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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7427, 2016-12-20

Cindy Stowell game 6.

WE ASKED: Ana Navarro.

CONTESTANTS
Colleen Cooper, a writer from Van Nuys, California
Julia Kite, a policy & research director from New York, New York
Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas (whose 5-day cash winnings total $80,002)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I must tell you that I was a little worried for Cindy at the beginning of the Double Jeopardy! round on yesterday's program. Not only was she in the red, but she trailed her two challenges by over $6,000. But she persevered. She kept coming up with the correct responses. She was right in Final Jeopardy!, picked up over $18,000, and today, is here to defend against Julia and Colleen. Ladies, good luck. Let's go to work. Now the categories for the first round of play today.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SERVING THE STATE (4/5)
SPORTS NO-NOS (5/5)
BIRDS OF A FEATHER (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING, BUT... (3/5)
STANDING "O" (4/5)
& NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS (2/2)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Julia: 13 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Cindy!: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Colleen: 3 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Julia found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Cindy! had no money, Julia had $800, and Colleen had nothing in the bank. Julia made it a True Daily Double, wagering $800.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER $600: Mute,
Bewick's,
trumpeter

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Julia: $3,800
Cindy!: $1,400
Colleen: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Colleen Cooper is a writer from here in southern California who is an avid community gardener, but I want to know how you met your boyfriend.

Colleen: Um, well, we actually met at a wake for a cat.

Alex: They hold wakes for cats or dogs?

Colleen: Our friend Dan does, apparently. It was a very good cat.

Alex: And so you two met there and you've stayed together ever since.

Colleen: Yep.

Alex: Do you have a cat?

Colleen: I do. I actually have three.

Alex: Oh, three. They're fun, aren't they?

Colleen: Yeah.

Alex: They're great.




Alex: Julia Kite, policy and research director from New York, who is a self-described "professional thorn" in the side of...

Julia: Anybody who's standing in the way of safer streets in New York City.

Alex: Which means--who are these people? What are they--

Julia: Um, well, what my organization I work for does is we advocate for better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. And we're part of a program called Vision Zero, which is aiming to make sure that no more people have to die on the streets of New York. And it's a combination of engineering, enforcement, and education, so we campaign for things like redesigning streets that we know are dangerous.

Alex: How about banning cars?

Julia: Maybe someday.

[Laughter]

Alex: I'm sorry I planted that in your mind.




Alex: Cindy Stowell is our champion. In grad school, you were part of a lab group obsessed, I hear, with food eating contests?

Cindy: Yeah.

Alex: Now, was this kind of thing led by women or by men? Because I tend to think that that stuff is what guys do.

Cindy: Yeah, I kind of got roped along with it. It wasn't my idea.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay. Okay. Thank you very much.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING, BUT... $600: Next time you dream of Manderley, dream of this dreamy author of Rebecca

LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING, BUT... $800: A Venetian visitor described this 16th century king of England as "the handsomest potentate I ever set eyes on"

SERVING THE STATE $1000: This long-serving Alaska senator survived a 1978 plane crash that killed his wife, but a 2010 crash would prove fatal for him

STANDING "O" $1000: Life in the cult is tough at first-- they make us stand during this 11-letter introductory part
(Colleen: What is initiation?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Julia: $5,800
Cindy!: $5,200
Colleen: -$200
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Double Jeopardy! Round

Postby Archivists » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:30 am

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
2016 U.S. OLYMPIANS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
If this U.S. state was a country, it would have been in the top 10 in gold medals with 14-- 9 of them by 1 man & 1 woman

Cindy Stowell: 13600+10201=23,801 (6x = $103,803)
Julia Kite: 23800-5000=18800
Colleen Cooper: 2600-2599=1

Correct response:
Spoiler: show
Maryland (Julia – Ohio) (Colleen – California)


Daily Doubles
Julia: 800+800
Julia: 14600+2000
Julia: 22200+1600

Coryats
Cindy: 13600
Julia: 23600
Colleen: 2600

Combined: 39,800
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby worldwidewebster » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:51 pm

Hey, folks, I'm in this game! (Sort of!)
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:59 pm

I feel like today's FJ is vaguely worded and could have broken bad. But another sole get from Cindy renders those concerns moot. Incredible.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby worldwidewebster » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:15 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:I feel like today's FJ is vaguely worded and could have broken bad. But another sole get from Cindy renders those concerns moot. Incredible.


Was it? I was 100 percent sure WHICH two people they were asking about; I just had no idea where either of them were from.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Kenny » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:50 pm

Knew that Michael Phelps was from Maryland, but I didn't think he was the male Olympian they were referring to. Also knew Simone Biles of Houston won 5 medals, but wasn't aware of any male Olympic medalists from Texas. Went with California as the default response.

Was it necessary for Al Franken to spend 5 minutes telling us every place in Minnesota he's visited? IMO, "I'm Al Franken and I represent this state in the U.S. Senate" would have been a sufficient clue.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby zdude69closedrofl » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:02 pm

Cindy. What an incredible player and great representation of my hometown, Austin. I think it's very honorable of her to donate all her winnings to research as well. It's a shame we won't see her in the TOC, she's been absolutely inspiring to watch.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OSXpert » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:29 pm

I thought I remembered that Michael Phelps went to University of Michigan, so I went with that. My memory was correct but that didn't end up being relevent.

I keep on being scared for Cindy but she keeps on pulling it out. It was very kind of the leader to not make the shutout bet on the penultimate DD!
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby heelsrule1988 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:31 pm

LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #CindyStrong
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:33 pm

Whimper for 2000?!?!?

