Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:22 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:09 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:57 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:53 pm
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 pm
*shrug* I almost had Green and airballed offensive rebound. Thing about news articles about basketball? They don't talk about 'offensive' or 'defensive' rebounds. Just in general. But they DO mention player names.
box scores do
And an article is not a box score, so I'm not sure what the intended takeaway is supposed to be from that.
you dont look at box scores after reading an article? or have never looked at a basketball box score at all?
Never seen a basketball box score in my life
what about having watched a basketball game with the volume on? offensive rebound is mentioned numerous times per telecast

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:36 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:22 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:09 pm
Never seen a basketball box score in my life
what about having watched a basketball game with the volume on? offensive rebound is mentioned numerous times per telecast
Nope. And even if the volume's off, I try watching other screens at the bar. Just not my sport; of the big 4, it's solidly in 4th. I can read about it, but that's it.

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:38 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:36 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:22 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:09 pm
Never seen a basketball box score in my life
what about having watched a basketball game with the volume on? offensive rebound is mentioned numerous times per telecast
Nope. And even if the volume's off, I try watching other screens at the bar. Just not my sport; of the big 4, it's solidly in 4th. I can read about it, but that's it.
don't know what to say...it is one of the key stats in predicting the outcome of a game

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:48 pm

RobinMSwartz wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Totally brain farted the $200 question. I was thinking second-chance points, logged after an offensive rebound. I'm the daughter of a college basketball player, a player myself in high school and had a brain blip. It happens to the best of us. Also, Draymond is a Spartan, and so am I. So there's that. Context.
Nice job, Robin! I'm also an MSU alum and grew up in Lansing.

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mjhunt » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:53 pm

I feel very sorry for all the contestants being stuck in this situation with the tiebreaker rule (that said, betting differently on daily doubles could have prevented it). Two of my favorite ties, 10/18/11 http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3740 and 1/10/13 http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4055 resulted from evenly spaced scores. The beauty of them was the sheer accidentality. In both cases, both co-champions tied precisely because they both tried to win by a dollar!

This is one of the worst dilemmas in terms of risking a tiebreaker vs. $1 loss, since either $600 or $601 would bring the risk of either. Robin's choice would have been difficult too, since Eric could have easily done either.

To be honest, in either of their positions, I would have been tempted to just be like "Oh screw it!" and bet everything, maximizing my earnings on a correct answer.

In any event, Congratulations to Robin for getting FJ right and preventing either of these situations.

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:01 am

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:42 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:39 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:36 pm
MitchO wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:30 pm
[but was able to name a 2nd tier famous player (someone I would think only an NBA fan would get).
Considering she is from Michigan and Draymond went to State...
still would have to be a basketball fan to know that and to know of him, which means missing offensive rebound is a head-scratcher
To me it's very plausible that Draymond Green would be osmosis knowledge if someone was a Michigan State alum.
Absolutely. There's no way I'd be able to pull his name if he wasn't an MSU alum. To be fair I did come up with offensive rebounds, though. :D

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by reddpen » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:16 am

Welcome, Robin! Best retroactive luck. Your presence should dial back some of the snark.

Looks as though Jason got in exactly twice in DJ: on the first and last clues of the round. Has that ever happened before? Not that I expect an answer, but I'm continually amazed by what some folks here (looking at you, cheezguyty) seem able to either figure out or remember.

Fully agree that the $200 clue in "Their Jobs in 2019" was kind of a cheap trick... though cheaper there than further down.
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and wrote, and wrote, and wrote....
Have you considered changing the caption beneath your avatar to "Posts About Jeopardy! Way Too Much"? By my count you're already up to 13 posts in this thread.
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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:29 am

reddpen wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:16 am
Have you considered changing the caption beneath your avatar to "Posts About Jeopardy! Way Too Much"? By my count you're already up to 13 posts in this thread.
Don't forget "Insists on quoting entire post".

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by talkingaway » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:39 am

One of the toughest first round boards I've seen in awhile, for me at least. Considering I mistook "Peter Pan" for "Lord of the Flies", it wasn't going to be a good round for me. (In my defense, Jack lead me to John, the middle kid in Peter Pan, and Peter Pan -DOES- have no adults, so...it was only my second stupidest guess in children's lit this game.)

I also just said "Colossus", and couldn't pull out "Rhodes" in time, even if I'd been BMSed. I don't think "Colossus" should/would have been accepted on its own, but it deserves a BMS (or a long pause and a "go on" stare from Alex), as you're getting a significant part of the response. I actually had "gardens at Colossus" before I mentally erased the gardens part, since I knew those were actually the hanging gardens of Babylon.

Couldn't pull the trigger on 1963 - 1945= 18 = nuclear bomb, even though I literally did the math and KNEW exactly what JFK was referring to, and the year it happened. I don't know what about the clue just had me go "that's not 18...."

Whiffed on FJ!. I'd looked at the wagers here before watching the game, so I knew it was a 1/3, and hence a tough one - retro congrats and retro good luck to Robin!

For some reason, "weird words" just pointed me directly to Lewis Carroll. My second grade teacher was obsessed with poetry and how words sounded, and I remember reading Jabberwocky in her class. (Ironically, her name was Goganian, which to me sounded like the name of a witch.)

