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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:45 am
by Archivists
J! Round

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:45 am
by Archivists
DJ! Round

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:05 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY AMERICA

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer’s yearly concert

James Holzhauer: 30309+326=30635 (Semi-Finalist)
Alan Dunn: 6000-5999=1
Lindsey Shultz: 10800+3200=14000

Correct response:
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Marian Anderson (Alan - Who is the one who sang at the L.M.)

Daily Doubles
Lindsey: 1800+1800
Alan: 4000+4000
James: 17600+1109

Coryats
James: 31200
Alan: 3600
Lindsey: 9800

Combined: 44,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 8800
Alan: 4000
Lindsey: 4000

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:05 am
by MarkBarrett
James got to talk about his sign-in sign:
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Everyone got a chuckle about "ALL IN" being a category with James playing and he went there first. Lindsey had the laugh last finding the DD in the 2010s and doubling her score.

Alan was in contention after opening the DJ! round with DD2 and doubling to 8000, yet lowered his chances with a couple of unfortunate negs. Great job by Lindsey to survive getting James in the QF round and giving herself a decent shot at a wildcard and no James in the semis.

James got 4/5 in INITIALS TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO NUMBERS III while I would still take Ken on that type of category against James.

Credit for my solving the FJ! clue goes to an unusual source as this was repeated viewing in the early days of having a VHS player:

https://youtu.be/VYo7XVPHpnA?t=3997

Whatever helps.

In the category so what doesn't matter here are some in the neighborhood of the 30,635 James put up in his QF match:

1992: Leszek Pawlowicz 15900+900=16800 (old values of course)
1993: Dennis Donohue 8600+6401=15001
1993: Ed Schiffer 8500+8101=16601
1993: Walt Senterfit 13100+2500= 15600
1999: Dan Girard 12800+2200-15000
1999: Pat Healy 9800+6001=15801
2001: Brad Rutter 18000-0=18000

2011: Joon Pahk 20800+10000=30800
2017: Buzzy Cohen 16400+13600=30000

Thanks Andy: I overlooked this one for a big number going into the FJ! round

2011: Roger Craig 39800-19200=19600

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:45 pm
by ACW
The no shout-outs rule is even dumber than the no ties rule.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm
by Robert K S
Is Alan called "John" in the FJ! spoiler?

Any guesses as to who he meant by "one who sang at the L.M."?

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 pm
by Wpwells
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Is Alan called "John" in the FJ! spoiler?

Any guesses as to who he meant by "one who sang at the L.M."?
He meant Marian Anderson. L.M. is Lincoln Memorial

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 pm
by Ironhorse
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Is Alan called "John" in the FJ! spoiler?

Any guesses as to who he meant by "one who sang at the L.M."?
L.M. is the Lincoln Memorial, the outdoor venue referenced in the clue. It seems Alan knew what it was talking about but couldn't remember her name.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:20 pm
by Robert K S

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:22 pm
by theFJguy
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Is Alan called "John" in the FJ! spoiler?

Any guesses as to who he meant by "one who sang at the L.M."?
Not anymore. :oops: Thanks.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:56 pm
by Lefty
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm

Any guesses as to who he meant by "one who sang at the L.M."?
L.M. is the Lincoln Memorial, the outdoor venue referenced in the clue. It seems Alan knew what it was talking about but couldn't remember her name.
He'd probably never heard this:

HIggledy PIggledy
Marian Anderson
Eleanor Roosevelt
Asked to perform

Unconsitutional
Hall having reckoned her
Coloratura not
Up to the norm.

Ok, it isn't very famous. Anyway my memory was also refreshed by having pointed out her building at 1200 Fifth Avenue just a while ago.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:08 pm
by John Boy
Whatever anyone else says about this game, it gets my vote for the toughest pair of boards I can recall in years and years, regular season, tournament, any damned thing. Holy crap!!! I got 10 right, 2 wrong in each of the two boards, along with a total of 36 stand-and-stares. I hang my head in abject disgrace (unless a whole bunch of you rescue my shattered ego by assuring me the boards really WERE that hard....)

And to top it off of course I couldn't recall the correct black female singer and went with Mahalia Jackson in FJ.


And all props to James for handling all of this so effortlessly. He has to become (as if he wasn't already) a strong favorite to win this puppy.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:24 pm
by True North
Coryat: $26,200 (39R, 0W)

Lach Trash: Armenia

Ripped through the first round but the second round kicked my ass. Only managed 4 correct below the $800 row.

Would’ve swept It’s Not Australia had they gone top to bottom, I wasn’t ready for the theme and missed Andorra.

Managed to avoid the Amundsen negbait, but couldn’t pull Larsen out of my head for the life of me. I just went to the Fram Museum in August, too!

Missed FJ, barely heard of Marian Anderson and certainly wasn’t aware of her Lincoln Memorial performance.

LOL at James’ podium art, that was awesome. Glad he enjoys Mark Stone, my team basically gave him to Vegas at the trade deadline last year and I’m still not over it.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:26 pm
by JayK33
Congrats to James on the win. Expected, obviously, but anything's possible in J!, so I'm glad nothing out of the ordinary happened with him today.

In my semifinalists predictions I originally had Lindsey as the fourth wildcard but switched her out for Alan. Looks to have been a poor decision.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:26 pm
by mas3cf
True North wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Coryat: $26,200 (39R, 0W)



Ripped through the first round but the second round kicked my ass.
Same here.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:31 pm
by xxaaaxx
Yeah...that was about what I expected. Sweet lord, 30k, only hit one DD, and didn't even need to bet much. 31k Coryat!!! If that isn't a tourney record it's got to be close. Also got some good laughs out of me, with his interview and his "tru....ly disappointing" wager, which had me cackling.

1939 + turned down by theaters + outdoor performance? Instaget FJ. Tough break (and tough draw!) for Alan, but there's a good chance his 11999 wouldn't have help up anyway. In Lindsey's shoes, I would've aimed for at least 16k. Though tbh, a 10k-ish pre-FJ score is about the crappiest spot to be in; any lower and you just go all-in, higher and you're usually in good shape, but 10k? How much do I bet for a "safe" WC score, how far am I willing to risk falling if I get it wrong...meh. Yes yes, I know, predicting WC cutoffs is a fool's errand anyway. We'll see.

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:39 pm
by CasketRomance
never heard of that anderson person before

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:40 pm
by morbeedo
James.
Amundsen.
No.
Alan.
Amundsen Ad-mundsen
I SAID NO!!!

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:42 pm
by CasketRomance
lindsey's wager was awful...if she misses she has 7k and change...like that would be good enough for a wild card...the only wager she should have done was all in...no idea why she even bothered with such a bad wager in a tournament format...didn't much for her before and with that wager i really hope she misses out on a wildcard

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:46 pm
by floridagator
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:40 pm
James.
Amundsen.
No.
Alan.
Amundsen.
I SAID NO!!!
Alan said Admundsen