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by Golf
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! archive glossary question
Replies: 9
Views: 5777

Re: J! archive glossary question

Are there any wagering scenarios in particular for which the generated suggestions that strike you as wrong after the rule change? My understanding is that it is not strategically wrong to play for the tie where you are forced to do so even after the rule change. It is more a matter of preference: ...
by Golf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 10393

Re: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:19 pm
34 R
DD: 2/3 (Senate, Louisa May Alcott)
FJ: :oops:
LT: James Watt, Cambridge, Colombia, (Senate), Lhasa, Panchen Lama, 1980

Hand in Face after not coming up with Hoi Polloi.

5/5 in 3 letter words. First time I ran a words category. :mrgreen:
I find this interesting from over two years ago.
by Golf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5125
Views: 976042

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:00 pm
I added 5/3/95: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6706
Oliver is misspelled in the Celebrity Astrology $400 clue in the J! Round.
by Golf
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1909

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

57 R (Missed Classic Automobiles $1000 and Playing the Villain $1200 & $1600.) It’s occasionally interesting what people know and don’t know. But when someone gets 57R, yet the two villains clues they did not would poll over 90% here as well as still quite high for the general public, that’s pretty...
by Golf
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1805

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seems like there've been a few of these in recent days, where the contestants were too young to have first-hand knowledge of things that are slam dunks for some of us. Wonder what the "sweet spot" in age would be for a modern player? Old enough to have lived through a lot of stuff that comes up in ...
by Golf
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1805

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So it appears that Jennifer threw away $1k in FJ in a blatantly obvious situation for absolutely no reason? In a very close lock game I can advocate this in hopes that a certain contestant type makes a math error, but this is definitely not that rare situation. Even though I understand the movie is ...
by Golf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: On Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune?
Replies: 96
Views: 20850

Re: On Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune?

kprather895 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 pm
So based on the multiple counterexamples in this thread alone, can we assume that #50 on this Mashable article is hogwash?
Also, #49 as written is hogwash as well even though those well versed in Jeopardy mechanics understand what they were attempting to say.
by Golf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2136

Re: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I felt like this game was tougher, but it really wasn't, with the exception of the FJ!. I imagine they put one of the harder FJ! clues for the two weeks in this episode, so that it makes this game worth a little bit less, and thus keeps the suspense going for tomorrow. Looks like it worked. I predi...
by Golf
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2136

Re: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I felt like this game was tougher, but it really wasn't, with the exception of the FJ!. I imagine they put one of the harder FJ! clues for the two weeks in this episode, so that it makes this game worth a little bit less, and thus keeps the suspense going for tomorrow. Looks like it worked. I predi...
by Golf
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2136

Re: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I believe there’s a grand total of two notable people who have perished in a motorcycle crash. I’d guess that if you asked 50 boardies to name one, about 35 would say Lawrence, about 8 would say Allman, and the rest kicking themselves for blanking on something they knew. Given that two answers were ...
by Golf
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1669

Re: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:29 am
It would have been awful for Lauren if she had solved DD3 and then lost that precious lead on clue 30 due to leaving Ben an opening.
You are so much more politically correct than I could ever be. :D
by Golf
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2364

Re: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jenna basically stopped trying to win with her $2k wager on clue 25. Silly, especially when both non-winners receive the same payday.
by Golf
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1568

Re: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Judges .. "Sleeve" for Shoe?: "Wearable term for the box from which cards are dealt for blackjack in a casino"? I'm guessing no, as I'm surprised that I'm not finding much on Google for the term at all .. yet both myself and my g/f, who have spent our fair share of time in the casino (usually at po...
by Golf
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 513793

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

We’ve been over this many times, you admittedly know nothing about sports, and there’s nothing wrong with that. That being said, because of this you have no idea when a sports clue is easy, difficult, negbait, whatever. So stop worrying and protesting the matter. Let those who know sports lay it out...
by Golf
Fri May 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1909

Re: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! did look easy because of the last part mentioned. Surprised it was a solo get. I have no idea what Matt was thinking on his bet, knowing that the first three games already had secured big on the wildcard spots. I'm not sure why he would bet small, knowing that this could bite him big time. Matt...
by Golf
Thu May 28, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Teachers Tournament Wild Card standings (Final results)
Replies: 17
Views: 16300

Re: 2020 Teachers Tournament Wild Card standings (Game 4 entered)

For all the hand-wringing about who made a good wager vs who made a bad wager, so far, if we assume game 5 is a disaster, there's nobody on the list who ultimately made a wagering blunder in retrospect. Everyone who got their clue right either wagered enough to get in, or was sunk to begin with, an...
by Golf
Thu May 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1909

Re: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mary Kate really needed to ring in on Q28 in DJ in order to have a chance to win the game. It was obvious Ben was hunting for the last DD, and if the $2000 clue in Poetry was a TS, he would keep control and was guaranteed to find the DD on the next clue, thus sealing her fate. The possible answers ...
by Golf
Thu May 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1909

Re: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was wondering if they'd ding Mary Kate for saying St. Jude's instead of St. Jude, especially with the recent Revelations/Revelation. Guess it was good enough :D. St. Jude's is the possessive isn't it? That would make it fine. Totally different than the above book title mistake that unfortunately ...
by Golf
Thu May 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1909

Re: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mary Kate really needed to ring in on Q28 in DJ in order to have a chance to win the game. It was obvious Ben was hunting for the last DD, and if the $2000 clue in Poetry was a TS, he would keep control and was guaranteed to find the DD on the next clue, thus sealing her fate. The possible answers f...
by Golf
Thu May 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1886

Re: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think the bets so far have been decent. I agree with your take here, opus. I think those who have issues with wagering this week are ignoring the fact that teachers wildcards are actually on the lower side, historically (around $10k on average), and that these FJs have not been overly difficult s...