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by RCraig
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 7388

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For FJ I answered " smart phone. "I gotta know, what do y'all think? Acceptable or not? Gotta say no. Time's 2007 invention of the year was, specifically, the iPhone, not just smart phones generally. And the criticisms mentioned in the clue were directed specifically at the iPhone. I would bet that...
by RCraig
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 6919

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

Your post got me wondering, about last player in versus the college champ. Over the last week, I went through the Jarchive. I compared all tourney winners to the top three winners coming into the ToC (I used wins first, followed by money amounts to determine order). This includes the people in this...
by RCraig
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!
Replies: 53
Views: 4933

Re: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!

boson wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:42 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:24 pm
His friend's name was Matt Bruce.
Meow
Please stop. Cease and desist.

;)
by RCraig
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TOC 2017 Semifinals and Finals: Predictions and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 2276

Re: TOC 2017 Semifinals and Finals: Predictions and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thank you for posting these, Pasha. I'd been wondering about them. I've really been enjoying this TOC, lots of great players and games. To me, the semifinals are possibly the most exciting round as there are no wildcards, no two day total point affair, etc. One winner and that's it, just like regula...
by RCraig
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2282
Views: 254290

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

To get this topic nack on track, I've seen at least two people mention they just got invites for auditions in Seattle next month. I've seen just one (StevensonM on the LL msg board), but that's one more invite than has appeared in any of my folders since 2011, and it's not cuz I'm not passing the t...
by RCraig
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TV Tropes
Replies: 19
Views: 3256

Re: TV Tropes

I have removed a number of posts that were not germane to the topic, and in response to a post I felt was inappropriate. Such is my right. I apologize to those whose posts were removed in response to that post, but I wanted to clean the thread up and restore it to its intent. I reserve the right to...
by RCraig
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: For You Math-heads (totally non-Jeopardy)
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: For You Math-heads (totally non-Jeopardy)

If you frame it as "We had 53 of the 59 covered, what are the odds that we'll only have 2 of the 5 they select in our 53?" Then the answer is roughly 0.0055. Your odds of hitting all 5 of the 5 in your 53 would be .57, 4 of the 5 would be .35, and 3 of the 5 as 0.07. (1 of 5 is about 1 in 10000 and ...
by RCraig
Sun May 18, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 308
Views: 17589

Re: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hi everyone, been wanting to post here since Friday, but super busy! Let me first congratulate Brad on his tournament win! Everyone was very tough to play in this tournament, but him and Ken were REALLY tough. Little room for error when playing them. It's almost like "whoever makes the next to last ...
by RCraig
Thu May 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 13452

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It was a wrong answer. The FAFSA is not a college application, and nobody has ever been accepted to college just for mailing in a FAFSA. If Alex's answer sheet says "financial aid," wouldn't he glance to the judges when the player says "college application"? (Which we may not see on TV if it's edit...
by RCraig
Thu May 15, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 13452

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was surprised they didn't come back after the commercial break to take away Brad's money for FAFSA --> college application. Yeah, I was thinking that might have at least needed a prompt, but it's not a big deal. When you are playing for a million dollars, I think it's kind of a big deal. It was a...
by RCraig
Thu May 15, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 13452

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I understand it is in the rules, I just don't like it. I also don't like they don't give both players $2,000 when there is a tie for second, but they didn't consult me. Again, it is nothing personal, just my opinion. Still, I was quite impressed with how you played today and retro good luck tomorro...
by RCraig
Thu May 15, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 13452

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The negative score reset is part of the rules and everyone playing knows that. If it wasn't the rule, don't you think the players might a bit more cautious about going into the negative?
by RCraig
Thu May 15, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 189
Views: 11397

Re: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Just wanted to say good game to Colby & Pam!
And thank you to everyone for the congratulations!

I thought this was a very hard board in general. With some crazy wild a** guesses by myself. Provo?! King of Prussia??
I laughed when I heard my own laugh during the butterfly question too.
by RCraig
Thu May 15, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 13452

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hi, everyone, glad you are enjoying the finals! I have a lot to comment on, but yes, I did get FJ sitting in the no pressure chair about 20 feet from the podiums. For edema, "dropsy" popped into my head immediately and I couldn't think of the five letter synonym :) For FAFSA, you can see me gesturin...
by RCraig
Tue May 06, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 8641

Re: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I cannot fathom Roger's wager of $1,078. Granted, he didn't have to wager anything as his score going into FJ likely gets him through to the next round on a wild card, so a shutout bet makes no sense here. And on an ordinary, non-tournament day, I could see Roger arriving at a wager of $4,000. So d...
by RCraig
Tue May 06, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 128
Views: 8373

Re: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a great game, would've said iTunes as well. Had no clue on FJ and would've put down Alaska. Congrats to Russ on the win and good luck to Pam in the wildcard race! I have to admit that I was really pulling for Tom Nosek too. He's got a great sense of humor and more than a few awesome stories...
by RCraig
Tue May 06, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 8641

Re: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Leszek and Robin were very hard to beat on the buzzer and it took me a while to get the hang of it.
One nice thing about going first is getting to watch the games for the rest of the day and hang out with the two of them in the audience.
by RCraig
Tue May 06, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 8641

Re: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm surprised Roger almost missed that Daily Double about the high jump - I'd never heard of that particular woman, but I figured that that was the only event where her height was relevant. I don't think he "almost missed" it; I think he probably came up with high jump pretty quickly, but took his ...
by RCraig
Tue May 06, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 8641

Re: Monday, May 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I just remembered a fun anecdote that my wife told me about this game...for the Lebowski clue, apparently Alex originally pronounced the character's name "hey-ZOOS," but then had to re-record it with the appropriate pronunciation during the commercial break. Others who were there can confirm or den...
by RCraig
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 10223

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was the most entertaining episode I've seen in a looong time. Congratulations, Arthur!