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by yclept
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Second-chance tourney coming
Replies: 123
Views: 8204

Re: Second-chance tourney coming

Something tells me they are expanding the TOC field. I think they read social media and understand there are a lot Jackie fans out there. Beyond her, other 4-time champs will hopefully get their shot as well. One hint to this is that there aren’t any of them in this tournament. The producers could h...
by yclept
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 38 Summer Rerun Schedule
Replies: 31
Views: 2660

Re: Season 38 Summer Rerun Schedule

AntmanB wrote: Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:55 pm Interesting that they wont air the college championship.

It would be stupid if the STC is only Non Winners.
Agreed. 4-time winners who are being left out have more of an argument to get a second shot at a TOC than those who lost in their only game.
by yclept
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 29, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1372

Re: Friday, July 29, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A season of superchamps ends with a month’s worth of games without a TOC qualifier. Not complaining - just shows how random it can all be.

Overall, a great season and a November TOC that hopefully will live up to the hype it will receive.
by yclept
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: EP Michael Davies announces multiple hosts for multiple versions of Jeopardy! Soon
Replies: 33
Views: 3480

Re: EP Michael Davies announces multiple hosts for multiple versions of Jeopardy! Soon

TenPoundHammer wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:06 pm Yes, but who will replace Johnny Gilbert when his time comes?
Kelly did fine on Sports Jeopardy, though that had a completely different vibe….
by yclept
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Message from Michael Davies
Replies: 23
Views: 1569

Re: Message from Michael Davies

Yeay for more tourneys and that they're in prime time so no loss of regular player slots. That means more clues. -I- also like having the two hosts as well and I'm okay with both. Frankly, Ken and Mayim aren't 'game show hosts' and have other jobs. Having two provides cover. Kinda weird to think ab...
by yclept
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Message from Michael Davies
Replies: 23
Views: 1569

Re: Message from Michael Davies

People advocating the end of Pop Culture on syndicated Jeopardy? You will lose a piece of the audience if you do that. Not everyone who watches cares about Ancient History, myself included ;)
by yclept
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1505

Re: Thursday, July 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Emmie seemingly wasn’t a fan of the Jeopardy round categories, given her buzzer attempts. In DJ, she kept up and hit on a nice chunk of higher value clues. Different ways to win on Jeopardy, and she delivered when it mattered most.
by yclept
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1378

Re: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don’t know what the record is but something tells me that getting in on 29 of your 34 buzz attempts (85%) ranks pretty high. That said, he still had to sweat it out to the end to turn it into a runaway.
by yclept
Sat Jul 16, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 15, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1584

Re: Friday, July 15, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Given Emily’s Game 1 wager, I thought she may go for a cool $10,000. Not that adding $5,000 is small change. That was pure domination in DJ. 16-for-19 in her buzz attempts and 17-0 with her responses. Opera is one of those categories where the odds are at least decent that if you are good at it, you...
by yclept
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1277

Re: Thursday, July 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Emily goes crazy with her FJ wager on Wednesday and needs to bet big to secure a win in Game 2. It adds up to an impressive 2-day total. In many seasons, this would set her up well for the TOC if she could win two more games…but this isn’t a normal season. The boxscore shows they were pretty even th...
by yclept
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2496

Re: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That wager was certainly…interesting. Steve missing the $1,600 clue put him in a position where he couldn’t lock the game without risking the lead. The $5,000 wager was one I wasn’t actually on board with but I wasn’t thinking it through enough. Whether you get it right or wrong, you are guaranteein...
by yclept
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 7, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2243

Re: Thursday, July 7, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yungsheng made a very strong move in DJ. However, Eric proves why it is never a bad idea to go big on DD-1. We don’t know how DJ plays out if he plays the DD differently but it is reasonable to say that a smaller wager on that clue may prevent him from getting within range to win the game.He was mos...
by yclept
Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2448

Re: Monday, July 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tried to narrow it down but didn’t get to Vermont. Mayim is starting to bother me. She isn’t decisive with her right/wrong stuff and I don’t know why she laughs at Daily Double reveals. Plus, at the end of the game, she commented about how the new champ “never wins at anything - we’ll see tomorrow.”...
by yclept
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 1, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1783

Re: Friday, July 1, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shayan obviously hated the categories in the Jeopardy round, but luckily (for him), he didn’t get buried. Did well to get himself going in DJ to give himself a shot to win. Eleanor grabbed the lead despite a 6-for-12 buzz rate in DJ. Adding $2,018 on the DD was a big help, even though many would say...
by yclept
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 30, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1885

Re: Thursday, June 30, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As someone who loves this kind of geographical trivia, I was mad at myself for coming up with nothing. Went down the wrong path completely - thinking of cities that may have added “ville” to the name of another city, etc (ie, Jackson, Mississippi and Jacksoville, FL - though I didn’t blurt that out ...
by yclept
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2114

Re: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We could have had a most fun ending if Marina also bet $0. Standards and Practices may have needed to have a chat to see if something was up! :) I can understand $0 for Joseph (though I would at least try to get ahead of Marina’s pre-FJ score), not so much for Pete. But it worked for him on this day...
by yclept
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Time to cut off ToC...
Replies: 50
Views: 4983

Re: Time to cut off ToC...

Yeah, I get it. I just resent them for not cutting off the ToC earlier when there were so many arguably less worthy 4x champs in the last ToC. Well, nothing's been finalized yet and Jackie is technically still on the tracker. I know some people are rumoring either an expanded field or some players ...
by yclept
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Time to cut off ToC...
Replies: 50
Views: 4983

Re: Time to cut off ToC...

If not for a tough TS FJ in Jackie’s first game, we aren’t even having this discussion. I suppose so, but despite finishing DJ in third with a bad missed DD, she did have the highest Coryat in that game. TS's always favor third in a close game, so maybe that DD miss was strategy. 🙄 Plus, a lot of t...
by yclept
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2521

Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was the correct call but I am just happy that Megan didn’t lose because of the extra information on that clue. Dunno why that wasn’t instantly ruled wrong or why they waited so long. The new champ wagering enough to beat Megan’s doubled score by $2 may not have been the most strategic move ever b...
by yclept
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 3108

Re: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I generally love Megan’s wagering. I think she perhaps didn’t think this one through enough. The only way she wins (if the other contestants make reasonable wagers) is on a sole get. This is the point where you bet the farm. Of course, perhaps she is superstitious and thinks she will lose the moment...