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by jeff6286
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Can I also just say: Looking at it from your own perspectives, what on earth would it do to your ToC preparation in the back of your head if all people were doing was talking about how you got invited and possibly even calling your ethics into question? I'm incredibly disappointed in many people in...
by jeff6286
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

I guess the bottom line could be that they are finally taking the step to making this simply an invitational tournament. It’s been said for many years that even winning five game was no guarantee of an invite, but we’ve always assumed it was unofficially official barring death, criminal charges or o...
by jeff6286
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

so what about the seven other four-time champs that are ahead of Emma. Surely they are not all going to be held over for the next TOC, but what did Jimmy’s disclaimer at the end mean? Maybe that was just thrown in given it is fairly likely that someone wins five games between now and the TOC.
by jeff6286
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3672
Views: 390741

Re: Reretaken Down

just topped the 2557 with a 2573. Have played a lot of this and never seen an inside-the-park home run. Anyone know what the trick to that might be?
by jeff6286
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3672
Views: 390741

Re: Reretaken Down

I had only ever topped 1,000 feet once. I guess I got a hold of this one.



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by jeff6286
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 5665

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if a calmer Emma, one who had bet at least $201 more on DD3, might have worked her way to the right response. This is a tough loss for someone who could have gone a lot farther. I think she might have if she had written it down left-handed. The whole left-handed crossword thing was counter...
by jeff6286
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 48
Views: 2127

Re: Quick Rules Q

Sounds like you are (the former, I mean). The paperwork has nothing of the ins and outs of a game of Jeopardy. If you are on a show and you choose to ignore these instructions, well that's a you problem. I find it interesting that both people you chose to lecture about supposedly not reading the ru...
by jeff6286
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3672
Views: 390741

Re: Reretaken Down

CasketRomance wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:43 am
107 Single person is champion -125
I would bet big against this one. Odds of a married champion seem slim.
by jeff6286
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 48
Views: 2127

Re: Quick Rules Q

There are no rules that anyone could read. Jesus Christ Wayne are you just willfully ignorant and trying to annoy everyone?
by jeff6286
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 69
Views: 4003

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Heck, maybe one VERY MINOR flaw in James’ game is that he would hit the DD on his first clue call It may be minor but that's arguably what did him in. I think the biggest flaw in James's gameplay was that he played too conservatively. Yes, seriously. He made too few mistakes, and that did him in. H...
by jeff6286
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3444

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Erin's guess of Oregon for "Timber' wasn't a bad guess, with the Portland Timbers of MLS (and before that, NASL). :| I so wanted Jonathan to say "Make this a true daily triple, Alex" at the start of DJ. :geek: Military alphabet is one of those lists a J! player should know, along with the President...
by jeff6286
Fri May 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3846

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To me it's not about guaranteeing the lock at that point of the game, more like ensuring the lock in all likelihood . With 12 or 16 or so clues still on the board, to lock the game mathematically you'd have to imagine either of the other two players getting all of the remaining clues, and particula...
by jeff6286
Fri May 31, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3846

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Right thinking. I thought it was a silly FJ clue. Germany is an obvious trap, so what else could it be? Plus, Haydn was Austrian. Suprisingly suboptimal $5,000 DD wager by James. If he thought he wouldn't get it, why not wager $5? A little after-lunch lapse? He is a professional gambler. Plus it is...
by jeff6286
Fri May 31, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3846

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Germany seemed too obvious so I went with James' response. Right thinking. I thought it was a silly FJ clue. Germany is an obvious trap, so what else could it be? Plus, Haydn was Austrian. Suprisingly suboptimal $5,000 DD wager by James. If he thought he wouldn't get it, why not wager $5? A little ...
by jeff6286
Fri May 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 5340

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought James was terribly bold on his DD. If he'd missed it, he would have been finished right there. No deposit, no refill. Yeah, a pretty stunning display of hubris. What does he think he is, 57/61 on daily doubles or something? What a rube! And even if you take out the 16400 he got from that ...
by jeff6286
Thu May 23, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 5340

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:02 pm
I thought James was terribly bold on his DD. If he'd missed it, he would have been finished right there. No deposit, no refill.
Yeah, a pretty stunning display of hubris. What does he think he is, 57/61 on daily doubles or something? What a rube!
by jeff6286
Thu May 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 288
Views: 22613

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

If anyone has ever played HQ or confetti, the 15 seconds allowed on the Jeopardy! test seems like an eternity, and the vast majority of the clues are very straightforward. So yeah I don’t know how many people care enough to game this test or help their buddy but I certainly hope (and assume) that th...
by jeff6286
Thu May 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1786

Re: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

nobody else wondering why they allowed the 1000 wager when he said all in and only had 200? Allowed it? I'd wager Dave doesn't know much about gambling, but I think his intentions (if not his "boss's") were carried out... I disagree. I think they need to take the contestant as literally as possible...
by jeff6286
Fri May 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1909

Re: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I cackled a bit at the final $2000 wager that would drop her into a tie for the lead, but after thinking about it, the tie really doesn't have much effect in a QF as neither player should be making the cover wager, and the odds of them both picking the same amount to bet to maximize wild card chance...
by jeff6286
Fri May 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1909

Re: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One for the cheezguyty file: How many games in the Archive where one player was 0 for 4 on the big clues?