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by mfc248
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy!'s 2018-19 contestants - where are they from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Jeopardy!'s 2018-19 contestants - where are they from?

(This is a lightly edited repost of something I wrote on r/Jeopardy this past Monday.) Now that the 2018-19 season of Jeopardy! is complete, we have another full season's worth of data to look at. Here's the full breakdown of players by Designated Market Area (DMA) for Season 35 . Also, a compariso...
by mfc248
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104188

Re: J! in the Media

Kudos to Mehrun. And I'm still bummed I missed this. America Fell in Love With Jeopardy Again This Year in Washington the Romance Never Faded During this season, the show’s 35th, 10 percent of the contestants have hailed from the District, according to a producer — tied for first place with New Yor...
by mfc248
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3924

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anybody else here see that first category in the Jeopardy! Round pop up and think “Alex Trebek, compensated endorser”?
by mfc248
Fri May 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 605
Views: 43011

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

After losing more ministers over Brexit, Theresa May announces her resignation as leader of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party, effective June 7; that resignation will trigger a party leadership contest, the winner of which will succeed May as Prime Minister. The Tories anticipate concluding th...
by mfc248
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1657

Re: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As soon as she said "only skating marching band" I knew Sarah was a fellow alum. I was rooting for her. Steven was about two seconds away from being a 1xer. I also pinned Sarah's alma mater from that anecdote. I missed the third word in the above quotes on the original viewing; catching it would've...
by mfc248
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 20622

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

"The first round of play consists of two two-game matches played over three shows." Ummm, what? Why would you do that? Presumably there will be more chatting. I think J! is pretty proud of these all stars, and will have longer interviews and retrospectives on their lives (like what they have on the...
by mfc248
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 605
Views: 43011

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

D.C. Circuit Appellate Judge Amy Berman Jackson^ voids Paul Manafort's plea deal, ruling the President's former campaign manager "made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC [Office of Special Counsel, aka Robert Mueller] and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investi...
by mfc248
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 605
Views: 43011

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Four players have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America: closer Mariano Rivera, designated hitter Edgar Martinez, and starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina. Martinez was elected in his final year on the writers' ballot. Rivera is...
by mfc248
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3033

Re: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No J! In NY due to football. I was living in Montreal in 1976, so that was easy. My recollection of Munich was jogged by watching part of The Little Drummer Girl on cable this week, in which the Munich massacre was referenced. Moscow was the one that didn’t immediately come to me, probably because ...
by mfc248
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What if they changed the tournament format so that the last-place finisher in the first day of the finals is eliminated?
Replies: 25
Views: 1949

Re: What if they changed the tournament format so that the last-place finisher in the first day of the finals is elimina

If they want to treat this as a one hour final with four boards, they could at least let them bet Day 1 money in DD's and FJ. Interesting. Maybe Day 2 would be the Triple Jeopardy and Quadruple Jeopardy rounds. Clue values from $800 to $4000 in TJ and $1600 to $8000 in QJ. And maybe they can carry ...
by mfc248
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2852

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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by mfc248
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2852

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's win or go home take a seat in the audience time! Our semifinal matchups:

Wed 11/14: Tim / Autumn / Claire
Thu 11/15: Maya / Caleb / Jack
Fri 11/16: Audrey / Emma / Rohan
by mfc248
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek, Sajak, White re-up for two additional years
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Trebek, Sajak, White re-up for two additional years

Per The Hollywood Reporter: Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, and Vanna White have agreed two-year extensions to their current contracts, keeping them in place through 2021-22 - that is, Season 38 of Jeopardy! and Season 39 of Wheel of Fortune.
by mfc248
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3628
Views: 361809

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

"Liquid gold" had me thinking of some valuable mineral or liquid and coming up blank. I could've taken 10,000 guesses and never come up with olive oil. How was this a triple get, and how exactly do you counterfeit olive oil? It's not like it's THAT valuable... When it comes to olive oil, place of o...
by mfc248
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 2499

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Vowela wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Anyone else just say oil? Gonna' guess that's not good enough.
I would not credit it; unmodified, I most naturally equate "oil" with "petroleum."
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:53 pm
I assume "Ventilation" is okay on Roof for $400?
I counted it, along with "Karen Blixen" on the final clue of the round.
by mfc248
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2344

Re: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Doug mentioned on Reddit that he initially sang "Sweet Caroline," but was made to record the response in a normal speaking voice during the commercial break - seems it would have cost the show about $10,000 to license the relevant content. "St. Pierre" led me to western Europe on Final; with no lar...
by mfc248
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 5371

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went down the “hyphenated names” road as well; I eliminated Daniel Day-Lewis early. Only one other hyphenated name came to mind, though - so despite a high level of confidence that Jan-Michael Vincent was not the correct response, onto the paper it went. Here’s an interview with Kirsten on NTV , t...
by mfc248
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I can’t be on J
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: I can’t be on J

Matt Bruce got as far as the green room, but knew Ken Jennings, who was still taping, and thus couldn't play, and then someone he knew started working on the show before he ever got his chance. Condolences. So then how were Scott Blish and Alex Jacob able to play each other!? My understanding is th...
by mfc248
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 4093

Re: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 35,600 49 R/4 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :oops: LT: invincible, Colorado, Missouri, Nehru, San Jose, Princeton (DD) That was the eephus pitch of FJs, and it totally got me. I thought of Brazil first, but I figured that was too easy and that the Amazon was north of the equator. Ended up going with Argent...
by mfc248
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 20622

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Jeopardy usually has 3 tournaments or special events a year to coincide with sweeps months - November, February and May. February = All Star tournament Does anyone know the plans for November and May? I would presume that one of them is a College championship but I do not know which one. The revamp...