2000 questions were had more mainstream answer selection. 80s questions were more likely to be Airwolf, 90s questions more likely to be Full House...JMO
by theMoMA
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 32742

The equally subjective sense I got from TRASH regionals was that there was a category called 1975-1990, and a category called 2003-2006, and that's what got asked. The 90s and the really old stuff (which, by the way, is equally accessible or equally inaccessible to all age groups--no reason not to ...
by theMoMA
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 13560

My main problem is that this thread is downplays plagiarism by lumping it in with things a tournament editor should take care of. I really didn't mean to drag Matt into this, and actually I started off by saying that I was sure he didn't intend to talk about other Deep Bench problems on this thread....
by theMoMA
Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 318977

Practice is time to sit back, let loose, buzz on first instinct, and of course, make hilarious negs. A pretty hilarious one was when a teammate (strifeheart) buzzed in early on a question (answer: Sauna) and negged on "Tarred and feathered." It would have been even more hilarious if I hadn't been ri...
by theMoMA
Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 13560

When instances of :chip: plagiarism occur, people bring it to light because it's a despicable practice. While I'm willing to believe that whoever submitted that question genuinely thought that it was a house-written tossup, at some point, someone at Iowa (or elsewhere) incorporated that question in...
by theMoMA
Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 32742

First of all, Rothlover basically summed up a lot of my reactions to this tournament. In general, I had a great time and am looking forward to playing the tourney next year. But I have some concerns too. Observations of a shitty trash player: The overriding theme: Fuck you anyone born after 1985. Po...
by theMoMA
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 13560

On the contrary, it is unreasonable to expect me to know whether Iowa or Minnesota was responsible for this act when I have no special knowledge of anyone at those teams and no means to investigate. I posted what I found without commentary, and it led to the true malefactor being outed. Whining abo...
by theMoMA
Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 13560

It is unreasonable to expect the tournament editor to catch plagiarized questions. Aside from specifically remembering the exact question, the editor would have to search for every single tossup (and presumably bonus) in the Archive or elsewhere. Let's not forget that this doesn't rule out plagiaris...
by theMoMA
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota Quiz Bowl 2005-2006 season
Replies: 3
Views: 3043

Minnesota Quiz Bowl 2005-2006 season

I'm just looking to see who here played MN quiz bowl last year and maybe get some player/team/anecdote discussion started. Hopefully we can get some hardcore nostalgia going!
by theMoMA
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (Armistice Day)
Replies: 2
Views: 2323

Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (Armistice Day)

This was a NAQT CUT-style tournament at the U of M on 11/11. Pat Hope with another solid tournament takes the win and the scoring title. I don't think the stats are online yet.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

I'm always interested to hear what other people think of tournaments I played.
by theMoMA
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science, Science History and Biography, and Askability
Replies: 30
Views: 13470

Re: This Tournament Goes to Eleven - 9/21 and 9/22

Andrew--You should be glad I didn't contribute a packet on classical music. Your brain will hurt. I do think the physics packet is well written. You don't have to be a physics major to answer questions. And it is not afraid to ask "history of science" questions. I never understand how the science m...
by theMoMA
Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven - 9/21 and 9/22
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

This Tournament Goes to Eleven - 9/21 and 9/22

Hey all, I'm Andrew Hart from the U of Minn. Well this was my first endeavor in college quiz bowl. Anyone have any thoughts on TTgt11? For those unaware, it's a tournament run with eight-person teams, split up into two rooms, each with a different theme packet. The tournament is a little more trashy...