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by Cat Hammarskjold
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree that James has settled all question of whether he deserves to be ranked among the greatest of the superchamps. My question, for those of you know who keep track of such things, is how does James's average Coryat compare to the best ever? Here's everyone with an average Coryat of at least $2...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success

NAQT and ACF until 2005 or so were at least a third general knowledge/pop culture, and still had giveaways of "sound like" or "is an anagram of", among others. Most high school teams played various non-pyramidal quizbowl more than NAQT until 2010 or so. Around half of the states in the US were still...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success

I think that playing in the era where questions were transitioning from more wordplay/pop culture questions to more academic stuff is even more of a benefit. The people in that age cohort were also born around the time of the beginning of the Trebek version J! so we associate more of our memories wi...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2750

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

I thought they were looking for a 6-letter word instead of halogen as well, but I put halogen anyway.
by Cat Hammarskjold
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2750

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

I responded with Donald Glover for Q50 because I knew it was the guy from Community but didn't remember his rap artist name. Would that likely be accepted?
by Cat Hammarskjold
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2803

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James's run so far has reminded me of the Vosbergh era of Jeopardy!, and I love the relative lack of Lach trash. James is not only on pace to smash Austin Rodgers's record for most money won in the first five games, but he's also on pace to break Vosbergh benefactor Frank Spangenberg's record for f...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2803

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James's run so far has reminded me of the Vosbergh era of Jeopardy!, and I love the relative lack of Lach trash. James is not only on pace to smash Austin Rodgers's record for most money won in the first five games, but he's also on pace to break Vosbergh benefactor Frank Spangenberg's record for fi...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4223

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I think that Lauren Graham or Alexis Bledel would be good choices, since they've already shown that they can be on a show with fast-talking dialog with some academic and pop culture terms thrown in. Or, since Jeopardy! needs more STEM, maybe someone like Danica McKellar or Mayim Bialik. The Gilmore...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 4653

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was some talk a while ago about someone wagering $1,488 on FJ. If James had wagered $8,912 instead of $9,812 on his second DD and missed, he would've had $11,488. That being said, I'm sure that's a random coincidence and it will be interesting to see how well he does. EDIT: Apparently enough o...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4223

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I think that Lauren Graham or Alexis Bledel would be good choices, since they've already shown that they can be on a show with fast-talking dialog with some academic and pop culture terms thrown in. Or, since Jeopardy! needs more STEM, maybe someone like Danica McKellar or Mayim Bialik.
by Cat Hammarskjold
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1893

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oklahoma is Midwest now? Not that I shouldn't have gotten the clue anyway, but that threw me off. ETA, after a bit of googling: There are people who don't consider the Dakotas to be Midwest? For real? I consider the Midwest to be Northwest Territory+rest of Minnesota, and thought that that was the ...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1428

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was anyone else disappointed that llama didn't show up in the Anima"LL"s category?
by Cat Hammarskjold
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1914

Re: Monday, February 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I obviously don't know any of the teams' internal strategies, but I think that Team Ken pulled off a second-level move with their lineup to thwart Team Austin's strategy. I have a feeling that Team Austin was counting on Team Ken using their ideal lineup in the second game, and had so they had chose...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Request for information regarding an upcoming episode (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2995

Re: Request for information regarding an upcoming episode (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)

Is this upcoming week the last week that was taped before the original post was made?
by Cat Hammarskjold
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2269

Re: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if the reason Steve Oppenheim is playing next Friday is because they were trying to have John and he on separate episodes, but a Jacob/Blish event happened. Did they know each other beforehand? Now I'm less sure about that than I had been. I didn't realize that Presloid was old enough to b...
by Cat Hammarskjold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1576

Re: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

He finally played like the John Presloid I remember. I guess he had a rejuvenating lunch.
by Cat Hammarskjold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2269

Re: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if
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the reason Steve Oppenheim is playing next Friday is because they were trying to have John and he on separate episodes, but a Jacob/Blish event happened.
by Cat Hammarskjold
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 397 - SS (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 2091

Re: TD 397 - SS (Q1-Q12 revealed)

I wish I had noticed that this quiz had a drop.
by Cat Hammarskjold
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2358

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

I root for anyone who seems to take trivia and/or quizbowl seriously and isn't just on Jeopardy! for the experience, and anyone from Ohio.
by Cat Hammarskjold
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 397 - SS (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 2091

Re: TD 397 - SS (Q1-Q3 revealed)

I wonder if the question I asked a few days ago kept other people from putting down the Hawks, or if no one was going to, anyway.