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by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 6494

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If for some reason he can't keep working that long, I would think they'd just cut the season a little short (if they don't have any contract requirement to produce a full 46 weeks a year of new programming). That way, they can take some extra time in finding a replacement. I just looked at one of t...
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 6494

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ, those are three high profile amendments. I wasn’t a fan of the format, but I don’t fault them for trying. With today’s news, this could be Alex’s last mega-TOC, but hopefully he will be able to host another before he retires on his own terms. I would love to see him end his career with...
by slam
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 25617

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

This totally sucks.

My father was diagnosed, also at age 78, with stage 2 pancreatic cancer a few years ago. He survived just a year, though he was able to function well until his last few months.
by slam
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5841

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken can do no wrong! (except mispronounce Titian) I had to look this up since I've never heard it the way Ken pronounced it. His real first name was Tiziano, pronounced Tit-zha-no, so you could make an argument for Ken's pronunciation. Ken really came in like a wrecking ball again. What a player. D...
by slam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5841

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At the beginning of this tournament, I claimed that FJ! wagering in the 2nd game of the first round of matches was the most complicated we've seen on the show. However, both games had scores going into that FJ! that made the wagering very simple. There were only a few minor decisions to make: Team K...
by slam
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 7918

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Despite my post a few days ago saying that 2nd game wagering in this round is the most complicated we've seen on the show, the wagering strategies today ended up being very straightforward. From the brief glimpse into the strategy discussions, it was also clear that the teams understood this. Since ...
by slam
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 4968

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of the few useful facts I picked up studying for J! was that the westernmost point in Africa was Cape Verde in Senegal. Paid off when they asked for the recently-independent nation off the westernmost point in Africa. So Senegal was easy, and figuring out Somalia on the Horn of Africa didn't ta...
by slam
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4731

Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So does the "two-day affair" for each match mean one game split into two days? I thought it was going to be two full games like Tournament finals. Thursday with DJ! and FJ! will complete one game. Friday will be a full game of J!, DJ! and FJ! to make it a second game. At that point the total from g...
by slam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 24948

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Right, their game, their rules. But I am inclined to agree that the two aspects of Final ought to be inseparable and if one is played by only one player then the other should be, too. If teams actually got a chance to consult after seeing the Final category, that means they could also play mental M...
by slam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 16720

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:24 pm
slam wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Now that I think about it, could this be a reasonable contestant story?
Maybe for someone who actually gets on the show! :lol:
:lol:
by slam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 24948

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:28 pm
My understanding is that the teams would meet to discuss FJ wagering.
If that's true (and I have no reason to doubt you), then TPTB decided to do it that way. It's their game and they make the rules.
by slam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 24948

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

It just occurred to me today that the player you want answering final Jeopardy might not be the player you want making the strategic/wagering decision. It made me wonder if the players are separated/sequestered from their own teammates between rounds. My guess would be that this is likely the case....
by slam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 16720

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I simply uploaded the most convenient photo of myself that I could reach in a few clicks. I happened to be wearing a suit and tie though the photo was a few (maybe 5?) years old. I briefly considered uploading a photo of my collection of J! pens from the years. I don't have one from every time I did...
by slam
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 6447

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I a jerk if I rooted against Michael because of the proposal? I just intensely dislike public proposals, especially on TV or on the Jumbotron at a ballgame. In this specific incident it also felt like the act of someone who was overconfident that they would win. Maybe I'm projecting but I wouldn...
by slam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3785

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My knowledge of the line of British royalty isn't great, but I do know the order from Victoria to the present (if not all the years), and it was easy to determine that the clue was simply looking for who took the throne after Victoria. Hold on there, Quickdraw! I also immediately thought it would h...
by slam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3785

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Buster Brown may have been obscure to you, but it's not at all obscure to someone my age (maybe 25 years older than you are). I saw endless Buster Brown commericals as a kid with him and his dog Tige. I’m Buster Brown; I live in a shoe. That’s my dog Tige— He lives in there, too. Advice to prospect...
by slam
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3785

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My knowledge of the line of British royalty isn't great, but I do know the order from Victoria to the present (if not all the years), and it was easy to determine that the clue was simply looking for who took the throne after Victoria. I thought Buster Brown was pretty obscure for the second box in...
by slam
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3785

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In the UK, schoolchildren learn a rhyme which lists the monarchs of England/UK starting with William the Conqueror. About a decade ago, we had some British friends visiting us with their two teenage kids. The older kid taught me the rhyme and I occasionally refresh my memory on it. It's amazing how ...
by slam
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 24948

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I'm guessing the first 8 games will be to decide which 3 teams play in a 2-game final. First 8 games: each team plays round-robin style and has 4 games. That sort of works, but a round-robin tournament for 6 teams in 4 games doesn't work out evenly I don't think. I started doing the math on this, a...
by slam
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 24948

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I'm with the several like minds on here and Reddit that this is certainly a confusing format. 6 teams, 10 games? I've been trying to make sense of it ever since I first heard about the tournament and I just can't. I'm guessing the first 8 games will be to decide which 3 teams play in a 2-game final...