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by soxfan99
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 8075

Re: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Judges:. Answered "increase" for the 1,2,3,4 clue. :?: FJ was a WECIB for me, answered without the starting "The" as it didn't make sense grammatical ly. :mrgreen: Sucks playing the football category from the archive when you can't see Alex's signals. :( I went 4 out 5 on the football category, bef...
by soxfan99
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 15432

Re: Friday, February 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Traditionally, this is the first full day of the Paschal Triduum, leading up to Easter Does the word "full" make any difference?" I didn't remember the 'answer', so maybe that's what they were getting at. As a Catholic, I would think a 'full' day would start at Thursday evening's service. Day 3 wo...
by soxfan99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 15544

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I saw the category, I loved it. However, the clue could have been, "The Marquess of Queensberry Rules" apply to this sport, and I still wouldn't have gotten it. I think my range of sports knowledge is higher than the average Jeopardy contestant, but that doesn't extend to boxing.
by soxfan99
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 8814

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

Depending on the test, I'm either high 30s or low 30s, usually. Of course, I did yesterday's by the video and hit 38. Today's I thought was so much harder. In just about every equivalent category, I thought today's was tougher. In geography, yesterday I got Libya, but today, missed the Norway one. Y...
by soxfan99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 12383

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kinda interesting that on DD2, Ken said it called for a more conservative strategy.... in the end, if he was aggressive and everything else played out the same way from that point forward, would he have been able to lock out James in FJ? I thought the same thing, but James needed just about $16,000...
by soxfan99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 12383

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I suspect that the debate in forums like this one about who is the greatest of all-time will continue. But I wonder if henceforth Brad will be left out of those discussions. His performance in the tournament was not up to speed. Even so, it was not sporting for James to call attention to Brad not s...
by soxfan99
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 121
Views: 11835

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken may regret not going bigger on FJ. My thoughts, exactly. Before this is over, I predict Ken loses a match because he goes small on a DD or FJ, then James goes huge on a future DD to get enough to take control. James only needed a ~$6k lead in the second game to have the lead, and if he catches ...
by soxfan99
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 25
Views: 1984

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

As I started this whole debate, you know I knew they were Jimmies, even though to me, Jimmies are chocolate only. Always lived in the Boston area. My mother grew up in East Cambridge, so my Bostonian vocab comes from her. Other traditional Boston / New England area food and drink term Frappe - A ble...
by soxfan99
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 5124

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've never been in so much pain watching a Jeopardy game. It started with a bottom row clue asking for jimmies, when what they showed weren't jimmies. ( Jimmies are black, chocolate sprinkles. Multicolored ones are just sprinkles .) This is by no means a universally agreed upon distinction. Yeah, I...
by soxfan99
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 5124

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've never been in so much pain watching a Jeopardy game. It started with a bottom row clue asking for jimmies, when what they showed weren't jimmies. (Jimmies are black, chocolate sprinkles. Multicolored ones are just sprinkles.) Then, that drawn out Goldblum category. Then, that painful Pats categ...
by soxfan99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3054

Re: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Swept Disney, which is the easiest category I think I've seen in awhile - all five song titles are must-knows, IMO. I could forgive Mary Poppins, but the sequel came out last year. Took me back to 7th grade chorus, where we did A Disney Spectacular, and I was Winnie the Pooh and Chimney Sweep #2. I...
by soxfan99
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 7104

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For me the highlights of the game: LT on writ of certiori, Not if you spelled/pronounced it that way. Would just "cert" have been accepted for certiorari? I'm not sure I would have risked bungling the pronunciation of the full word, but I knew it was a "writ of cert," which is a pretty common phras...
by soxfan99
Fri May 31, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 5309

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I grew up in Vermont, so Smuggler's Notch was a gimme for me, but many states boast a city or town named Burlington, I thought that was a difficult clue. Smuggler's Notch is beautiful! We used to go there every summer as a family. There were a bunch of clues that living in Boston made much easier, ...
by soxfan99
Wed May 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 8052

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know some random Z-string politician from Iceland with no TOM whatsoever? It's the custom in Iceland for females to take on their fathers' first name +"dottir" as their surname. That was the giveaway. The bigger giveaway was "island nation" in Europe. Forgetting the name, the on...
by soxfan99
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 3577

Re: Monday, January 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So confident that FJ was Spring Awakening that I didn’t consider any alternatives. :oops: John is a very personable contestant - no offense to his competiton - and I hope he’s the first 5 game winner in a while. I went with Spring Awakening as well. I haven't seen it, but it has a season in the tit...
by soxfan99
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 6291

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody else clam on the $2000 SCOTUS question because you knew it was "Citizens United" but figured they wanted the full case name, and weren't sure who the other party was? I would bet that at least one of the contestants knew it and didn't ring in because of that. Apart from Roe v. Wade, there i...
by soxfan99
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 6291

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody else clam on the $2000 SCOTUS question because you knew it was "Citizens United" but figured they wanted the full case name, and weren't sure who the other party was? I would bet that at least one of the contestants knew it and didn't ring in because of that. Apart from Roe v. Wade, there is...
by soxfan99
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 10819

Re: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wilmette is a wealthy suburb of Chicago, it's a Pavlov for anyone originally from the Midwest. I'm with TPH on that one. I've never heard of that place before today and it certainly didn't help that we didn't get a spelling. I would say that was a seriously undervalued clue. I grew up in Michigan a...
by soxfan99
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 13927

Re: Monday, June 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I immediately said "end around" for the football question, so I was surprised when it was negged. I expected a reversal, but then I realized that the play had the RB taking the ball around the line and not a TE or WR. I'm not I've ever actually heard a commentator refer to a play as an "end run". No...
by soxfan99
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 21971

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

I think this was my highest score of any test I've taken. Pretty sure I got 44 counting spelling mistakes, but at least 40 if they weren't accepted. I did learn something from the results. I always thought it was "Fort Sumpter." "Fort Sumter" looks really strange to me. The spelling changes the pron...