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Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby cinemaniax7 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:20 am

Here's a nice piece from Cindy Conaway on her experience as a J! contestant. The article begins on page 52.

Try this updated link.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:54 pm

Anyone get this link to work?

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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby the_phil » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:00 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:Anyone get this link to work?
Probably going to have to be OP. I couldn't find anything Googling (and I wield some fairly decent Google-fu). Plus, the link directs to gmail. :?:
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Vanya » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:10 pm

Well, this page is pretty funny, if it's the same person.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:44 pm

Vanya wrote:Well, this page is pretty funny, if it's the same person.


At the site I tried a couple of the UTOC elite 18 who I know, teach. The comments were all over the place.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Woof » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:39 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Vanya wrote:Well, this page is pretty funny, if it's the same person.


At the site I tried a couple of the UTOC elite 18 who I know, teach. The comments were all over the place.


Speaking from my own experiences with the site, it tends to attract those who feel most strongly about the professor. So you end up with the students who are either angry about the class for both real and perceived offenses, or those who loved the course and/or the professor and want to gush about it/him/her online. In any event, it's the outliers who tend to log their comments there.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby OntarioQuizzer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:51 pm

I found it amusing that a contestant who speaks about betting in the title of her article turfed her wager pretty handily when it came to the show itself (to the tune of the extra $1,000).
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:02 pm

Thanks for the updated link. The article looks pretty good. I'll read it at work tonight.

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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Vanya » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:57 pm

"High concept categories and questions " is not how I would describe what writers have done to the show recently.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby RCraig » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:42 pm

Ratemyprofessors.com is the Yahoo! comment thread of prof rating sites. that is, don't put much (if any) stock in it. Collegiate departments sure don't!

I thought Cindy's writeup was nice and if more players did half as much as she did it'd be a much different show. And the title refers to DD wagering, not FJ wagering. She could've bet less on FJ sure, but her DD wager was pretty defensible. (Preston's DJ DD wager was pretty savvy as well in that game.)
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Austin Powers » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:03 pm

I'm just terrified that, if I ever appeared on the show, I'd have someone mining the internet for negative comments about me. Not sure what that accomplishes.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Vanya » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:46 pm

Austin Powers wrote:I'm just terrified that, if I ever appeared on the show, I'd have someone mining the internet for negative comments about me. Not sure what that accomplishes.


It's funny.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:06 am

as I stood behind the middle counter (contestants insist that they are neither podiums, because you don’t stand on them, nor lecterns, because they do not hold books)


"Counter"? Do we insist this? I don't remember any of us insisting this. Not even SotH/TRD objects to calling them "lecterns". I feel misrepresented.

Presumably this was forced into the article by an uninformed editor.

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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Paucle » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:35 am

I stood behind the middle counter (contestants insist that they are neither podiums, because you don’t stand on them, nor lecterns, because they do not hold books)

The whole line looked clumsy, actually. I was looking for a "discuss" after "books."
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:06 am

Well, now that I've finished the article, I can say that it was a pretty comprehensive and effervescent story of her experience on the show; whatever details are in it were simply the ones she experienced herself. Maybe all the contestants in her taping group agreed that "counter" was the best term. And that there would be a $600 clue in the DJ! round. :)

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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Vanya » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:35 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
as I stood behind the middle counter (contestants insist that they are neither podiums, because you don’t stand on them, nor lecterns, because they do not hold books)


"Counter"? Do we insist this? I don't remember any of us insisting this. Not even SotH/TRD objects to calling them "lecterns". I feel misrepresented.

Presumably this was forced into the article by an uninformed editor.

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She must have read my posts. It's what I have insisted all along. Although I called it a desk. Maybe counter is better.
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:44 am

Vanya wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
as I stood behind the middle counter (contestants insist that they are neither podiums, because you don’t stand on them, nor lecterns, because they do not hold books)


"Counter"? Do we insist this? I don't remember any of us insisting this. Not even SotH/TRD objects to calling them "lecterns". I feel misrepresented.

Presumably this was forced into the article by an uninformed editor.

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She must have read my posts. It's what I have insisted all along. Although I called it a desk. Maybe counter is better.

Desk would certainly apply to the old Art Fleming contestant places. I just called them podiums (podia?) and never gave it much thought.

I'm surprised that, since Sony produces the show, they don't call them Playstations (as opposed to work stations). Or, we could come up with some military-esque term for them, such as PCSBWUSD (Placements Contestants Stand Behind While Using Signaling Devices).
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Re: Cindy Conaway's "Don't Bet Like a Girl"

Postby Frank Hardy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:53 pm

I propose the term Jeopostation. :D
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