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by Winchell Factor
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 17367

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

A common mistake people make in the Prize Puzzle is spinning when it gets back around to them. Usually, they'll either hit Bankrupt, or hit a low amount like $500, call a letter that's up there once, and then solve for the prize. I knew what the answer was, so I figured I'd solve despite having no ...
by Winchell Factor
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 81271

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Sorry to veer slightly off topic, but when do league invites go out? I've received a referral but I understand they don't go out mid-season, and that I need to keep checking my spam folder just in case. LL76 IMPORTANT DATES First rookie invitations sent: January 30, 2018 LL76 registration deadline:...
by Winchell Factor
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 17367

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

I haven't been here in forever, and I haven't watched Wheel in even longer. But this episode brought me back to read this thread.

Damn, Bobby! That was just masterful, and I'm delighted for you.
by Winchell Factor
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks
Replies: 13
Views: 2361

Re: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks

Buzzer speed is irrelevant. Buzzer timing is everything. What I find slowing down with age is speed of recall. Making connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information (which is what Jeopardy! really is) now takes me about 20-25% longer than it did 20 years ago. Seconded. Concerning the...
by Winchell Factor
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Whatever happened to the Seniors Tournament?
Replies: 31
Views: 5078

Re: Whatever happened to the Seniors Tournament?

And I can't say I remember the Seniors Tournaments themselves as very good Jeopardy!, either.

On the other hand, they do keep resurrecting Power Players, so maybe that's not a criterion.
by Winchell Factor
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 430
Views: 54794

Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I am no less grateful to WinchellFactor for being a most excellent plus one booking agent. I must credit my wife with the idea of hooking the two of you up in the first place, but making that connection certainly gave me all kinds of pleasure. And, yeah, Alex is nothing if not calming. Well, that's...
by Winchell Factor
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Whatever happened to the Seniors Tournament?
Replies: 31
Views: 5078

Re: Whatever happened to the Seniors Tournament?

Does anyone know why the Seniors Tournament was discontinued? I read somewhere that that tournament was Alex's idea, because he had noticed that older contestants tended to be slower on the buzzer. Now that I am 56, I am beginning to worry that if I ever do get The Call, I will be at a neurological...
by Winchell Factor
Thu May 26, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire Season 16 Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 353
Views: 37022

Re: Millionaire Season 16 Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew I would be able to find people here who share in my outrage.

Man, if my kids had a history teacher who hadn't heard of a civil war in Spain in the 1930s, I would be positively apoplectic!
by Winchell Factor
Fri May 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire Season 16 Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 353
Views: 37022

Re: Millionaire Season 16 Discussion [SPOILERS]

Friday, May 6:

1. Holy mackerel! That was...certainly spectacular.
2. I would've said Jamaica too. Because, all those sprinters....
by Winchell Factor
Fri May 06, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 6, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 5087

Re: Friday, May 6, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I made the exact same "do or die" mistake as the contestants. Such an easy mistake to make, really. I did smell that Bob Newhart Show miss from a mile away, though. I've seen so many people confuse those two shows. I know that line. And I know that the show's writers absolutely love that poem. I st...
by Winchell Factor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 6839

Re: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:Corolla is the most popular Toyota? I never would'vguessed that.
Toyota started making Corollas long before they started making Camrys, and the Corolla is very popular in parts of the world that favor a smaller car than folks like here in the U.S.
by Winchell Factor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Teachers Tournament 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3838

Re: Teachers Tournament 2016

alietr wrote:Crap. Every time I glance over at your avatar, Vaughn, I think Sarah joined the Board. Sigh.
Oh, sorry. I've been trying to coax her onto Twitter, and even that hasn't been easy.
by Winchell Factor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9250

Re: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You can really hear a whole lot of misinformation on the wrong game shows, can't you? "OK, this is a composer, and he's really famous...I think he's Belgian?" "Mozart?" "Right!" Reminds me of the old " Common Knowledge " sketch from SNL. "Remember, it's not what you know, it's what you THINK you kn...
by Winchell Factor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9250

Re: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You can really hear a whole lot of misinformation on the wrong game shows, can't you? "OK, this is a composer, and he's really famous...I think he's Belgian?" "Mozart?" "Right!" I thought it was Aristotle who was rumored to be Belgian. D'oh! Funny movie, great speech, and I missed an opportunity.
by Winchell Factor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Teachers Tournament 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3838

Re: Teachers Tournament 2016

Thanks, Vaughn! We found out about the grants a few weeks before the taping. I think we were all just shell-shocked to be in the studio and be interviewed. I can't believe that they have a clip of me rolling my eyes. I'm a bit apprehensive about watching the actual show now. Do I remember correctly...
by Winchell Factor
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9250

Re: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex and his Turkish voice? That would have been the worst thing I heard today except I watched Celebrity Name Game . The answer was Indian Ocean. The contestant said something about a body of water and then did a stereotypical Native American war cry with the hand popping on and off the mouth. Hos...
by Winchell Factor
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9250

Re: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You could see Jerry felt a lot of pressure. That's a genuine shame. I feel sad when somebody goes in with high expectations, and what ought to be a fun adventure turns out to be a crushing disappointment. This is why I set the bar for myself low: try to be still relevant in Final Jeopardy; try not t...
by Winchell Factor
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire Season 16 Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 353
Views: 37022

Re: Millionaire Season 16 Discussion [SPOILERS]

It makes me irrationally angry when contestants who just have no business being on WWTBAM wind up on WWTBAM . I have been angry a lot this season. There have been a few really good contestants, and several more who were good. But there have been too many who played...as if the producers had neglecte...
by Winchell Factor
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Teachers Tournament 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3838

Re: Teachers Tournament 2016

I heard the same thing from Rafferty Barnes. Looking forward to it!
by Winchell Factor
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Teachers Tournament 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3838

Re: Teachers Tournament 2016

We all got $2500 grants from Farmers Insurance. We each explain how we're going to use the grants in the individual videos. Mine is really brief because I had to redo it and the second time, the thrill was gone. Jilly Jill, I thought a number of the teachers seemed...IDK, unprepared to talk about w...