I'd NHO "scrumdiddilyumptious" in connection with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, despite having the book read to me in school as a kid, seeing the movie for the first time about 7-8 years ago, and seeing the musical based on the play about a year ago. Even if I'd gotten to "Charlie", for some reason the fact that it was a Roald Dahl book escaped me....but I did know that Dahl was, with 95% certainty, Welsh - the strange consonants and just the way the name "Roald Dahl" looks and sounds feels Welsh to me.

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:41 am

econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:29 am
reddpen wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:16 am
Have you considered changing the caption beneath your avatar to "Posts About Jeopardy! Way Too Much"? By my count you're already up to 13 posts in this thread.
Don't forget "Insists on quoting entire post".
i mainly do that because i know it pizzes off a lot of ocd people

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Lefty » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 am

Some Sporcle quizzes accept just "Colossus". Doesn't mean Jeopardy would or should, but I'm too lazy to research that history.

The Scrumpdiddlyumptious bar seems to have lacked the staying power of Everlasting Gobstoppers, but I do remember when it was sold in the store.
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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:46 am

53 R (Missed Draymond Green, Kevin Feige, Lisa Ling, and Shelley Berman.)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: (Niagara River), My Brilliant Friend, J.D. Salinger, Volleyball, Intellectually, Nobody, Adonis, Thebes, (A Thousand Points of Light), (Colossus of Rhodes), Behemoth, Geese, Ectomorphs
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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by cheezguyty » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:22 am

reddpen wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:16 am
Looks as though Jason got in exactly twice in DJ: on the first and last clues of the round. Has that ever happened before? Not that I expect an answer, but I'm continually amazed by what some folks here (looking at you, cheezguyty) seem able to either figure out or remember.
I wasn't able to find a previous time when that has happened, though I did discover a few near misses:
  • March 3, 1998 - Jake Martin rings in on the second and second-to-last clues of the DJ Round (and none in between)
  • December 10, 2004 - Colette Moran bags the opening clue of the game but then isn't heard from again until the penultimate clue of the round
  • July 17, 2014 - Megan Gardner gets on the board after clue number two but goes silent until buzzing in right before the signal sounds to end the first round
A player ringing in only twice in a round happens in about 6% of games and there's a roughly 0.25% chance that two randomly selected clues will be the first and last in a round. Multiplying those percentages across 8,052 games (each consisting of two rounds), one would expect both events to happen simultaneously 2.4 times, so it's not implausible that Jason's feat has already been accomplished in a hitherto un-Archived episode.

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by True North » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:21 am

Coryat: $32,400 (39R, 2W)
DD: 2/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: volleyball, Colossus of Rhodes (DD), a thousand points of light (DD), ectomorphs

I found this to be a rather difficult game, I was in a weird headspace for it. I fell for the negbait on St. Lawrence as well, my wife did not and never stopped reminding me about it :oops: Mythology was an odd category, got the bottom two clues and missed the top three.

At least FJ was a fairly easy get, I was very familiar with the Scrumpdillyicious Bar :mrgreen:

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am

Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 pm

TIL Feige has two syllables...I've been saying /feeg/ this whole time. I hope I'd have a chance to spell it before being ruled wrong.
What makes you think you'd be ruled wrong?

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Peachbox » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:24 am

Congrats and retroactive good luck, Robin ! Welcome to JBoard. :)

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:46 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:41 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:29 am
reddpen wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:16 am
Have you considered changing the caption beneath your avatar to "Posts About Jeopardy! Way Too Much"? By my count you're already up to 13 posts in this thread.
Don't forget "Insists on quoting entire post".
i mainly do that because i know it pizzes off a lot of ocd people
No, it annoys most of the people on here. It's unnecessary and you've been asked to stop.

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:11 am

davey wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am
Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 pm

TIL Feige has two syllables...I've been saying /feeg/ this whole time. I hope I'd have a chance to spell it before being ruled wrong.
What makes you think you'd be ruled wrong?
There's allowances, and then there's hitting the wall next to the dart board. (If nothing else, there'd be a pause while the judges confer. No way would that be on the card)
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i mainly do that because i know it pizzes off a lot of ocd people
That's not OCD and that sort of response makes me think you'd sneak peanuts into an allergic person's meal because "it'd annoy them"

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:14 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:11 am
davey wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am
Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 pm

TIL Feige has two syllables...I've been saying /feeg/ this whole time. I hope I'd have a chance to spell it before being ruled wrong.
What makes you think you'd be ruled wrong?
There's allowances, and then there's hitting the wall next to the dart board. (If nothing else, there'd be a pause while the judges confer. No way would that be on the card)
I feel fairly certain Alex can make his own calls in the case of altered pronunciations, I don't think it would necessarily have to be "on the card".

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Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:21 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:11 am
davey wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am
Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 pm

TIL Feige has two syllables...I've been saying /feeg/ this whole time. I hope I'd have a chance to spell it before being ruled wrong.
What makes you think you'd be ruled wrong?
There's allowances, and then there's hitting the wall next to the dart board. (If nothing else, there'd be a pause while the judges confer. No way would that be on the card)
If I understand (I don't know this person), you're assuming a silent e in a name that could very well have one. I don't think there'd be any hesitation. The name could be pronounced that way under common rules. Same if you used a soft g or said Fi-gee or Fay-gee

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