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by NKCtrashman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The computation discussion post-MSHSAA State
Replies: 83
Views: 5369

The computation discussion post-MSHSAA State

I'll quit calling MSHSAA quizbowl bad quizbowl as soon as the Ford Edsel takes off. We are trying to get through to you in a kind way and we are feeling ignored. Ignoring our points is frustrating and to a certain degree, rude.
by NKCtrashman
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HSNCT tips and tricks
Replies: 31
Views: 3155

HSNCT tips and tricks

although Charles your strategy seemed to pay dividends for you. we played the strategy you just recommended and we, while scoring more points, did not win as much.
by NKCtrashman
Sun May 31, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: NAQT Nationals
Replies: 42
Views: 3702

NAQT Nationals

certainly this was fun yet disappointing. NAQT has issues with its power matching system, but this is not new news. Your results are indicative of winning at the right time. It helped us two years ago, but killed us this year. We finished tied for 72nd but had the 45th best ppg. (also Charter manage...
by NKCtrashman
Sun May 31, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 9273

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

Mr Gibbs: THOSE QUESTIONS ARE A JOKE. you have to be kidding me. If you can't see why, then frankly you have as much business running MACA as Stacy Schroeder has running MSHSAA. your post was more shocking than Colten's. Your post quite frankly makes me dumbfounded...it is so obvious that the questi...
by NKCtrashman
Tue May 19, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3366

Class 4 District 15

Fred read my mind
by NKCtrashman
Fri May 15, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3366

Class 4 District 15

What Charlie said
by NKCtrashman
Mon May 11, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 9273

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

The high school quizbowl canon is seriously broad and vast and deep. If you dont think so you probably havent experienced enough of it (entirely possible if you havent ever played outside of Missouri)
by NKCtrashman
Mon May 11, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 9273

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

NKCtrashmanMay 11 2009, 07:02 PM Knowledge such as quince doesn't hurt you. it is nice that he knows that. however, it is what would qualify as non-canonical (as is milking cows and anything grammar or spelling related). Not to mention MSHSAA'a Lit distribution is an absolute travesty. As Matt said...
by NKCtrashman
Mon May 11, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 9273

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

I want to reiterate that i was not trying to take away from the accomplishments of anyone. I was pointing out the inconsistency in the overall results and how MSHSAA needs to rethink virtually everything associated with their tournement. That being said, i wish Ladue could go to HSNCT. it would be p...
by NKCtrashman
Mon May 11, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 9273

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

Yeah our loss to Clayton is pretty baffling...considering we beat them 395-195 at Mizzou without Grant... but there is a logical explanation..... MSHSAA State: NKC 320 FZW 270 NKC 295 FZW 275 Clayton 290 NKC 215 Ladue 400 NKC 230 Other tournaments: NKC 395 Clayton 195 NKC 385 Ladue 140 NKC 505 FZW 2...
by NKCtrashman
Sat May 09, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 9273

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

yeah congrats to Ladue Not much to discuss about questions...they flat out sucked as expected and equalized the field like good MSHSAA tournaments do. The real winner was QG itself, poviding us with nice low-scoring games (proving defense wins championships?). The lesson here is GO TO NAQT STATE!!!!...
by NKCtrashman
Sat May 09, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Post-Sectionals Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Post-Sectionals Poll

Mine:
1 NKC
2 FHC
3 Savannah
4 Liberty
5 PC
6 Hickman
7 Eureka
8 Ladue
9 FZW
10 Truman
by NKCtrashman
Fri May 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6705

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

To be a good mathematician, you do need to memorize things which in turns makes you a speedy computational thinker. I have a real problem with this premise. I can learn an infinite amount of speedy tricks, and I will never be able to compete with Grant on a Math calc tossup. Math calculation reward...
by NKCtrashman
Wed May 06, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6705

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

State is played on QG remember
by NKCtrashman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 ACF Nationals (April 25th-26th)
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

