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by SBurrus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 37484

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

After working my way briefly into the promotion zone in Taiga E Division 1, a slow fade resulted in a 6th place finish, despite finishing fourth in Total Match Points and Total Correct Answers, which were both personal records. And the final ignominy was losing on MD25 2(1)-3(1). I will stay where I...
by SBurrus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 37484

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

After a rocky start to the season, things have turned around for me and after a 5(3)-1(2) victory on MD18, I am now 9-4-5 and jumped 3 spots into the promotion zone in Taiga E Div 1, with seven matches left in the season. Things are getting exciting, for sure.
by SBurrus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 37484

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I am having an odd LL season. Tied for fourth in TCA in my rundle...sixth in TMP...but yet, stuck in 14th place with a 1-2-4 record, and having three consecutive ties after a 2(3)-2(3) tie on MD7. I've had ties in 4 of my last 5 matches.
by SBurrus
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 37484

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

It took 4 days, but I finally stepped into the winner's circle with a 6(3)-4(2) win on MD4. I am embarrassed to admit that although I teach college mathematics, I missed the math question! So did my opponent, whose highest correct answer percentage was in math. We both assigned each other 0 points f...
by SBurrus
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 37484

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I am in Taiga E Division 1 again this season.
by SBurrus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 47971

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I started LL77 with a 4(3)-4(3) tie. I got 3 points for Michigan Tech on the hockey question; I gave my opponent 3 points for Go, Dog, Go!.
by SBurrus
Thu May 31, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 47971

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

What happened to DOtt???? This is one of the few seasons in my (albeit short) LL career they are not in my rundle. We had a pretty good rivalry going. Don't recognize many of the people in my grouping this time around.
by SBurrus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 16719

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....34 right. I came up short again!!!
by SBurrus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 73932

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

I evened my record for the season at 1-1-0 with a 3(2)-2(3) win on MD2 in Taiga E Division 2. Thorsten was mighty generous on the Arthurian question; the name Excalibur escaped me at the time I answered the questions and instead, I wrote "The Sword in the Stone"...and got credit for it.
by SBurrus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 73932

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

After being in Pacific R, E and D through my first seven LL seasons, I got moved to Taiga E Division 2 for LL76. I knew I was heading back to E rundle this season, but was surprised to see I was in Taiga and no longer in Pacific. What's even stranger is that I only see a handful of names that look f...
by SBurrus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 11436

Re: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget FJ for me today. Goldsmith was a famous character actor from many of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s TV westerns who did many episodes of Gunsmoke and Bonanza , and continued acting up through the 1990s, even appearing on Murder, She Wrote , although his series of ads for Dos Equis brought him r...
by SBurrus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 103827

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

With a 3(2)-4(3) loss on MD25, I finished 8-15-2 in LL75, in 16th place in the rundle and am headed back to E rundle for LL76. I did establish a new personal record for most correct answers in a season but it was not enough, as well as a new career high for correct answers by opponents for a season ...
by SBurrus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 103827

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

A 3(2)-3(3) tie on MD24 has me at 8-14-2 on the season and in 16th place in my rundle, one point shy of avoiding relegation. It will all come down to MD25 to see whether I stay in D rundle next season or head back to E. With my 2 correct answers on MD24, I tied a career high for correct answers in a...
by SBurrus
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 103827

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Poor defense cost me again in a 3(3)-4(3) loss. Now 17th in the rundle...it will take a miracle to avoid relegation with just a few MD left. This, however, is what I expected when I signed up for LL. Mostly E rundle with an occasional foray into D. It appears I am in some kind of netherworld where I...
by SBurrus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 103827

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

For the first time in LL75, I skunked and lost 0(0)-3(3); the closest I came to a correct answer was the mountain question, to which my response was NAMED AFTER PEOPLE but that obviously wasn't specific enough. This was the first match since LL74 Day 8 that I did not get at least one correct...which...
by SBurrus
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 103827

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I eeked out a 5(3)-4(3) win on MD19, to improve to 7-11-1 on the season, and climbing 2 spots to 16th in the rundle, the top of the positions in the relegation zone. My stats are going to hurt as we head down the home stretch and I fight to avoid relegation; I am tied for third fewest total correct ...
by SBurrus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 11751

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Once the correct answer for FJ was revealed, it made sense, given the category. But my response was sun and sky. The color part of the clue led me to that. But I don't know that I would have come up with yin and yang, anyway.
by SBurrus
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 8227

Re: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had no idea that SVU was still on the air, but Mariska Hargitay was the only person I could think of. I was quite surprised when it turned out to be correct! Another useful trivia nugget is that she's Jayne Mansfield's daughter . I'm sure most of you knew that, but just in case... I was one that ...
by SBurrus
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 103827

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

A bad miss in the TV category cost me in a 3(3)-4(4) loss. This is one that will haunt me for a while, especially if I am unable to pull out of the relegation zone and end up back in E rundle next season. I watch The Beverly Hillbillies every morning on MeTV...and have seen every episode many times ...
by SBurrus
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 7678

Re: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My response for FJ was Theresa May. Did a facepalm when Angela Merkel was revealed.