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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7167, 2015-11-10

2015 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

CONTESTANTS
Kristin Sausville, a stay-at-home mom from Newark, Delaware
Brennan Bushee, a software developer from Malden, Massachusetts
Greg Seroka, a chef originally from Detroit, Michigan

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. All right, we're into it now, folks. Catherine Hardee, the winner yesterday, the first of our semifinalists. A brief note I think will be of interest to all of you. Our tournament is skewing younger this year. 8 of the 15 competitors are in their 20s, including Brennan, who is all of 22 years old. So Kristin, Brennan, and Greg, good to see you again. And good luck. Here we go. Now the categories. First off...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MOONS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM (5/5)
OKLAHOMA! (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THIS & THAT (4/5)
COLORFUL LANGUAGE (5/5)
JUST PASSING THROUGH (5/5)
DIVINE COMEDIES (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Greg: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Brennan: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Kristin: 5 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Brennan found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. Greg had $1,800, Brennan had $2,400, and Kristin had nothing in the bank. Brennan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,400.

OKLAHOMA! $600: This first state capital was named for a judge, not a folk singer
(Brennan: What is Norman?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Greg: $2,600
Brennan: $1,200
Kristin: $200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: In 32 years of Jeopardy! programming, there have been only two occasions when there was only one player in Final Jeopardy! It happened this past year with Kristin Sausville. And I understand, it got a big play out there in the Internet.

Kristin: Yes, it did. It ended up going viral. I, uh, there was a people.com article about it that got over 2 million views.

Alex: Wow.

Kristin: And it was the number one trending topic on Facebook that day.

Alex: Did you make a lot of new friends because of that?

Kristin: No, actually, it was, uh, kind of funny. Nobody--we went out to dinner that night, and nobody recognized me.

Alex: Oh.

Kristin: So in a way, that was kind of a relief.

Alex: Okay, good for you.

Kristin: Yeah. [Chuckles]




Alex: Brennan Bushee, young man. Uh, the day after you taped the program with us, you got to have breakfast with somebody?

Brennan: Yes. Uh, Darren, the guy I beat in the first game.

Alex: Really?

Brennan: Mm-hmm.

Alex: By coincidence or--what happened?

Brennan: Um, we--we didn't really plan it. We were just both down there at the same time.

Alex: Ah. Okay.

Brennan: We just...




Alex: Greg Seroka is a chef from Michigan. And right after his appearances on our program, somebody came up to him for an autograph, and you laughed at him.

Greg: I'm afraid so.

Alex: I laughed at this very nice older woman who asked me for an autograph. My friends and family are pranksters, and I kinda thought that they were making fun of me and sent her over there.

Alex: Set you up?

Greg: And that was not the case. She really wanted my autograph, so I apologize profusely.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
OKLAHOMA! $1000: It's the state animal & its first national preserve was founded in Oklahoma in 1907

THIS & THAT $1000: Found on the north bank of the Thames River, it's officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace & Fortress
(Greg: What is Buckingham Palace?)
(Brennan: What is Windsor Castle?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Greg: $7,000
Brennan: $1,200
Kristin: $1,000
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NICKNAMES FOR FEMINISTS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SAME MOVIE & SONG TITLE (5/5)
CITIES ON THE RIVER (5/5) (Alex: You have to identify the river.)
HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES (4/5)
DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kristin: 11 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Brennan: 9 R, 0 W
Greg: 6 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kristin snagged the next Daily Double on the 11th clue. Greg had $11,000, Brennan had $5,600, and Kristin was at $3,800. Kristin wagered $200.

NICKNAMES FOR FEMINISTS $2000: Of this woman's 1848 statement demanding the vote, Lucretia Mott said, "Lizzie, thee will make us ridiculous"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Kristin who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 13th clue. Greg had $11,000, Brennan had $5,600, and Kristin was at $5,200. Kristin wagered $2,000.

