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by rchschem
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 11359

Also, I want to bring up Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal" Amen. Add to that The Ataris' "Boys of Summer" and Disturbed's "Land of Confusion". What the hell is it with the '80s and punk covers? I would love to see a modern version of "We Are the World", while we're throwing out laughable cover pro...
by rchschem
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Belles' Bowl (2/9/08) at Saint Mary's School (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 16
Views: 3835

Please put Raleigh Charter down for at least 2 teams, or whatever you want to cap the per school limit at.

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rate this FFB trade
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Hell, yes! You know Manning could never beat the Gators!
Woot.

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43965

I don't like the two-second rule. There are too many times that you need to buzz in immediately. I don't like having to play with the safeties on either, but with great power comes great responsibility. My team lost its last two matches last year by negging 7 times in the penultimate and 6 in the u...
by rchschem
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43965

Actual coaching tip request: How might a coach help players reduce negging? I'm not talking about players who don't know anything and just guess blind, but players who do know things but open their mouths when they shouldn't? I'm thinking of making them wait a two-count after the first time they thi...
by rchschem
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The judge
Replies: 51
Views: 16366

I love my NEDs.

Sure, you have to replace 20% of the buzzers annually, but who else gives you TWO VOLUME SETTINGS? Huh?

TJ players--can I get a amen?

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open (3/8/08) @ Raleigh Charter (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 13
Views: 3279

Right Triangle Open (3/8/08) @ Raleigh Charter (Raleigh, NC)

Wayyy out in front. We're just claiming the date. The format will change this year as well to a three-part round instead of four. We'll be rolling out revisions to last year's tournament software to make the thing run better.

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOSCH Appreciation Day HS Division at W&M (10/6/2007)
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

strifeheart wrote:Bossk != Bosch, dude.
<duh> Duh. </duh>
by rchschem
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOSCH Appreciation Day HS Division at W&M (10/6/2007)
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

Bosch appreciation?

IG-88 deserves just as much love.
by rchschem
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '07-'08
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

Ron Mexico. I had forgotten about that.

You know that you can't order an NFL jersey from NFL.com with that name on it?

I heard Kevin did very well. Now, if we could just fill those other three seats...
by rchschem
Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 24630

I'd say that margin shouldn't be incorporated. Margin is a forward-looking stat (predicting future wins), actual wins are a backward-looking stat that tells you how teams actually did. Since this is trying to rank how teams actually did at the end of a long season, and there's no reason to try to p...
by rchschem
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 24630

This is a mighty, mighty effort. Truly impressive.

Hopefully your job search will turn out successfully, and soon. :)

Do the scores of the matches won and lost matter? If so, I'll send you some.

Eric
by rchschem
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Match Game
Replies: 12
Views: 4367

PACE has the world-famous Match Game section in the All-Star round. Or at least they did last year. It was a hoot for those of us old enough to get it.
by rchschem
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 48815

Harumph. I'd rather not say NCSSM represents NC. They may be the default attendees...

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '07-'08
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

What--they couldn't spring for the top of the line flavored drink mix for their last pitcher? What's next? The Heaven's Gate people didn't eat Jell-O pudding?
by rchschem
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 33050

Then there's that adding up the four years thing. NC didn't send anyone before 2007, AFAIK, and even if there had been a team in that time, they didn't belong at any national championship event. Perhaps find the average score per year? Just playing Devil's Advocate. I don't think this is a good idea...
by rchschem
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '07-'08
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

Why mysterious thermodynamical magick does K.A. work to keep his cubes from melting?

And would you really want to drink Kool Aid out of a pitcher that just burst through a brick wall? Dusty!
by rchschem
Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 PACE NSC!
Replies: 27
Views: 13935

S(We|Wee|Whee|Wie|Wii|Oui)t.
by rchschem
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cash Cab is the banana goat tennis ball Matt Weiner...
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

On the other hand, the Discovery Channel probably withholds footage of the not-so-spectacular contestants. No doubt. And I thank them for it. The episode I saw had a range of ability--the first pair won $800 or something, the second one flamed out right away and the third group nearly made it to th...
by rchschem
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cash Cab is the banana goat tennis ball Matt Weiner...
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Cash Cab is the banana goat tennis ball Matt Weiner...

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/cashc ... about.html

The questions are pretty good and the most like the format we're used to of any game show I've seen. They even offer the occasional bonus.

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12360

BuzzerZen wrote:None taken, of course. I'm just bemused. :-)
I'm not offended, either.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12360

Yea, certainly they are all brackets of death.

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '07-'08
Replies: 58
Views: 19082

Wow. Drake needs to get a life! I think Kevin will outshine John, but John will still be good. Our underclass situation is very fluxy and we won't know. But our JV team rocked at NCOAST, so I'm optimistic. This will be an interesting year with no Nicks or Nancies. We will see who steps up. Dates for...
by rchschem
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33432

BuzzerZen wrote:
next matchup:

EMIL THOMAS CHUCK

vs.

R. ROBERT HENTZEL
The triply-first named Dr. Chuck impregnates Hentzel with the Tango de la Muerte. Thus the first PACE NSC to be held in hotel rooms is born.

Next:

CREATION MUSEUM

vs.

