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by SBurrus
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2993

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was in the "Night Before Christmas" club. Grrrr...I should have known FJ.

I hate categories like the Jeff Goldblum category. He was so slow reading the clues...really slowed down the game.
by SBurrus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 16156

Re: LL83: Learned League

I opened LL83 with a 3(3)-4(4) loss. Whitney Houston was a guess that actually was correct; I guessed Denver (which was wrong)...but was also the most common incorrect answer.

At least I'm 1.000 in DE after one day.
by SBurrus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4041

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am embarrassed to admit, as a former meteorologist (and with a Bachelors in meteorology), that I missed FJ.

The TOC Final is going to be epic.
by SBurrus
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3288

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was good to see James again...and actually, I was glad to see all three players. I thought we were in for a game when Alan got the DD to cut James' lead to $800...but then, James did what he usually did during his run: took control of the board and got on a roll. For FJ...my answer was Ella Fitzg...
by SBurrus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Entire Ending Theme Song in the credits?
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Entire Ending Theme Song in the credits?

The station which airs "Jeopardy" in our market often cuts away to a news break during the credits. They always show the beginning of the closing credits, and sometimes, will let it play all the way to the end but other times, they don't let it play out all the way.
by SBurrus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9982

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

I'm a little late posting to this thread (haven't been on the board in a couple of months) but this TOC field looks outstanding and the games should be exciting. I'm glad to see Emma in the field...but am hoping some of the 4-time champions who didn't make the field can be included in a future TOC. ...
by SBurrus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 15303

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

I always record "Jeopardy" to watch right before I go to bed or first thing when I wake up in the morning. This evening, I was watching the NCAA Baseball Tournament on ESPNU when an item scrolled across the ticker that "James Holzhauer's streak had ended", spoiling the episode for me before I could ...
by SBurrus
Fri May 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 26037

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:45 am
"Big Red Spot," alas. At least it wasn't my margin of defeat in either of my lost matches.
I made the same mistake. And I am an astronomy buff; I knew better. Def a facepalm moment when I saw the correct answer.
by SBurrus
Fri May 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 26037

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:45 am
"Big Red Spot," alas. At least it wasn't my margin of defeat in either of my lost matches.
I made the same mistake. And I am an astronomy buff; I knew better. Def a facepalm moment when I saw the correct answer.
by SBurrus
Thu May 02, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 6456

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I loved that there was a clue on Simple Minds! I enjoyed that category in general. Seeing the Go-Go's come up made my day. I've been binge watching Go-Go's concert clips on YouTube nearly every night for the last couple weeks. :D I never would have got that (without the video) by simply doing the m...
by SBurrus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hey, somebody has a new novel out!
Replies: 17
Views: 2910

Re: Hey, somebody has a new novel out!

I will have to give Dead Sand a try. Now that Sue Grafton is gone, I need a new series to read...and if it's a series, I just find it better to start at the beginning.
by SBurrus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 7260

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I want to see how James handles an obscure category like "12th Century Russian Art"...and has there been an Opera category during his run?
by SBurrus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5826

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

James was absolutely on fire in Tuesday night's game. Impressive performance once again. I felt really bad for Katie...just imagining myself in her position after waiting a very long time to finally get on the show only to be up against a human machine...then not getting to ring in on that final clu...
by SBurrus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 9415

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

James is simply awesome. Once he gets on a roll, he just overwhelms his challengers with his deep knowledge base, knocking off the high-dollar clues with little effort and leaving less-valued clues for his opponents that don't amount to much. Certainly has the potential for a long run. I can't repea...
by SBurrus
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 21133

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I made a costly error on MD11, putting Holy Roman Empire instead of just Roman Empire, and lost (2)2-4(4). Had I just put Roman Empire, it would have resulted in a tie. After winning 5 in a row, I have now lost three straight in Taiga D Division 1.
by SBurrus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 21042

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

This is a stunning development. Pancreatic cancer is among the worst types because one often isn't even aware they have it until the disease is well into its latter stages. My late brother-in-law succumbed to pancreatic cancer within 35 days of diagnosis. I hope Alex has a better outcome and can, in...
by SBurrus
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 21133

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Does anyone know why today is an off-day for LL?
by SBurrus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 21133

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

On MD5, I racked up a Dolly Parton with a 9(5)-4(4) win; the one question I missed, the river question, my opponent surprisingly awarded me 0 points. This is only the third time in all of my LL seasons that I answered 5 questions correctly in one day. At 2-3 on the season, I am still just 2 points o...
by SBurrus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 4549

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I alone in finding the pace of the shows excruciatingly slow? What I would really like to see for a team game would be something like duplicate bridge - Let one player from each team play the whole game. The next game, let a different player from each team play exactly the same board. We would l...
by SBurrus
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2653

Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I haven't been keeping up with it...but is there any way John can make the next TOC? He was a great contestant and would add a deep knowledge field to that competition among the elite? John waited just a little too long to start his charge, which he did without any DD today as opposed to previous da...