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Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:30 am

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Double Jeopardy! Round

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LANDMARKS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this

Zach Atwell: 6400+6400=12800
Julia Marsan: 15400+9000=24400 (Semifinalist)
Gary Tse: 22845+0=22845 (Wildcard)

Correct response:
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Eiffel Tower


Daily Doubles
Gary: 4200+2000
Julia: 8600+2000
Gary: 19800+1845

Coryats
Zach: 6400
Julia: 14600
Gary: 21800

Combined: 42,800
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:52 pm

I've posted a video link in the Secret Bunker thread for the whole game.

Young people these days. They don't even know a crescent wrench. :roll:

If Alex gives you time then keep on swinging. Reef, Great Barrier Reef, coral reef.

I matched the student with one swing and out when I tried marsh for the clue that wanted swamp.

For the FJ! round I recalled the category was WORLD LANDMARKS, so no chance of some kind of domestic fail and made it an instaget to complete the sweep for the week.

Unlike the triple sweep of the FJ! clue from yesterday this game did produce a wildcard.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby JayK33 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:40 pm

Well, at least I got one FJ right this week. No self-made Oprah Winfrey meme this time.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Oui, oui, I get to check Mark's happy box tomorrow for the first time in a long time. Sure, it is just the college tournament and the FJs would have been easy on Kids Week, but I'll take any 5/5 I could get,

Was Gary paying homage to Frederick Douglass' book with his DD bet?

Not sure what the gasp from the audience was about when Gary's FJ bet was revealed. Even if I didn't literally have the scores in front of me, I would have been pretty sure he had earned a wild card. In fact, had he made the MSB and missed FJ, he still gets a wild card.

I thought Julia's FJ bet was very risky. She didn't know she had it sewn up, but that is pretty solid wild card territory and she bet way too much.

Zach cost himself a wild card with the duo/duet miss on the last clue. A clam (and another all-in FJ bet) and he comes back next week. Of course, he didn't help himself in the first round when he went to the top of the board with only three clues left and the DD still unseen. Then it pops up in the next clue down in government agencies.

I never knew the Washington Monument was once the world's tallest structure. I wonder where it would rank today.

A quick check of the category to see it was a world monument made the Eiffel Tower an easy guess get.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:27 pm

Marsh/swamp seemed like a coinflip at $200.

Is there any kind of reef besides a coral one? That was an odd BMS. Then again, my mom somehow thinks that "reef" is a synonym for "pull", which is supported by absolutely no dictionary I've ever checked.

Ran Health, surprisingly, and got all but "typhoid" in "T" Time.

So I'm supposed to recognize a nail gun entirely from its sound?!

Alice Walker = The Color Purple rings no bells.

Sociology for $400 shows just why I hate "Of X, Y, or Z" clues. You should NEVER have to take a 1-in-3 gamble with literally nothing pointing you to the correct response. Especially not in the top box.

Lach Trash: Crescent wrench, gang.

And I'm 0/5 on a College Week. Go me. Didn't even know where to start.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jpr281 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:31 pm

I love how the audience gasped when it was revealed that Gary wagered $0, like they thought he had messed up.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:35 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Sociology for $400 shows just why I hate "Of X, Y, or Z" clues. You should NEVER have to take a 1-in-3 gamble with literally nothing pointing you to the correct response. Especially not in the top box.

Whereas I saw that clue and thought to myself, "no f******* way 50% of adults have a bachelor's degree", and got it right immediately. Perhaps I'm too cynical.

So, assuming he still goes all-in, that duo/duet blunder cost Zach a wild card. And that incomprehensible wager yesterday did indeed come back to haunt. If only Zach had made it, we could've completed the bad-WC-wagers-kill exacta. Speaking of which, no idea why Julia bet 9k.

Instaget FJ. Possibly the easiest of the week.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:39 pm

Bamaman wrote:Was Gary paying homage to Frederick Douglass' book with his DD bet?


Annapolis opening.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:23 pm

Coryat: $38,400
48 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: nursing, router, crescent wrench, Department of Agriculture, gang

I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned Zach's blunder at the end of the J! round. With three clues left on the board, he goes away from the category where the DD is guaranteed to be to pick the one clue it can't possibly be. I know it's hard to keep everything straight in the middle of the game, but finding DDs has to be Job One.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby Fleeboy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:37 pm

theFJguy wrote:FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LANDMARKS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Completed in 1864, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this



The actual clue read "1884," right?
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby econgator » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:48 pm

Fleeboy wrote:
theFJguy wrote:FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LANDMARKS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Completed in 1864, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this



The actual clue read "1884," right?


It did.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:48 pm

Fleeboy wrote:
theFJguy wrote:FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LANDMARKS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Completed in 1864, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this



The actual clue read "1884," right?


Yes, fixed. Thanks.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MattKnowles » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:49 pm

Gary's Daily Double wager of 1845 is a shout-out to his school, The Naval Academy, which opened in that year.

Or less likely, it was in reference to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, the creation of the rubber band, the death of Andrew Jackson, the admission of Texas into the US, or the birth of Wilhelm Rontgen.

I missed Eiffel Tower. I didn't pay close attention to the category "World Landmarks" and I guessed The Empire State Building. There are famous photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building which doesn't fit the 1884-1888 timeline so that was clearly wrong. The Empire State Building was completed in 1931.

I missed Elie Wiesel and Casey Jones. Those come up a lot.

TenPoundHammer wrote:
So I'm supposed to recognize a nail gun entirely from its sound?!



You would have won on this clue simply by not ringing in. It looks like nobody got this one.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:49 pm

Bamaman wrote:
I thought Julia's FJ bet was very risky. She didn't know she had it sewn up, but that is pretty solid wild card territory and she bet way too much.


No kidding. That was a bad bet bailed out by a very easy FJ. At the absolute minimum, she needed to shut out 3rd place in her game (so betting $2,599) and probably betting something like $1,000 was even more optimal. (Recall that the last college tournament had $14,400 as the lowest wildcard score)

LT: router

FJ: Instaget

Another 4/5 week on FJs, even on college week, heh.

On the whole, I have been much more impressed by the college tournament this year than the one a year ago. Looking forward to an excellent semifinals.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:53 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
So I'm supposed to recognize a nail gun entirely from its sound?!



You would have won on this clue simply by not ringing in. It looks like nobody got this one.


Gary buzzed in and answered it correctly.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:11 pm

Thanks for the info about when the Naval Acadamey opened. I just thought it was funny his bet came right after they said when Douglas' book was published.
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby tiwonge » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:16 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Marsh/swamp seemed like a coinflip at $200.


If you know geography, the Great Dismal Swamp (not Great Dismal Marsh) is a swamp in northeastern NC/southeastern VA. I can't remember what the other one was--Big Cypress? The Big Cypress Swamp is also named a swamp (in south Florida), although overlaps with the Big Cypress National National Preserve, so maybe not as clearly named.

TenPoundHammer wrote:So I'm supposed to recognize a nail gun entirely from its sound?!


Yeah, I thought this was an ill-advised question. I don't know how a nailgun sounds different from, say, a high-powered staple gun? (And depending on where the mic is in relation to the device, it could sound louder or softer than a nail gun.)
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Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:23 pm

tiwonge wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:So I'm supposed to recognize a nail gun entirely from its sound?!


Yeah, I thought this was an ill-advised question. I don't know how a nailgun sounds different from, say, a high-powered staple gun? (And depending on where the mic is in relation to the device, it could sound louder or softer than a nail gun.)

Heck, I thought it was a cap gun real close to the mic...
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