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $1600: It became an official French holiday in 1880, 91 years after the event that inspired it

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NICKNAMES FOR FEMINISTS $1200: A biography of this 19th century woman includes the line "news of Vicky's candidacy traveled across the country"

NICKNAMES FOR FEMINISTS $1600: In the 1920s Rene Maheu nicknamed her Le Castor, "the Beaver", for being so hardworking

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES $1200: This masked man is always at home in Dodger Stadium (6)
(Alex: The masked individual is the [*]. At home plate.)

DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY $2000: The divine number of 3 is present in many aspects of the work, including this rhyme scheme that means "third rhyme" in Italian

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Greg: $13,000
Kristin: $12,800
Brennan: $12,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INAUGURAL ADDRESSES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Greg: Wager $12,601 to cover Kristin.
Kristin: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Brennan, hoping that you give the correct response and Greg doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $11,201 to cover Brennan's doubled score, but no more than $12,400 if you want to top Greg on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $799 and win if both Greg and Brennan miss Final.
Brennan: You ought to try wagering between $801 and $10,400. This will top a $0 wager by Kristin while still beating Greg and Kristin on the Triple Stumper (should Greg wager to cover Kristin's doubled score and Kristin wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
His first address spoke of "the present happy state", "our peculiar felicity" & our "happy government"

FINAL SCORES
Brennan: $12,000 + $6,000 = $18,000 (Who is James Monroe?) (Automatic semifinalist)
Kristin: $12,800 - $0 = $12,800 (Who is Wilson?) (2nd place)
Greg: $13,000 - $1,500 = $11,500 (Who was FDR?) (3rd place)
(Alex: [Revealing Brennan's response] You thought of the Era of Good Feelings, did you?)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Brennan: $14,400, 17 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Kristin: $14,200, 16 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W
Greg: $13,000, 20 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $41,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Greg: 20/58 = .345
Brennan: 18/59 = .305
Kristin: 16/60 = .267
Team: 54/63 = .857

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
COLORFUL LANGUAGE $800: They're the foamy waves seen here

MOONS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM $800: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an astronomical animation on the monitor.) Due to its odd, dramatically-inclined orbit, astronomers believe Neptune's moon, Nereid, may be a captured one of these
(Kristin: What is a comet?)

JUST PASSING THROUGH $1000: A shoelace passes through this small hole
(Kristin: What is an aglet?)

DIVINE COMEDIES $1000: He makes us laugh as a sergeant on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $2000: This November observance, when girls court guys, began with a 1937 Li'l Abner comic strip

CORRECT RESPONSES
Guthrie
buffalo (or bison)
the Tower of London
(Elizabeth Cady) Stanton
Bastille Day
Victoria Woodhull
Simone de Beauvoir
umpire
terza rima
James Monroe
whitecaps
asteroid
eyelet
Terry Crews
Sadie Hawkins Day
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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:31 am

Inaugural Addresses

His first address spoke of the "present happy state", "our peculiar felicity" & our "happy government".

Spoiler: show
Who is James Monroe? Kristin had Wilson, Greg had FDR.


Brennan Bushee: $12,000+$6,000=now a finalist with $18,000

Kristin Sausville: $12,800-$12,800=$12,800

Greg Seroka: $13,000-$1,500=$11,500
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:03 pm

Another good game with high scores going into FJ. The wild card race is getting tight already.

I had Washington for FJ. Never considered Monroe.

Alex said Kristen was the second single player FJ. I think there have been around seven.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby grindcore » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Brennan! Love that dude.

What a game! This tournament is gonna be gold all the way to the end, I just know it.

American history: see ya.

Oh, and Alex- sometimes players giggle or smile when giving a response. There's no need to suggestively bring attention to it every frickin' time.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby zdude69closedrofl » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:17 pm

Well, now I know at least one of my semifinalist predictions is wrong. Wasn't expecting Greg to finish third, but good to see Brennan advance! It was really captivating to see Kristin pick up a lot of steam near the end, Brennan as well. Greg seemed to freeze up most of DJ after having a dominant first round. The wildcard cutoffs are gonna be really tight, seeing as the lowest score is $11,500 so far. Can't wait to see other intense matchups this week.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MTGcollegestudent » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:57 pm

zdude69closedrofl wrote:Well, now I know at least one of my semifinalist predictions is wrong. Wasn't expecting Greg to finish third, but good to see Brennan advance! It was really captivating to see Kristin pick up a lot of steam near the end, Brennan as well. Greg seemed to freeze up most of DJ after having a dominant first round. The wildcard cutoffs are gonna be really tight, seeing as the lowest score is $11,500 so far. Can't wait to see other intense matchups this week.


