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by yclept
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 49
Views: 2032

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

Brad seemed to be out of his league. The game has passed him by. He loses for the first time ever and suddenly the game has passed him by? I respectfully disagree. I tend to doubt that Brad has suddenly lost it, as well. He didn’t play his best in this competition but he would still be a favorite t...
by yclept
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 49
Views: 2032

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

Personally, enough already with the special tournaments. GOAT was wonderful. Let's bask in its beauty for a while. The biggest thing one has to worry about is ABC seeing the success of this competition and wanting to expand on it in short order. I don’t think they will but there is no doubt in my m...
by yclept
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2639

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Veronica could have just walked away with the easiest $13,000 she will ever make but decided to go for it in FJ. I am not sure how I would play this personally if I was in this situation. I am really curious if she would have gone with $12K+ if she was all alone. Can’t help but feel bad for Priscill...
by yclept
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5390

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What happened to my post? It was a major spoiler prior to it airing in the US, so I removed it. Now that it has aired, you are welcome to re-post it. The entire thread is marked "spoiler." We've learned that James's strategy is very effective at knocking out middle-aged women from Dubuque, but it i...
by yclept
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5390

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Great tournament. I remember commenting that it would be “funny” if James, with his unreal FJ history, would end up losing this thing by missing a FJ. And to lose on Shakespeare, which is the same topic that Emma ended his incredible run on. Given what I have seen on Twitter, James’ banter towards B...
by yclept
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5390

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't understand Ken betting 0 in a wheelhouse category (Shakespeare). It was no secret what James was going to bet. Why should Ken bet? He couldn't catch James. Bet zero and hope he gets it wrong. James was "in control of his fate" - he can amass about 122K points, while Ken can only get about 1...
by yclept
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3687

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

so I'm just guessing TPTB cut out the explanation because they didn't want to touch that issue with a ten foot pole. You'da thunk it would have been foreseeable enough to just scrap the clue if the politics was going to be an issue. It's not like they don't consider alternate correct responses for ...
by yclept
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3687

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Regarding the Church of the Nativity clue weirdness: In a private forum, several people who were in the studio at the time have related that TPTB stopped tape and substituted a different clue, which Jack got. The game went on from there. That at least explains why, after the break, Katie's score wa...
by yclept
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5004

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And DAYUM, Ken! Nicely done! Not looking good for James...sigh. I don't think he's going to win the tournament; I see his legacy getting tarnished. James’ legacy on Jeopardy is etched in stone. Just look at the list of top single game wins in the show’s history plus how he handled the TOC, finishin...
by yclept
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5004

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And DAYUM, Ken! Nicely done! Not looking good for James...sigh. I don't think he's going to win the tournament; I see his legacy getting tarnished. He may not win, but James has had a run of bad luck. The only one whose legacy might be getting tarnished is Brad, and that could be due to playing aga...
by yclept
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire . Perhaps “What Charity Wants a Million Dollars?” didn’t resonate with the producers as a pot...
by yclept
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

I assume the "keepaway" comment has to do with the fact that ABC has to produce (or air?) an episode of Millionaire to retain the rights, correct? I'm not a big fan of celebrity editions of game shows, but that's the way ABC has gone. They seem to think that B-level celebs are required for people t...
by yclept
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4141

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am hoping against hope that Brad gets it together and wins Game 3.

James is so great at FJ that part of me is expecting him to LOSE to Ken in the decisive match on a FJ miss.
by yclept
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1564

Re: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Gosh, he deserved to lose after that insane DD wager in the J! round. I get there is a reason why that category was left for last and that you may not think the returning champ is scary given her one win, but come on. The DJ round was one of the most painful in recent memory. As I fall asleep tonigh...
by yclept
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1826

Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tough game for Karen but she pulled it together at the end to give herself a chance at FJ. Given that she was the only one to get the sports question right during DJ, there was hope when the FJ category was revealed that maybe she could pull off the miracle. At the very least, her eight games should...
by yclept
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5335

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Great first matchup. James with a 60,000 two-game total without hitting a DD is quite impressive. Ken hitting that DD in Game 1 was obviously huge. I believe Ken has always been good at the “souped up” versions of regular game categories (ie, Before During & After and Triple Rhyme Time) In Game 2, K...
by yclept
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1718

Re: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Karen is a fun champion because she is just super steady. It was shocking to see her ring and miss multiple times tonight. Her challengers just can’t get into any kind of consistent groove to put any real pressure on her. You can pretty much write her down to have $18-22K or so heading into FJ and i...
by yclept
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2177

Re: Friday, January 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, some of the replies are a little more on the nose. That's where you find her "Well, we're both female" quip in reply to someone who compared them. I get being annoyed by comparisons. Jennifer certainly had more money after 5, 6, and 7 wins. But the quip was still off-putting, and they were di...
by yclept
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2177

Re: Friday, January 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was a big fan of Jennifer Quail during her run, but I had the misfortune to check out her Twitter account today. Lots of snark toward the show and the contestants, and seems to have little respect for Karen or her game. After scrolling through Jennifer's tweets, I now really hope Karen passes her...
by yclept
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 727
Views: 120601

Re: J! in the Media

The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well. The surprise of it all for me was the inclusion of Greg Hopkins, the champ from the first episode. He talked about how the $8,400 he won made a difference in his life (with no mentio...