Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:We're not exactly adding two nontrivial components to the "Jake/Harrison one-two punch" or whatever people fathom our team to be. In addition, we have obvious strengths that NAQT sets allow us to exploit. In addition, I'm presuming the science editing is going to be good in all subject areas, so that should benefit us as well (Not saying Penn Bowl's science editor was anything but good, but I'm expecting ICT's science editing to be far above the average for this year). Harrison is not our leading scorer or necessarily our best player, he's "another scorer" - we have four people that can do that - who the best player is almost always changes from round to round. Just because Dargan has been MIA doesn't mean I will kill him before the tournament or that he doesn't provide as much scoring as the guy to the left or right of him on our team, or maybe the guy two seats down.
You can post about how good you actually are all you want; no matter what you or Bradley Kirksey think, you're not going to finish tenth, ninth or in the top bracket.
What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:I don't think that level of play on DII SCT questions is an accurate predictor of DI ICT performance, but I don't know that cherrypicking one tournament that half the team played is, either. I think a better argument would be ACF Regionals, where me+Jake+JT put up a not-very-good-but-not-terrible 15.5 ppb, which (IIRC) was good for 15th nationally (with some teams playing at partial strength, of course).
EDIT: But I really don't want this to turn into some "Alabama's great/Alabama sucks" flamewar, so I'll just say that, IMO, we'll most likely end up somewhere south of 9th place and somewhere north of 20th.
I really wasn't cherrypicking; it was just the first tournament that came to mind that I thought Alabama might have played. Your Regionals performance simply corroborates my point about scaling up. (I'm not trying to say you suck--I just don't think you'll do as well as your D2 SCT performance suggests. Judging by your post, I think you agree).
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Off topic, but that's an awesome avatar, Cody. I'm going to go watch that video right now.
Thanks! Grimes is amazing; check out Visions if you haven't already.
Cody Voight (he/him), VCU ‘14. I wrote lots of science
and am an electrical engineer
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