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Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 am
by Archivists
J! Round

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 am
by Archivists
DJ! Round

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:10 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ENGLISH POETS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An 1816 poem by him says, “That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, that sunny dome!”

Joe Velasco: 9900-5000=4900
Sarah Twilley: 13800+6001=19801 (New Champ)
Herman Wilkins: 9200-4601=4599

Correct response:
Spoiler
Samuel Coleridge (Joe – Byron) (Herman – Lord Byron)

Daily Doubles
Joe: 1000-1000
Herman: 3200+3200
Joe: 7800+2500

Coryats
Joe: 10000
Sarah: 13800
Herman: 7600

Combined: 31,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Joe: 4200
Sarah: 4600
Herman: 1600

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:53 pm
by MarkBarrett
It always amuses me when a contestant's name ties into the correct response. Today Joe got called on for the 1954 'ism.

Franklin W. Dixon gets credit for my knowing the Viking alphabet clue.

With a better mix of contestants geographically then perhaps Ali's city is not a TS.

Four clues not seen today to make the week (not counting the FJ! clues): 58-58-55-60-56

The FJ! category had me try a bunch of precalls: Byron, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Blake, Browning & the correct guy. During the break I crossed off Byron in recalling him as part of DD1 on Wednesday.

When I saw the clue I Pavloved "dome" to be done as fast as I was on stage in September aught five. Getting the perfecto for the first week was a relief as I dreaded a Keats/Shelley/Browning dart throw.

Perfect win by Sarah to lead, cover, and solely solve the FJ! clue.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:24 pm
by MarkBarrett
Playing off a couple of Reddit posts I saw yesterday:

This regular guy, with no help from Sony, has the game archived and it took less than a couple of days: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6825

Doing the game reminded me of another clue that may not have gone TS with the right region representation: the No. 24 driver

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
by triviawayne
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Playing off a couple of Reddit posts I saw yesterday:

This regular guy, with no help from Sony, has the game archived and it took less than a couple of days: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6825

Doing the game reminded me of another clue that may not have gone TS with the right region representation: the No. 24 driver
My mind didn't quickly go to Jeff Gordon for that one, because he hasn't been in the 24 since 2015; plus Chase Elliott and William Byron have driven it regularly since, and while unlikely, the answer could've been either of them.

For non-race fans, because of the word driver, and because this was a general sports category, they might have steered (:P) themselves toward golf upon seeing the word driver, then never got to the right sport.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
by Golf
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
My mind didn't quickly go to Jeff Gordon for that one, because he hasn't been in the 24 since 2015; plus Chase Elliott and William Byron have driven it regularly since, and while unlikely, the answer could've been either of them.

For non-race fans, because of the word driver, and because this was a general sports category, they might have steered (:P) themselves toward golf upon seeing the word driver, then never got to the right sport.
No chance of anyone with even a remote clue about sports going to golf seeing as how driver In golf is a club and not a person.

That being said, the clue wasn’t even close to being pinned. As you said, other NASCAR drivers has been in the #24 recently. But there’s also many other racing circuits to consider, Indycar, F1, and countless smaller circuits. The clue basically said name the most famous driver of a #24 car.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:02 pm
by DBear
Judges:. anti-Communism for McCarthyism? :?:
Ran Norsemen & Apostles. 8-)
:D :D :D on DDs
Matched two of the contestants with Lord Byron :(

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:30 pm
by econgator
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:53 pm
When I saw the clue I Pavloved "dome" to be done as fast as I was on stage in September aught five.
Yep. I dreaded the cat when I saw it, but like you, "dome" made it easy.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:03 pm
by Bamaman
NBC broke in just before FJ with news about RBG’s death. I found a copy of the show on YouTube and played it from there.

A WAG with Tennyson left me with little hope.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:34 pm
by mas3cf
Coryat $35,600 (45R, 1W)
DD 1/3
FJ :mrgreen:

At first I was cranky about "what bearded 19th century guy is this with absolutely no context" for a DD, followed up by a DD in a movie category, which is a surefire $5 wager if I'm ever on the show. Then FJ was preempted with breaking news and it got even worse from there.