This wasn't the first time Greg finished third. His last game did him in.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby floridagator » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Kristin guessed aglet for eyelet. Aglets are the hard pieces at the end of shoelaces that let you feed them through eyelets. That was a good come from behind for Kristin to make it a tight three-way match. Looking at those scores, I was thinking no one was going to bet anything.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby mennoknight » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:14 pm

OK. I feel a little better about losing to that guy.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MitchO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:26 pm

Judges? Masked man comfortable at Dodger Stadium (6):

Uhh ... how about "Batman"?
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby WooWho? » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:29 pm

^I said "Scully" for that one, somehow thinking being stuck in a booth upstairs automatically meant "masked."

Last-second FJ! response swap for the win. Had FDR for the longest time (thinking he might've made it as an ironic comment) but swapped to Monroe as the timpani was sounding. I'll take it.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby grindcore » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:30 pm

floridagator wrote:Kristin guessed aglet for eyelet. Aglets are the hard pieces at the end of shoelaces that let you feed them through eyelets.


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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Abraxas » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:33 pm

This was another well-played game. I had 42 correct responses including two triple stumpers: Victoria Woodhull and umpire. I also got the missed DD of Guthrie, and I got FJ.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Rafferty Barnes » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:40 pm

Wow, has a QF ever been this close before? Tough wagering choices for everyone here.

Kristin, did you tell your new best friend Anthony Anderson he was a clue on your game?

Kind of an up and down board in terms of difficulty, or maybe it just hit some big blind spots of mine (rivers, ugh).
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby boson » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:43 pm

Great game, great comebacks by Brennan and Kristin. Savvy wagering by Kristin in particular - I hope it holds up! The odds of Greg pulling through have to be pretty small though.

I got to "era of good feelings", but I couldn't make the connection to Monroe.

Hey - did everyone get St. Lawrence from Kingston (and Trois Rivières)? We're friendly here, but as well known as a middle of the board TOC question.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MitchO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:43 pm

Oh and another thing ... The Susan B Anthony was copper/nickel, I'm having trouble finding a specific reference to the coin being referred to as a *silver* dollar ... shouldn't that have been a wrong answer?
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:44 pm

MitchO wrote:Oh and another thing ... The Susan B Anthony was copper/nickel, I'm having trouble finding a specific reference to the coin being referred to as a *silver* dollar ... shouldn't that have been a wrong answer?


I was wondering about that. However, it can be slang for any dollar coin that looks silverish.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MitchO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:45 pm

Was gonna edit, but since i have a reply .. right after I posted, I found this:

" The term silver dollar is often used for any large white metal coin issued by the United States with a face value of one dollar, whether or not it contains some of that metal. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_co ... ted_States)

So maybe.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:54 pm

NHO "Black-Ish" (also the last name of a character in The Wainscott Weasel innit?). I hate "throw a new show in the $200 box" clues.

I also whiffed with aglet/eyelet, but I also didn't know "rangers" in that category, or that "rangers" are even a thing in that context.

Lach Trash: Guthrie, Umpire.

4/5 in Holidays and Cryptic Crossword, all but Bastille Day and Utopia.

Not a guess on FJ! I could tell you literally nothing about Monroe except that he was a President.
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Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby 9021amyers » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:05 pm

Can we talk about that $2000 "Feminist Nicknames" clue? Elizabeth Cady Stanton was vastly overvalued on that spot, and it was a DD to boot! I don't blame Kristin for such a timid wager after the $1200 and $1600 clues drew crickets, but I'm not sure I'd be able to maintain my composure after that kind of board trick. The producers must have a very dark sense of humor.
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