Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Small town girl makes good

Heh. The Albuquerque Journal recounts my moment of glory.
Jason Zuffranieri and John McCulloch got a little nervous in the milliseconds after their teammate rang in on the "Jeopardy"-style challenge this past weekend.
The answer— given by Vanessa Gatsch— would determine whether the University of New Mexico team would make it to the playoff round of the National College Bowl, affectionately called the varsity sport of the mind. UNM's team would move forward if she answered the sudden-death question correctly— or walk away empty-handed if she got it wrong.
Neither Zuffranieri nor McCulloch had ever heard of the Stone of Scone.
"That was kind of a long pause. It made me really nervous," said McCulloch, a 25-year-old UNM nuclear engineering major.
Gatsch, an anthropology major, knew that it was used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs.
Gatsch's answer got the team to the national championship playoffs, where it came in second behind the University of Rochester.
Dude. Stone of Muthafuckin' Scone.

3 comments:

sly civilian said...

woot!

seriously...you *have* to know those kinds of things.

/i miss my knowledge bowl days...

J. Goff said...

Hehe! OMG, I totally buzzed in on that one because I had read that wikipedia article three days before the tournament! AND I STUTTERED RIGHT AT THE MOMENT! "Ssssstt" "Sorry, Pause, neg five!" NOOO! :lol:

And, yeah, as a side note, I had a stuttering problem when I was younger, and sometimes I get a little tic in my speech. IT SUCKS!

CrackerLilo said...

Awesome! Bet that felt good all over, huh?