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by Sherm
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1793

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Let's talk about Robbie Burns with a real irish accent... Scottish, m'boy, e's Scottish Maybe my interpretation of Trebek was Irish. :D Point is still the same. Alex made it fun without losing the seriousness of the game. Whoever gets the job will likely never be viewed as being nearly as good. You...
by Sherm
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1793

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Still on Team Ken after watching this game. Similar to what Andy said -- Mike made this way too game-show-y and unserious. You can tell that Mike is way more of a reality TV producer rather than a fan of the game, which is what Ken was. The reverence that Ken had for Alex and for the show is just n...
by Sherm
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1793

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I liked the cut of David's jib going gutsy on DD3, but the actual wager left something to be desired. The score at the time was 18400/15200/5200. A wager of $4,400 would have put him (at least temporarily) in a crush position, while it would have taken a wager of $12,000 to put him in a lock positi...
by Sherm
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1555

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Very pleased with myself. Pulled the Nassau County Coliseum from occasionally watching New York Islanders hockey game on WOR-TV on cable in rural central Pennsylvania as a teenager in the 1980s. Never would have got it as a normal clue by as a daily double, it took about 10 to 15 seconds and it came...
by Sherm
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16386

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I get they were kind of thrown for a loop when Alex died. But TPTB should have had a better contingency plan in place than than a revolving door of guest hosts. The sad thing is, I think you're right... they were thrown for a loop. Yes. They were THROWN FOR A LOOP and "CAUGHT OFF GUARD" when an oct...
by Sherm
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16386

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

More guest hosts announced. https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/news-events/additional-guest-hosts-join-jeopardy Oh, good grief. Why don't we just have a week of Michael Moore and another one of Sean Hannity? Maybe throw Dr. Phil in there. Just my gut feeling, but if they worked for Sony, there is a goo...
by Sherm
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1621

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a boy, I watched Sesame Street and couldn't believe that New York City was part of the United States. It looks like this filthy, dirty place where kids played in the street and the houses were built all the way out to the sidewalk with no lawns and people hung their wash across the alley. The bu...
by Sherm
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1621

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1986 Spring semester as a freshman undergrad for a Humanities class. I was forced to read this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy:_A_New_World_View It was the single most boring book, I've ever read. Needless to say, FJ was a gimmie. The class wasn't worth it, I'd rather have not known the answe...
by Sherm
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16386

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

That Katie Couric could apparently seek this job and still feel comfortable with her interview last week... challenging the bubble mentality may not be on Sony's dashboard and that could cost them. I highly doubt people who are quite literally stuck in an alternative reality built on lies are going...
by Sherm
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2050

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:03 pm
The event is the uneven bars. So “uneven parallel bars” is also incorrect.
I thought it would get overturned, but the answer is really not wrong. The uneven bars are parallel to each other.
by Sherm
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1839

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

I posted in another thread that he is doing better than I thought he would and I would not mind if he got the full time job. Having said that, on here, I voted that he's ok but I'd like to see what some others do. Right now, all we have to compare him to is Trebek. He's not that good, maybe no one e...
by Sherm
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16386

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. This is not true of all people, but think of it this way. Take an actor, TV host or someone you just don't like for some reason. Now, they are going to host jeopardy, are you still goin...
by Sherm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16386

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I will renew my begging for a new host who has no connection to or interest in politics. I'd also be willing to bet, because Jeopardy! is all about demonstrating your knowledge of facts, that they're at bare minimum not Republicans -- considering the GOP has no concept of that sorta thing. Keep tal...
by Sherm
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2289

Re: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A wheelhouse catagory for me would be Blockbusters prior to 2010. In looking 22 of the 25 highest grossing movies have occured since 2010. Hated that FJ the second the clue came up. During the break, I'm going through the blockbusters going back to Gone with the wind, Sound of Music, Jaws, Star Wars...
by Sherm
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2652

Re: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There are some groups in Africa who still refer to the Democratic Republic of Congo as Zaire. Do you think the judges would rule that correct? I thought Uganda was a little too far south for some reason, so I would've put Tanzania (which is too far south), but I was thinking about going for the Zai...
by Sherm
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Never even heard of any of those TV shows.
Yup. That was a solid 0/5 for me too. Might as well have been a category about medieval Sentinelese sporting equipment.
What is a rock? I have no clue on the other 4.
by Sherm
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2069

Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Eastern, Pan Am and TWA all came to mind, and I've never seen "2001". I could eliminate TWA, I remember flying into St Louis in 1999 and looking at the TWA dome.

Pan Am was just more popular, and I thought Eastern went out of business prior to 1991, which was incorrect.
by Sherm
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)
Replies: 27
Views: 978

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

I checked "I negged on FJ with a different Copland composition" but I actually put down "Ozark Spring." So it was really that I knew the piece being referred to, I just messed up the name. I have an engineering degree, but in the fall of 1987, took Music 5 "An Intro to Western Music" (I had to take...
by Sherm
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3447

Re: Friday, September 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is right up my alley and I knew I should get it. Precalls were basically the highest paid guys currently in team sports. I went to Micheal Jordan immediately and knew it was right. Wait a second 18 or 19 in 1982 when UNC won it all. Too old. Now, I'm thinking tennis and golf. I knew immediately...
by Sherm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/14/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

Re: FJs for the 9/14/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I think I had the best wrong answer three times with Quincy Jones, and Picasso and Byron. Gordy just didn't come to me, but I picked the other two over Rivera and Coleridge. Both times, it was just a matter of not knowing enough. Rivera/Pica...