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by Elijah Baley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 598

Re: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm surprised FJ was a Triple Stumper. All you had to do was connect George Washington to a fruit and know that he (supposedly) chopped down a cherry tree. I don't think it's a surprising TS at all. DC is a lot more than George Washington. And, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the old ch...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/12/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 485

Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( These FJ clues are a bit too easy with the possible exception of the Napoleon clue, which I could see younger teens not having enough info to suss that one out, and honey badger, which relied on a YouTube video that would have been pr...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1078

Re: Friday, November 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Honey Badger don't care. Took a second to come up with it, but "melli" = honey clicked to confirm. (Given that there was a pretty popular honey badger youtube video - that was a bit more than PG-13 - I was a little surprised by this clue. Then again, these kids really were kids when that came out so...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1331

Re: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

[Deleted for brevity]. But Napoleon is just too inside baseball for these kids, right? Someone's been keeping track. But yes, I see a distinction between American History, that is typically taught to kids pretty early,* and European History, that probably doesn't come along until 9th or 10th grade,...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1331

Re: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Because that was not that difficult a FJ clue; not anything I remember hearing, but WECIB? My first thought, keying in on "Quakers" and "Episcopalian," was Anne Hutchinson (remember, the Puritans began as a movement in the Church of England, though I didn't know if she was born into a Friends famil...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1331

Re: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Because that was not that difficult a FJ clue; not anything I remember hearing, but WECIB? My first thought, keying in on "Quakers" and "Episcopalian," was Anne Hutchinson (remember, the Puritans began as a movement in the Church of England, though I didn't know if she was born into a Friends famil...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1331

Re: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alex of course had to copy the teens with the pointed fingers for the introduction. The writers made the right move having the CLASSIC TV clue that included “TRUST_NO1” & “FBI agents” in the $2000 slot as it went TS. Young people. :roll: The scoreboard left it open for the guys to write whatever th...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A match that met expectations. Still, I wonder why Autumn decided to go timid with that DD wager. She had just answered the $1200 clue in the same category. If she didn't have any confidence, why wager more than $5? If she felt even remotely comfortable, it really only makes sense to at least get ah...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1240

Re: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tim's FJ wager aside, another bright group. It's funny to watch them dance around certain clues that seem obvious to us older folks (lucky object over a door, e.g.) but I think that's part of the charm of this tournament - keeping in mind that these kids were all born after 2000. Which really makes ...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1240

Re: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I mean, there's the Buzzy Cohen strategy (playing for the win so you don't have to worry about wild cards)... There's really no way to rationalize Tim's FJ wager. It was extremely risky because a wrong FJ answer essentially eliminates him and a much smaller wager would essentially have guaranteed a...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1240

Re: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I mean, there's the Buzzy Cohen strategy (playing for the win so you don't have to worry about wild cards)... There's really no way to rationalize Tim's FJ wager. It was extremely risky because a wrong FJ answer essentially eliminates him and a much smaller wager would essentially have guaranteed a...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1240

Re: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was Tim unclear on how these tournaments go with respect to his FJ wager - or incredibly supremely confident??
by Elijah Baley
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: Friday, November 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How can you ring in "a tad early"? :?: :? Not sure if you're kidding or not, but Alex wasn't being facetious. Dan was ringing in before he knew whether he knew the answer or not and use the extra time to figure it out. It's usually a good strategy, but didn't work well for him. It was exciting watc...
by Elijah Baley
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1033

Re: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bummer on that FJ for Rotimi and Isabella - I wonder if they would have covered World History yet in school. I'm trying to remember back in the olden days - when we knew Napoleon personally - whether world history started in 9th or 10th grade. The knowledge base of these kids definitely surpasses t...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1033

Re: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bummer on that FJ for Rotimi and Isabella - I wonder if they would have covered World History yet in school. I'm trying to remember back in the olden days - when we knew Napoleon personally - whether world history started in 9th or 10th grade. The knowledge base of these kids definitely surpasses t...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1033

Re: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bummer on that FJ for Rotimi and Isabella - I wonder if they would have covered World History yet in school. I'm trying to remember back in the olden days - when we knew Napoleon personally - whether world history started in 9th or 10th grade.
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1853

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’ve been a baseball fan for 40 years and don’t think I’ve ever heard of Wins Above Replacement. :oops: Seriously? Well, 30 of those years won't count as far as WAR is concerned, but yeah, if you've been paying any attention to the sport in the last 10 years or so, you should have heard of WAR. And...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1853

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’ve been a baseball fan for 40 years and don’t think I’ve ever heard of Wins Above Replacement. :oops:
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1569

Re: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And in the category of unusual misses (yeah, getting fancy with the Universities should have cost him Auburn - I was surprised it was accepted) is Lonnie and the plethora of journalists held hostage in Israel. Also surprised neither got FJ. Mary Ann is certainly quick and has good range of knowledg...