EURO DISNEY
by rchschem
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18493

I am more and more convinced that the reason the Spelling Bee gets all the coverage is because of their age .. Schadenfreude. Nothing makes a person sitting at home watching a spelling bee feel better than seeing some 13 year old crash and burn on national TV. Don't tell me that's not part of it. I...
by rchschem
Tue May 29, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early losses in power-matching = advantage?
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

We didn't intentionally lose to Stuy A ... I apologize if I implied that you did. My point was that despite these perceived advantages, I think there is too much integrity out there for anyone to really take advantage of such a weakness in a system. Raleigh Charter did, however, take a dive against...
by rchschem
Tue May 29, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early losses in power-matching = advantage?
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

Now I'd like to see someone actually take a dive in the first round and see how it plays out. Put one's money where one's mouth is. I don't know much about the math, but in my mind it seems that this system does little to discriminate well among the 6-4 and 5-5 teams. If you're good, you'll stay in ...
by rchschem
Thu May 24, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33432

ReinsteinD wrote: NAQT

VS.

PACE
Until NAQT makes its own salsa, PACE wins.

Next:

Brisco County, Jr.

VS.

Jim West
by rchschem
Thu May 24, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zombie Steve Irwin Rising From the Grave and et cetera
Replies: 19
Views: 7563

More evidence of the Stingray Conspiracy. Steve was on to the sharks:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6681793.stm

Eric
by rchschem
Tue May 22, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 30073

By circuit, I was referring to the run of tournaments in these areas. Dorman, Ezell Harding, Dunbar, Vandy, etc. Robinson (NC) went to Vandy this year. Raleigh Charter finished in the quarters at Dorman this year and won Brookwood last year. By the way, the invisible force field separating KY and N...
by rchschem
Thu May 17, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33432

charlieDfromNKC wrote: NEXT:

Solitaire

VS.

Minesweeper.
Solitaire.

Live and Let Die was great.

NEXT:

NewsRadio

vs.

30 Rock
by rchschem
Sat May 12, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33432

mlaird wrote: NEXT:

INTERNET MEMES

vs.

AHAN JR.
All your AHAN are belong to us. Not just JR.

NEXT: Jared wants to know...

SUBWAY

vs.

PORN
by rchschem
Thu May 10, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 26345

iambusyeating wrote:...The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg...
We got that on a technicality.

Though it was a testament to the canon to hear just about every PACE official in the room simultaneously go off when Chris said "The Man WHO..."

Eric
by rchschem
Thu May 10, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 26345

I don't remember off-hand. Actually R14 I think was last year's semifinals. Matt has the scoresheets at last check, but I'm sure that Eric can answer that. Indeed. RM A 240, RCHS 400. If you would like more detail than that, I can supply it. My personal scoresheets are a little obsessive. EDIT: And...
by rchschem
Thu May 10, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 18971

StPickrell wrote:Does anyone have any contacts in the Forsyth County (Winston-Salem) ACE community??
We've been trying for years to get the Triad schools involved. That's my answer to the question--I don't know anyone in W-S.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed May 09, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Stingray Awards 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 19796

3D Lemmings wrote: Just because you deem it pointless does not mean it is.
You're right. I nominate this thread.

Or will that create a self-referential feedback loop that will destroy the board?

Eric
by rchschem
Wed May 09, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Stingray Awards 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 19796

3D Lemmings wrote: It would be nice to be able to unify whether we play "Quiz Bowl" or "quizbowl".
I stand corrected.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed May 09, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Stingray Awards 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 19796

by rchschem
Fri May 04, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy
Replies: 23
Views: 9128

brownboy79 wrote:...Jeopardy!does like a person with a healthy measure of sarcasm and hatred in their system.
Watch Will's interview.
by rchschem
Fri May 04, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Stingray Awards 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 19796

The prize should be a wall of ham.

Eric
by rchschem
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy
Replies: 23
Views: 9128

Will's prelim show airs Thursday (may 3) wherever the hell you get Jeopardy.
by rchschem
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post KMO scores here.
Replies: 23
Views: 8588

All the fried Auk you can eat.

And it's soooooo sweet, my friend. Tastes like passenger pigeon.
by rchschem
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9418

You want the Judge. It is probably the most reliable and easiest to set up of all the buzzers out there. Please ignore him, he is ham-wielding terrorist. Seriously, I just hate playing on the judge. And if you want reliability, find the buzzers with the actual ringing bells. Northwestern has had th...
by rchschem
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ham Sandwich Scandal
Replies: 66
Views: 19084

sweaver wrote: I wish to protest this, as I own copyright to "Wall of Ham." You should see my back yard.
Can you see it from a plane?
Can you see it from a train?
by rchschem
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ham Sandwich Scandal
Replies: 66
Views: 19084

There goes a Halliburton contract to build a wall of ham around the Green Zone.
by rchschem
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post KMO scores here.
Replies: 23
Views: 8588

Raleigh Charter: 1711
by rchschem
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament listing with Stats by IS?
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

Pimp My Buzzer?

This could be the start of a whole new thread.
by rchschem
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament listing with Stats by IS?
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

This would beget Fantasy Quiz Bowl.

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy is dead to me
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

Jeopardy is dead to me

There actually was a category where you had to rearrange the words in a saying to get the saying. The shark has been jumped.
by rchschem
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Science Bowl Fuel Cell
Replies: 11
Views: 4278

Confused. Is there a physical construction component to National Science Bowl that I wasn't aware of, or are we really talking about Science Olympiad? I thought National Science Bowl was just the annoying W/X/Y/Z format coupled with the even more annoying Ira Flatow.

Eric