Monday, November 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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nightreign wrote:
nlw44 wrote:All I could think after that was cue the explosion on the Jboard. I am in no way a wagering expert, but it seems to me like you ought to at least try to win the game. Is there any logical reason for her to wager so little, other than very little confidence in her own ability? Perhaps it is all a part and parcel of someone who always wagered $1000 on DDs - just too darn timid.
I think she was trying to cover third and didn't realize that it wasn't enough to win.
This. Her wager put her ahead of Christine by $100 if Christine doubled up. She either thought Marcus had a runaway, or thought that Marcus had some reason to bet more than $3,100. A definite slip on her part, but not an arbitrary wager like some people are making it sound.

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kprather895 wrote:
nightreign wrote:
nlw44 wrote:All I could think after that was cue the explosion on the Jboard. I am in no way a wagering expert, but it seems to me like you ought to at least try to win the game. Is there any logical reason for her to wager so little, other than very little confidence in her own ability? Perhaps it is all a part and parcel of someone who always wagered $1000 on DDs - just too darn timid.
I think she was trying to cover third and didn't realize that it wasn't enough to win.
This. Her wager put her ahead of Christine by $100 if Christine doubled up. She either thought Marcus had a runaway, or thought that Marcus had some reason to bet more than $3,100. A definite slip on her part, but not an arbitrary wager like some people are making it sound.
Because it's not like Alex had just said before the commercial break that the game wasn't a runaway. And it's not like someone who can get on "Jeopardy!" should be able to figure out that $8,200 is more than half of $15,400.

There's no rational way to justify Katie's wager.
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hbomb1947 wrote:There's no rational way to justify Katie's wager.
Perhaps she hit her head when she fell and broke her arm?

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Oh my God.

I post here like 4 times a year and it's in the wake of games like that.

First of all, how does anyone get that FJ wrong it should be a $100 dollar clue from 20 years ago.

Secondly, how is your math that poor? Maybe she has a bone marrow leak into her brain.

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I've never heard the idiom "as rich as Croesus" before in my life, and evidently, neither has any of today's contestants, so I'm a little cheesed at Alex adding "you've heard the saying" after the buzzer.

Also, mint being "good if you live around lots of mosquitoes" made me assume it relieves malaria! (Would that make the mojito Cuba's answer to the gin and tonic?)

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Roland wrote:First of all, how does anyone get that FJ wrong it should be a $100 dollar clue from 20 years ago.
I just showed how.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Roland wrote:First of all, how does anyone get that FJ wrong it should be a $100 dollar clue from 20 years ago.
I just showed how.
No, you merely showed how not to get it right.

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hbomb1947 wrote:What kind of world do we live in where Marcus can win despite flubbing FJ in a crush game and his opponent getting it right, while other contestants had to go up against Matt Jackson?
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9021amyers wrote:I've never heard the idiom "as rich as Croesus" before in my life, and evidently, neither has any of today's contestants, so I'm a little cheesed at Alex adding "you've heard the saying" after the buzzer.
I've heard "rich as Creosote," but couldn't place the Roundworld inspiration for that character.
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Did you guys get Avenida Presidente Masaryk? What an interesting gloss over of history. Do you know who Masaryk is? Not a Mexican President, but the First Czech President. Somehow, the street became named for a statue given to Mexico of the first Czech president. Now, of course, the street is just known for shopping. According to Wikipedia, the statue was donated to Mexico City in 1999. Does someone know the history surrounding this incident?

Impressive that someone in a cast did that well on Jeopardy? According to Prisoner of Trebekistan, it would seem you need to be in top physical condition to win buzzer races on this game.

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I always thought it was "rich as creases," as if someone were creasing their money.

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You think Kevin is making a political stance? He recognizes Tibet as a country. Just like I decided always to refer to Myanmar as Burma, lol.

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dinghammer wrote:Having done all this, [she] sought no second term
TMBG?

FJ: Get -- Immediately went to Nepal, then second guessed thinking "It can't be THAT simple..." But then I mentally ran through the list of the top 10 looking for obviously Hindi or Chinese names, came up blank and went to my first answer.
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I have been out earlier and the MNF game went into overtime, but no way I go to bed without seeing J!
econgator wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:I know a certain boardie who was almost certainly (or will be, going forward) rooting against Marcus for not knowing not only Bouton, but Honus Wagner.
Me and Mark both. :)
Oh you know it. When Marcus did not get duffer my sports radar was put on alert. It was DEFCON 1 by the time it got to the Honus Wagner stumper. As a viewer I can choose who to root for or who to root against. It would have been so sweet to have seen Marcus lose because he did not know sports. Instead Katie let him off the hook.

It's only day one so I will not entertain any thought of Marcus sweeping the week and being in the 20-whenever TOC.

I have such sounds disabled, so even though I'm a stubborn guy still using my AOL email address I do not hear "You got mail."

In the early years of watching J! there would have been a time I did not know Croesus. By 2015 that DD was no problem to complete the run of Aesop.

The FJ! clue had me immediately write Nepal as I knew Himalayas was the place. Tibet, China and India were not going on the paper even as they crossed my mind. Even if I had thought about adding Pakistan to the mix I would not have changed. Bhutan has some Himalayas also? Okay, perhaps I can remember that for some TD game down the road.

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Coryat: $29,200
38 R/2 W
DD: 1/3
FJ: Instaget
LT: duffer, John DuPont, bats, Honus Wagner

Boy howdy, these contestants keep finding new ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Poor woman! I'm sure she's constantly reliving that one over. At least she knew Nepal. I'm glad the glum person in the middle lost. I've been watching The Last Kingdom on BBC America lately so I knew King Alfred instantly. Jeopardy put a spoiler video of the ToC up tonight.

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hbomb1947 wrote:
kprather895 wrote:
nightreign wrote:
nlw44 wrote:All I could think after that was cue the explosion on the Jboard. I am in no way a wagering expert, but it seems to me like you ought to at least try to win the game. Is there any logical reason for her to wager so little, other than very little confidence in her own ability? Perhaps it is all a part and parcel of someone who always wagered $1000 on DDs - just too darn timid.
I think she was trying to cover third and didn't realize that it wasn't enough to win.
This. Her wager put her ahead of Christine by $100 if Christine doubled up. She either thought Marcus had a runaway, or thought that Marcus had some reason to bet more than $3,100. A definite slip on her part, but not an arbitrary wager like some people are making it sound.
Because it's not like Alex had just said before the commercial break that the game wasn't a runaway. And it's not like someone who can get on "Jeopardy!" should be able to figure out that $8,200 is more than half of $15,400.

There's no rational way to justify Katie's wager.
I don't think anyone said that it was justifiable - just that her motive (however confused) can be deduced and that it was not a number plucked out of thin air.

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Alex mixed up altitude and elevation. Measurements on the ground use elevation. Altitude is for aviation.

TS: Jim Bouton, ether.

You really know your TV trivia if you know that the book Ball Four was made into a TV comedy series in 1976 starring Jim Bouton. It ran about four episodes on, of all networks, CBS.

Points to Marcus for not saying Mentos in the affected accent used by the narrator of the commercials.

Clue didn't mention that Ken Dryden was a Canadian parliamentarian and cabinet minister until he got the ax(e) from voters.

I instagot Nepal, but it was lousy wagering.
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