CAPS LOCK wrote:Questions for the gang:
- I should have gone for a true Daily Double on the "Side" category, right? A pretty easy category and I wagered to be near first place instead of to take it over. That's my real $40,000 mistake.
- Did anyone else expect "What is Motley Fools" to be judged wrong? I did, and was ready to ring in but surprised it was called correct. The show was stopped to discuss that answer, and I complained about it again later - producers were consistent in deciding that plural S and possessive S are indistinguishable. They have in the past accepted answers like "What is Billie Jean King's (...tennis victory)?" or "What is Kennedy's (...presidential campaign)?" and so "What is Motley Fool's (...website)? is also OK. I don't really agree with their thinking, but I am not a neural observer on the topic.
Question One: I mean, yeah. If you are going to bet that much, might as well bet a little more, unless being at zero would really deflate you. But then there are always eight other things someone could have done differently. I suspect you knew Negev.
Question Two: I think she should have been marked off myself, but apparently the rule doesn't agree with me.
I don't think you can kick yourself on the bet. You did the correct thing - you bet to maximize your chance at WINNING. If you wanted to maximize your WINNINGS you would have gone all in, but that risks also most definitely losing, and it's more valuable to come back tomorrow with a nice chunk off money. The other way, you win even if you don't know it, if the first place lady didn't know it either. Usually people have enough sense to bet to cover; you can't kick yourself because of the math error, which happens but not enough to build a strategy around it.
I would add that some would argue that you would bet based on your level of confidence; call it a hunch, but I suspect the lady knew Authors very well (see the Shakespeare category). So, it would take a weird question for her to miss, theoretically, and that means you might miss it, too, even if you are also strong at Authors.
On a different note, I knew the four $2000 TSs in the DJ round, but had no clue on the two $2000s that the contestants got.