2009 ACF Nationals (April 25th-26th)

We don't really have to show Gibbs anything. He has seen what good quizbowl is, and while having affirmed his belief in making progress, still prefers the archaic MSHSAA snoozefest of a game. I can attest to how the format and questions of ACF run circles around MSHSAA exponentialy in regards to rew...
by NKCtrashman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 ACF Nationals (April 25th-26th)
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

2009 ACF Nationals (April 25th-26th)

i thought his answer was fine/hilariously true

there is a reason Mr. Gibbs, however nice he is in person, has earned a less than stellar reputation on hs quizbowl
by NKCtrashman
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 4172

2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion

Why the **** do you have movie trivia in your study material? (sorry, if that comes of as a bit...terse)



<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Compe ... /88961/'>U. Lou Sthagaim</a>, Apr 23 2009, 11:05:48 PM.</div>
by NKCtrashman
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 4172

2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion

Nasty. Vile. Shameful. What a waste of brain cells. Even worse than districts. I had fun buzzer racing Zach Kerns all day. I should have stayed home and sniffed glue.
by NKCtrashman
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6705

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

yeah Grant dont forget PCH, they have earned the reputation as a sort of giant killer on the STL side, beating FHC and Eureka (course i dont know what that transfers to on QG). We haven't played Eureka at full strength yet. Our results against Savannah on QG have been very favorable. A lot of that i...
by NKCtrashman
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most important quetion
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Most important quetion

Question 11: Who am I? i am a truck driver form Toledo. I once went to a Grateful Dead concert when is was 16. Ever since i have collected stamps. When i turned 21, i went to Tijuana where i ...welll you know. Name this monarch of mid sixteenth century England? ANSWER: Mary Stuart AND DO NOT ACCEPT ...
by NKCtrashman
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 10979

2009 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

Actually...the hard work was a large bit of it. I've never seen a team drilled so that it could get most of the Lit. tossups off of the first line...even the ones that were like "This book is one of those that rank close behind the Bible in number of printings" *Buzz* Don Quixote. but i would eat t...
by NKCtrashman
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 10979

2009 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

yeah there was a reason when they announced last summer that QG was the State provider that i said, "@#$%!!!!"
by NKCtrashman
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: First Districts Results
Replies: 78
Views: 4193

First Districts Results

guess it depends what happens at or after the prom B-)
by NKCtrashman
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Lexington Minuteman Tournament
Replies: 62
Views: 6405

Lexington Minuteman Tournament

Oh so i go to Mexico and all quizbowl hell breaks loose.......nice
by NKCtrashman
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kansas vs. Baylor
Replies: 12
Views: 2518

Kansas vs. Baylor

did anybody stay up until 12:30 to watch all 6 OTs.....like me
by NKCtrashman
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Suburban Conference Championships
Replies: 28
Views: 1748

Suburban Conference Championships

oh btw we won the Suburban Conference Mid 6 yesterday

Scores I know of
NKC 410 Ft. Osage 40
NKC 570 LSW 135
NKC 530 Raytown 90
by NKCtrashman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Maple Woods 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2387

Maple Woods 2009

yeah the questions went from not too bad on monday to extraordinarily crappy today
im not sure why.


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Compe ... rashman</a>, Mar 5 2009, 08:49:08 PM.</div>
by NKCtrashman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Quiz Bowl
Replies: 104
Views: 4767

Fantasy Quiz Bowl

of course MSHSAA has a problem with it, its called fun
by NKCtrashman
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA District Assignments Today
Replies: 102
Views: 5778

MSHSAA District Assignments Today

MSHSAA hates quizbowl
by NKCtrashman
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Quiz Bowl
Replies: 104
Views: 4767

Fantasy Quiz Bowl

Here's mine:

Charles Dees, Mizzou
by NKCtrashman
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions Galore comparison thread #1234567890
Replies: 53
Views: 6270

