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by 9021amyers
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3547
Views: 353451

Re: Reretaken Down

How do you fix the NFL’s overtime rules? My personal proposal: The overtime period begins with six minutes on the clock. The kicking team is guaranteed a possession; a touchdown on the opening drive of overtime does not end the game. In addition, the kicking team is entitled to as much time used th...
by 9021amyers
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 409 - 2018 in Review (Bonuses and final standings revealed)
Replies: 76
Views: 1684

Re: TD 409 - 2018 in Review (Q7-Q8 revealed)

I love obscure sports, and sports where people can drink beers while competing. If “The Ocho” was an actual channel, I would probably watch it nearly every day, like I do with the Olympic Channel. Has anyone seen the ax throwing championships that have been airing off-and-on ESPN2 lately? Dang, I di...
by 9021amyers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 409 - 2018 in Review (Bonuses and final standings revealed)
Replies: 76
Views: 1684

Re: TD 409 - 2018 in Review

I want to get to the reveal, just so I have an excuse to make posts about sports that belong on “the Ocho.”
by 9021amyers
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 407 - Mini-TD #6 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 53
Views: 1438

Re: TD 407 - Mini-TD #6 - Q1 / Q2 REVEALED

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:18 pm
To one of you: What’s the ‘obvious’ anagram of Reince Priebus? That went right over my head
If you’ve ever read Charlie Pierce’s politics blog at Esquire, the former RNC chairman is introduced as “Obvious Anagram, Reince Priebus,” every time he is mentioned.
by 9021amyers
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1327

Re: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rackme32 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:50 pm
TIL that at least cities have their own flags. I am vexed. ::: running now :::
Chicago’s flag is the exception, not the rule. City flags are the worst.

by 9021amyers
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1292

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Linear Gnome wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Most of this went through my mind at the time, though with fewer details. "War of the Roses" and "Center for Disease Control" seem to be accepted routinely, as well.
Or simply, “War of Roses,” as it was here.
by 9021amyers
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1292

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

From October: One more for Blarney Stone. I need to move Stone of Scone closer to the front of my mental rolodex. LOL, hi there 3rd Daily Double. Not even gonna embarrass myself by revealing what I guessed today. I spent the clue thinking, “this was a clue just a few weeks ago, don’t say Blarney, d...
by 9021amyers
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1248

Re: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jonathan happened to be accompanying the cantor at 10 am Mass at my family's church this past Sunday (he was filling in; the connection was another singer at the same church who also runs the LA chapter of Comedy Sportz, in which Jonathan and his wife are involved). I recognized Jonathan’s name bec...
by 9021amyers
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 54
Views: 1843

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

These two champions, with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, met on the tennis court for the first time in a Switzerland-U.S. mixed doubles match at the 2019 Hopman Cup.
SpoilerShow
Roger Federer and Serena Williams (Federer’s pair won in straight sets)
by 9021amyers
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1019

Re: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The “Bowl Sponsors” category was bookended by Blockbuster Video, and the service that in no small part drove Blockbuster out of business.
by 9021amyers
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1774

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was a no huddle snap for processing and writing to be done before the music. I was prepared to do a 32-team speed round in 30 seconds if necessary as I spent the break making sure I could instantly recall the teams in their 4-team division blocks. Nope, not necessary. I got it down qui...
by 9021amyers
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 641
Views: 59766

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Former president George HW Bush dies at age 94. https://www.apnews.com/2435119a81f4491c839408cccc39c79d Every president to die since Nixon (81) in 1994 has lived to be at least 93. And they just repaved Waterside Drive this week*. * I use Waterside Drive on my commute home. Because of the way the r...
by 9021amyers
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3547
Views: 353451

Re: Reretaken Down

That Monday Night Football game broke Dave Mattingly’s Twitter bot.
by 9021amyers
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 641
Views: 59766

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:22 pm
I can quite get the wording of the joke right, but if Meg Ryan wasn't already considered a cougar, she will be soon, since she's engaged to John Mellencamp.

Let's hope he's finally found that lover who won't drive him crazy.
This post hurts so good.
by 9021amyers
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2556

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

trainman wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:32 am
Emma is enough of a pixie that I looked to see if she had pointed ears.
Highest-pitched voice in Jeopardy history?

We’ll hear it again next week.
by 9021amyers
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3547
Views: 353451

Re: Reretaken Down

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:17 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Another J! alum with a NYT crossword puzzle published this month: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=2561

It's the Thursday 10/25 one.
Here is Part 1/3 of his episode on Merv Griffin's Crosswords.

God, that was an awful show.
by 9021amyers
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 400 - RR (Final results)
Replies: 41
Views: 1370

Re: TD 400 - RR (Q1-Q11 revealed)

Who said Chicago, and who said Rosemont? Bill Wirtz (the owner of the Chicago Blackhawks) was a notorious cheapskate who never allowed boxing or wrestling cards at Chicago Stadium, and later the United Center, so I knew all of WWE’s shows in Chicago are actually held at the arena in Rosemont. It onl...
by 9021amyers
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 400 - RR (Final results)
Replies: 41
Views: 1370

Re: TD 400 - RR (Q1-Q8 revealed)

I seem to have gotten considerably worse at this after I started actually using gamesmanship instead of just answering what I consider to be the most obscure answer I can. Oh, I definitely score better when I either respond right away, or don’t even click on the game thread until the night before i...
by 9021amyers
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 400 - RR (Final results)
Replies: 41
Views: 1370

Re: TD 400 - RR (Q1-Q5 revealed)

I would have sworn that someone would incorrectly guess Cleveland on Q3.
by 9021amyers
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 400 - RR (Final results)
Replies: 41
Views: 1370

Re: TD 400 - RR

I have heard of the medley relay in swimming, but what is it in track? A race in which runners race four different distances that add up to 1600 meters, each increasing in distance. I don't think the race is run often anymore, maybe not at all. (I don't remember how I answered that question in my r...