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by goongas
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 471
Views: 58920

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Sorry Aaron, but J! isn't going to let you play football and host at the same time. Imagine if you get injured again while playing, J! would have to search for another host while you are recuperating.
by goongas
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3065

Re: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

and if Alex did it all the time, he made it seem so natural that I didn't take notice Alex did not give the first name too often. I am getting annoyed by it as well (that and the continued, "we were looking for"). I think he would be more likely to give the first name if it was someone that you wou...
by goongas
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/12/21 week
Replies: 36
Views: 1678

Re: FJs for the 4/12/21 week

I had Stanford, but crossed him out for Vanderbilt (railroad titan). Otherwise I got the other four FJs, a good week for me.
by goongas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4622

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also have a connection to Kenny Rogers. The day after my Wheel audition that got me on the show, my sister and I went to see him in Detroit. I didn't get to sing with him though. Aaron must have had another coffee after the first episode, because he seemed a bit more lively today. Didn't see a si...
by goongas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4532

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Waffled between Phil Donahue and Regis Philbin, settled on the latter as I decided Donahue was going a little too far back. As noted upthread, Rodgers was rather low-key. But each previous host had their own little quirks in the first episode or two before they settled in. I'll withhold judgement u...
by goongas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4532

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said Oprah first for final, but then realized it was a male. I then thought of Mr. Rogers. I saw the fictional film a couple of years ago, but not the documentary. I liked Aaron a lot more than everyone here so far it seems. I don't want a host that is super energetic to the point of outshining th...
by goongas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 471
Views: 58920

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

30 second teaser on Aaron Rodgers hosting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGUOP4eVmug
by goongas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 471
Views: 58920

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Well it looks like I need to raise my expectations for Aaron Rodgers hosting next week. It looks like he brought it... https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31183282/what-film-room-aaron-rodgers-studied-no-other-crush-jeopardy-guest-host Great article. "I took pages and pages and pages of notes. I wr...
by goongas
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 4580

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have lived in the NYC area all my life, I got it right, but don't remember the modified campaign.
by goongas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3400

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don’t think it’s a bad question, but it is a bad Final Jeopardy question. There is no perfect way to figure it out other than just knowing it, but if you recall that the Berlin games were in 1936 and WW2 canceled the 1940 and 1944 games, it gives you a fewer options to work with. This was roughly...
by goongas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 471
Views: 58920

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I appreciate the somberness of Dr. Oz's hosting. He showed enthusiasm when appropriate. Katie and Mike were too consistently upbeat for my taste. The material and the contestants should be allowed to shine, the host should not be the most prominent part of the show in my opinion.
by goongas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "We were looking for..."
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: "We were looking for..."

Someone on the staff must be telling them to say it.
by goongas
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far
Replies: 16
Views: 1319

Re: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far

Alex often expressed his view that the players -- not the host -- were the stars. Maybe what we've seen in the last few weeks suggests that the show could do well for a while with three or four excellent hosts, rotating so their schedules would remain free for other projects. In an interview I saw,...
by goongas
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 471
Views: 58920

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

triviawayne wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:11 am
I know some don't like her, but I think Katie Couric is doing just fine. I like the job she is doing much better than Ken or Mike, and I think if she had the permanent spot, she would just keep getting better.
I would rank them so far: Katie, Mike, Ken
by goongas
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 52520

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000. If you are travelling far on an airplane to be on the show, you are barely breaking even or losing money if you only win $1,000 after taxes. IF is the key word the...
by goongas
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 52520

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:58 am
The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000.
If you are travelling far on an airplane to be on the show, you are barely breaking even or losing money if you only win $1,000 after taxes.
by goongas
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 160
Views: 16943

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

The optimum strategy if you are the last contestant left and feel like you are a strong player may be to go for the highest amount. If you lose, you still have a chance to win money in the final chase, and if you can convince the team members that you are the strongest, you will play in the final ch...
by goongas
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2462

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put this media item in this thread because it has spoilers. Story on the current champion.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertai ... 841186002/
by goongas
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2462

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another shout-out for a savvy FJ wager from the champ. This was a hard-fought round. It looked as if Sayed had trouble ringing in against the other two but that baseball run got him back into the game. I was surprised that something as basic as the XYZ Affair was a TS. I agree. The Senate quorum qu...
by goongas
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2729

Re: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I debated with myself whether the last name ended with a T, luckily I convinced myself that it didn't before time ran out.