TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Updated through question 7)

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:26 am

I should have chosen my almost alma mater, Loyola Marymount.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Question 8 results)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:30 am

Category 13 and Vintsanity are using the Tour de France approach, taking turns leading the Peloton along the course.

1. Category 13 — 12 + 0 → 12 pts [↑1]
2. Vintsanity — 11 + 2 → 13 pts [↓1]
3. Cat Hammarskjold — 15 + 0 → 15 pts [↑2]
3. dott888 — 12 + 3 → 15 pts [↓1]
5. Kirbstar — 15 + 2 → 17 pts [unch]

5. Magna — 13 + 4 → 17 pts [↓1]
7. MarkBarrett — 16 + 2 → 18 pts [unch]
8. Gamawire — 17 + 4 → 21 pts [unch]
8. macrae1234 — 18 + 3 → 21 pts [↑1]
10. merica — 21 + 1 → 22 pts [↑2]

10. spell4yr — 20 + 2 → 22 pts [↑1]
12. 9021amyers — 21 + 2 → 23 pts [unch]
13. mennoknight — 22 + 2 → 24 pts [↑1]
14. BobF — 19 + 6 → 25 pts [↓4]
14. dklee12 — 23 + 2 → 25 pts [↑2]

14. RandyG — 23 + 2 → 25 pts [↑2]
17. mystcmage — 24 + 2 → 26 pts [↑1]
17. Woof — 24 + 2 → 26 pts [↑1]
17. xxaaaxx — 24 + 2 → 26 pts [↑1]
20. ElendilPickle — 25 + 2 → 27 pts [↑3]

21. artshep — 22 + 6 → 28 pts [↓7]
21. colonialrampage — 25 + 3 → 28 pts [↑2]
21. DadofTwins — 25 + 3 → 28 pts [↑2]
21. totebags — 24 + 4 → 28 pts [↓3]
25. Blue Lion — 27 + 2 → 29 pts [↑2]

25. JLJ — 29 + 0 → 29 pts [↑5]
25. lindap — 27 + 2 → 29 pts [↑2]
25. mitchparov — 26 + 3 → 29 pts [↑1]
29. econgator — 24 + 6 → 30 pts [↓11]
30. 1stlvlthinker — 29 + 2 → 31 pts [unch]

30. flutist319 — 28 + 3 → 31 pts [↓1]
32. Armandillo — 31 + 2 → 33 pts [↑2]
32. Peachbox — 29 + 4 → 33 pts [↓2]
34. Bamaman — 34 + 0 → 34 pts [↑2]
34. rynka88 — 32 + 2 → 34 pts [↑1]

36. Aunt_Ija — 29 + 6 → 35 pts [↓6]
37. Lumosityfan — 36 + 0 → 36 pts [unch]
38. Badgerfellow — 37 + 1 → 38 pts [unch]
39. AleBelly — 37 + 2 → 39 pts [↓1]
40. clprez — 39 + 2 → 41 pts [↑1]

41. Tybalteon — 41 + 2 → 43 pts [↑1]
42. oduguy22 — 41 + 6 → 47 pts [unch]
43. GuessonGuessonGuess — 38 + 11 → 49 pts [↓3]
44. Rackme32 — 47 + 6 → 53 pts [unch]

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Updated through question 7)

Post by badgerfellow » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:26 am

Regarding Question 6

Me: "Pick Wisconsin! Your name is too obvious for anyone to answer with it!"
Other Me: "Pick Maryland"

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Re: TD 322 -- Question 7 results

Post by BobF » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:45 am

spell4yr wrote:7. The University of Notre Dame in South Bend is probably the preeminent Catholic university in the nation. Countless Catholics who have never been to Indiana consider the Fighting Irish almost a secondary alma mater (or even a primary, depending on whom you ask). And yet its actual 12-month enrollment of 12,721 only ranks it #619 in the country. According to NCED, name a Catholic college or university whose twelve-month, unduplicated enrollment ranked among the top 1000 of all colleges and universities, public and private, in 2013-14.

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Villanova University — 2 responses
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Gamawire
This was the answer I was most unsure of but figured it was worth a shot. Last two answers were my alma mater (RU) and my best friend's alma mater. One worked out pretty well, one not quite as well (but not terrible).
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Question 9 results)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:16 pm

9. The state capital, Indianapolis, has one of the longest names of any state capital of the United States, with 12 letters. Counting cities with multiple-word names, name any state capital whose name consists of 10 or more letters. This is based on how these cities are commonly referred to; otherwise we could just add “The City of” to any capital and it would qualify.

Again, a wide range of responses, for a question that intended to see who could truly think differently (since it's a relatively easy question). The only question where nothing went unused!

