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by StevenH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 3453

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also enjoy seeing greatness for awhile, but after about 10 games I think that it's time to retire and wait for the ToC and super tournaments. Let other players have a shot. The advantage on the buzzer is a little unfair, even though contestants like Jennings and Holzhauer who look unbeatable don't...
by StevenH
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:17 am
What group are you in? I've done pretty well - 5 right in 5 MDs, but never got all 6. Only missed a couple that I should have had right
I am in group 126.
by StevenH
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

But the good news is that I am now in 2nd in my group and am first in TCA. It feels really good to be doing well in a subject that I like. But I am only in 2nd place by 2 points, and my "non-quiz bowly" art knowledge is extremely lacking, so I am still biting my nails. Good luck. I’m in third on MD...
by StevenH
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I have no idea why I put Thailand for Indonesia yesterday. I misread Buddhism as Hinduism at first, thought Bali and Indonesia made perfect sense, read it again and saw Buddhism, and for reasons that I will never understand switched to Thailand. But the good news is that I am now in 2nd in my group ...
by StevenH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2849

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

37 playing off the video. It felt easier to me, but if you add in the pressure of taking it for real then I may have dropped to the same score that I got last night (34).
by StevenH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I tied in the Art ML 4(4)-4(2) yesterday. Bad defense cost me a chance to move up to 2nd place in my group. I was set to give my opponent a 3 on maja, saw that they had a high career batting average in the language category, and switched that one to a 0. That proved to be a dumb move. From the leagu...
by StevenH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

This has become the story of my life. I got a 34, for like the 6th time that I have taken the test. I lost out on 50 50 90 guesses between Dick and Bradbury and East River and Hudson River. I made educated lucky guesses on Dreamworks and the Columbia River. I can't believe that I said India for Chin...
by StevenH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

reddpen wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm
The "halogen" clue definitely asked for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42.
Nope, we read it wrong; it asked for a "6-element group."
by StevenH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
What was the category name for
SpoilerShow
extremity
? I thought it said it was supposed to have two xs.
I thought it said that it was a word where the second letter was x.
by StevenH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

I also just realized that I read Dhaka as Dakar and answered accordingly :roll:
by StevenH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

That was not pretty. "Penultimate" and "Red Dead" were on the tip of my tongue and then came to me at the last second with no time to type (if they were right?). This may have been a goof on my part, but I thought that iodine and bromine were halogens. I read that clue as asking for a 6-letter answe...
by StevenH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4591

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't believe what I just saw. Congrats to James!

I actually couldn't connect the dots on FJ.
by StevenH
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2841

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea on FJ. I think that the Sameer Rai who James plays tomorrow is the same Sameer Rai who was considered to be the best high school quiz bowl player in the country during his junior year. I kept score for his team in a round or 2 at the NAQT high school national tournament that year (2013...
by StevenH
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2878

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went to the fansite that everyone says to avoid and.... saw nothing controversial or off-putting. Fans calling those he defeats “the Humbled”? That is suppose to rile me up? Yeah, I'd say that it's in bad taste. I still don't know who is responsible for the site, so please don't take this as me b...
by StevenH
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:29 am
Playing at home I said Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
This was all I had as a guess, except that I couldn't even remember Christo's wife's name!

I also switched from tempera to fresco, though I still would have lost.
by StevenH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2878

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That one did not strike me as likely as having the DD. What? Each category has a 1-in-6 chance in the J! round. Right, but based on historical trends some types of categories are more likely to have DDs than others. For example, categories called Potpourri rarely or never have them. The Monet categ...
by StevenH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2878

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I really thought that the pre-med student, Satish, would go TDD in the science category. I had no idea on FJ. I never do well on wordplay clues. I was thinking the same thing as Mark about all the great contestants who we have seen this week. Who gets the call at the same time as you really does inv...
by StevenH
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 4889

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was happy to get the Lach trash on snake. Alex deserves a lot of credit for knocking off a 5xer and then giving a known entity in the quizzing community one hell of a match. But he should have gone for the throat on the DD, and I think that the neg on Longfellow for Faulkner took the wind out of h...
by StevenH
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I finished with 71 TCA, which is 1 question short of my previous best. It struck me as an easy season as well, but that could partially be because the easier question seemed REALLY easy (chia, chorus, panhandle, and a few others that I'm forgetting). Though I guess that panhandle could have been har...
by StevenH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9736

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Thanks to the emailed results I am relieved to see that accidentally typing The Goodmans instead of The Conners did not cost me a win!