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ROUND ONE: North & South Regions

Here are sixteen sets of three actors. The answer to Springfield A&M's is 69.

1 Springfield A&M: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor
16 Let's Make a Diploma: Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen

8 Western Chicago: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg
9 Bancroft College: Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak

5 Camden College: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville
12 Synex University: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward

4 CGNU: David Spade, Whoopi Goldberg, EG Daily
13 Jupiter St.: William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Lacey Chabert

6 Communist St.: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon
11 Univ. of LA: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Debra Messing

3 Servo St.: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery
14 Miskatonic University: Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Piper Perabo

7 Wossamotta U.: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu
10 E. Wal-Mart St.: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard

2 Pickard Univ.: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Ferrell, Michelle Rodriguez
15 NW South Dakota St.: John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis

The following pairs of numbers have something in common. The answer for UC-Sunnydale is 91.

1 UC-Sunnydale: 20-19
16 Last Name I Came Up With St.: 21-17

8 Central Hawaii: 46-10
9 Chester A. Arthur University: 26-21

5 W. Horseradish: 33-10 35-10
12 Handsome Boy Modelling School: 16-6

4 Clu Gulager College: 39-20
13 San Diego (MD): 38-16

6 Levine: 49-26
11 Idaho University of Idaho: 35-21

3 University of Quahog: 42-10
14 Olisbon: 31-19

7 Gorgonzola: 52-17
10 Pinchot: 16-7

2 U. of Pennsylvania Dutch: 31-19
15 Rampien College: 23-7



Typo in 'W. Horseradish', or have I missed something?

Posted by: Michael | Mar 18, 2005 12:21:38 PM

Aaarrggh!! When you hit the wrong button...

Change to:
W. Horseradish: 35-10

[And then you make the change and you screw it up the other way. The post and this comment are now correct and final.]

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 18, 2005 12:43:09 PM

Is the last name for Jupiter St. supposed to be Lacey Chabert?

Posted by: Laurie | Mar 18, 2005 12:59:07 PM

Yes, yes, of course. Sorry for all of the problems; my proofreading is for the birds.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 18, 2005 1:01:48 PM

Geez, I'm still trying to figure out the East and West regions. I thought I had the answer to the singers, but I was wrong. Although, I think my numbers don't have to be exact as long as I know which singer/artist has the higher number.

The actors/actresses I finished. Although it's a close game between Servo St and Miskatonic University. Could go either way depending on the referee's call.

Those numbers are way over my head. I just don't see anything there. I'm hoping for a light bulb sometime this weekend.

Posted by: Jeannette | Mar 18, 2005 1:21:19 PM


Ok, I understand the numbers.

Posted by: Jeannette | Mar 18, 2005 1:29:09 PM

Are #14 Olisbon and #2 U of Pennsylvania Dutch supposed to be the same numbers?

Posted by: Laurie | Mar 18, 2005 2:02:20 PM


My notes aren't with me so I cannot be 100% certain, but let's assume for the sake of argument (for now) that those two teams got the same score. If I need to change that (from the bracket), I'll remedy it later. Otherwise, it's one less to solve.

Quadruple check your work, quadruple check...

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 18, 2005 2:08:24 PM

Yeah. We'll leave it as it is with those two teams getting the same score.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 18, 2005 4:12:01 PM

Jeannette: You're right about the Servo/Miskatonic game...however, I think once everything's examined there's a clear winner.

Posted by: Stephen | Mar 18, 2005 5:59:52 PM

I had the same problem with the Servo/Miskatonic connection. I went with what made the most sense, but one could make a good case either way.

Posted by: DonV | Mar 19, 2005 7:34:27 AM

I don't want anyone to be misled by Servo St. vs. Miskatonic U.

So, here's a way to determine: If your answer sends the two teams into overtime, Servo St. makes an additional (integer portion of the common log of Avagardo's number) points while Miskatonic makes an additional (integer portion of the common log of the speed of light expressed in meters per second) points.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 19, 2005 8:37:55 AM

Would that be the jersey number of Herkimer Avagardo, who played goalie on the Servo State second string soccer team? Or perhaps you meant Avogadro's number? I'll assume the latter. :-)

Posted by: Bob Lodge | Mar 19, 2005 4:38:28 PM

I thought that was Herkimer Avacado?

Oh, and 'Avagadro' is the correct spelling.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 19, 2005 4:43:42 PM

Well, since I don't really feel like looking at Avocados or Avagadro numbers I think I'll just flip a coin with that game and hope they get eliminated from the final four later in the game.

Posted by: Jeannette | Mar 19, 2005 7:08:31 PM

For no other reason than because of the emphasis in the discussion, I'll have to chime in than unless it is a different (and less famous) man, the correct spelling is 'Avogadro'. Google face-off, wikipedia, and even an easily googlable photo showing his signature will show as such. This site is a source of constant debate (pardon the lame and subtle pun).

Posted by: Michael | Mar 19, 2005 10:51:17 PM

See, Bob and I were making jokes about my spelling error. The correct name is Avogadro's number. I'm sorry that I cannot spell on-line. We now return you to your normal contest.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 20, 2005 7:46:44 AM

Each set of listed three actors appeared in a movie version of a TV series. The last two digits of the year the series debuted was the answer.

1-16: 69-65 Springfield A&M
2-15: 75-60 Pickard U.
3-14: 61-59 Servo St. (Rocky and His Friends debuted in '59. The Bullwinkel Show on a different network debuted in '61, hence the confusion.)
4-13: 91-65 CGNU
5-12: 93-63 Camden
6-11: 88-62 Communist St.
7-10: 76-69 Wossamotta U.
8-9: 75-62 W. Chicago

Each pair of numbers represents the final score of a Super Bowl. The last two digits of the year in which it was played is the answer.

1-16: 91-77 UC-Sunnydale
2-15: 80-70 U of PA Dutch
3-14: 88-80 U of Quahog
4-13: 87-85 Clu Gulgaer College
5-12: 67-75 Handsome Boy Modelling School
6-11: 95-97 ID U of ID
7-10: 93-69 Gorgonzola
8-9: 86-82 Central HI

Posted by: JmSR | Apr 25, 2005 6:22:12 PM

Unless my sources are flawed, I believe the final of the 1-16 Game in the South should be 91-76 (not 91-77). Obviously, it doesn't change the outcome.

Posted by: Sean F | Apr 26, 2005 7:13:20 AM

All of these questions were written by JonMichael Rasmus.

Posted by: JmSR | Apr 26, 2005 8:51:00 AM

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