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by sarisson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2130

Re: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At $17,000, this game had the most LT so far this season. Expect a poll to come soon. Too many negs kept me from a win from the fourth. First single-player Final Jeopardy since March 2015: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4847 I play the winner of that game tomorrow in LL (she's on here...
by sarisson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Glenn Kagan Sues Sony For Age Discrimination
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Glenn Kagan Sues Sony For Age Discrimination

This is just horrible. Glenn was a great contestant coordinator who devoted half his life to the show. I enjoyed talking with him about traveling in the South Pacific during my second audition.
Getting fired without cause might be the worst thing that can happen to someone.
by sarisson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 10748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Strange season for me... no 9(6)'s, but I still had 95 TCA, my third-highest in 21 seasons. I had only two 3-pointers in the first half of the season but ended up finishing with 12!* I considered letting my membership lapse, but I am going to renew. My new goals are 300 wins overall and 100 wins in ...
by sarisson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 10748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I went 8-6-5-7. This was the easiest championship yet; 2018 sticks out as the hardest by far. It's amazing how many top finishers only had lifetime QPct's around .700-.750. Others who finished at the bottom after the first two rounds were closer to .900. I wish we could see how everyone, not just th...
by sarisson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4266
Views: 605806

Re: Reretaken Down

James lives rent-free in quite a few former contestants' heads. I bet they still believe he created that website. :roll: People don't have to like him, but they do have to abide by their own rule of "Treat Jeopardy contestants the way you want to be treated." The stuff some contestants have said abo...
by sarisson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 23317

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

It's just nuts that I hung on to finish third in Horizon A and qualify. It took a confluence of shattering my previous record for TCA, extremely solid defense, low CAA and even then Blue Lion was right there nipping at my heels with his torrid finish of seven wins in a row. I'd love to make the cut...
by sarisson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1832

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

$12,000 + FJ.
May be my first win from the fourth. With so many TS's, it's amazing we saw almost all the clues.
by sarisson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 22932

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

I'm not sure if this is the right thread for these two questions, but since the last new game is June 12, will we be having a Summer Hiatus Challenge this year? And according to promos for the online test, tapings will be "starting soon," so does anyone know when exactly?
by sarisson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 23317

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I'm still in first place and haven't lost yet. I have more correct answers so far than the GOAT. 2020 keeps getting crazier and crazier.
by sarisson
Sat May 30, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 23317

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

After six straight 5's, something had to give. Yesterday I drank the beer alone and now I'm leading my rundle!
My QvH is 147, so yeah, a correction is coming.
by sarisson
Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 23317

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

And I have a DE of .000, thanks to (make sure you're sitting down) back-to-back 9(5)-9(5) ties. I've had 9(5)'s before, and I've given up 9(5)'s, but I can't remember ever doing both in the same game until now. I'm already halfway to my UfPA total from the entire LL80 season!
by sarisson
Fri May 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 23317

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I'm in Horizon for my twentieth (!) straight season and A for my seventh straight. How have I stayed in A for so long? My career QPct is under .600.
by sarisson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 4676

Re: Monday, April 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The combined Coryat was the lowest since this game over three years ago: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5488 I got as far as "A Star Is Born" and thought the song had the same name. Nope. 94/141 on FJ's this season. +1 for "idiom" (definitely wrong) and "pugilistic" (definitely accept...
by sarisson
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/6/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 1908

Re: FJs for the 4/6/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
First-ever 8/8... although I had the wrong architect.
by sarisson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4786

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also set personal records with $43,600 and a total of 51 right, including Final. The only other time I hit 50 right in a regular game was cbec's first game in 2016. I think the quarantine is making us smarter!
by sarisson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 78515

Re: Learned League 84

38% knew how to convert decimal to hexadecimal? Really?
That might've been the longest I've ever spent on a question. I got it right (and guessed the right answer first) but yikes.
by sarisson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/2/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 10539

Re: FJs for the 3/2/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Fifth straight week of 4+ FJ's. I've missed three since the start of February.
81/120 overall.
by sarisson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 78515

Re: Learned League 84

After eight games, I have a winning record in A... but only one 3-pointer. I figure I'll need at least ten in the final seventeen matches, and a ton of luck, to climb up to the top 3.
by sarisson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 17999

Re: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was awfully cruel to make the contestants pronounce Paramaribo. Give the city and ask them to name the country instead. I had Pam-a-ri-bo and lost $2000, then lost another $2000 for saying "sleepwalking" instead of "somnambulation." And then my FJ streak snapped at 9. :x
by sarisson
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 19248

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Interesting interview with the new champ:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10A_cWOde_Y
A lot of it was basic stuff about the show we already know, but she was clearly influenced by a great recent champion. Also a sighting of a different contestant (a JZL) about 4 minutes in. Are they related?