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by SBurrus
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7112

Re: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

J! round: LLoyd (2) Abbrvns (2) Anthems (2R 1 W) Science (4) Horror (2) Trucking (4)

DJ: Alma Maters (3) Colonial (2) Classical (0) Folio (1) Parliament (3) NBA (2)

27R...1W. And I finished with more than the players for the fourth game in a row. Missed FJ.
by SBurrus
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 7, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 10574

Re: Monday, December 7, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This made 3 in a row for me scoring higher than the players...and my second straight Instaget FJ. J: Newspaper (1) Dice (2) E before I (5) Brands (2) Literature (1R; 1W) Zoo (2R, 1W) DJ: Road (0) Sports (3) Expressions (3) Private (0) Sargent (1R; 2W) Rank (2R). By my count, that's only 22R and 4W b...
by SBurrus
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult online tests coming in Jan 2016
Replies: 252
Views: 37397

Re: Adult online tests coming in Jan 2016

Visited the official Jeopardy! site a few moments ago, and the test dates have been announced : January 26, 27, and 28 . Sweet! My birthday is January 25; would be an excellent present to pass the online test. My work for the semester ends next weekend and I will have three weeks with few distracti...
by SBurrus
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Blue Lion's Unofficial Online Practice Test
Replies: 33
Views: 4032

Re: Blue Lion's Unofficial Online Practice Test

Thanks for posting this. It's always good to highlight the areas where I am weak in preparation for the real thing. I got 25 correct, and there were a few I had absolutely no clue. I'm especially stunned that there was a recording that was #1 for 14 weeks this year and I have never heard of it; havi...
by SBurrus
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 10503

Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

A rare Instaget for me on FJ -- probably because I'm Lutheran and teach at a Lutheran college.. I was surprised that Wisconsin didn't rank in the top 3 states for prevalence of Lutherans, tho. This makes two days in a row I emerged with higher scores than the players on the show....although after Th...
by SBurrus
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1284
Views: 223953

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

I'm Steve, born in Charlottesville, Virginia but raised in Kinston, NC (Catherine Hardee's hometown) and have lived outside of Greenville, SC since 1994. I grew up very strong in math and science and after serving as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 16 years, switched careers an...
by SBurrus
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11652

Re: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex was frighteningly good tonight and at the top of his game. I thought this game could go to either of the three; I really thought Vaughn would give Alex a run. Poor Brennan was totally locked out of the J! round but made quite the rally in DJ. Although I'm rooting for Catherine Hardee Wednesday ...
by SBurrus
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 9766

Re: Monday, November 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

22R...2 W and I missed FJ! First round: First (4), Place Names (2), Nursery Rhyme Time (2), Sports Dynasties (3) Soda Quiz (2) Met Opera (0) Missed Sports Dynasties for $400, saying Chicago Bulls had won the NBA titles, not the Lakers. Second Round: Songs (1), Pope (1), French Lit (1), Beast (1), Mo...
by SBurrus
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 TOC Wild Card Standings (SPOILERS)(Game 5 results in)
Replies: 34
Views: 5238

Re: 2015 TOC Wild Card Standings (SPOILERS)(Game 4 results in)

Spoiler
Michael and Scott did not make the wild card...meaning Dan advances. All three players from Monday's game advance to next week's SF.

So...do TPTB make sure that Catherine, Vaughn and Dan do not meet again until the Finals?
by SBurrus
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 7404

Re: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is utterly amazing. Two art Final Jeopardy!s this week and BOTH were instagets for me??? Yah...art is definitely a weak category for me but I knew looking at the picture that it was "Whistler's Mother". What I did not know was that she was born in North Carolina; as someone from NC, I'd have t...
by SBurrus
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 7404

Re: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is utterly amazing. Two art Final Jeopardy!s this week and BOTH were instagets for me??? Yah...art is definitely a weak category for me but I knew looking at the picture that it was "Whistler's Mother". What I did not know was that she was born in North Carolina; as someone from NC, I'd have t...
by SBurrus
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 13213

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Scary performance by Matt tonight; he was sizzling and his rapid-fire delivery and calls for the next clue seemed to make the game go really fast. John held his own and Jennifer's comeback was impressive against the two of them. I won't comment on my own personal performance tonight other than it wa...
by SBurrus
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 120
Views: 12165

Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I did much better with the material on Tuesday's show than on Monday's. In J!, 14 R, 1 W (I also thought comet for Neptune's outer moon)...and there were a couple I wasn't sure about but would have gotten correct had I tried it (Purdue...Tulsa). I had 6800 after the J! round. In DJ!, 7 R...1 W. I al...
by SBurrus
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 10166

Re: Monday, November 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This post contains spoilers: WOOHOOO!!!! It's been a LONG time since I was screaming and clapping during a match...but the surge put on by fellow Kinstonian Catherine Hardee made me temporarily forget about keeping score and i was saying "GO....GO" and she kept on getting correct responses. Very imp...
by SBurrus
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 10494

Re: Thursday, November 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a rare game where I found the DJ round easier than the J round. Going into DJ, I was a distant fourth (a few wrong answers in the first round) but I gained steadily in the second round, sweeping two categories and went into FJ with a lead. (Of course, had I actually been playing for real, i...
by SBurrus
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 5733

Re: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had my weakest performance in quite some time on this episode; the material was difficult and I missed more questions than I have in a while. I did get the Final Jeopardy correct but would have finished in a distant third on this episode had I actually been playing against Marcus and Ryan. Kudos t...
by SBurrus
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 TOC Pre-Taping Stats, Predictions & Comments
Replies: 102
Views: 15641

Re: 2015 TOC Pre-Taping Stats, Predictions & Comments

Brand new to the board but I wanted to give a shout out to Catherine Hardee, from the little town of Kinston, NC, where I grew up, and wish her well in next week's Tournament of Champions. I don't know Catherine or her family but it was exciting that someone from my little hometown won 4 games and a...