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by Sherm
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2516

Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ right, but I just like the name.
by Sherm
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 5490

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

This really should be a tournament, though, of at least 15 players. Roger Craig oughta be involved, as well as Emma, Buzzy, Alex Jacob, and others. I'd put in David Madden and Larissa Kelly as well, especially since they were a part of the winning team in All-Stars. I disagree; there have been enou...
by Sherm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 13172

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Hump day ... the squirrels ... the caveman in the airport ... the opossum ... some of them are really clever. Handful of years ago, when my daughter was in 4th or 5th grade, she loved going around on Wednesdays saying "Today is humpday" trying to sound like that commerical to about anyone that woul...
by Sherm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 71622

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Took about two weeks for me. I got a call last Thursday and skyped Tuesday and Wednesday. Told me the shooting schedule after the second skype and asked if all the dates were free (i said yes) and told me id know if they wanted me in the next two weeks. If i dont get an Email by the last week of Ju...
by Sherm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 71622

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Took about two weeks for me. I got a call last Thursday and skyped Tuesday and Wednesday. Told me the shooting schedule after the second skype and asked if all the dates were free (i said yes) and told me id know if they wanted me in the next two weeks. If i dont get an Email by the last week of Jun...
by Sherm
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 12057

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

43, after getting a 34 one the legit one I took last night. Go figure
by Sherm
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 14743

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Looks like 34, and I don't think I've been that low in years.
by Sherm
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 14743

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Good Grief, I butchered that. I'm normally close 40, but I don't think so.
by Sherm
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Blast From the Past - Grand Slam (Super Tournament)
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Blast From the Past - Grand Slam (Super Tournament)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGuchP0jXgY&index=1&list=PL1C88D1BD0B216D9B I'm sure many of you remember this from its original airing in the fall of 2007. All rounds are included in this youtube series. Maybe Leszek can comment on how intense this was to compete in. Personally, rounds one and two,...
by Sherm
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Crash Course (The Youtube Series)
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: Crash Course (The Youtube Series)

Not a Crash Course, but if someone wants to learn a lot about Physics, Dr Richard Muller's class, "Physics for Future Presidents" from Cal Berkeley is on line. He teaches the class without emphasis on equations and calculus. I remember reading that the class was one of the most popular general coars...
by Sherm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (FINAL STANDINGS AVAILABLE)
Replies: 59
Views: 4930

Re: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (FINAL STANDINGS AVAILABLE)

5) Number and name required. Name a PRIME NUMBER, and the U.S. PRESIDENT associated with that number in the chronological order of U.S. Presidents as of the time of this game (wrong answers in the expected format might include “1, Washington,” since 1 is not a prime number, or “16, Obama,” because ...
by Sherm
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 17698

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

By the way, please add me to the list of people who couldn't play "Wheel" to save my life. Kara, I could play the game, I would just be utterly horrible at it. This thread forced me to watch a game of wheel of fortune for the first time, in maybe, 30 years, and all I can say is, "TPH you are now co...
by Sherm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

dhkendall wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:13 pm

Who’s the only first seed to not advance to the semis?
In 27 ToC's its happened three times. 24/27, gives you the 88.9%

Mehrun Etebari(2007)
Doug Lach(2001)
David Sampugnaro(1996)
by Sherm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

Your post got me wondering, about last player in versus the college champ. Over the last week, I went through the Jarchive. I compared all tourney winners to the top three winners coming into the ToC (I used wins first, followed by money amounts to determine order). This includes the people in this ...
by Sherm
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

I was just throwing that out there for $hits and giggles. They aren't changing anything. I do believe the 13th, 14th biggest money winner is probably a stronger player than winners of the teachers or college tourny in most years. You mention Sterlacci (who I in this thread said, is probably the favo...
by Sherm
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

I think Lilly Chin is a really good player coming out of the college tourny, and she might get into the semi's, but she was a little overmatched even in her quarterfinal. I don't think we were watching the same game on Tuesday. Players scores as a percentage of the total coryat in Tuesdays game Jas...
by Sherm
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

I wonder, might that correlate more closely with a reduction in "trash" trivia for the teachers? That is to say, it might not be a reduction in difficulty overall, but a shift toward questions that are less esoteric / pop-cultured / etc. and more suited to a particular subset of players that includ...
by Sherm
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

Does the inclusion of so many tournament(College and Teachers) winners "water down" the competition for you? If you are trying to get the best players, I have a bit of a problem with the college champ. I know that a college guy won it years ago, but I've yet to see a college champ go past the semis...
by Sherm
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

The teachers winners get a bad rep, and maybe its deserved. The Powers that be normally ease up on the questions a bit during those tournaments Cite? I know this “statistic” has been bandied about on here several times, but from personal experience, I find my Coryats and get rates are closer to reg...
by Sherm
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12572

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

The teachers winners get a bad rep, and maybe its deserved. The Powers that be normally ease up on the questions a bit during those tournaments, and it can be hard to get a good feel for how strong those players are. I do remember thinking that Colby Burnett was a bit of a wild card back in 2013. Ev...