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by RobW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1776

Re: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue had me almost make Steven's mistake as I saw Albert, converted it to Alberta and wrote Edmonton. Fortunately, Biff gave me a rap on the head, "Think McFly!" and I moved a step over to fully match everything in the clue. I definitely would've stopped at Edmonton just like Steven did. du...
by RobW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2727

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't think of another FJ cat that would lend itself so well to using the intermission to mentally (or even writing down) the whole damn 26 likely responses. Ain't that the truth! In light of this, it seems a safe assumption that Erin probably didn't just run out of time working through Alfa,Brav...
by RobW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Have any group of contestants ever gotten 63 of 63 answers?
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Have any group of contestants ever gotten 63 of 63 answers?

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:18 pm
63 of 63 would result in a Coryat of $54,000, which has never happened before.
so by extension, that means there's never even been a "60 right, 0 wrong" game.
(i.e., ignoring FJ success rate)
by RobW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2727

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:03 am
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET
...welp, there goes that set of ToC study flashcards. :)

(annoying because I know 'em cold, so they were the occasional EASY flashcards in the deck)
by RobW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Have any group of contestants ever gotten 63 of 63 answers?
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Have any group of contestants ever gotten 63 of 63 answers?

63 of 66 has happened (every clue was questioned correctly, but there were three rebounds after incorrect responses were given): http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1692 I have been telling people that "there has literally never been a perfect 63-right-and-0-wrong game of Jeopardy - the E...
by RobW
Fri May 31, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I had to chuckle when panettone was a question yesterday. I first learned that word when it came up in the national spelling bee many years ago. I had that answer immediately but couldn't remember if panettone had all that fruit on top, so I changed it to "frangiapone", which is a nonsense word Any...
by RobW
Thu May 30, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I eagerly await my regression back up to the mean! (I could hear Clapton singing every #$*% word of the first verse, but somehow couldn't get from "comin' for to carry me home..." back to the proper title. :roll: )

Easily my worst season start ever. But somehow, still fun. :)
by RobW
Mon May 27, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 3179

Re: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

gnash wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:54 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:58 am
18600 for James at the first break. Not bad for 15 clues.
Is that a record?
Yes, I believe so.

(fyi the best possible score at Break #1 - assuming they stop after clue #15, which happens to be the DD, is $24,000)
by RobW
Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2930

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised that James didn't get "The Bald Soprano," since he got a Daily Double about it on April 15. You know it's an epic run when repeat clues start appearing! :) Although that 4/15 clue was MUCH easier IMO, with the play's title as more color than TOM. ("Ionesco = Absurd" is a pretty basi...
by RobW
Tue May 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2930

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James's first show was April 4, and the tapings for this season (which ends in July) were over before April 17. So there might be people in the last few weeks of the season who saw at most a week of James before playing him in April, but not anyone we'll be seeing for a while. In case anyone else i...
by RobW
Fri May 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2016

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What an outstanding FJ question. So extremely gettable, but only in hindsight for me. :)
by RobW
Thu May 02, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3351

Re: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

20/21 on the FJ! clues combined with excellent buzzer skill and broad board knowledge is quite formidable. Throw in the betting bravery and over 92% success rate on DDs and it's a daunting combination for any challenger. A moment of appreciation for that crisp and cogent summary. Thank you Mark! So...
by RobW
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4304

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can imagine myself potentially going with Natty Bumpo for the Final. (out of caution to be sure I don't flub with Sherlock's Hat or Walken's film...) I think that would've been accepted (Natty was, indeed, the title character of the The Deerslayer) Do others concur? Nope. The prompt was "this 184...
by RobW
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4304

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can imagine myself potentially going with Natty Bumpo for the Final. (out of caution to be sure I don't flub with Sherlock's Hat or Walken's film...) I think that would've been accepted (Natty was, indeed, the title character of the The Deerslayer) Do others concur? That game was fascinating to wa...
by RobW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3289

Re: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NEW COUNTRY $800: A 24-year armed conflict led to the independence of this nation from South Africa in 1990 James's careful over-pronunciation of this answer made me laugh - by this point he had heard Maggie's green room spiel at least 4 times. I assume that spiel still includes the warning of "you...
by RobW
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

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

I find his consistent FJ shout outs interesting as further confirmation of subtler strengths: - rapid FJ knowledge (no surprise, given his regular game play) - confidence (presuming that he's only wasting time on a shoutout if he KNOWs he's right) - fast on the light pen (minor, but important in FJ...
by RobW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3804

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Annoyed by your leaning? What about this airing all the time during the promos for the online tests? :lol: https://i.ibb.co/sP6p0w6/rob1-2.jpg Well if we're aiming to pick the worst, it's gotta be that backwards alphabet singing. ugh! I dance far better than I sing, and I say that as the epitome of...
by RobW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3804

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First, sorry for rocking back and forth. I know people will find it annoying, but I'm a kinetic person. I frequently leaned forward while answering, as if there was a microphone stand six inches in front of me. Ugh, so annoying! (to this viewer, at least - no one else ever even noticed...) I'm happ...
by RobW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 6005

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

we all uttered the same ascending whistle upon seeing that, right? :shock:
by RobW
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

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

Does James has a date and shout out planned for each day? I find his consistent FJ shout outs interesting as further confirmation of subtler strengths: - rapid FJ knowledge (no surprise, given his regular game play) - confidence (presuming that he's only wasting time on a shoutout if he KNOWs he's ...