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What's up with hats?

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Whenever I go to a tournament, there is always someone with a wierd hat. I've seen cowbot hats, berets, and even a pointed-wizard hat. Can someone explain what is up with this?
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Quizbowlers love cool hats. This mystery is solved!
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ecks wrote:Quizbowlers love cool hats. This mystery is solved!
Define "cool."
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quizbowllee wrote:
ecks wrote:Quizbowlers love cool hats. This mystery is solved!
Define "cool."
"Unique and/or nerdy"
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I am old.

Wearing hats or caps inside is dumb.
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Which tournaments are these that make big deals about this?

I worry more when entire teams come with their hair dyed blue. Or they paint their entire bodies like this were a sports game.
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Relax; it's quizbowl.

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ImmaculateDeception wrote:Relax; it's quizbowl.

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ImmaculateDeception wrote:Relax; it's quizbowl.

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I thought it was quiz-bowl?
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A personal tradition of mine is to always show up to NAQT SCT "in style".

Two years ago, this means I dyed my hair. Last year, it meant that I spent the entire tournament wearing giant sunglasses. Who knows what I have in store this year?
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I hope you wear underwear. :cool:
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Bruce wrote:A personal tradition of mine is to always show up to NAQT SCT "in style".

Two years ago, this means I dyed my hair. Last year, it meant that I spent the entire tournament wearing giant sunglasses. Who knows what I have in store this year?
So... you're one of THOSE quiz bowl players... :roll:
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I typically do a fedora ..... or occasionally my Irish golf cap.
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My personal favorite is the guys that wear chain-mail to quiz bowl tournaments.
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haven't seen that but good idea
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There was a guy in high school I knew who would show up at tournaments with two hollowed-out coconuts and run around with someone hitting them together, a lo Monty Python. Not exactly a hat, but I think it qualifies under "showing up in style".
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Are we saying we should write in a "professional conduct" rule into tournament rules? That I think takes things a bit too far. (So does wearing a T-shirt with the entire periodic table.)
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E.T. Chuck wrote: (So does wearing a T-shirt with the entire periodic table.)
Hey, man, I proudly wear my periodic table T-shirt (with glow-in-the-dark radioactive elements). It's the only shirt I still have to represent Oak Ridge with, since it's from the American Museum of Science and Energy.
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Considering that "periodic table chess" questions should have been executed by firing squad, it's probably not much of a problem now. As long as there aren't questions that do "name the element from abbreviations" at the tournament. :)
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E.T. Chuck wrote:Are we saying we should write in a "professional conduct" rule into tournament rules? That I think takes things a bit too far. (So does wearing a T-shirt with the entire periodic table.)
The state tournament run by the Masons in Illinois, which is big because of the prize money, has somewhat strict rules. The IHSA has the 'matching shirts' rule for the state tournament, but that's about it.
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Philip Marschall wrote:My personal favorite is the guys that wear chain-mail to quiz bowl tournaments.
I have heard a player for Blacksburg would wear chainmail during VHSL competitions.

Abingdon showed up in 2005 at VHSL states wearing pirate outfits.

I laughed my head off when reading the IHSA casebook entry about teams wearing striped prison shirts.
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I'm laughing on line, guys.

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The IHSA casebook was written that way thanks to DaGeneral's former team before he was on it.

The first time my team qualified for the State Finals was 1995. After qualifying, we got calls from several coaches telling us that, though we usually just wore T-shirts, most teams dressed up for the State Finals and we should do likewise. Pretty much every male at State wore a tie.

By the next time my team had qualified for State, which was 1997, IHSA had passed a rule saying that each team should wear matching tops. I wasn't in any leadership position at the time, but I told anybody who asked me that it was a bad idea. Additionally, IHSA used a horrible writer at the time who averaged 1-2 errors per round, and the errors were not fixed before the match.

In honor of the new rule and the question quality, one team (who wrote outstanding questions for their own tournament and had an alum who started a great question writing company) showed up in orange jump suits that read "Illinois Department of Corrections". I thought it was great, but the IHSA did not. Because the rule only stated that the tops had to match, IHSA let them play. The rule was soon changed from 'matching tops' to 'respectful matching tops'.
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ReinsteinD wrote:In honor of the new rule and the question quality, one team (who wrote outstanding questions for their own tournament and had an alum who started a great question writing company) showed up in orange jump suits that read "Illinois Department of Corrections". I thought it was great, but the IHSA did not. Because the rule only stated that the tops had to match, IHSA let them play. The rule was soon changed from 'matching tops' to 'respectful matching tops'.
Actually, the story I heard was that the jumpsuits were printed "IHSA Department of Corrections" ..... which puts a finer point otn the mater.

Ironicalkly, I had ust introduced the idea of a Case Manual, which the IHSA then enthusiastically embraced .... provided I write a case banning such tomfoolery and shenanigans as "Orange prison jumpsuits".


I await the day a team appears in leopard skin spandex..... of course the rule is written in such a way that they can still get kicked out ..... but I would like to see the effort.
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If I ever come to somethng in Illinois, I will wear the leopard skin spandex. Just for you.
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Just the thought of spandex burns my retinas... The horror
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chuq .... i think CO might call for spandex and chain mail .... with hats of course .... and maybe a bear costume ?
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Brandon can wear the bear costume, I'll lead him in on a leash
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Post by gonzagaeagleahy »

gonzaga next year is going to feature both dan and i wearing hats. dan's gonna go for the will butler, i'm not sure which hat i'll wear yet.
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gonzagaeagleahy wrote: dan's gonna go for the will butler
FALSE
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Gonzagapuma1 wrote: FALSE
true. except it's not gonna be camouflage. it's gonna have little Wendy's Frostys floating on it.
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I would actually wear that hat to 1 tournament for one second if u bought that for me.
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I remember hearing a tale about one of our teams that at a Rutger's tournament, wrapped their hoodies around their heads and pretended to be jihadists.
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