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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE OLYMPICS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The "City of Angels" hosted the Olympics twice, the second time this many years after the first

Kathryn Peters: 5400-4270=1130
Claire Nieman: 6000-5999=1
Amal Dorai: 19600-5000=14600 (New Champ)

Correct response:
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52 (Kathryn – Los Angeles) (Claire – 64 years) (Amal – 28)

Daily Doubles
Kathryn: 4000+1000
Amal: 4600+3000
Amal: 12800+2800

Coryats
Kathryn: 5400
Claire: 6000
Amal: 17000

Combined: 28,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Kathryn: 5000
Claire: 5600
Amal: 2200

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Claire Nieman from spelling bee days:
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It was only a matter of which contestant was going to neg on the ski word in "S"IX-LETTER WORDS.

Dr. Oz had some strange contestant calls today as more than once someone would ring in the host would say, "Yes, ___" instead of the usual name only.

Amal trailed in 3rd for a lot of the game. At DD2 he got himself from 3rd up to 2nd and by DD3 he was beginning his approach to the runaway.

The FJ! category had me making sure I could run as many Summer/Winter host cities in order with year as I could as a warm up exercise.

The FJ! clue had me shaking my head as it only turned out to be basic math. It's easy when there is no doubt about both years.

It becomes more difficult if one or both years are in doubt. It's extra difficult when someone cannot even process what the clue wants. Kathryn was fortunate her gaffe did not cost her anything other than pride.

This kind of FJ! clue is silly though like ones about presidents it does come up sometimes.

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Frustrating.

Olympic Years was one of my earliest batches of flashcards, but I always get the earlier ones confused. I was pretty sure Los Angeles (side note, why not just say "Los Angeles"?) was the one before Berlin '36. But then I tried to be cute about it, and figured, why would they ask, unless it was a round number? So I went 84-24=60, for a completely avoidable miss.

Is there any reason Los Angeles '32 would be particularly memorable? Or this this just California Omphaloskepsis?

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:55 pm
Frustrating.

Olympic Years was one of my earliest batches of flashcards, but I always get the earlier ones confused. I was pretty sure Los Angeles (side note, why not just say "Los Angeles"?) was the one before Berlin '36. But then I tried to be cute about it, and figured, why would they ask, unless it was a round number? So I went 84-24=60, for a completely avoidable miss.

Is there any reason Los Angeles '32 would be particularly memorable? Or this this just California Omphaloskepsis?
This was the definition of a YEKIOYD clue.

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Poorly-worded FJ clue. They're better than this.

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Angel Number 52 is a message that the changes occurring will bring about improvements and positive opportunities that will benefit your life on all levels. It is a reminder from your angels to have faith and trust in yourself, your choices and who you are within. Go with the flow of the changes in your life. Or maybe they realized at the last minute that they had no FJ ready, and this was the best they could come up with on the fly. Glad it was used in a runaway game.
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bigblue999 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:13 pm
Poorly-worded FJ clue. They're better than this.
:?:

Seems fairly clear and succinct to me.

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It is complete: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6977

Double digit wrongs again. Not that I'm one to talk the way I played, but the contestants are a little too buzzer happy.

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I certainly knew the second year, having spent years eating breakfast at Cafe '84 on the USC campus. The first year? Uh, is this like George Orwell's 1984, written in 1948? Is that all I have to do?

Now that I think about it, there is a reason why I should have known it was 1932. An oft-repeated but inaccurate bit of lore about the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium (RIP) is that it was built to attract the 1932 Olympics. This could not have been the case since L.A. had already won the games months before the stadium bond issue was put to the ballot. I also had some friends in college who lived in '30s-vintage housing near the USC campus, called "Olympic Village", which I guess was built to house athletes for the Olympics, on W. Adams Gardens street off W. Adams Blvd. To this day, W. Adams Gardens is a private street. Given another 60 seconds I would have come up with the right response.

To me, schussing sounds onomatopoeic for slaloming ("schuss, schuss, schuss..."), but it means the opposite.

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I don’t think it’s a bad question, but it is a bad Final Jeopardy question.

There is no perfect way to figure it out other than just knowing it, but if you recall that the Berlin games were in 1936 and WW2 canceled the 1940 and 1944 games, it gives you a fewer options to work with.

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I got FJ pretty quickly but I also thought it was a dumb FJ. Not sure why they didn’t just say Los Angeles.

Brotherly love should have been negged for agape.

I guess Oz decided to say “yes” before recognizing a contestant today instead of giving the first name of a response. Saves on the archive’s parentheses budget.

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Austin Powers wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:11 pm
I don’t think it’s a bad question, but it is a bad Final Jeopardy question.

There is no perfect way to figure it out other than just knowing it, but if you recall that the Berlin games were in 1936 and WW2 canceled the 1940 and 1944 games, it gives you a fewer options to work with.
Maybe, but yikes. 1984 I think most people know, but I don't think I knew 1932.

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Got Baited into the "Slalom" Trap.

Final Jeopardy was Preempted on KTRK due to the Boulder shooting/Biden Speech, used j Archive for that.

Got final almost Immediately. I knew Los angles had it in 84, i thought the first was 32 so i just did the math. Olympics is something in my wheelhouse.

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What an odd FJ. If you're decent at Sports Trivia it's cake, but as we know, most contestants fail this test. Personally, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing TPTB ramp up the knowledge needed to answer sports clues.

Admittedly, it's not Sports Trivia 101, more like Sports Trivia 201.

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Golf wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:37 pm
What an odd FJ. If you're decent at Sports Trivia it's cake, but as we know, most contestants fail this test. Personally, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing TPTB ramp up the knowledge needed to answer sports clues.

Admittedly, it's not Sports Trivia 101, more like Sports Trivia 201.
Amal bet $5000 of actual money (since he had a lock it was real to him) so he must have felt somewhat confident in his knowledge of the Olympics. The ladies just bet big random numbers with no concern if it helped them finish in second. If Claire bets $4800 she goes home with an extra thousand in her pocket as Kathryn overbet.

I got this but it does require having to know it. Helps to be a fan of arcane facts like Olympic hosts. At least the two that didn’t misread the answer put down a multiple of four.

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Easy FJ! (for a change, at least with me...)

City of Angels = L.A. Dunno why that messed with a few minds in here.

L.A. Olympics 1932, 1984. All I had to do was the math, which I did several times to make sure since I have occasionally screwed up simple math in the past. Numbers are not my friend.

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Austin Powers wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:11 pm
I don’t think it’s a bad question, but it is a bad Final Jeopardy question.

There is no perfect way to figure it out other than just knowing it, but if you recall that the Berlin games were in 1936 and WW2 canceled the 1940 and 1944 games, it gives you a fewer options to work with.
Which is how I lucked into it. I knew 1984, but had no clue about the first year. So, I just guessed a round number of 40. Doing the math, I realized that was 1944, so, no ... 1940, no ... 1936, Berlin, so let's go with 1932 and 52 years.
Rackme32 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:05 pm
City of Angels = L.A. Dunno why that messed with a few minds in here.
It didn't mess with our minds, we just thought it was pointless. Just say "Los Angeles".

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I lived in LA in 1984 and saw a great performance by The Groundlings that was set during the previous Olympics... so I knew it was the 30's, and Berlin in '36 is just hardwired at this point, so it had to be '32. Jokes like "Avoid the Wilshire area... all the signs for 10th St still say Olympic Blvd... it's a mess!" (The name remains Olympic Blvd to this day.)

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