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by mlaird
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

So, even after it's over, I'm still sort of ticked at the IHSA for having the State Finals on a Friday. Pulling our best and brightest out of school to compete has never been something we've done, and it's really just a bad idea, since it also prohibits parents from coming and creates all sorts of o...
by mlaird
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

cornfused wrote:He's also one of two All-Staters in Class AA that didn't make it to Sectionals... the other being Paul Botros of Carbondale (second team.)
Carbondale made it to Sectionals... did Paul himself not make it?
by mlaird
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

All right, here you go. Here it is. All-State teams. Class A First Team Evan Daigle So. Litchfield Aaron Deets Sr. Byron Madeline Dillner Sr. Winnebago Cody Dirks Sr. PORTA Andrew Friedman Sr. Latin Ethan Ingram Sr. Cumberland Richard Parker Sr. Cisne Issac Shelton Sr. PORTA Lian States Sr. Fairfiel...
by mlaird
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Matt, note that the IHSSBCA runs All-State, not the IHSA. They absolutely hate doing things that they don't have to.
by mlaird
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

JohnGlerum wrote:Mr. Laird, I have my popcorn ready for the "scholastic bowl is inherently elitist" rant.
Nah, that doesn't apply to this situation.
by mlaird
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Well, my very upset friend, if you take note, there are only 10 all-sectional players from your sectional. That means that EVERY player who was put up for contention got honors. If their coaches had in fact nominated them, then all of those players that you mentioned would be listed up there as well.
by mlaird
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Just so that all of you know, the All-State Selection Process is now underway. We should have results for you next week.
by mlaird
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Those of you who missed Coach Reinstein's radio spot before the state tournament can find it here: http://caster.wgnradio.com/podcasts/kjpod-130-080318.mp3 the Schobowl part begins at the 10:04 mark. Note: apparently people actually listen to it, because I told one of my supervisors that I was stude...
by mlaird
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

The reason that IMSA doesn't get invited is because of their recruitment policies. No one really appreciates them scouting their school's talent and then courting them while they are currently attending another school (see: the aforementioned Bonny Jain). At least that's what I hear. I don't really ...
by mlaird
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Re: the Bonny Jain talk going on. Since apparently no one reads the IHSSBCA Newsletter anymore, I guess I could be the one to point out the fact that this year Bonny was not even voted All-Sectional. I'm not certain that he was even nominated. If his coach didn't do it, some other coach at the meeti...
by mlaird
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QBWiki
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: QBWiki

aha. excellent.
by mlaird
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QBWiki
Replies: 2
Views: 886

QBWiki

Hey, so um... why doesn't the QBWiki let me create an account? The login/create link only has a login option, no create.
by mlaird
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Masonic Academic Bowl question sets are available for perusal at your leisure:

http://www.aegisquestions.com/masonic08/index.html
by mlaird
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

The Loyola Academy Ramblers will be making their first state appearance since 1996 on Friday. There was a 3-way Ring of Death between New Trier, Maine South and Loyola and with scores among tied teams being the tie breaker, LA came out on top. I don't know what it is about us and losing to Maine Sou...
by mlaird
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

pasedpawn wrote:
bdavery wrote: Illinois radio series.
?
Says here on Bryce's website:
"We provide academic questions for the following television and radio quiz series:
...
WCCI Academic Bowl (Illinois)"

Also, obligatory comment about question quality.
by mlaird
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

As for non-literature language arts (I assume foreign language, grammar, and vocabulary go here) -- this is where I've had the most minefields in the past couple years while writing for VHSL states. As the predominant writer of Literature questions for our company, I find it ne'er on impossible to ...
by mlaird
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Fairfield beat Peoria Christian, then lost to Springfield. I don't know the score though.
by mlaird
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzing Strategy
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

I think they're talking about handheld boxes, rather than buzzer sticks like our novell buzzers.
by mlaird
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

RSido wrote:You mean the hyoid.
of course Robert would know that.

Apologies for the unnecessarily high scores and sometimes insultingly easy bonuses, but we had to cater to everyone in the state at this stage of the tournament. I can assure you that Masonic State becomes more difficult.
by mlaird
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

patjm6163 wrote:what happens to the all-sectional voting now (in m.s. sectional because of the snow. Will this list be chosen off of stats too?
We're working this out right now. What do you think should happen?
by mlaird
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Team Illinois tomorrow? Any takers?
by mlaird
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

BarringtonJP wrote:What happened with the seeding meetings?
Mother Nature wrote:SNOW
by mlaird
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

SNOW
by mlaird
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I propose
Replies: 18
Views: 2447

New category for our distribution: Internet Memes as Art.
by mlaird
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Students who play quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 2433

<begin degenerative course towards more 80's movie references>
Looks to Fred Morlan to be the guy with bottles on his fingers calling for "Egan.... come out and play...."
by mlaird
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

If anyone read Thayer's email to the coaches, he is very up front and open about his reasons for doing what he did with Masonic. His tournament will not feature the 16 best teams in the state, nor is it trying to provide us with a true tournament format in order to get down to the two best teams in ...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

