Julia Collins won 20 games debuting with a 8000 Coryat while Julia Kite won none with a 23,600 Coryat. J! can be a funny game.
Tonight's Julia tipped her hand on timid DD betting with the first one being 800+800 instead of the full 1K. The other DD wagers begged for a little more confidence and courage.
Cindy pounced on her chance with the excellent sole solve. Super status indeed.
Golf wrote:This was a flat out nasty sports clue. I confidently and sadly stated it would be a TS, then when Cindy pulled the answer I knew she had won. Plenty of Sports J contestants couldn't have told you where Phelps and/or Ledecky were from.
This story just keeps getting more amazing.
Your post helps me feel a touch better about missing the FJ! clue. My precall list had the swimmers and gymnasts of note and I felt confident I could identify the proper sport if the clue went to a lesser-known name.
The wording of the clue threw me off as I was not interpreting well. A man won 9 gold medals? No way! That did not happen. What are they talking about? It took me way too long to understand that it was 9 combined for the one man and one woman with five other medals scattered to other winners.
I got to Ledecky and Phelps as the two and had a blank on where they were from. I wrote California in thinking I was sure that Ledecky went to Stanford. Trying to think of a college for Michael Phelps was not happening since I could only remember him from the Olympics.
When Cindy's response of Maryland was shown my reaction was, "Baltimore sports teams, of course! I know that!" A very annoying miss. Phelps has thrown out the first pitch at Camden Yards. Phelps and one of his races was shown on the scoreboard at a Ravens exhibition game holding up play. Phelps's friends attending in Rio yelled out "O" during the national anthem.
August was not that long ago and very quickly things I learned during the two weeks of watching the Rio games do not stay in my head long enough to register. Grrr!