Questions Galore comparison thread #1234567890

the QG sets are so incredibly comical at times. Ridiculious minutiae about not even close to canonical things. Math problems that are obviously not possible in 15 seconds, gross factual inaccuracies, questions go from pulse-check easy to impossible to know. They had a C.S. Lewis toss up too obscure ...
by NKCtrashman
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Smithville Varsity Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Smithville Varsity Tournament

we went 3-2 on questiiunhzzz guhlor (against two teams we had soundly beaten at mizzou fall). so bad questions obviously make a difference.
by NKCtrashman
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnow Bowl 2009
Replies: 73
Views: 5006

Truman High School sKnow Bowl 2009

i understand how tough it is too find people to moderate. My post was not meant to be an attack. the only reason i brought it up was because this moderator changed the game with her pronunciations. i usually am pretty lenient, when it comes to moderators. I had no intention of offending anybody invo...
by NKCtrashman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA District Assignments Today
Replies: 102
Views: 5778

MSHSAA District Assignments Today

After playin on questuhnzzz guhhhlore, i reinforce my earlier belief that these will absolutely even the playing field. way to penalize good teams. i hope in the future MSHSAA inserts distracting buzzing noises in the ears of goods players a la Harrison Burgeron.
by NKCtrashman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnow Bowl 2009
Replies: 73
Views: 5006

Truman High School sKnow Bowl 2009

yeah this results i think were pretty indicative of the question qualiity. i mean we beat rock bridge at mu by a considerable amount (200?) but here the questions were just unbelievable. i didnt think that anything could possibly be this bad. Spencer pretty much hit it on the nose. i do want to say ...
by NKCtrashman
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnow Bowl 2009
Replies: 73
Views: 5006

Truman High School sKnow Bowl 2009

OHhh myyyy God. There are not words in english to describe that. :angry: :wacko: :blink:
by NKCtrashman
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA District Assignments Today
Replies: 102
Views: 5778

MSHSAA District Assignments Today

well, well, well, MSHSAA has dunnit again. dont forget were all playing on Questiuhnzz guhlorre so that already diminishes the legitimacy of State anyway. There really isnt any excuse for 5 or 6 of the states best teams to not even make state. i want the BCS system for State.
by NKCtrashman
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 5249

College destinations

Mizzou.

As far as QB in college, maybe/probably/i dunno
by NKCtrashman
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - 12/13/08
Replies: 52
Views: 7139

Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - 12/13/08

yeah i looked at the replacement questions on round 4. Lets just say i wished we had those questions instead. We would have done a lot better.
by NKCtrashman
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - 12/13/08
Replies: 52
Views: 7139

Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - 12/13/08

Its the first time i have ever missed the playoffs in a varsity tournament. But yeah, we lost 2 games on the last toss-up. NAQT really brought out the best in their distribution issues. One game there was two history questions and we lost by 25 and the next there were 7 and we won 580-(-5). NAQT con...
by NKCtrashman
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boys State divergence
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Boys State divergence

dude you have reason to hate us. we had some nasty political tricks ... and a few raids in spartan regalia. not exactly model city, but we had a lot a fun.
by NKCtrashman
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: District Assignments
Replies: 26
Views: 1420

District Assignments

We could get Barack Obama to lobby for an improved playoff system. :D
by NKCtrashman
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boys State divergence
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Boys State divergence

Zach is a pretty decent player, Ive played against him many times and with him at ace camp the week after Boys State was over (I was in Richardson). Didnt know there was so many Boys State alums here.
by NKCtrashman
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preseason Polling
Replies: 39
Views: 3668

Preseason Polling

Now that Questions Galore is the provider for state, my rankings: 1. Winnetonka or Oak Park possibly even Staley if they have quizbowl 2. Salem (why not?) 3. Lees Summit (West, North, or regular, doesnt particularly matter) 4. flip a coin between two schools you have never heard of 5. any team that ...
by NKCtrashman
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?

Seemingly simple way around this: Give MSHSAA the finger and organize Missouri quiz bowl outside their jurisdiction. Only problem i foresee with this is the willingness of schools to participate. You would probably get support from some upper eschalon teams, but thats it. I don't think if say, NKC,...
by NKCtrashman
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Richland 2009 Tournament
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Richland 2009 Tournament

&%!$ @#&! %$&! $@#% !$&! $@#& @$!#!!!!!