Roadgeek Adam wrote:Also, Anthony Fox is now officially the Tournament alternate, as this win has bumped him out of it. Congrats to Mark for that, and Anthony, well, you tried!
Couldn't Anthony Fox technically still have a shot, if Mark were to go on a Ken Jennings-like run. I know that no one really knows for sure, but I was wondering what anyone's best guesses are for how many more times he would have to win to reach the TOC as the reigning champion. I'm guessing somewhere in the neighborhood of 42-52 more times. Yes, I know it's highly, highly
unlikely, but hey, it's fun to speculate, right?
If I'm not mistaken, wouldn't there have been a player sitting in the exact same position as Anthony Fox is right now back in the summer of 2004? Assuming that anyone back then was tracking the TOC standings, and that they had some idea when the next TOC would be held, wouldn't #15 in the standings have assumed he was out of the running as soon as KJ won his 4th or 5th game, only for people to realize as Ken's run went on and on that that player could actually get back
into the TOC if Ken failed to lose a game before it was time to tape the Tournament?
Roadgeek Adam wrote:As for me: Was this Jeopardy round a bit too easy to anyone else? I got 28 / 30, pardoning two blows in Atilla The Hungry. The board fell right where I liked it, and since I don't normally get much above 25, its pretty rare this happens. Double Jeopardy: I got 21 / 30, the Dreaded Musical Category came up. I got 2 out of it. Final Jeopardy was instaget.
I actually had the opposite results of yours, as I got 17 in the J! round, around average for me, but then got 22/30 in DJ, which is a number I very rarely reach, and that included botching a couple of the business abbreviations that I should have been able to come up with. There were definitely some categories right in or around my wheelhouse tonight, as I swept the Presidents, Elements, "Right", and We Gotta Go categories. A few of the clues in the Presidents and Elements categories were just ridiculously easy, such as name the elements that H and N stand for, and for $2,000 what element is Mg? I thought that the Presidents category might get really interesting after first asking the players to name 1 Zachary, 2 Andrews, and 3 Williams, I thought maybe they would ask for 4 or 5 answers from the groups of John or James. That would have been interesting to see.