Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by harrumph » Fri May 24, 2019 8:12 pm

The way this game was going set up an interesting possibility. If the other two players finish in the red, James could easily go all in on FJ thinking that it would be a win regardless - but if he misses on that FJ and winds up with zero he would not return, right? That would be quite a way to go out.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Fri May 24, 2019 8:15 pm

harrumph wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:12 pm
but if he misses on that FJ and winds up with zero he would not return, right?
Correct, he would not.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by gnash » Fri May 24, 2019 8:18 pm

harrumph wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:12 pm
The way this game was going set up an interesting possibility. If the other two players finish in the red, James could easily go all in on FJ thinking that it would be a win regardless - but if he misses on that FJ and winds up with zero he would not return, right? That would be quite a way to go out.
Yeah, he seems just like a guy who didn't even check the rules of the game before somehow stumbling on the stage.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by harrumph » Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm

It's a bit of an obscure rule and I was raising more as an amusing possibility.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CyrusChan » Fri May 24, 2019 8:31 pm

The Geography ones have been so easy during James' run. I think I've only missed one since he started. East Neighbor or Mountains. Clingman's Dome/Chisholm Trail are the ones that may take a moment but Sun Valley is such a common ski resort nowadays. It's like Jackson Hole #2 in that part of the country.

Congrats of 2 MM win but I'm getting tired of the fake smiles. Hope he gets knocked out by a one-timer so there's no Part Two.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by gnash » Fri May 24, 2019 8:33 pm

harrumph wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm
It's a bit of an obscure rule
It's like the first thing contestant coordinators say in the green room. "Remember, you can't win with zero!" They used to accompany it with a bad piece of wagering advice; I don't know if they still do.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CyrusChan » Fri May 24, 2019 8:34 pm

Le Master wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:44 am
theFJguy wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:05 am


Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 24600
Sam: 2200
Susan: minus 600
New record. This is the kind of game in which I really wanted him to find all the DDs to see what kind of bets he would make. Only thing is I wonder if he would have been able to come up with "pruning hooks."
I can never get prune as a verb in my mind. It's such a prune.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 8:38 pm

Golf wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am
hscer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:54 am
So we were that close to the first 4-figure total from James
I beg to differ. I don't think for a second he's going to seriously answer Las Vegas when the clue specifies Idaho. If you ask me, he's circumventing the new shout out rule.

I could be wrong, but that's what immediately came to mind.
that is exactly what i thought

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm

why was the pronunciation of dr. dree accepted for dr. dre?

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by gnash » Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm

CyrusChan wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:34 pm
I can never get prune as a verb in my mind. It's such a prune.
The verb or your mind?

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 8:40 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Naturally the sports clue was this lefty's only miss in Lefty.

DJ! board was tough. There's a Stephen in the Bible?!

Idaho + Bright... uhhhhhhhhh....... uh.... Oh! Sun Valley, that's in Idaho, right? After so many clues where I've just stared blankly, this one felt good to get right.
was the only one i got

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 8:41 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:08 pm
gnash wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:55 pm
Pruning hooks was a really hard DD. "Here's a common Bible quote, now you give me the rarely heard continuation!"
Much like how everyone ignores the fourth through ninth words of "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall"?

I confess I missed Pharaoh because I thought they wanted a specific name. At least I remembered the word "pharaoh" when it actually won me something...
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you know all of that, but didn't know pretty woman was a movie?
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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm
why was the pronunciation of dr. dree accepted for dr. dre?
Because it could reasonably be pronounced that way.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 8:44 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm
why was the pronunciation of dr. dree accepted for dr. dre?
Because it could reasonably be pronounced that way.
but it is not...i have seen other mispronunciations penalized

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 8:45 pm

still trying to figure out bow wow and pitbull came to the minds of the challengers before snoop dog

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Fri May 24, 2019 8:46 pm

He could break Ken’s record next week by averaging $91,034 per game.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jpr281 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:55 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:45 pm
still trying to figure out bow wow and pitbull came to the minds of the challengers before snoop dog
I'll be honest, I didn't know the answer but Pitbull was the first to pop in my head.

I thought we were going to see something special after the J! round with James setting a record and the other 2 contents doing abysmally in comparison. By not getting any of the Daily Doubles in DJ! it shows how much luck does play a role in this game. He was well on his way to smashing the one-day total again.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Fri May 24, 2019 9:25 pm

And we're back to the new normal. :| Nate, Nate, Nate...
Easy FJ, 5/5 for the week. I thought pruning hooks was an easy DD. :geek:

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by kprather895 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:14 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm
why was the pronunciation of dr. dree accepted for dr. dre?
Because it could reasonably be pronounced that way.
but it is not...i have seen other mispronunciations penalized
Phonetic mispronunciations are acceptable. If you pronounce it how it's spelled, you're good.

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri May 24, 2019 10:15 pm

Le Master wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:44 am
New record. This is the kind of game in which I really wanted him to find all the DDs to see what kind of bets he would make. Only thing is I wonder if he would have been able to come up with "pruning hooks."
That was a rough one, wasn't it? Not something you're likely to guess if you don't know it. I thought Sam's guess of "rake" was decent. I agree it would have been interesting to see James get this clue. I got it right, so that must mean I went to a better seminary than Ironhorse. :D

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