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by yclept
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 112
Views: 6926

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Not that it would have mattered since she couldn’t get anything right, but with $200K banked, it doesn’t make much sense to me to go for $50K when the low offer presented is $27K. If the two of you get to the final chase, it becomes winning either $113,500 vs. $125,000 each. Take the low offer. It w...
by yclept
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1474

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

Mike is simply playing it straight. With that comes a good flow to the game, but it also means less of the quips we got from Alex and Ken. Though Ken played it fast and straight his first few games as well. Mike is probably a smart guy but who knows how much trivia experience he has? I would rather ...
by yclept
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1761

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mike did very well. I won’t criticize the “enthusiasm” because it wasn’t forced. He was likely just being who he is. As EP, I tend to doubt he is auditioning or even wants the hosting job. He made it clear from the opening that he was there because Ken needed to leave and the parade of celebrities w...
by yclept
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 112
Views: 6926

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Caught up on the last two episodes on DVR last night. One additional point my girlfriend noticed is that when the clues are read so slowly, the couple of step head start for the challengers becomes a much bigger hurdle for the chaser to overcome than it is on the day time version. I always thought ...
by yclept
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1854

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think Mike Richards will do a solid job, given he has game show experience. I have no idea what to expect beyond that, but some hosts will obviously outshine others.
by yclept
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 16088

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Sanjay Gupta seems like a good choice. He's comfortable in front of the camera and comes across very likeable as well as knowledgeable. I like him as well but wonder how he will handle the hosting format, my main concern with all of them. The rotating hosts and the backlash over Oz makes me wonder....
by yclept
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 16088

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

If I am not mistaken, Dr. Oz may have read some clues in the past (and I wouldn’t be surprised if there have been categories dedicated to him). Also, he talks about being around Alex during Alex’s cancer fight: https://fox40jackson.com/entertainment/dr-oz-updates-on-condition-of-alex-trebek-amid-can...
by yclept
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?

I wonder who hosts the ToC? At the very least, they have to make sure everyone from S36 doesn't have a Kennection. Since Ken is a S37 consulting producer (I may have the title wrong), I'd imagine he'd be on the list of "people you can't have a personal connection with" if you wanted to be a contest...
by yclept
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2138

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If they do a TOC this season, should they bring back Ken to host it? It would be odd to throw a random guest host into such a high stakes tournament. Nice to see Zack get that TOC-clinching win, especially since Brian already secured his. Not the best matchup for Jill, but she did very well for hers...
by yclept
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 112
Views: 6926

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Daniel and Michael were both strong players...but Daniel took over during the Chase round. Perhaps it was his youth allowing him to get to the buzzer quicker. Sara is good but needs to speed it up. I have wondered if ABC wants her to slow it down since so much cash is available to be potentially won...
by yclept
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1824

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Brian misses on a true DD. One of his opponents hits on a true DD. Brian still comes roaring back to get the lead heading into FJ. I am not saying you do it in all scenarios, but it just further shows that betting big on a DD in the Jeopardy round is usually quite smart. Interesting 7x vs. 4x matchu...
by yclept
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25743

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the only reason for the tie-breaker is to not delay the appearance of future contestants, why can’t they at least allow both players to keep their winnings? Let the “buzzer speed”question be for the championship.
by yclept
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1815

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

Chose Option 1, though perhaps it is too soon to choose such an option. I will be open minded to all the guest hosts though I don’t think the ones who are following Ken are really auditioning for the gig. Thing is, the next host may not even get a special week of games. They can choose someone durin...
by yclept
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2299

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can they find a way to get Lucy into the TOC, like they were able to get Emma in? I jest, as I know there are a lot of strong 3-time champs in the history of the show who just couldn’t get that big 4th win to put themselves on the list. The third DD turned out to be a waste but I wonder if she would...
by yclept
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2198

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speaking of horse races, I realize that Sony may have their vision for who the next host should be but if Ken wants the job, he is jumping out to a five length lead before the other horses even leave the gate. He has been very impressive. Lucy’s grind it out win was impressive. Turning that into a r...
by yclept
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 16088

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

So, 6 weeks of Ken. 2 weeks of Mike Richards. One week of Katie, Bill, Aaron, Mayim.

That is 12 weeks booked. Assuming those are consecutive weeks, the will need new hosts in early April. I wonder if any other former Jeopardy players will take a turn?
by yclept
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4982

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken did a solid job in his first episode. There is no doubt that he played it “straight”, but we know from watching him play that he can be whimsical. I expect to see more of his personality come out in his clue reading as the days go by. It is impossible to really compare his or anyone’s style to A...
by yclept
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Hustler"
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Hustler"

I like it for the guessing aspect of the show. I was so convinced it was Rachel. She was barely participating for much of the show, leading me to believe she just let them drown on some of those questions rather than speak up. For the final question, she had the final say and was pretty emphatic abo...
by yclept
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 112
Views: 6926

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

1. The money a strong team can win on this version could be quite high. ABC probably doesn’t care because there will be many episodes where they aren’t paying anyone anything; 2. I don’t mind Sarah as the host. Is she Brooke? No, but Brooke is pretty much top-of-the-line when it comes to rapid fire ...
by yclept
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4882

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOIL

I loved the closing tribute. I was hoping he would have witnessed a good match on his final day, and he did. It was complete with a huge missed DD and a solid score for the new champion. I think Jeopardy will endure, and part of that is because of Alex. Even though he was the star of the show, he ma...