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by econgator
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 759

Re: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was a little surprised that they didn't BMS for "Tampa Bay" as a team. There was a team name ("Patriots"), not a city, state, or region name, referenced in the clue. There are three professional "Tampa Bay" teams in the Big Four ("Bucks"/Buccaneers, "Bolts"/Lightning, and Rays), and the name of t...
by econgator
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 759

Re: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was a little surprised that they didn't BMS for "Tampa Bay" as a team. There was a team name ("Patriots"), not a city, state, or region name, referenced in the clue. There are three professional "Tampa Bay" teams in the Big Four ("Bucks"/Buccaneers, "Bolts"/Lightning, and Rays), and the name of t...
by econgator
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 308
Views: 6748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

For the first time in my 27-season career, I finished without a tie. I also set a personal high in MCW with 20. Other than that, pretty average.
by econgator
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1347

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't understand under what consistency of rules you can accept "US" for United States but not "TH" for Thailand. I think the ad hoc rule you actually have in your head is "I don't see that very often myself, or have never seen it, and therefore I would not accept it." The rule isn't based on any...
by econgator
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1347

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What can I say but that I disagree? And that I would have accepted Se for Sweden and Ca for Canada. If you would have accepted "U.S. and Ca." (and how could you not?), why not "US and Ca"? I'm with Opus (actually, I guess I'm far stricter than Opus). Use of abbreviations is sloppy and lazy and shou...
by econgator
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 308
Views: 6748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Volante wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
(If my napkin math is good, there are still eight viable for the last two promotion spots...)
Probably more like 4. Some of them play each other and realistically the two 27's have MPDs low enough that they have no shot at a tie breaker.
by econgator
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 308
Views: 6748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

alietr wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:06 am
my opponent somehow came up with Bonheur, who I don't think I've ever heard of.
I wonder how many knew her and how many got it from the "happiness?" clue. "Happiness" in French is "bonheur", but like you, I had never heard of her, so it was no help to me.
by econgator
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1347

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As far as the "India" response, I think 1833 is a reasonable attempt to pin the clue away from India. That's the year the US and Thailand established diplomatic relations - I don't know if 1833 has any significance in US/India relations. Plus, the book about India is about economics more than diplo...
by econgator
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1347

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That is a good question. What history has "th" for "Thailand" have, pre- internet codes? I think internet codes deserve as much respect as state postal codes, but has the show given it in the past? The internet code for Thailand is .th, so even if she did mean the internet code, she forgot the dot....
by econgator
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1115

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was anyone else thrown for a loop on "It's where the sub-zero goes"? Yes. I had never heard of a sub-zero (or, Sub-Zero, as it is apparently a brand name) before. I thought maybe it was one of those deep-freezers, so I put it in the garage. Ideal range for a freezer is around 0 to 5F, so I don't kn...
by econgator
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 308
Views: 6748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

At least this season I don't have to worry about whether or not I'm going to be relegated. I'm far enough above the cut line to be safe.
by econgator
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1115

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leander wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:34 pm
Did I miss something with allowing the Sirius XM Radio answer while not in the form of a question?
After just saying "Sirius XM", she kinda mumbled, "Is it Sirius XM?"
by econgator
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1574

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised to see no complaints over the Air Force clue. It wasn’t 1760 PlayStations, it was 1760 PlayStation 3s. I was wavering based on the date given if this would be PS2 or PS3 and might not have buzzed if I was on the stage. Felt like the response of PlayStation should’ve been negged or at leas...
by econgator
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1210
Views: 169412

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

mas3cf wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:28 pm
US PRESIDENTS

Two of the three decades between the 1730s and the 1960s in which no US presidents were born
I don't see how that would be solvable in 30 seconds.
by econgator
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/14/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 363

Re: FJs for the 9/14/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Parthenon, Picasso
by econgator
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1574

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:08 pm
How was coffee "obvious" on Potpourri for $800?
Guess who produces more than 1/3 of the entire world's coffee beans.
by econgator
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 43331

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

The Current Events thread can help with J! and with an even faster turnaround the Slate News Quiz as material from the phosphine and QEII posts came up today. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/slate-news-quiz-breonna-taylor-college-football-mcdonalds.html Their employee beat me this week,...
by econgator
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 308
Views: 6748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Tallchief for 3 points for me though TOCers Jim Coury and Jared Hall did not get it. 3xer Ali Hasan did not get it either. It seems like Tallchief was well above 5% for J! alums on this board. And me to the list of those who got it. She was the only Native American woman from recent times that I co...
by econgator
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 301
Views: 84878

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
by econgator
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1574

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:53 pm
When I saw the clue I Pavloved "dome" to be done as fast as I was on stage in September aught five.
Yep. I dreaded the cat when I saw it, but like you, "dome" made it easy.