dhkendall wrote:(And, maybe again, it was the distraction that is quickly becoming a scapegoat, but what "unusual thing" that Samer discussed in his thread did I miss?)
jeff6286 wrote:It's a good thing Oprah wasn't available to read the clues in that hospital category. Just imagine the protests the show would have received from the Plumbers' Unions if the entire category had gone unrevealed.
stevensmama wrote:Does Mark ever smile? If I'd won that much money I'd be grinning from ear to ear!
jeff6286 wrote:Tom definitely knew the strategy it would take to beat Mark, jumping around at times in search of the Daily Doubles, and betting nearly all of his money in the first round DD. His second DD wager was also very strategically sound, betting enough to put him $800 ahead of Mark with one clue remaining, just in case he missed the $400 clue and Mark got it.
Paucle wrote:stevensmama wrote:Does Mark ever smile? If I'd won that much money I'd be grinning from ear to ear!
Ashton Kutcher smiles enough for both of them.
I know computing DD wagers in studio on the fly is tough but it seems to me that when the scores are...
with only an 800 clue left, wouldn't 5300 be the ideal wager? Correct gives you the lead even if leader gets final clue right, wrong gives a lock-tie, with the last clue helping third place not at all. If leader is satisfied to sit on his guaranteed victory, all you need to do is get FJ right to win (or share in win). Of course, everything hinges on what leader does with $800 clue!
Was the first segment cut at 13 clues because of the long-winded Mass General clues or is what I call "KJ Sympathy" (a player unable to get in, so the break is before 15 clues to allow regrouping and encouragement) already in play? What did Christine have at that point? One right?
billy pilgrim wrote:He's an MD. He doesn't get 'genetic MUTATIONS'? He blew it is all.
Volante wrote:billy pilgrim wrote:He's an MD. He doesn't get 'genetic MUTATIONS'? He blew it is all.
If you watch the clue it goes like this: "peas and carrots peas and carrots peas and carrots peas and carrots peas and clue peas and carrots."
Lose focus for a fraction of a second and you're going "Wait, what were they asking for?"
In a sense he was on the right track. Cancers are mutations of the cell's DNA. Except, in the context of the clue, they were asking for beneficial changes and in a more generic sense.
Bizarre game for me...I swept all the $2k clues. I don't think I've done that before, and I can guarentee I haven't done that in the games I've kept records for (and ..still have those records for.)
FJ was basically instant. Short Tale of Two Cities detour, just to assuredly rule it out, but 'Alexander' was a big giveaway for me.
MarkBarrett wrote:Sometimes I see a challenger and think they could play the game 20 times and never win. Tom came across as someone who could play 20 times and win at least 50% of the time. The wrong champ and wrong DD clues popped up at an unfortunate time for him.
MarkBarrett wrote:If the Mass General DD had been clearer for Tom what was wanted then I have to think he would have been able to figure out mutations. Hitting that would have allowed him to bet less on the dreaded bandicoot DD that ended up costing him the match. Tom played well in so many ways.
dhkendall wrote:Good luck tomorrow, Samer! It will definitely take a boardie to beat the Mark powerhouse, so I'll root for you!
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