I liked all three contestants though.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:45 pm
by nadroj93
$31,000 today (running average: $35,440)

Herman was AWESOME. I'm embarrassed to admit I wasn't looking at the screen on DD1 and confidently also said Darwinism. Really struggled with the bottom row of DJ, but final was an instaget.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:50 pm
by Volante
DBear wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Judges:. anti-Communism for McCarthyism? :?:
Negative. You'd be very hard pressed to say "[anti-Communism] both reached its peak & began its decline [in 1954]"
If anything, it's still going strong.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:58 pm
by davey
Golf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
My mind didn't quickly go to Jeff Gordon for that one, because he hasn't been in the 24 since 2015; plus Chase Elliott and William Byron have driven it regularly since, and while unlikely, the answer could've been either of them.

For non-race fans, because of the word driver, and because this was a general sports category, they might have steered (:P) themselves toward golf upon seeing the word driver, then never got to the right sport.
No chance of anyone with even a remote clue about sports going to golf seeing as how driver In golf is a club and not a person.
And yet...I have a remote clue about many sports, but I still don't know what a No. 24 driver is. Couldn't a "No. 24 driver" refer to somebody known for the power of his strokes with a numbered club? Tiger Woods, maybe? Maybe that's ridiculous, but we have only a few seconds to make sense of these clues... :D

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:02 pm
by davey
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:50 pm
DBear wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Judges:. anti-Communism for McCarthyism? :?:
Negative. You'd be very hard pressed to say "[anti-Communism] both reached its peak & began its decline [in 1954]"
If anything, it's still going strong.
More important - and provable - the clue was pinned to a Britannica article.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:06 pm
by Category 13
Golf wrote:
triviawayne wrote: My mind didn't quickly go to Jeff Gordon for that one, because he hasn't been in the 24 since 2015; plus Chase Elliott and William Byron have driven it regularly since, and while unlikely, the answer could've been either of them.
The clue wasn’t even close to being pinned. As you said, other NASCAR drivers has been in the #24 recently. But there’s also many other racing circuits to consider, Indycar, F1, and countless smaller circuits. The clue basically said name the most famous driver of a #24 car.
It was a poor clue for sure.
I thought of Jeff Gordon instantly, but then remembered he retired a few years ago.
The clue made it sound like 'the driver' was present tense. That was enough for me to shy away from the obvious.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 pm
by seaborgium
Golf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
the clue wasn’t even close to being pinned. As you said, other NASCAR drivers has been in the #24 recently. But there’s also many other racing circuits to consider, Indycar, F1, and countless smaller circuits. The clue basically said name the most famous driver of a #24 car.
...who's doing cancer-related charity work here and in Rwanda. Pinning refers to excluding all but the intended response. Unless there's another #24 driver who has done that specific charity work, the clue seems pretty well pinned to me.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:17 am
by Golf
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Golf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
the clue wasn’t even close to being pinned. As you said, other NASCAR drivers has been in the #24 recently. But there’s also many other racing circuits to consider, Indycar, F1, and countless smaller circuits. The clue basically said name the most famous driver of a #24 car.
...who's doing cancer-related charity work here and in Rwanda. Pinning refers to excluding all but the intended response. Unless there's another #24 driver who has done that specific charity work, the clue seems pretty well pinned to me.
They tried to pin it with the 24 but also needed to mention NASCAR. Otherwise there are tens of thousands of people who have driven a 24 car in competition.

It was just a very sloppy clue.

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:23 am
by bluejaylink
I have to assume that just "Uranium" would have been accepted for that $1200 clue. I knew that northern Saskatchewan was among the world leaders in uranium mining, but had never heard of the small town of "Uranium City".

That seems like an extremely obscure reference for a $1200 clue. But the wording of the question suggested that more than just "Uranium" was needed.


I guessed Percy Shelley for Final. Thinking of Ozymandias

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:13 am
by seaborgium
Golf wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:17 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Golf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
the clue wasn’t even close to being pinned. As you said, other NASCAR drivers has been in the #24 recently. But there’s also many other racing circuits to consider, Indycar, F1, and countless smaller circuits. The clue basically said name the most famous driver of a #24 car.
...who's doing cancer-related charity work here and in Rwanda. Pinning refers to excluding all but the intended response. Unless there's another #24 driver who has done that specific charity work, the clue seems pretty well pinned to me.
They tried to pin it with the 24 but also needed to mention NASCAR. Otherwise there are tens of thousands of people who have driven a 24 car in competition.
...who are doing cancer-related charity work here and in Rwanda? Again, unless there's more than one, the clue is pinned. Regardless of how satisfied you are with "No. 24 driver" as a hint by itself, there was apparently sufficient information in the clue that only Jeff Gordon was correct. That fulfills the definition of pinning.