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Suggestion if they do this in the future:
The 2-minute drill needs a revamp. Letting teams continuously pick the same category doesn’t let us know just how broad their knowledge base is. You can essentially put a ringer on your team that is a history fanatic and win based on that alone. Either change the categories or have a “you can only choose a specific category one time in the entire tournament” rule.
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yclept wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:47 pm Suggestion if they do this in the future:
The 2-minute drill needs a revamp. Letting teams continuously pick the same category doesn’t let us know just how broad their knowledge base is. You can essentially put a ringer on your team that is a history fanatic and win based on that alone. Either change the categories or have a “you can only choose a specific category one time in the entire tournament” rule.
The opposing team should pick your categories.
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Re: Capital One College Bowl

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econgator wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:31 pm
yclept wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:47 pm Suggestion if they do this in the future:
The 2-minute drill needs a revamp. Letting teams continuously pick the same category doesn’t let us know just how broad their knowledge base is. You can essentially put a ringer on your team that is a history fanatic and win based on that alone. Either change the categories or have a “you can only choose a specific category one time in the entire tournament” rule.
The opposing team should pick your categories.
Maybe this is how it will be in the finals. Either that, or after the Dropout Round, the opposing team chooses who sits out.
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Love how the guide info for the Final mentions which two teams are playing. Not that I care about being spoiled, but still.
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I played College Bowl from 1980-1987 (NAQT hadn't been formed yet). In fact, in 1983-84, the University of Chicago College Bowl team featured me, Richard Cordray, and Jonathan Fellows (two five-time winners and one four-timer).

This iteration of College Bowl is just sad. A lot of the questions aren't even hard enough for high school quiz shows (and I've hosted and written questions for those). I don't know why they dumbed the show down so much. If J! and WWTBAM can draw good ratings as specials, a well-produced college quiz game could, too. And I don't know how they selected the participants for this show, but I can assure you they didn't pick the three best players from each school.

Don Reid (the creator of College Bowl) is probably turning in his grave.
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mikeday wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:17 pm And I don't know how they selected the participants for this show, but I can assure you they didn't pick the three best players from each school.
For the last year I've been in what is normally a student-only choral group at my college (the larger group allows for alumni and community members but I've been brought in to the other group as well, as sort of a ringer), and via my classmates I was privy to the fact that this production basically sent open casting calls to colleges for any willing students to audition.
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mikeday wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:17 pm This iteration of College Bowl is just sad.
Don Reid (the creator of College Bowl) is probably turning in his grave.
I gathered our family and served dinner in front of the TV to watch this show debut. When we eventually realized it was one long, unfunny joke, we went back to these:

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Complete opposite of last week.

Extra Credit category chosen first in 2 out of 3 rounds. Last week, Extra Credit category unclaimed 2 out of 3 rounds.
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None of the Extra Credit categories were chosen in the final.

The chances of that happening are 1 out of 125.
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You think those Columbia kids would have been happier about winning 125 Grand, geez

I just hope if this comes Back that Cooper either is gone or has less air time. Let Peyton Make more Jokes.
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AntmanB wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:54 am You think those Columbia kids would have been happier about winning 125 Grand, geez

I just hope if this comes Back that Cooper either is gone or has less air time. Let Peyton Make more Jokes.
Cooper stating the Gremlins rules for the Asimov robot rules made me laugh.
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