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by yclept
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Friday, May 10, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The things that always made this game fun were Bob’s comeback after being in the hole for a while and his fake out in FJ. After his initial huge run and TOC win, Chuck couldn’t get over the semi-finals hump, reaching the semis in both this tournament and the BoTD. I still think his BoTD comeback aga...
by yclept
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 9, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Thursday, May 9, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe Leslie saw how Rachael Schwartz won her TOC semi-final game and thought she would apply the same strategy (though Rachael’s wager was much more crafty given the scores of second and third place). Yes, I am trying my best to find any reason she did what she did in a million dollar tournament wh...
by yclept
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We will never know but I always wondered how Eric would have fared as a regular player instead of a tournament only player. Obviously, he was introduced to us as a teen so he would have needed to wait a few years to get into the regular contestant pool. His buzzer skills in this game were elite. Goo...
by yclept
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 7, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Tuesday, May 7, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a pretty tough matchup overall. Babu won $75,000 in his five shows. Robin was a five-time winner and a multi tournament winner while India Cooper won $68,000+ in her five shows. India’s huge risk on that final DD turned out to be quite the clutch get. If she misses that, Babu sneaks in thro...
by yclept
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Friday, May 3, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game demonstrated the Forrest Bounce much better than the game they showed a few weeks ago. I am glad that my recollection of what he would do wasn’t too far off. He wasn’t an Arthur Chu style bouncer. He instead would go up and down a few categories at a time. Chuck played this one right IMHO....
by yclept
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 2, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: Thursday, May 2, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since zinc has been in the news this year as a part of treatment for COVID-19, my mind immediately went in the direction of medicine and vitamins. Goes to show you how some FJ are ageless while others are more time dependent.
by yclept
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 1142

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game brought back some bad memories. Frank was one of my all-time favorites and once he got on a roll in this game, he was tough to stop. That darn FJ, though. He could have and should have played it safe in FJ but I assume his thought process was that these are 15 of the best players so maybe ...
by yclept
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 1993 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1712

Re: Friday, December 3, 1993 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One ToC semifinalist was randomly (by regular play champion during picking week) drawn from each of the first nine seasons. Luck was with Frank to get selected as well as most recent ToC winner, Tom. If you have never seen what the draw looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1AlA7TMUIY Tom ha...
by yclept
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 1990 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1738

Re: Monday, January 15, 1990 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remember the daytime network game shows had a soft cap of $25,000. If you won a game and went over, they let you keep it but kicked you off. I guess they didn’t think anyone would come close to $75,000 in a five day limit. That is $40,000 a day under current rules and only James has done that. Ye...
by yclept
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 1985 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1783

Re: Friday, October 4, 1985 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just watched the episode, and Chuck Forrest was indeed a phenomenal player. I would’ve considered him a possible candidate for Greatest of All Time from when the 5-day limit was in effect...well, before Brad Rutter won the Million Dollar Masters Tournament in Season 18. Other candidates from that...
by yclept
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2203

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if Greg ever thinks about what might have been. The wager was obviously crazy but if he gets it right, he has himself quite an impressive 2-day total. Maybe he wins three more games, gets to the TOC, wins enough to qualify for the UTOC..... alternate universe stuff.
by yclept
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 81
Views: 15126

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

This was definitely the right thing to do. I wonder if they are going to do any kind of screening of players in queue? Speaking of which, how many players do they have in queue? I assume the season isn’t too far from the point where they wrap up production for the season, which would be a good thing...
by yclept
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 16210

Re: Monday, March 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bruce played a strong overall game. He likely misunderstood the first DD clue, which is unfortunate but didn’t cost him a runaway. I don’t care what players wager in runaway games. MacKenzie just took her money and ran to the next game. Bruce tried to add to his total. I would probably be more like ...
by yclept
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 18960

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All good things must come to an end. MacKenzie was a fun player to watch and I look forward to her in the TOC. I find it a bit funny that she loses the day she actually spells FJ correctly.

Allison was the biggest star of the game but the final got her, unfortunately,
by yclept
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 14575

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When someone has a runaway, it doesn’t really matter me what they wager. MacKenzie earned the right to bet whatever she wishes by destroying the competition during the J and DJ rounds. She is obviously not adverse to risk given that she goes big on DD. She does have some Buzzy in her in that way. He...
by yclept
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 23335

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew coming here that people were going to hate MacKenzie’s wager and there is no doubt that it was far from optimal. That said, if it is a category she loves and she wants to see if she can secure a huge win, she has every right to throw away the calculator and go for broke. She has shown to be s...
by yclept
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 17181

Re: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Always nice when the games are close and you know the FJ. It has helped MacKenzie build up a huge total because she is being forced to bet big to secure the wins. Missing a clue to fall into second only to jump right back in to take the lead. Not that it mattered in the end. Part of me felt bad for ...
by yclept
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 12972

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was one bad spelling - she did get lucky that the bad spelling was still phonetically correct. Wow.

She once again came back from a big deficit but the leader certainly helped out with the negs. Her 4-day total is impressive but you may as well clinch the TOC spot on Friday.
by yclept
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 15485

Re: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sports is one of the few categories where I can honestly say I have a high success rate whenever it comes up in FJ. I missed the one from a few weeks ago about the boxing rules... so I am relieved that I am not on a 2-question losing streak. I often wonder about contestants who are crushed in games ...
by yclept
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 15184

Re: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It would have been hard to fault Terry, who was obviously nervous, if he went small on DD2 to try to preserve the lead but wow. Even though many would say that was the optimal play, it still takes a lot of guts to do that when your trivia game has been “off” throughout the game. He definitely has th...