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by markrunsvold
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 11714

Re: Good morning, that's a nice tnetennba

BigDaddyJ wrote:Just out of curiosity, who ended up serving as this ToC's alternate?
Sara Heard. And she was hilarious!
by markrunsvold
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 111
Views: 17088

Re: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow. Not much else to say that hasn't been said already. I went into the game rooting for Roger (as a fellow computer scientist), but by the end I was feeling a little bad for Tom and Buddy who were desperately trying to ring in while Roger was running away with the game. Alex was a little slow on ...
by markrunsvold
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 16164

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll preface some meatier thoughts by saying that this game was one of the biggest thrills of my life. The competition was so good that I could hardly expect to win, so I just focused on playing as well as I could. Roger deserved to win (it's not luck that he hit all three DDs), but Joon and I gave ...
by markrunsvold
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 10981

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I expected much more evisceration of my FJ wager (what, can you all sense my lurking or something??), but I'll just go ahead and pre-empt it with a weak explanation. I knew my score going into Final was good enough to get me through in any other year. I knew that, yet I couldn't shake the feeling th...
by markrunsvold
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 9328

Re: Monday, July 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hello, all. This is Karawan who played in this game. I'm new to this forum but was curious to hear other people's thoughts. I may come back later with some other comments, but for now just let me say that I'm so glad to hear people mentioning Kazakhstan. That was what tripped me up and caused me to...
by markrunsvold
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 22, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 37
Views: 11313

Re: Friday, July 22, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

So, my name is Tim Wagner, and I had the illustrious experience of finishing in third place in this episode. I'll share with you a couple of thoughts that were going through my head during that show. First, my Daily Double wager: I assumed that being a daily double clue about the bible with a nomin...
by markrunsvold
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What was your buzzing strategy?
Replies: 56
Views: 10081

Re: What was your buzzing strategy?

NJCondon wrote:
I know that Maggie taped this season, but I don't know exactly when her ep/eps will air. I'm looking forward to seeing them, too.
I think the taping day after my second one was the last of the season, which would mean she'll be on next week (she wasn't at either of my tapings).
by markrunsvold
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 9661

Re: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILER

Samer and Brian were the two players I feared most at that taping, so to draw both at once was not my favorite thing. I actually found the boards to be easier than Tuesday's or Wednesday's, but the strength of the competition was brutal. I wish I'd wagered a little more on that Daily Double. I don't...
by markrunsvold
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What was your buzzing strategy?
Replies: 56
Views: 10081

Re: What was your buzzing strategy?

My timing method was straight out of the KenJen/Bob Harris playbook. Zen, as Mark called it. When I lost the feel, I'm almost certain I was being overeager. When I had it, the players waiting for the lights stood no chance. I rested my buzzer hand on the podium, but this position seemed to get less ...
by markrunsvold
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 10698

Re: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS

Count me among those who thought the phrasing of the mutations question was dreadful. After the clue was finished, I said "What is it they're looking for?" Congratulations again, Mark. Not as easy as the first two times, eh? Not nearly! Tom was smart as all get out, and he came to win. I thought I ...
by markrunsvold
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Any Northwesterners here? Need Hometown Howdy help.
Replies: 25
Views: 4476

Re: Any Northwesterners here? Need Hometown Howdy help.

To set the record straight: I said "Inland Northwest," because that's the term I've heard used since I moved here (Fall 2005). Inland Empire seems to have fallen out of favor. Might be wrong, but I seldom hear it called that. I will say that "Inland Northwest" sounds like something a Chamber of Comm...