JohnGlerum wrote:
styxman wrote:questions by David Bykowski
Out of curiosity, who is this?
http://www.aiquizbowl.com/about.html
by mlaird
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Of course, by "released" you mean, "not actually posted on the IHSA website yet, but I managed to procure them in some shady manner." While not nearly as unfair as last year, having Auburn play Wheaton North will be the State Title match, much like the Auburn v. Fremd in 05-06. But who knows who's c...
by mlaird
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

patjm6163 wrote:...and i just never understood why the IHSA blends in seasons- -.
Protip:
It's because the IHSA doesn't really care about Scholastic Bowl that much.
by mlaird
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Well, in the case of Naperville, it was easy to sub in a player based on upcoming questions, even without looking ahead. If you hear one math question, you should have called a timeout after that one was over and put in all your math people, because you knew that the next three would be math as well...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

And....why was the afternoon seeded the way it was? I think it had something to do with trying to prevent the #1 seed from always having the easiest match possible during the playoffs. and of course consequently hosing the other seeds. for those of you not there: Semis= 1 v. 3 2 v. 4 And with unbal...
by mlaird
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC X (2/2/07)
Replies: 16
Views: 9583

hey, hate to burst anyone's bubble here, but this tournament is in 2008, right? if so, then I can say that Loyola Academy from Wilmette, IL will be there.
by mlaird
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Now that the holiday lull is over, we can jump right back into results: Kaneland Varsity, from what I hear: 1.) Wheaton North 2.) Loyola Academy 3-4.) WWS and someone else I hear the Kaneland questions were, well, Kaneland questions. I can't say much else though, since I wasn't there. Someone to fil...
by mlaird
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 8013

I'm in for one. Other things considered: The Japanese fighter plane Jack Skellington's ghost doggie The number of paragraphs not plagiarized in "Chip Beall: A Biography" (most of the material was taken from old ACF Nationals packets and cards from the 20th century edition of Trivial Pursuit) Number ...
by mlaird
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: it's the new year!
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

it's the new year!

roll over the annomometer, quizbowlers!
by mlaird
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6653

@ Fred Morlan:

B,Y,O,R,O,Y,R,Y,R,Y,R,Y,R,Y Unlock All

Lather. Rinse. Profit.
by mlaird
Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

by mlaird
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Results from the Davey and Goliath Throwdown II @ Loyola Academy: 1. Stevenson 2. Mundelein 3. Loyola 4. Fremd Finals: Stevenson 220 over Mundelein 95 Loyola 192 over Fremd 188 Semis: Stevenson 170 over Loyola 161 Mundelein ??? over Fremd ??? Quarters: (1) Fremd 219 over (8) WWS 195 (4) Mundelein 20...
by mlaird
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

So I heard Jeff Price mention something about being too tired to go to school today:

http://chicagoist.com/2007/12/04/the_wheels_on_t.php
by mlaird
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

My summation of the past 7 pages of "Illinois '07-'08": 1.) Jack Glerum says something inflammatory. 2.) Tom Egan makes a comment about Kenilworth. 3.) David Riley makes a comment about the South Side. 4.) Tom Egan makes a comment about Kentucky, Hungary or both. 5.) Talk about how non-pyramidals ar...
by mlaird
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: Bettendorf exists too...

JohnGlerum wrote:We didn't mention you because you aren't from Illinois and nobody on this forum has heard of you because of this. Congrats on 3rd, keep it on the Iowa forum, please.
Whoa, chief.

In reality, we (I) didn't mention it be cause we (I) didn't remember who got it.
by mlaird
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions is seeking math writers
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

Aegis Questions is seeking math writers

Aegis Questions, Inc. is seeking pristine, non-pyramidal Computational Math questions for an upcoming tournament. We are willing to give $0.75 for each tossup, and the same for each 4-part, Illinois-style, bonus (that is, teams are read all four parts and then have thirty seconds to work before they...
by mlaird
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

And the future Mrs. Brad Fischer, of course.
by mlaird
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Full Results from Sterling F/S:

1.) Loyola
2.) Auburn 'A'
3.) Lasalle-Peru
4.) Byron
5.) Geneseo
6.) Bettendorf
7.) Orion
8.) Moline

Top Scorer was Zahed from Auburn 'A', followed by Christian from Loyola.
by mlaird
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

That's not chatter. That's chitchat. prediction: Gauthier, Brown, Sundaram, and Fast, are probably locks for the finals. Jain, Verity, Ahmad, Jiang, Someone from among the Stevenson players, Sido, Greenthal, Cohen, Irving and Ngo round out the rest of those who have a chance to make the finals, but ...
by mlaird
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

No no no no no. Even myself, as a Sox fan, know that it is physically impossible to like both the Cubs and the Mets. 1969? Come on. Ron Santo won't even go to Shea Stadium to do broadcasts there.
by mlaird
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 213265

Re: League Recruitment

Tegan wrote:I don't know any other good Catholic/private/independent schools in that neck of the woods. :wink:
Not gonna happen.
by mlaird
Wed May 16, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spider-Man 3
Replies: 87
Views: 34963

Batman once proved the Riemann hypothesis, then turned down the money and ate the paper with the proof on it. Then he Bataranged ("KAPOW!") all those pansy science and math people (e.g. Peter Parker).
by mlaird
Fri May 11, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33723

dsfcaptains2005 wrote:NEXT:

Facebook

vs.

Myspace
Unfortunately, Facebook catches something from MySpace while "social networking". Everyone is a loser. Especially emokids.

NEXT:

INTERNET MEMES

vs.

AHAN JR.
by mlaird
Wed May 09, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spider-Man 3
Replies: 87
Views: 34963

Tobey Maguire=Conor Oberst of notorious emo-band Bright Eyes
Compare:
Spiderman and Mr. Oberst