Bamaman wrote:Rafferty mentioned to me in a p-mail the taping "weeks" were off a bit because of Watson and hers did not follow the M-F schedule. So its possible he taped his next show right after his first.
jepkid97 wrote:I return from my (very long) message board hiatus
jepkid97 wrote:I return from my (very long) message board hiatus (I've been busy!) ...
jepkid97 wrote:Also, what happened? It feels like we're living in exile here!
econgator wrote:jepkid97 wrote:I return from my (very long) message board hiatus
What are you, like 26 now?
alietr wrote:I think Roger was sweating out the result of this one.
seaborgium wrote:All I could see was someone arbitrarily avoiding breaking $50k on what turned out to be a softball, for the third time this season (and the second time when the correct response was four letters!). It was a game well played, but I wish there were more "because it's there" efforts in blowouts.
chuck5982 wrote:The J! Archive has Mark Runsvold's occupation as a student and writer. Johnny Gilbert introduced him as a student and waiter.
RCraig wrote:Is $50k a magical threshold or something? (Did you feel the same when players didn't bet to break $25k before 2001? ) Don't forget that everybody has different strong and weak points. FJ categories like Musical Theater, Vocabulary, and Trademarks might've scared each of those 3 players.* Also, the utility curves of the 3 players probably rendered their bets highly rational. For every Edmund Hillary there's a George Mallory.
*e.g. given a FJ category of Food, 22.8k in the bank and two opponents with 200, I'd probably bet 1200. And I wouldn't begrudge anybody that bet 20k either, in fact, I would admire their cojones.
Rafferty Barnes wrote:Bamaman wrote:Rafferty mentioned to me in a p-mail the taping "weeks" were off a bit because of Watson and hers did not follow the M-F schedule. So its possible he taped his next show right after his first.
NJCondon mentioned his taping day was M-F, so yes, they did get back on track.
seaborgium wrote:Eh, my pointing out of the $50k mark is arbitrary, but I shot for $40k+ when I could, because it was there and I was within reach. There have been four available safe (i.e. not victory-endangering) shots for $50k+ this season, and only one was taken.
The one that was taken, I was actually slightly disappointed at the missed opportunity for $80k+! (I had been spoiled on the total when I attended an early August taping last year, though, so the disappointment was slight at worst.) So I think I'm arbitrarily looking for people with lock games to attempt at least to clear the furthest ten thousand they can.
For what it's worth, it felt significant to me in the pre-doubled days when someone cleared $15k.
Bamaman wrote:Roger, did Alex tell you what the record was during the pre-FJ break? I assume you knew, but did he mention it?