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You guys were right after all.

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Charlie Dees
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Post by Charlie Dees » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:00 pm

Charbroil wrote:Uh...no offense, but that's kind of a weak argument...
To say the least.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:32 pm

Are you being serious?

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Post by Eminem » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:58 pm

I am merely saying that I enjoyed speed questions like bob's and avery's, more than the current pyramidal style, yes I complain about them all the time, but eventually I'll adapt.

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Post by CherryCokeStain » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:50 pm

If you don't do well on pyramidal questions, it's because you're not that good of a team. The knowledge that you need for Avery or QG is knowledge that any self-respecting varsity quizbowl should know, and it's always a buzzer race, and doesn't in any way reflect who knows more on the topic. If i'm playing spencer and there's a toss-up on "Who wrote Madame Bovary?" Since I have a pulse, I buzz in and say Flaubert, and i get the question. But what if Spencer read the book and knows far more about it than me. Then the pyramidal question rewards him for knowing the characters and plot description better than I do, and he deservedly gets the points. Depth of knowledge is far superior to buzzer racing. If you think there will be terrible one-liners in college you're in for a rude awakening.

I figure it's cool I used you Spence?

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Post by FishyFreshman » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:37 pm

Fine with me bro. I would've used The Importance of Being Earnest though since I have actually read it and got it off of the very first line in the chat room the other day. Grant is exactly right though. I don't think any really competitive knowledgeable teams prefer buzzer races because they know that they know more and get punished for actually studying instead of always practicing speed. I don't think I know of any really good players that prefer Avery or Bob's questions to good pyramidal questions.

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:49 pm

CherryCokeStain wrote:If you think there will be terrible one-liners in college you're in for a rude awakening.
Not even CBI, in all their naive horror, would have done that.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:51 pm

PenforPrez wrote:
CherryCokeStain wrote:If you think there will be terrible one-liners in college you're in for a rude awakening.
Not even CBI, in all their naive horror, would have done that.
No, instead CBI had questions that have a line or two of impossible information before "FTP name this curved yellow fruit"

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Post by Eminem » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:05 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:
PenforPrez wrote:
CherryCokeStain wrote:If you think there will be terrible one-liners in college you're in for a rude awakening.
Not even CBI, in all their naive horror, would have done that.
No, instead CBI had questions that have a line or two of impossible information before "FTP name this curved yellow fruit"
That rhymes with banana, oh wait.

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