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by slam
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 8673

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Got a 45 playing off the video to go with my 47 on Tuesday and 43 on Wednesday (real thing). Went with Rye instead of Barley. Said downhill instead of halfpipe (stupidity on my part). Had no guess on Franzen. Said Regan rather than Cordelia. And finally said FEMA instead of NOAA. The long wait conti...
by slam
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 19265

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

After my 47 last night off the video, I dropped back into my typical range with a 43. I can live with that.
by slam
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 15226

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Took tonight's test off of Sue Herder's recording (Thanks, Sue!). Will probably take tomorrow's to continue my now 34-year attempt to get on the show (Yes, I first took the test back in 1985. Feels like yesterday.) In any event, I scored 47 last night which is better than my typical 41-45 on the tes...
by slam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 38989

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

What a week! It was bad enough that Alex had to make this horrible announcement. Then the very next day, this life-long Met fan learned that Tom Seaver (the greatest Met of them all) is suffering from dementia, and has to retire from public life. May God strengthen them both for the upcoming trials...
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 11947

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

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm
If they just needed someone for a few weeks to end the season, I wonder if they would ask Pat Sajak?
Sounds like a good interim choice. After all, he already has one game of experience!

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=226
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 38989

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

QuizGeek75 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Stephen Colbert sent his well wishes last night since Alex appeared on the very last episode of The Colbert Report before succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show.
Alex succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show? :lol:
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: 11947

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: 11947

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: 38989

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: 11964

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: 11964

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: 15398

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: 9250

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: 8391

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: 40279

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: 31571

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: 40279

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: 40279

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: 31571

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: 11848

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...