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by StevenH
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 73713

Re: Learned League 84

It has been a bad start to the season for me, with 3 losses and 5 TCA. I have lost out on a few 50 50 90 guesses--picked banking over insurance and libertarian over reform party (Reform was my first instinct since I knew Perot had run for that party, but I thought that was 1992 and really thought th...
by StevenH
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 36158

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

It's kind of funny too that TPTB decided to do this in a year when the regular online tests seemed like they played easier than usual. I work 2 jobs and have missed out on taking the online test because of that at least once in the past, I think. I don't think that it is so bad to try to help people...
by StevenH
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Episodes That Got Leaked
Replies: 20
Views: 4361

Re: Jeopardy! Episodes That Got Leaked

I remember some people on the old Sony board reporting that they saw a promo for the UToC semifinals that spoiled Jerome Vered as the winner of the final quarterfinal game before that game aired.
by StevenH
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 35004

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

40 Atlanta
by StevenH
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 11876

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

I am pretty sure that I got a 40! This might actually be the first time that I passed with confidence since my last audition in 2008, though I was borderline a few times.

Best of luck to everyone who is taking the test this week!
by StevenH
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 11876

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

This one felt harder than normal but also heavier than usual on academic questions and lighter than normal on pop culture. That should be good for me, but I feel like I was borderline on getting 35 (as usual).
by StevenH
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 77457

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I disagree, and the massive ratings for James' run and the GOAT battle support me. Amazing trivia players are watched more than average trivia players. There were several people who auditioned who could put up similar runs on the show. Yeah, I have always heard that TPTB don't want another contesta...
by StevenH
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 14039

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

When Shakespeare was revealed as the category for the second FJ I knew that it was over. I will never forget Ken's $75,000 game where he nailed the Shakespeare FJ and said later on that Shakespeare was a dream category for him. Your point would be stronger if Ken's Shakespeare knoweldge wasn't tota...
by StevenH
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 14039

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

Congrats to Ken on prevailing! It was truly a spectacular series of performances. I had Maxwell on that DD, but I had a bad feeling that Brad was going to lock in on an English scientist. I had no idea on FJ 1. When Shakespeare was revealed as the category for the second FJ I knew that it was over. ...
by StevenH
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 121
Views: 13633

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

Great performances by all three players! I should start watching the show regularly again because there were so many clues that I should have known or just was not fast enough on (e.g. Boris Gudonov, Bulfinch, Rutherford). For the most part I thought that the clues were well written and of appropria...
by StevenH
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP rmfromfla
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: RIP rmfromfla

I am so sorry to hear! I exchanged PMs with him a few times and he was always super nice and happy to help find information about past games.

May he RIP.
by StevenH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

Yesterday's set was not kind to me. The only one I got was Assassin's Creed, and that was a total guess based on a series that I had heard of and was pretty sure was released around that time period. I also guessed India at first (based on the 1947 hint, which also made me think of Pakistan), but fo...
by StevenH
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

I needed a win yesterday to keep me from possible relegation. With 2 right it seemed unlikely, but I lucked into a 5(2)-3(3) win. I lost the coin flip between Oberlin and Wittenberg. There being a German city called Oberlin seemed more likely to me than there being a college in Ohio called Wittenber...
by StevenH
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

I was surprised by the low get rate on Marat at first, but looking back on it I think that the question not mentioning Corday or a bathtub probably made it a little bit harder than I thought it was at the time that I submitted. I attended UGA and have a pretty dismal pop music score, so it was nice ...
by StevenH
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

Another tough day yesterday, with Camp David Accords my only get. And I said Marie Callender for Maria Callas :oops: You may not take any solace in this, but I'd vote for that for the season's Very Best Wrong Answer. Oh I definitely thought about that and would consider it an honor! I just wasn't s...
by StevenH
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

Another tough day yesterday, with Camp David Accords my only get. And I said Marie Callender for Maria Callas :oops:
by StevenH
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

Murakami is an extremely popular author in the quiz bowl canon. Norwegian Wood used to come up all the time, so that was an instant get for me in what has been a brutal past few days. Suzi Quatro's name rang no bell whatsoever for me, though I have only ever seen a few episodes of Happy Days.
by StevenH
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

The Commish may have been overly generous with me yesterday. I got credit for "Gundam Wing" and "King Cobra." I don't think that I should have gotten credit for either, especially the latter. I didn't know the Gundam question but I remembered that there was an anime called Gundam Wing that was popul...
by StevenH
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

Add me as another who had never heard of Wahhabi. I knew College Dropout (I got credit even though I didn't know that it had a "The") because it came up on the contestant exam when I auditioned for the college tournament in 2005. I didn't know it then, but I remember that the clue was something like...
by StevenH
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 38064

Re: LL83: Learned League

I nearly had a Buckner loss yesterday, as I lost 4(3)-5(2). I was not expecting Prussic and bionicle to be my opponent's only gets. I thought of Prussia and didn't even know if I was on the right track and didn't know how to turn it into a 7-letter adjective, so I just put Prussia. I wasn't sure if ...