Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:13 pm

Closing when the poll goes up (like seconds from now).
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:01 pm

The poll has been posted. It's just about 5 Pacific DST.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:14 pm

Thus endeth the entries. Here is a summary. Please note that these are not the *actual* points, they are the points each person would receive if the average of the entries was the correct percentage. Kind of like crowd sourcing. The actual points will be determined next week when the next poll is posted, and we will consider this week's poll to be closed. And I wish I could do better on formatting.

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Pts.
Paucle 33 40 22 16 69 104.1
OrangeSAM 80 75 42 62.5 43 70.7
MarkBarrett 49 64 35 19 74 53.1
Fowelerism 63 76 54 42 55 33.9
Volante 60 55 30 20 45 55.8
econgator 43 67 38 21 61 38.1
goforthetie 66 52 43 27 59 32.5
alietr 52 82 41 23 63 38.4
Bamaman 83 91 79 72 81 140.3
Vanya 78 56 38 32 46 51.8
billy pilgrim 65 64 49 54 58 36.6
xxaaaxx 66 88 55 42 78 63.3
cheezguyty 59 62 32 38 67 27.2
jeff6286 42 85 32 28 38 74.0
Average 59.9 68.4 42.1 35.5 59.8
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby jeff6286 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:27 pm

You forgot me, alietr. :(
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby bpmod » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:31 pm

Darn! I missed it.

Maybe next week.

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:35 pm

Fixed it, Jeff. My apologies.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:38 pm

It the current early results hold true, the winner would be .... alietr! Followed closely by the average of the group.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby jeff6286 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:23 pm

alietr wrote:It the current early results hold true, the winner would be .... alietr! Followed closely by the average of the group.

cough*rigged!*cough

It looks like I might have blown it by guessing way too low for Friday's, but at the moment I'm nearly right on the money for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's. Maybe I've finally found my calling...
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Well, given the current results, Jeff, you're in the lead. Are you ^%J#)! happy now??? Followed by alietr, then a tie between econgator and the Crowd.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby jeff6286 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:27 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Hey, I've never gotten to type that sequence before! Not even during Kids' Week! I told you, I've finally found my calling. I may not be able to get FJs right myself, but I can damn sure tell you how many other people are going to get them.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:30 pm

After 75 votes, alietr has regained the lead, with jeff6286 in 2nd, and Fowlerism in 3rd. Last week's poll had 93 entries, so we're rounding the far turn.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby jeff6286 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:30 pm

Well, if my calculations are correct, alietr and I are currently tied for the lead, with Fowlerism edging out econgator for 3rd place. 94 votes have been cast, and I guess if no one else votes in the next 5-6 hours, we will have co-champions of the inaugural edition of this contest.

I suppose if we want to play again this week, people should submit their entries before this week's poll is posted, usually around 8:00 Eastern.

Here are the FJ clues for the week:
Spoiler: show
M: Events in the Bible: Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "an upper room".
T: Authors: His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came".
W: Political Terms: 19th century reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high.
Th: U.S. Top Selling Albums: The bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at age 8 in Ontario.
F: Islands: This nation independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with French as one of its official languages.


Here are the correct FJ responses for the week:
Spoiler: show
M: The Last Supper, or Pentecost, or any number of other possible responses
T: Stephen King
W: also-ran
Th: Shania Twain
F: Madagascar


I still think we should just skip Monday's screwed up FJ and predict the poll results of the other 4, but I'll guess a number for all 5 just in case mine is not the majority opinion.

My predictions:
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M: 82
T: 67
W: 36
Th: 21
F: 72
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy - Wk. of 6/11

Postby OrangeSAM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Well, let's try this:

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Mon. 95
Tue. 40
Wed. 65
Thur. 16
Fri. 60


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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby Vanya » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:14 pm

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M: Events in the Bible: Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "an upper room". 90%
T: Authors: His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came". 65%
W: Political Terms: 19th century reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high. 35%
Th: U.S. Top Selling Albums: The bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at age 8 in Ontario. 20%
F: Islands: This nation independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with French as one of its official languages. 75%
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:19 pm

I guess I was remiss in posting this last night, but I guess we'll see if there's an interest in continuing these. I'll post the results from last week later tonight.

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M: 83
T: 42
W: 48
Th: 36
F: 72
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby xxaaaxx » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:24 pm

Spoiler: show
M
T 72%
W 67%
T 54%
F 87%


(ok fine, Monday 95%)
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:09 pm

I'll play since I know for sure the poll won't be up until about 3hr 50min from now.

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Mon: 98% (voters have to be their own judge on whether to check the box or not)
Tues: 52%
Wed: 38%
Thur: 32%
Fri: 72%
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby cheezguyty » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:05 pm

Spoiler: show
95%
73%
41%
36%
79%
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:02 pm

The poll for the 6/11/12 week has been posted.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Postby alietr » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:06 pm

The new poll is up, so the results are shown below (excusing the formatting). It was a tie between alietr and jeff6286! A close second (third?) goes to the Groupthink, followed by Fowlerism and then econgator. By the way, if you take out the two outliers (sorry, Paucle and Bamaman), then the Groupthink would have been the winner. Thanks for playing, and I guess we'll see if we can make this a regular JBoard feature.

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Pts.

alietr 52 82 41 23 63 36.0
jeff6286 42 85 32 28 38 36.0
Fowlerism 63 76 54 42 55 47.0
econgator 43 67 38 21 61 49.0
Vanya 78 56 38 32 46 53.0
cheezguyty 59 62 32 38 67 55.0
Volante 60 55 30 20 45 57.0
MarkBarrett 49 64 35 19 74 64.0
OrangeSAM 80 75 42 62.5 43 67.5
goforthetie 66 52 43 27 59 68.0
billy pilgrim 65 64 49 54 58 71.0
xxaaaxx 66 88 55 42 78 80.0
Paucle 33 40 22 16 69 115.0
Bamaman 83 91 79 72 81 157.0
Actual 51.0 79.0 38.0 35.0 46.0
Average 59.9 68.4 42.1 35.5 59.8 38.0
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