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by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 35676

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Any blogging or live streaming going on today for NASAT?
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution
Replies: 29
Views: 15758

Re: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution

Thankfully, this protest and the outpouring of electronic ink have not stained my enthusiasm for this year's PACE experience. I have been told that I know a couple of things about Xian theology and the Bible, so, from that perspective, I would have to say that the question could have been more accur...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Having had a few days to rest and soak in the results from NAQT tournament in Atlanta, GA, (apart from Cistercian's own results) it was good to see that Texas teams did so well -- LASA 'A" took 3rd, Cistercian 'A' tied for 8th :grin: , LASA 'B' took 21st (tie), St. Mark's 33rd (tie), Cistercian...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 53459

Re: 2012 NAC

I was inspired by the Graph on the qbwiki page for NAC, this is a graph going up to this year showing the relative attendance of NAC, HSNCT, NSC, Junior NAC, and MSNCT http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34972177/NatioanalsAttendance.png I think this graphic pretty much says it all! And THANK YOU for putting t...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu May 24, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - I'm Free! (Pre-Nats Done)

The last, real postings certainly give Cistercian both hope about the competition and something tangible to shoot for. We plan to do both. Between monastic ascesis and apatheia , on the one hand, and adolescent exuberance on the other, I think we'll do just fine. Thanks for all the rankings work. Se...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10460

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

In reading over these many entries, it seems as though the Aesthetics of the Neg Response has been overlooked. Of course, lame players may simply become Neg-Monsters and take all the fun out. However, one can avoid this by avoiding the crude metric of # of negs. Rather, the Age of the Artful Neg Res...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Oh, NO, NO, NO, Fred -- Oh, Ye, of little faith! As someone who has something of a professional interest in "faith" let me assure you that others (myself!) have GREAT FAITH in what I can only term an innovative, insightful, and, well, satisfying set of outcomes. Self-serving on my part? Ab...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 3633

Re: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams

Although Texas is a LONG way from NY, one of the things you might try is to ask students in your own school who attend "academic" events with other schools, such as National Honor Society, Cum Laude, Math Club, Debate Club, JETS (Junior Engineers), etc. to use their contacts with/at other ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

The St. Mark's School of Texas Invitational wrapped up late yesterday afternoon with Cistercian "A" coming out as the tournament winner. With a strong field of schools from LASA, Seven Lakes, St. Mark's, and a # of others, it was quite a day of competition. I'm not aware of any official st...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

I can certainly understand Fred's exhaustion. After competing in part 1 of the Texas Invitational and doing 16 matches in about 16 hours, I was totally wiped out -- and I only had to watch Cistercian Prep compete! However, I must say that bringing together such a fantastic group of teams to compete ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2012 Mid-Season HS poll, Congratulations Hunter A!
Replies: 11
Views: 4702

Re: RESULTS: 2012 Mid-Season HS poll, Congratulations Hunter A!

Congratulations to the “A” team from Hunter College High School (New York, New York) for finishing first in the 2011-12 Mid-Season Poll. Hunter captured 12 of 15 first place votes, with two of the remaining three going to Centennial High School (Roswell, Georgia) and the remaining vote going to Bel...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8662

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

Now that we have reached something of a half-way point, it might of some interest
to have the orginal posts/posters return to their prognostications and comment on
how/where/why they were on the mark, or not.

Just a lazy thought on a lovely Texas MLK Day.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Thanks for the kind words! Just a coment or two and also a question: 1. Cisterican 'A' was missing its regular 4th player - Collin -- who had the flu along with 1/2 of the USA. We were ably helped, however, by Lucas, who put points on the board for us throughout the tournament. 2. Having played Seve...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

New rankings up: Cistercian moves from 35th to 24th :grin:

User was banned for three days for making many low-content posts based upon the quality of his team.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

Here are the stats for Saturday's Houston Holiday Hoedown(HoHoHo) at St. John's/Houston run on HSAPQ 22: http://texasquizbowl.org/d/@111203HoHoHo/11HoHoHo_standings.html First: Seven Lakes "A" Second: Cistercian "A" Third: St. Mark's "A" Vimal Konduri (Cistercian "...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

It may also be of interest to this readership that the Cistercian "A" team played with 3 members, not 4. Also, Vimal Konduri's individual stats ranked him # 1 with an 87.50 average. :grin: + :smile: Congratulations to all the teams who competed in this large tournament and, in a special wa...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

My only hope is to see the results of Edmond Memorial Bulldog incorpated into the rankings in a timely, fair, and judicious manner. Regarding my zeal, well, "Zeal for your house consumes me" Psalms 69 is the only zeal that comes to mind right now. But, off to work in the vineyard of our Ab...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Having examined some of the stats at the HFT, one might equally make the observation that a tournament run for an elite few teams has the same relative weakness, but I don't see many posts being made about downgrading the value of those elite teams' accomplishments (or rankings) when they are playin...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Excelsior Rankings (dead forever)
Replies: 91
Views: 35456

Re: Excelsior Rankings (updated Nov. 16, 2011)

Here are the results of the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Tournament run on IS-109 on Nov. 19, 2011

http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=3386
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Here are the results of the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Tournament run on IS-109 on Nov. 19, 2011

http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=3386
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

Here are the final, complete results of the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Tournament run on IS-109 - Nov. 19, 2011

http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=3386


Enjoy!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

I can't speak to the general situation RE: difficulty of IS 109; however, Cistercian 'A' had a PB of 22.53 for this set while our Cistercian 'B' team had a PB of 14.95 -- both teams competing at the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Tournament on 19 Nov.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Hopefully, the stats for the NAQT Edmond Memorial Bulldog Tournament held on Nov. 19th will get posted soon. Cistercian had a nice run of things, coming in both 1st for its "A" team and a tie for 3rd for its "B" team. Many thanks to Greg Oppel and his staff for a well-run tournam...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

