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.
I'll probably most likely end up in a Patrick Morrison situation (or out a few slots earlier), but it'll all depend on tournament timing and what kind of streaks people get on. Like probably everyone on Jeopardy!, I would've loved to play at least one more game, but I certainly can't complain about the experience.
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.