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by StevenH
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 58
Views: 2768

Re: TCONA 8

I wrote a few questions for the quiz bowl tournament and have access to all the questions compiled by category (there is a note that includes which round and number in the round they were used for). I have permission to share them if anyone wants them.
by StevenH
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2033

Re: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a great board to end the season, but man did it get the better of me. Props to all three contestants for handling it beautifully! As much as I disagree with her politics and usually dislike entire categories with a famous person reading clues, I really enjoyed Nancy Pelosi's appearance. Pro...
by StevenH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1336

Re: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have to admit that I only vaguely remember hearing of Billy Graham's passing, so I had no idea on FJ.

Congrats to Rick on the win!
by StevenH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1685

Re: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ only because I knew where the Yalu River is. The TOM never would have helped me.

It stinks to see Dave go, but congrats to him on the run!
by StevenH
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1847

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tara needed to go for it on the DD in the geography category. Alex even encouraged her to...and then she went for the nice round number. I was surprised that Colombia was a TS, though I have to wonder if the contestants misinterpreted the clue as not asking for a modern day country. It was so awesom...
by StevenH
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1959

Re: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Despite the runaway I thought that this was a great game with three very good players. I joined Dave on the Trenton neg to open the game. I would have also joined Dave on not knowing the turtle DD. The FJ category was one where I probably wouldn't wager to cover from first place in a non-crush game....
by StevenH
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2254

Re: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to Dave! It's awesome to see a regular TCONA goer do well on the show. And congrats to Ryan on the run! The music of 20 years ago category was an easy run for me, and I am actually going to the 20th anniversary show for the Lauryn Hill album in a few weeks. It's so hard to believe that the ...
by StevenH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1928

Re: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ, but possibly too late and I almost certainly wouldn't have gotten it while under pressure. I couldn't remember who Reagan ran against in 1984, but I knew that 1980 fit.
by StevenH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1733

Re: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instant get FJ. Funny that one of the contestants had the same last name as another noteworthy explorer.
by StevenH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ in about 10 seconds, probably thanks to Eric Cartman.
by StevenH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: MUSIC DOC SUBJECTS – 12/13/17 [Spoilers]
Replies: 19
Views: 1319

Re: MUSIC DOC SUBJECTS – 12/13/17 [Spoilers]

I only got Nas.
by StevenH
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1886

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This board was not kind to me at all, though I did have the same reaction as xxaaaxx to the Pangea DD. In Johanna's position on the last DD I would have gone big...and been burned badly. Grey Gardens does not ring a bell. FJ was an instant get, though I have to say that I was feeling so good about m...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1775

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no clue on FJ. I figured that the best bet on a TOM was to look at Cerasus from the etymological angle, but I got nowhere. I guessed pomegranates.
by StevenH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/2/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 823

Re: FJs for the 7/2/18 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
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Poland
Alcott
Dollar Tree
by StevenH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1906

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really enjoyed this board. I got the Lach trash on Joe Louis and Jim Brown and was happy to see two clues on pugilists. And Henry Kissinger was an educated guess. Vive la France was the only one that I got in that category, and that seemed like such a roundabout way to ask for a familiar phrase. B...
by StevenH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 58
Views: 2768

Re: TCONA 8

TCONA quiz bowl is described in a past year's writeup as "a mix of NAQT and TRASH distribution, with some ACF difficulty thrown in." I believe it's a good description as I pick up my fair share of sports and pop culture stuff but I was never a quiz bowl player in HS or college so I am for the most ...
by StevenH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 13989

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Congrats to Vermonter and teapot on 2 well earned championship berths!

I am taking next season off because I will be traveling outside of the country, but happy offseason to everyone!
by StevenH
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1726

Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
by StevenH
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1456

Re: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a fantastic game! I really enjoyed watching all three players in this one, even with the one bad FJ wager. The clues that were in the July 4 category in the J! Round struck me as being vague and trivial. There were a few other clues in this game that seemed not so great. I precallled "The F...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1635

Re: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The $200 clue seemed like the hardest one in the Coffee category.

I said Poland on FJ. It seemed too obvious but I had no other guesses.