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by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A question about Coryat scoring...
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: A question about Coryat scoring...

That makes sense, but how are these scores "normally" determined? If you're watching and somebody rings in and knows it, you may have known it given an extra few seconds, but it becomes irrelevant once the answer is known. I know most questions are either you know it or you don't, but things like w...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 3910

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 44,800 52 R/1 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: glass armonica It has to be a great feeling knowing that you can ring in more or less at will. James is just playing against himself. Until someone finds a way to put a kink in his buzzer mojo, no one is going to seriously challenge him. I bit the du...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! article from Games Magazine (1987)
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Jeopardy! article from Games Magazine (1987)

Thanks for posting this, Myron. One thing I found interesting:
The Wheel article wrote:...the celebrity guests on other shows who work at scale (currently $750 a day)...
I've often wondered what the Charles Nelson Reillys and Nipsey Russells of the world were making for their appearances.
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3804

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 34,400 45 R/0 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :oops: LT: pine Great "comeback" by James. I really wonder about the buzzer timing of the dominant champions. Does it just happen to be that certain people who are great at trivia also happen to have immaculate timing/rhythm, or does having an elite level of knowl...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5013

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm just curious, how much of this do you think is due to a change in the meta? DD hunting and wagering has become a much bigger deal in recent years. It kind of reminds me of the three-point shot in the NBA (or launch angle in baseball). Guys like Bird, Jordan, Bryant, Iverson--focusing just on sc...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5013

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 48,400 54 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: proof Speaking of records, has there ever been a combined Coryat higher than $49,000 (since today's $50,000 double-counts a $1,000 clue) in regular play? I find it interesting that James has nearly doubled Ken Jennings's 7-day money total despite hav...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5013

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

xxaaaxx wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Also, how the hell did the writers not anticipate Parmagian?
Was that reversed? I had the TV muted during most of the interview segment.
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2612

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Lefty wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:12 am
On the bright side, I noticed that the homonym question was incorrectly labled "synonyms".
Wow. You're right. That's a big error for them to miss.
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2612

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

44 tonight for fun. Misses: 10. Rye for barley 11. Thought "halfpipe" might be too specific, so I went with "freestyle" 15. Illinois for Michigan. I think I would have gotten this one had I taken it for real, since I was doing two things at once and realized it was Michigan as soon as time ran out. ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3084

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 38,600
46 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: papaya, bell pepper, Bob Woodward, porcupine

If James makes an extremely long run, this will be one of those "what might have been" games.

Am I the only one who was flummoxed by Idioms $1000 because of misreading "6-word" as "6-letter"?
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4941

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 40,200 49 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Bill of Rights (DD), morning glory, conch (DD), Bull Run It didn't end up changing the outcome of the game, Laura's DD wager is a perfect illustration of the fact that on J!, fortune favors the bold. When she hit DD3, she was down $28,400 to $12,000....
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3775

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:29 pm
bbird wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:14 pm
For those who say scary and sherry don't rhyme, how do you say them?
Scary rhyming with hairy, and sherry rhyming with Jerry. I've honestly never heard either word pronounced a different way.
Knowing you, I don't think it is, but this seems like high-level trolling.
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3775

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

47 for real. Misses: 21. Montana for Idaho 28. Dead energy for entropy 46. A Raisin In The Sun for The Glass Menagerie Update: I actually did better! 42 or 43, depending on if they accept "Pacific" instead of "Pacific Avenue." That should definitely be counted. The clue referred to the other green p...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 6005

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 44,400 52 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: (none) Geez. That was amazing. And against a quiz bowl legend. My viewing experience was extremely anticlimactic. I had heard the rumblings about the 1-day record falling, so I had some idea of what I was in for. A friend sent me copies of yesterday'...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 38,800
47 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: extra point, mediocre

I also went with Black Francis, although I would have been ready to blurt out "Frank Black" had Alex hesitated to rule me correct.
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3488

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

46/50 here. I think I'll probably go for realsies tomorrow. Misses:
SpoilerShow
7. Rigoletto for Rossini (I mean, I'm not good at classical music/opera, but that's just embarrassing)
20. Heinlein for Dick
35. Paris for Achilles
46. Wanted Flamenco, but my brain spat out Fandango
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3402

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 36,000
45 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: (none)

I love it when a player realizes that (s)he is there to win the game. James is combining a strong knowledge base with solid strategy. Let's see how long he can keep it going.
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2227

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can someone explain/post an image of/whatever the Old Times $2000 clue? I played the game from the Archive, which doesn't currently have the image, and I am lost as to what type of image could get us from "Aztec warriors" to obsidian. Alex read: Aztec warriors wielded swords embedded with blades ma...