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by brucejoel199
Mon May 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month
Replies: 54
Views: 8918

Re: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month

They might also just include some 3x winners if they can't fill up the field in a certain amount of time, like Kelly Donohue and Lucy Ricketts. Though with the controversy surrounding Kelly, idk how willing they'd actually be to include him. Lucy technically beats his amount if you include consolat...
by brucejoel199
Fri May 21, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month
Replies: 54
Views: 8918

Re: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month

I noticed they finally added John Focht to the tracker on the official site. Unbelievable that nobody has hit four wins since then. The way regular play has been going lately, it will be a LONG time before the next ToC. They might also just include some 3x winners if they can't fill up the field in...
by brucejoel199
Thu May 20, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6102

Re: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised that Buzzy said who the three previous winners were at the beginning. I felt that could potentially provide some information , notably, that Jason had not won his game, and that potentially the wild card cutoff could be a little higher. Haven't COVID-era tapings had the contestants ...
by brucejoel199
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month
Replies: 54
Views: 8918

Re: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month

So the four-timer who was held over from last year to let Emma Boettcher qualify isn't playing after all? I believe that's Ryan Bilger. It is, yeah! His final game aired on the same day that the 2019 TOC line-up was formally announced, arguably making it the cut-off (which is presumably why he was ...
by brucejoel199
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

UPDATE: the official TOC tracker has been updated to reflect Steve Moulds' spot in the tournament, as opposed to his having been previously noted as an alternate following Brayden's untimely passing, so them starting to confirm who's in the TOC might've just turned the theory of the TOC being held ...
by brucejoel199
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

TOC from May 17-May 28th? You know, I was in such a hurry to post my hilarious May/Mayim joke that I never even made that connection. Good looking out. On Facebook I received a message that on Stu Shostak's show a mention was made that the host or guest heard from a Sony insider said that Ken Jenni...
by brucejoel199
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

TOC from May 17-May 28th?
by brucejoel199
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TOC Cutoff (Are you listening, Mike Richards?)
Replies: 27
Views: 3413

Re: TOC Cutoff (Are you listening, Mike Richards?)

I would also put Lucy Ricketts as one of the possible qualifiers from the post-Alex era since she won three games. Is she one of the possible qualifiers? Because J!'s TOC tracker now has the following footnote attached to the next TOC's list: "All 4-time and over winning players starting from 01/05...
by brucejoel199
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. Ideally, I agree with that. I just don't trust people who have conducted themselves in such a divisive manner. I can't look at an Anderson Cooper or a Katie Couric or a Sean Hannity (th...
by brucejoel199
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 2629

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

I voted for "Sorry, but I hope they find someone else." No offense to Ken, but the reason I don't want him as permanent host is because then, anyone who Ken played against would be ineligible to be invited to future Jeopardy! tournaments because of the 1950s quiz show scandals, and I don't want the...
by brucejoel199
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Whittaker is 69 years old. I certainly don’t see him as a serious candidate for permanent host. Alex was 80...so is 11 years not enough? Alex was 80 after he'd hosted for 37 years. I wish Whittaker good health & a long life, but he won't be hosting anywhere near that long. Given that the search is ...
by brucejoel199
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

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? I have to imagine that Brad's on their speed-di...
by brucejoel199
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Another interesting question to be asked: is Richards a genuine tryout too like he was when he tried out for TPIR, or is the "J!" statement to be taken at face value when it says that he's only hosting "to keep the show on the air while the guest hosts prepare for their appearances" (even though the...
by brucejoel199
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Most insiders at this point believe that Ken is not under consideration for the permanent role. What are we defining as "insiders" here, & how have they come to this supposed conclusion? Because just last week , others referred to as "industry insiders" were expressing their belief that Ken is defi...
by brucejoel199
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Most insiders at this point believe that Ken is not under consideration for the permanent role. What are we defining as "insiders" here, & how have they come to this supposed conclusion? Because just last week , others referred to as "industry insiders" were expressing their belief that Ken is defi...
by brucejoel199
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:47 pm
That's cool but when are they going to announce some more people who might actually become permanent host
Ken Jennings was first announced as a guest host on Nov. 24th ;)
by brucejoel199
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 60419

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

This article from The New York Times states that a spokeswoman said that Ken has taped 30 episodes, so once Ken started hosting, they probably went back to doing five shows a day, since 30 episodes would be six weeks. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/arts/television/alex-trebek-jeopardy-johnny-gi...
by brucejoel199
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 57
Views: 12459

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of France from 1974 to 1981, has died at the age of 94 from complications linked to COVID-19:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... es-aged-94