Unreal. It was over. Julia had Cindy on the ropes. She could've taken a bigger lead with the first DD, but still managed to be up 9k with a chance to lock her out with a ~5k wager on the second DD...I wonder how long it took for her to realize she let the win slip through her fingers.

On the bright side, Cindy's a superchamp!!! I'm just going to leave it at exclamations and smiles because I ran out of superlatives days ago!!!

Super-duper-instaget FJ. Ordinarily I would have no idea what state olympians were from, but Phelps bleeds purple and is a fixture at Ravens games, so the Maryland connection was a cinch.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:41 pm

Most impressive, Cindy. I don't usually have rooting interests, but I think everyone is on Team Cindy.

There's more than one type of wren?

WLT WWI at $200? There was more than one conflict in the 20th Century.

I knew it, but I thought Evander Holyfield was a bit tough for $200.

I could think of lots of things that shouldn't be done in street shoes.

That State Dinner category was entirely over my head.

Loved the Johnny Gilbert category. Got all but Snoop Dogg.

I honestly didn't know that "overtip" was a word, and that ended up my only miss.

Olympians? Yeah, I'm screwed.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby boson » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:47 pm

Wow. Great get on final by Cindy. I'm continually amazed at how she can do this.

Julia was very strong and could have put the game away more than once... I would have bet small on earlier DDs in tough categories, but that last clue needed the shutout bet.

I knew Phelps is from Baltimore, and had that mentally pencilled in while I wondered whether he moved for his comeback, and tried to remember the name of the gymnast who won lots of medals... Not remembering either, I stuck with Maryland.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby DysonSphere » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:00 pm

Yikes - no reason not to bet more on that last daily double for a lockout.

FJ was very difficult. We had a sports nut in the house and even he didn't know what state Michael Phelps was from.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby morbeedo » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:02 pm

The pace of this game was dizzying. Julia absolutely crushed the buzzer, and Podium #3 barely got in.

Tough clues for me in history, birds, and ugh, Johnny Gilbert. Somehow knew vulture but swan was lost on me.

I was just reading up on Hawaii the other day, scribbled Sandwich Islands next to Captain Cook, but no way I was getting that on the DD today.

My sole DD get was Henry Miller, and oh boy oh boy, what a bad play by Julia who did the opposite of "play it safe" on that late DD. She was visibly crushed on the FJ reveal.

LT: Henry VIII, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, J.M. Barrie - would that have prompted BMS given the category? Maybe not.

Pre-called Phelps and Ledecky (among others) but groaned when I saw the clue
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby goatman » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:04 pm

CINDY WOULD'VE WON TOC. IMHO. WOW- SUPERCHAMP. WOW! :o :shock: :D

42R for goats. Instaget FJ. DNA: "Where do I live Alex?"
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby thenextofken » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:29 pm

What would Cindy's narrative be if she had lived, or if we didn't know she had passed away? She would still be one of the most successful female players of all time. As it is, the deeper she goes, the more bittersweet her narrative becomes. If she were here I wonder if she would come on this board, and if so what would she way? Sad that we'll never know. What impresses me most about her at this point is the way she keeps going and going, like the rabbit mascot of a certain brand of battery. Brad Rutter commented that he was exhausted after his games, so I can't imagine how Cindy felt after her fourth game the other day. To play the game while fighting a blood infection must've required an incredible amount of concentration. R.I.P.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Instaget of all instagets. And with it, a story. Several years ago, I was President of the community swimming pool. Because of county zoning regulations, we are limited in the number of families that can become members. Because of that cap, there is a long (8-year) waiting list to get into the pool as well as strict rules about how you move up the list. At one point, I asked to see the families on the waiting list. One of the names on there was Ledecky (and she had recently won gold in London). I (somewhat jokingly) asked if we could make an exception for Olympic gold medalists. The answer was that there was no way that we could. The Wall Street Journal later picked up on this fact and wrote an article about it:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/katie-ledecky-is-dominant-everywhere-except-the-little-falls-swimming-club-1472222220
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby hbomb1947 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:13 pm

Superchamp!!!!!!

Once again I was thinking, "This is the game where the amazing ride ends." But no, another sole solve by Cindy, who is now an impressive 5 for 6 on FJ's, leads to another come-from-behind victory. And she defeated a strong player in Julia. I am running out of superlatives for what we're seeing.

Instaget FJ for me -- I realized that they were asking about the two swimmers, and I knew that Phelps was a Baltimorean and I also was pretty sure that Ledecky (whom my brain called "Aly Raisman" -- so it was a good thing for me that they didn't ask for names) was from Maryland as well.

I was surprised that Cindy didn't get a BMS on "Trudeau." I mean, it's the Canadian equivalent of the Adamses or Bushes.

goatman wrote:CINDY WOULD'VE WON TOC. IMHO. WOW- SUPERCHAMP. WOW! :o :shock: :D

One of the many sadnesses is that we'll never know. It's certainly a deep field, but a healthy Cindy would have been formidable in the TOC.

goatman wrote:Nietzsche was right; God IS dead, she let Cindy go too soon. :cry:

What goats said.
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Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:42 pm

And that, folks, is a wonderful example of how "betting safe" on DDs loses one the game. All three DD bets were poor, but the last one, which could and should have given Julia a lock, was especially bad.

With a Coryat almost two times that of second place and getting all 3 DDs correct, that should be a lock every time.

On the bright side, it allowed Cindy to win yet again. She has definitely displayed some great all-around knowledge and outstanding poise on the FJs.

LT of Daphne Du Maurier, Henry VIII, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and JM Barrie.

Missed FJ badly. I knew Phelps was one of the athletes, but only knew that he attended Stanford, not where he was from originally. Was trying to decide between California, Texas, and Florida. Wrong on all three, heh.
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