Search found 380 matches

by Roadgeek Adam
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Proposed Megatournament Structure
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Proposed Megatournament Structure

How about a giga-tournament? The top 2,187 money winners of everyone who has ever won a game of Jeopardy! and is still alive, 7 rounds, single-elimination. Should be doable over the course of about 4-5 seasons. Ok, I giggled on that. That said, we don't need more mega tournaments. Am I opposed to a...
by Roadgeek Adam
Mon May 03, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 6306

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fans are going to be ready for a permanent host by next season and I would think the staff are certainly looking forward to the chosen one who can facilitate a shorter day. This. Starting to feel better and better about not getting the call during the interregnum - but Cesar’s story about auditioni...
by Roadgeek Adam
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 59686

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

With all 16 hosts known, I did the math. The average age is 52.93 (53) of the 16 guest hosts. Alex was 44 when hired. They are probably going to be looking closer to the average or younger I would suspect.
by Roadgeek Adam
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 59686

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

All in 1 week runs but the rest of S37:

George Stephanopoulous on July 12-16
Robin Roberts on July 19-23
LeVar Burton on July 26-30
David Faber on August 2-6
Joe Buck has the season finale week - August 9-13
by Roadgeek Adam
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4558

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

I am incredibly biased given I treat Fred Rogers as almost a god and I have watched that Emmy speech numerous times. Like if I missed that you would have the right to check if I have dementia. Aaron was the host I was most excited for. Glad to see he kept a good game going. It's his first game so I'...
by Roadgeek Adam
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far

The board limits on polls are going to be a problem after this as one that includes Oz is going to require 24 options. I had Ken Katie Mike. I really liked Katie more than I expected. Her lack of experience in this format held her back at first but she really grew into the role as it went on. I sti...
by Roadgeek Adam
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 6324

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

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:08 pm
Shoot...

I know Alex wanted to leave a final 30 second message on his last episode, and I wish he was able to do so. The montage at the end was very nice nonetheless.
Unfortunately from what Mike Richards said, Alex didn't think his was his last episode.
by Roadgeek Adam
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1078
Views: 290403

Re: J! in the Media

Gilbert is 96.....
by Roadgeek Adam
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 3015

Re: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021

Also to consider is how not everyone that is good enough to pass the test, and lucky enough to get randomly drawn to audition, will have an interview that makes the contestant coordinators feel they will be good on TV. I used to interview horribly, looking back I can easily see why I wasn't picked ...
by Roadgeek Adam
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 4215

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

Season 28 3-time champion Andy Baggarly, also a San Francisco Giants writer for the The Athletic, penned this article tonight
by Roadgeek Adam
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 4215

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

Eddie Timanus posted his own appreciation article/tribute on USA Today earlier today.
by Roadgeek Adam
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 7728

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

While a previous poster mentioned, this is news that you will want to remember where you were when you heard, I was driving on Interstate 190, to go see a beginning (new train station opening in downtown Buffalo), that's when I found out about an ending. Each day with pancreatic cancer is a gift, lo...
by Roadgeek Adam
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4579
Views: 742686

Re: Reretaken Down

Probably better that I continue extra TPIR chatter here. For Bob vs. Drew I look at Ten Chances. I always enjoyed seeing Bob get frustrated that contestants did not know the ends in zero "rule" while Drew takes it all in a more good-natured fashion. Any time now that game comes up I always think of...
by Roadgeek Adam
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 77
Views: 8250

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

Ken is 46. Alex was 44 when he hosted his first episode. I agree about having someone commit long term. I thought TPIR bringing Drew Carey on was an odd choice, but he has been there 13 years now. I think they need a 5-season host for a transition; then a potential 30-year host. Drew has been there...
by Roadgeek Adam
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 76
Views: 10962

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

This lacks an interesting box.

Unemployed before pandemic, employed during it.
by Roadgeek Adam
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 52748

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

For those of you living in the LA area, if you haven't already, I'd strongly recommend you try out for Master Minds. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9yECf_nKi7VGzGDYf5qtAoHdWWrCNpial3r5dLS9ZwO2ezA/viewform Though I've never really had a bad experience on any of the game shows I've been o...
by Roadgeek Adam
Tue May 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6062
Views: 1457175

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

In the Barbara Lowe thread, Roadgeek Adam posted (most of) an article by Clint Swett, who became champion after Barbara was retired. In googling him, I found another J! related article from the Brazosport Facts in Clute, Texas. It's at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/9569442/ but I'll copy it o...
by Roadgeek Adam
Sun May 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Barbara Lowe" 2nd Episode
Replies: 73
Views: 12551

Re: "Barbara Lowe" 2nd Episode

I really tried to dig up the better thread, back on the old Jeopardy board, back when Kirby showed up. Unfortunately the archives bypass that thread by a month-ish.