Carson City, Nev. — 5 responses
1stlvlthinker
econgator
Rackme32
RandyG
rynka88


Harrisburg, Pa. — 5 responses
Blue Lion
Category 13
clprez
colonialrampage
Peachbox


Sacramento, Calif. — 5 responses
Armandillo
dklee12
ElendilPickle
mennoknight
Tybalteon


Jefferson City, Mo. — 4 responses
artshep
BobF
lindap
merica


Baton Rouge, La. — 3 responses
Gamawire
mystcmage
totebags


Little Rock, Ark. — 3 responses
AleBelly
JLJ
xxaaaxx


Montpelier, Vt. — 3 responses
flutist319
mitchparov
oduguy22


Providence, R.I. — 3 responses
Aunt_Ija
Magna
MarkBarrett


Tallahassee, Fla. — 3 responses
dott888
GuessonGuessonGuess
Woof


Charleston, W.V. — 2 responses
Badgerfellow
macrae1234


Montgomery, Ala. — 2 responses
Bamaman
Cat Hammarskjold


Salt Lake City, Utah — 2 responses
DadofTwins
Lumosityfan


Indianapolis, Ind. — Singleton!
spell4yr


Oklahoma City, Okla. — Singleton!
Vintsanity


Springfield, Ill. — Singleton!
Kirbstar

DROP
9021amyers

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Question 9 results)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:18 pm

Vintsanity pulls ahead a little bit, and Cat Hammarskjold reenters the mix. But there's a lot that hinges on people's recollection of major hurricanes and tropical systems within the last sixteen years.

1. Vintsanity — 13 + 1 → 14 pts [↑1]
2. Cat Hammarskjold — 15 + 2 → 17 pts [↑1]
2. Category 13 — 12 + 5 → 17 pts [↓1]
4. dott888 — 15 + 3 → 18 pts [↓1]
4. Kirbstar — 17 + 1 → 18 pts [↑1]

6. Magna — 17 + 3 → 20 pts [↓1]
7. MarkBarrett — 18 + 3 → 21 pts [unch]
8. 9021amyers — 23 + 0 → 23 pts [↑4]
8. macrae1234 — 21 + 2 → 23 pts [unch]
8. spell4yr — 22 + 1 → 23 pts [↑2]

11. Gamawire — 21 + 3 → 24 pts [↓3]
12. merica — 22 + 4 → 26 pts [↓2]
13. BobF — 25 + 4 → 29 pts [↑1]
13. mennoknight — 24 + 5 → 29 pts [unch]
13. mystcmage — 26 + 3 → 29 pts [↑4]

13. Woof — 26 + 3 → 29 pts [↑4]
13. xxaaaxx — 26 + 3 → 29 pts [↑4]
18. DadofTwins — 28 + 2 → 30 pts [↑3]
18. dklee12 — 25 + 5 → 30 pts [↓4]
18. RandyG — 25 + 5 → 30 pts [↓4]

21. totebags — 28 + 3 → 31 pts [unch]
22. artshep — 28 + 4 → 32 pts [↓1]
22. ElendilPickle — 27 + 5 → 32 pts [↓2]
22. JLJ — 29 + 3 → 32 pts [↑3]
22. mitchparov — 29 + 3 → 32 pts [↑3]

26. colonialrampage — 28 + 5 → 33 pts [↓5]
26. lindap — 29 + 4 → 33 pts [↓1]
28. Blue Lion — 29 + 5 → 34 pts [↓3]
28. flutist319 — 31 + 3 → 34 pts [↑2]
30. econgator — 30 + 5 → 35 pts [↓1]

31. 1stlvlthinker — 31 + 5 → 36 pts [↓1]
31. Bamaman — 34 + 2 → 36 pts [↑3]
33. Armandillo — 33 + 5 → 38 pts [↓1]
33. Aunt_Ija — 35 + 3 → 38 pts [↑3]
33. Lumosityfan — 36 + 2 → 38 pts [↑4]

33. Peachbox — 33 + 5 → 38 pts [↓1]
37. rynka88 — 34 + 5 → 39 pts [↓3]
38. Badgerfellow — 38 + 2 → 40 pts [unch]
39. AleBelly — 39 + 3 → 42 pts [unch]
40. clprez — 41 + 5 → 46 pts [unch]

41. Tybalteon — 43 + 5 → 48 pts [unch]
42. oduguy22 — 47 + 3 → 50 pts [unch]
43. GuessonGuessonGuess — 49 + 3 → 52 pts [unch]
44. Rackme32 — 53 + 5 → 58 pts [unch]

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Question 10 results)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:20 pm

10. I wanted to work Jeopardy! in here somehow, and this is the best way I can think of. Russ Schumacher, a Valparaiso graduate and meteorologist, won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions in 2004. While his career brought him to teaching at Colorado State University, Valparaiso meteorology graduates have gone all throughout the country in various forecasting and operational roles, including forecasting storms like Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Sandy was so devastating that her name was retired, meaning in 2018 when that list comes up again, there will be a new “S” name. Name any Atlantic-basin tropical system that has formed since 2001, inclusive, whose name has been retired.

