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by sarisson
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1805

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The most dominating performance of the post-Holzhauer era. No one's mentioned yet that a Jason won on Friday the 13th...
This year, two math majors have won double-digit games. This is great and all, but I'm afraid TPTB won't pick any more of us to be on the show for a long time. :lol:
by sarisson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 254
Views: 6071

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Congrats to Jboard's resident archaeologist on Scarf #3!
I've started this season off as consistently as possible with 4's on each of the first six match days. I now have more ties than wins or losses. :shock:
by sarisson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 254
Views: 6071

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

One of the only operas I’ve ever been to was Philip Glass’s Satyagraha . A friend of mine worked for the Met and had an extra ticket. My only distinct memories of it are that it was quite long, very repetitive, and generally just not my cup of tea. I’m slightly more grateful to have seen it now, as...
by sarisson
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 254
Views: 6071

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I am a bit optimistic about my chances to remain in 'A' for more than one season; it is going to be tough for me but, upon looking at the stats for all of my fellow competitors, it seems to be less of a murderer's row than it was during my last brief visit. A Horizon had the second-lowest QPct of a...
by sarisson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

After getting bomtr'd on Friday and losing again Monday, I thought the National Parks championship was out of reach. But it came down to point differential on the last game, and after winning by 4 while the person (now in 3rd place) won by 3, I finished in second. This is the first time since 2016 I...
by sarisson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Schedules are finally up for the National Parks ML. I'm in Group 94 with bomtr.
by sarisson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1276

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :(
119/190 in regular games, my highest number in a season and highest percentage so far.
by sarisson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Thanks! The only reason I knew Pauli was from solving an old Sunday NY Times crossword last week, which had a clue referencing his connection to neutrinos. I wrote a particle physics quiz for Alpaca Farm three years ago, which ended up playing much easier than I'd expected. However, Woof got more co...
by sarisson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2042

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Terrible news.
But, as a wise man once put it, "Keep the faith. We'll win. We'll get it done." And he's winning.
by sarisson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

After MD10 of Science, I was in first place but needed to win or tie MD11 in order to make the championship.
I lost 4(3)-9(6). :x
However... I entered Particle Physics and, for only the second time ever, got all 12 on a one-day! Ended up finishing in the 96th percentile.
by sarisson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 7859

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

The seven 4-time winners who didn't make the cut this time are going to be in the next TOC, right? I assume they were notified of this. So I don't understand why Emma would be taking a spot away from a deserving person if that person (and six others) will get the opportunity to play again next year....
by sarisson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Anyone else get half a dozen identical e-mails for each match result this morning?
Science is turning out to be harder than I expected. Upsets is playing easier than I expected. (I am curious, though, how 61% of LLamas knew Leicester City. Do that many people follow soccer?)
by sarisson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Congrats to BigDaddyMatty on winning my rundle, and to quarterrican on completing the long trip from E to A. I had a personal high of 94 TCA and had the best defense in A Horizon for the second season in a row, but also tied a personal high in losses and set a new one in CAA. I did not expect to win...
by sarisson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I WAG'd "pop art" to get my second 9(6) of the season. I was the only person in my A rundle to get all 6 and, with that, have clinched a return to A for LL82. If I hadn't had such a tough schedule for 2/3 of the season, I could've been a contender.
by sarisson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

At the end of last week (in A), I was 3-13-1 and facing relegation.
This week, I went 4-0-1, and will almost certainly remain in A.
You never know.
by sarisson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm finally out of the relegation zone! After consecutive wins against Blue Lion and mrparadise, I get to face mrexley today (perhaps the strongest player in my A division) so I may be heading back down soon. There have been eight straight match days at under 50% league-wide. So no, this season is N...
by sarisson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I've been in the relegation zone since Day 2 and have led my rundle in Correct Answers Allowed most of the time. My defense is over .700, but it's hard to win when your opponents average 4 and a half correct answers a day and you average 3 and a half. There have been only two match days where I got ...
by sarisson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 18295

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

This number of games I've lost is also the name of a Star Trek: Voyager character.
The correct response:
Show
What is Seven of Nine?
I didn't think yesterday was all that tough (lost 3(3)-4(4)), but 13% got 0(0)'s and only 0.5% got 9(6)'s.
by sarisson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 11502

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was the greatest game ever played. Is $53,200 the highest combined Coryat ever? I think it is, and it may be an unbreakable record. Another unbreakable record: 27 correct FJ's in a row. I know there are boardies who have attained longer streaks from their living rooms, but being able to do that...