When it's posted, you may wish to add Edmond Bulldog Invitational (Oklahoma)
using NAQT IS-109.
ThankX!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 59531

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Thanks, Gents!
I appreciate both the information and the link -- and this works for me!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 59531

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Can anyone indicate where the complete stats for HFT VI are?
Or, are they not posted/postable?
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 59531

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Wow, after plowing through a pile of these postings, all I can say is, "y'all can come to texas and play us any time." We've got some good competition in Seven Lakes, LASA A,B,C,D, and I guess I better say Cistercian Prep, too. On a more rhetorical note, the advanced form of the Italian &q...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 59531

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

I have a lot of respect for Matt's perspective on things even if we clashed on some points. Especially, regarding the point of 'growing QB" under # 5, I think he is right on the money. When a given school, coach, regional tournament (whatever!) is too busy to actually assist the formation of ne...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Without the final, championship game being incorporated into these numbers, I'm not sure one would really call them 'complete stats'. :sad:
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Thanks, Chris. Taking the #1 and #2 places in this tournament was just as much of a surprise for us as for anyone else! After the brutal VCU Mirror, we really had no idea how things were going to be in an I.S. set. There were just some results there which didn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but,...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Cistercian Prep had a very long day of 18 hours on Saturday Sept. 17th as we motored down to Rice U. early in the morning to participate in the VCU Open Mirror being held there. Although we had a number of good matches, far too many questions in the packets were simply too difficult. When two good t...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Excelsior Rankings (dead forever)
Replies: 91
Views: 35456

Re: Excelsior Rankings - now live for 2011-12

Knowledge is power.
You are providing us with more knowledge.
Ergo, more power to the people.
Thanks!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

School Year has started -- Boo!
QB practices have started - Yeah!
Freshmen are doing great - double Yeah!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Cassian wrote:I've put in a bid to host Fall Novice in Austin again this year. I haven't heard back yet, but my target date is Sept. 10. As soon as I hear from them, I'll post announcements in the appropriate places if they accept our bid.

Thanks, Jason!
This date might actually work for us!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Yes, the feedback I received from QB camp held at TAMU contained many positive comments, esp. from our younger/new players. Now, if I could only figure out where we'll be competing during the month of September, my life would be a lot less stressful.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

I understand that a QB Camp is being held currently at Texas A & M in College Station.
However, I haven't heard much about what's going on down there.
Perhaps a few posts would enlighten the faithful about how things are going: scrimmages, etc.
Good Luck, guys!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92447

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0

Having jumped from 30th to 18th is a movement in the right direction, Deo Gratias . As a preliminary assessment, of course, it comes with the appropriate caveats (and humour!). Still, my students are looking forward to a re-shaped landscape on the state and national level for the upcoming year. Than...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 17142

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

While I don't dispute the statistical analysis provided here by Vimal or Thomas, for that matter, I tend to think that the psychological transformation which must also be integral for one "A" team to successfully morp into another "A" team -- that process is more subtle and subje...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103874

Re: On-going season rankings

As I have stated elsewhere:
I guess T.S. Eliot said it best: in my end is my beginning: 30th.
at PACE – 20th;
at NAQT – 21th;
Current Ranking – 30th;

Next year will be better.

Rankings: They are what they are.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 103874

Re: On-going season rankings

First they kill the nuns (using school buses); then, they kill the monks (using golf carts).
That's how the French Revolution began -- be afraid, be very afraid of these musings on
national QB rankings. It can lead one much farther afield than one might at first imagine.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies
Replies: 19
Views: 5358

Re: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies

With expressions of regret and acceptance of responsibility, I can only wonder aloud when the constructive and, perhaps, reconstructive phase of this moment will begin. Mr. Schweers, I'm not sure if this exactly addresses your concern, but in case no one has yet made this clear, internal discussion...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 39005

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

I appreciate both the information and the analysis that you provide -- and on most points I think we are in substantial agreement. While each Texas team will have to work out new configurations for their respective 'A' and 'B' teams (some more so than others), the departure of my seniors to universi...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies
Replies: 19
Views: 5358

Re: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies

With my own team finishing farther down the standings, I have the luxury of sitting back to watch and learn about all of this drama which sailed by me while in Dallas. However, as a clergyman, the acts of contrition, seem to be about as 'from the heart' as one is going to find. With 30+ years of min...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 166699

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

THANK YOU!
MUCHAS GRACIAS!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 166699

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

Thank you for this update with at least some information.
I await full posted results: "Expectans expectavi" as St. Jerome's Vulgate states it.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 39005

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Having read some of the blogs this morning, I wanted to note the following: 1. The logistics at PACE seemed to be somewhere between Dante's Inferno and Blake's hallucinations ! T/F? 2. According to a number of folk, the future of PACE is very much in doubt unless SEVERE changes in administration are...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 16736

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

Thanks much for the LiveBlog yesterday -- it was very helpful!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Match Tracker
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: 2011 NSC Match Tracker

Thanks to one and all for keeping us up to date!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 10013

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

For Cistercian Prep, the obvious 'advantage' to the system used at NAQT/nationals is that we didn't have to play Texas teams. After all, we've been playing LASA A, Seen Lakes A and St. Mark's A all year long. We were tired of this! So, having the opportunity NOT to play our state neighbors was a rea...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon May 23, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 35676

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Unfortunately, my computer skills are limited to, well, not much of anything. But, good luck with helping the rest of us keep posted on what's what in the upcoming tourney!