The only pegging I wish I would have done is making it clear that the National Hurricane Center chooses what name(s) to retire AFTER the season is over. Apologies to dott888 and GuessonGuessonGuess. The best strategy was apparently to avoid 2005; one person said they hoped they weren't being "double-bluffed" to instead go with an obvious sheep, and alas they were.

Wrong answers – 11 points
1992
ANDREW
artshep

1989
HUGO
BobF

2016; while the name will assuredly be retired, it has not been retired yet
MATTHEW
dott888
GuessonGuessonGuess

1995
OPAL
JLJ

2005
Katrina — 6 responses
1stlvlthinker
Armandillo
Aunt_Ija
colonialrampage
ElendilPickle
totebags

2005
Rita — 6 responses
Cat Hammarskjold
Gamawire
macrae1234
MarkBarrett
Tybalteon
Vintsanity

2005
Wilma — 5 responses
Bamaman
DadofTwins
Kirbstar
merica
RandyG

2011
Irene — 3 responses
mitchparov
rynka88
xxaaaxx

2004
Ivan — 2 responses
9021amyers
econgator

2001
Allison — Singleton!
dklee12

2007
Felix — Singleton!
Woof

2004
Frances — Singleton!
Category 13

2010
Igor — Singleton!
Lumosityfan

2001
Iris — Singleton!
lindap

2008
Paloma — Singleton!
Magna

2012
Sandy — Singleton!
spell4yr

DROP
AleBelly
Badgerfellow
Blue Lion
clprez
flutist319
mennoknight
mystcmage
oduguy22
Peachbox
Rackme32

Unused answers: Michelle (2001); Isidore, Lili (2002); Fabian, Isabel, Juan (2003); Charley, Jeanne (2004); Dennis, Stan (2005); Dean, Noel (2007); Gustav, Ike (2008); Tomas (2010); Ingrid (2013); Erika, Joaquin (2015).

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:27 pm

The non-podium finishers. You each win a section of state highways that have been turned over to city control, so that the state can stay below its legally-mandated 10,000 miles of state-maintained highways. (This is why Interstate 465, the beltway around Indianapolis, has up to eight un-signed concurrencies, and why the only numbered roads inside 465 are 65 and 70.)

4. Cat Hammarskjold — 17 + 6 → 23 pts [↓2]
4. Kirbstar — 18 + 5 → 23 pts [unch]

6. spell4yr — 23 + 1 → 24 pts [↑2]
7. 9021amyers — 23 + 2 → 25 pts [↑1]
8. MarkBarrett — 21 + 6 → 27 pts [↓1]
9. dott888 — 18 + 11 → 29 pts [↓5]
9. macrae1234 — 23 + 6 → 29 pts [↓1]

9. mennoknight — 29 + 0 → 29 pts [↑4]
9. mystcmage — 29 + 0 → 29 pts [↑4]
13. Gamawire — 24 + 6 → 30 pts [↓2]
13. Woof — 29 + 1 → 30 pts [unch]
15. dklee12 — 30 + 1 → 31 pts [↑3]

15. merica — 26 + 5 → 31 pts [↓3]
17. xxaaaxx — 29 + 3 → 32 pts [↓4]
18. Blue Lion — 34 + 0 → 34 pts [↑10]
18. flutist319 — 34 + 0 → 34 pts [↑10]
18. lindap — 33 + 1 → 34 pts [↑8]

21. DadofTwins — 30 + 5 → 35 pts [↓3]
21. mitchparov — 32 + 3 → 35 pts [↑1]
21. RandyG — 30 + 5 → 35 pts [↓3]
24. econgator — 35 + 2 → 37 pts [↑6]
24. totebags — 31 + 6 → 37 pts [↓3]

26. ElendilPickle — 32 + 6 → 38 pts [↓4]
26. Peachbox — 38 + 0 → 38 pts [↑7]
28. colonialrampage — 33 + 6 → 39 pts [↓2]
28. Lumosityfan — 38 + 1 → 39 pts [↑5]
30. Badgerfellow — 40 + 0 → 40 pts [↑8]

30. BobF — 29 + 11 → 40 pts [↓17]
32. Bamaman — 36 + 5 → 41 pts [↓1]
33. 1stlvlthinker — 36 + 6 → 42 pts [↓2]
33. AleBelly — 42 + 0 → 42 pts [↑6]
33. rynka88 — 39 + 3 → 42 pts [↑4]

