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Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:30 am

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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Colleges & Universities
One of its mascots is a restored 1930s sport coupe that's been in use at the school since 1961.


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What is Georgia Tech? Erin said MIT; Dylan said Michigan; Erin said Western Michigan.



Sara Garnett: $13,200-$9,201=$3,999
Dylan Wint: $11,200-$4,001=$7,199...now a 1-day champion with $7,199
Erin Schmidt: $8,800-$5,000=$3,800
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:27 pm

It was an instaget FJ for me, but I was not surprised it was a TS on the show. Given his timid DD bets, not surprised Dylan didn't cover third in FJ.

Sorry to see Sara go, now she has a long wait to sweat out a TOC spot.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Leander » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:41 pm

I haven't seen the show yet but was spoiled on the FJ question by reading the NY Times this morning with their daily FJ preview, which I try to avoid but it was staring me in the face. Had to think a bit and took an educated guess, and I was right.

Not surprised it was a triple stumper - I'll be curious to see how people here do.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:32 pm

A tech college (not a particular one, just the concept) entered my mind and dismissed it. As soon as he said "Rambling Wreck from .... " I knew I should have thought harder. (I put down University of Detroit for something to put down - eh, why do I bother?)
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby ComingUpMilhouse » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:44 pm

dhkendall wrote:A tech college (not a particular one, just the concept) entered my mind and dismissed it. As soon as he said "Rambling Wreck from .... " I knew I should have thought harder. (I put down University of Detroit for something to put down - eh, why do I bother?)


Yeah, from what I remember of the post-game chat, that was Erin's rationale (and Dylan went with your other line of thinking, trying to make a connection between the state of Michigan and cars). I usually do well in this category when I play along at home, but clearly this particular fact wasn't something I knew well! When I couldn't come up with a school with a car as its primary mascot, I tried to think of ways a car could be related to the primary mascot (turns out this wasn't the case, but I had to think of something). The only thing I could think of at the time was a mustang, so I went with the first horse mascot I could come up with. Given my location, that school is Western Michigan. As I was writing it, I was thinking that (a) Western will probably never be a FJ answer and (b) they're technically broncos, not mustangs, but I didn't have anything better. One of my good friends in my department is a Tech alum, so I'm interested in her reaction.

Bamaman wrote:It was an instaget FJ for me, but I was not surprised it was a TS on the show. Given his timid DD bets, not surprised Dylan didn't cover third in FJ.

Sorry to see Sara go, now she has a long wait to sweat out a TOC spot.


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Thanks to everyone for the support! I heard a little bit about what happened in some later games this week back at the hotel, but I'm looking forward to seeing it all play out.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:29 pm

Thought I'd run Shopping, but the two uppity ones (Ann Taylor and Bergdorf Goodman) tripped me up.

Austria has states?

Essay means to "try"? Since when?

Not a guess on FJ! I've heard the "rambling wreck" line a lot, but never thought that it was literal.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Instaget FJ.

Great run, Sara. Hopefully we haven't seen the last of you!

TenPoundHammer wrote:Essay means to "try"? Since when?


Since always. It's French for "to try" (essayer).
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby DWS » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:31 pm

Not much chance on FJ. I also said University of Detroit as a WAG.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:32 pm

Even if Georgia Tech came to mind, I'd have thought "Yellow Jackets - nope", and I'm not even sure I would've made the 'Ramblin Wreck' -> 'restored 1930s car' connection in time. *shrug* I seem to struggle with other people's instagets recently, so we'll see. Me, I tried to remember who the Racers were, then blurted out Purdue (yeah, I know) just to have an answer.

Sorry to see it end like this Sara. I'm curious, considering his painfully small DD wagers (and of COURSE he found them all....arrggggghhh), did you consider making less than the MSB?
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:33 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:When I couldn't come up with a school with a car as its primary mascot, I tried to think of ways a car could be related to the primary mascot (turns out this wasn't the case, but I had to think of something). The only thing I could think of at the time was a mustang, so I went with the first horse mascot I could come up with. Given my location, that school is Western Michigan.


I didn't get this FJ either. I actually tried to think of "mustangs" as well! Unfortunately, I couldn't think of any colleges whose mascots are called the Mustangs!

Panicking, I wrote down "What is Texas" just to write down something, even though I know they're the Longhorns. (Horses, cattle, big mammals? I dunno, what can you do?)

EDIT: I guess on some level, I also thought "Might as well pick a reasonably large or well-known school, just in case I'm correct by a total fluke."
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:33 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Me, I tried to remember who the Racers were


Murray State

skullturf wrote:Unfortunately, I couldn't think of any colleges whose mascots are called the Mustangs!


SMU!
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby heelsrule1988 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:38 pm

I thought of "Ramblin' Wreck" mere seconds before Alex actually said it. Which is obviously too late to count. Blah. :(

econgator wrote:SMU!

Haha... that's actually what I said because I couldn't think of anything else.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:38 pm

econgator wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:Me, I tried to remember who the Racers were


Murray State

skullturf wrote:Unfortunately, I couldn't think of any colleges whose mascots are called the Mustangs!


SMU!

Managed to draw a blank on both of those (and I'm a huge college basketball fan, honest!), hence why I ended up with such an awful answer. If this gets above 60% in the poll, I'll just have to write it off as one of those "random fact most people know jumps up and bites me in the ass" moments :lol:
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:41 pm

econgator wrote:
skullturf wrote:Unfortunately, I couldn't think of any colleges whose mascots are called the Mustangs!


SMU!


Heh, I wonder if part of my brain knew that there were Mustangs somewhere in the state of Texas. Oh well.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby thenextofken » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Being from Dallas, the first thing I thought of was "Mustangs," but realized that car wasn't invented until the 60's. Then I tried to think of other colleges with a mascot that was also a car. I thought of "Jaguars," but the only school I could think of with that name was South Alabama, so I knew that was probably too obscure. Finally, I settled on BYU because of its "Cougar" mascot, although I knew it probably wasn't right. You could've given me all day and I would not have come up with Georgia Tech, since, as alluded to by another poster, I think of them as the "Yellowjackets."

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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:56 pm

thenextofken wrote:Anarchism for Anarchy? Judges?


I said "Anarchism" at home and gave myself the credit. I sort of felt like they wanted an "-ism", but I could be wrong.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Fishercat » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:57 pm

I dislike FJ, I dislike the absurdly conservative DD wagers from Dylan, and I dislike that Sara lost.

I would be surprised if that FJ comes in over 40%. That's really rough.

Fun game otherwise.
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Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby NoName84 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:03 pm

I spent three semesters there, so FJ! was an instaget.
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