36. artshep — 32 + 11 → 43 pts [↓14]
36. JLJ — 32 + 11 → 43 pts [↓14]
38. Armandillo — 38 + 6 → 44 pts [↓5]
38. Aunt_Ija — 38 + 6 → 44 pts [↓5]
40. clprez — 46 + 0 → 46 pts [unch]

41. oduguy22 — 50 + 0 → 50 pts [↑1]
42. Tybalteon — 48 + 6 → 54 pts [↓1]
43. Rackme32 — 58 + 0 → 58 pts [↑1]
44. GuessonGuessonGuess — 52 + 11 → 63 pts [↓1]

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results -- podium)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:36 pm

Finishing in third place, with 21 points, winning the official state flower of Indiana, is ...

Magna!

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In second place, with 20 points, winning an authentic "Welcome to Indiana" roadsign, is ...

Vintsanity!

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And our winner, with 18 points, winning one of the many chairs Bobby Knight threw onto the court while coaching at IU, is ...

Category 13!

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Thank you to everyone for dealing with my first TD. Hoping to work out the kinks and try again sometime!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:20 pm

Thanks, it was fun!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by gamawire » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:51 pm

Thanks for the fun game (although how you pulled of an Indiana themed TD without ever mentioning Vonnegut is beyond me! :D ). Great job hosting, and congrats to those on the podium.
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:10 pm

gamawire wrote:Thanks for the fun game (although how you pulled of an Indiana themed TD without ever mentioning Vonnegut is beyond me! :D ). Great job hosting, and congrats to those on the podium.
I know, I know, next time when I pin it more to Indiana specifically I'll do something like that. This time I couldn't figure out a good way to incorporate a lot of different things I wanted to use, especially more "scholarly" items, and still have it only slightly-pinned to Indiana, without having a series of A-L questions and (a) I didn't really feel like writing basically 100 mini-trivia questions, and (b) I don't enjoy playing the "pick an answer from this prescribed list of questions" TDs as much as some do.

I also learned, on a side note, that if I include my answers in a future TD, I'll not only score them but the entry will count. I like the idea of having to use additional strategy of making sure that the "obvious" answers don't end up winning, at the same time realizing if too many people play defense on the same question it could prove problematic for a lot of people. My next TD I'm considering will not have that format (but a different scoring system), but maybe in the future I'll try that out.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by Woof » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:35 pm

Nice job! As a fellow Indiana resident, I feel somewhat abashed that I didn't place higher, but that's TD for you. Congrats to the podiumites!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by Magna » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:34 pm

Whoa! That was a surprise! :D Thanks for a fun game!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by BobF » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:40 pm

Thanks for the fun game and congrats once again to Category 13! Note to self, Hugo was in the 20th century!
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Question 10 results)

Post by totebags » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:22 pm

spell4yr wrote: The best strategy was apparently to avoid 2005; one person said they hoped they weren't being "double-bluffed" to instead go with an obvious sheep, and alas they were.
Dang it!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Question 10 results)

Post by Vintsanity » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:46 pm

Vintsanity wrote: 2. Nebraska

3. Nebraska

4. Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts

6. University of Nebraska

7. Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)
What state was this TD supposed to be about again? :lol:

At any rate, I got 9 total points on those 5 questions. Sometimes it's nice to live in flyover country.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:33 pm

Great rookie performance as a TD host--enjoyed playing! And congratulations to this week's podium finishers, too.

I'm a Michigander, but spent four years at Notre Dame. I'm glad Question 7 wasn't "Name a football team that defeated the Fighting Irish during the 2016 season [8 possible answers]".

And I've got a Bobby Knight story. A Columbus, Ohio, radio station sponsored a chair-throwing competition. First prize was one of Knight's jackets. Second prize was two of his jackets.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Updated through question 7)

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:45 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:I should have chosen my almost alma mater, Loyola Marymount.
LMU played in one of the wildest games in NCAA tournament history, defeating Michigan 149-115. There's a YouTube video of this game, which bears little resemblance to the low-scoring college games of recent years.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by Woof » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:46 pm

Blue Lion wrote:Great rookie performance as a TD host--enjoyed playing! And congratulations to this week's podium finishers, too.

I'm a Michigander, but spent four years at Notre Dame. I'm glad Question 7 wasn't "Name a football team that defeated the Fighting Irish during the 2016 season [8 possible answers]".

And I've got a Bobby Knight story. A Columbus, Ohio, radio station sponsored a chair-throwing competition. First prize was one of Knight's jackets. Second prize was two of his jackets.
Jackets? Sure you don't mean red sweaters?

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