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by Bamaman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4357
Views: 681424

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I guessed wrong, but I don’t think it was that obscure. The list of First Ladies (as of 1991) who could possibly have been born in 1925 is fairly short. New York eliminates Lady Bird and Carter, as their husbands are strongly associated with other states. Nixon, Ford, and Reagan all had California o...
by Bamaman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 495
Views: 32663

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Joe Niekro’s only career home run was off Phil.

They did not like facing each other and tried to avoid it if possible.
by Bamaman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football pre-emptions
Replies: 56
Views: 4255

Re: Football pre-emptions

I am just glad my local CBS affiliate ended their urinating contest with my satellite company just in time for football season so I can watch Jeopardy again.
by Bamaman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4357
Views: 681424

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 5/3/93 College Championship QF1: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6393 Player pics of Nikki Laski & Keena Baumgartner as Jeff Thompsen was posted previously: https://i.ibb.co/y0hh48G/IMG-6125.jpg https://i.ibb.co/n1s70Bm/IMG-6126.jpg Interesting the very last clue in DJ was clo...
by Bamaman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

I just opened this thread and read about your illness. Glad to see it is treatable. Best wishes and prayers for you from a cancer survivor.
by Bamaman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer reruns 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Summer reruns 2019

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:54 am
I wonder what percentage of people here watch any of the summer reruns. For me, it's a 6-week break and 30 extra minutes of free time every weekday.
I would be more apt to watch if they showed five game runs of champs from the early seasons.
by Bamaman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?

They probably don’t say the winner gets more than 250K because it has never occurred to them it is possible. I don’t see him averaging $125,000 in two games against high caliber players. Especially if this scenario involves Clavining FJ one day.
by Bamaman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2718

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

Do you have any data on anybody not betting it all from second in this scenario? It blows my mind that anybody would do that. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4557 Here is one such example. This was in the co-champs era with very simple math involved. The urinating contest between Dire...
by Bamaman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 495
Views: 32663

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Baseball HOFer Bob Gibson diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/271 ... atform=amp
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Demographic Survey
Replies: 84
Views: 8761

Re: JBoard Demographic Survey

When this poll was first posted, there were no respondents in the 70+ bracket. I am now over 70, and I would not be surprised if a few other boardies are, as well. I hope so, anyway. Being the oldest person in the room is not something I relish. It has been over five years so I would imagine you ar...
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1909

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

What was wrong with Hannah’s wager? Her score was lower than Ryan’s MSBIW score, so she had to improve her score to win. Yes, she could have bet differently and accomplished the same goal, but I don’t think it was a horrible bet. Much better than zero. ...but she did bet zero. She had to improve he...
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1909

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

No chance on FJ for me. I have heard the name, but no idea who he was. I knew Alexander was wrong because he was in the 300s. What was wrong with Hannah’s wager? Her score was lower than Ryan’s MSBIW score, so she had to improve her score to win. Yes, she could have bet differently and accomplished ...
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1760

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

This game's FJ was a major trap for a younger player with a crush lead over an older player. Expo '67 was well known at the time but the reference window for it has long closed. Good knowledge on the champ's part to get it. I was born in 1967 so maybe that helped it be an instaget. I am having to p...
by Bamaman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1941

Re: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

the racially offensive version of the phrase. I was blissfully unaware of that version until this thread. :evil: Same. The benefits of the accidents of birth geography. I have lived my whole life in a geographical area of the country not known for racial sensitivity and I have never heard of the of...
by Bamaman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2560

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Add me to those who drifted around non-nine lettered places and ultimately had no clue.
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2629

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had misfire for FJ as it sounded like something a rocket ship would do.

Spent time trying to translate Rio Grande into Spanish. :roll:
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders
Replies: 211
Views: 35364

Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

The audience would also clap a lot in early games. Also, you could ring in whenever you wanted so it wasn’t uncommon for there to be a lot of misses.

I also saw a game where they had a clue about Teddy Roosevelt and Alex explained the origin of the teddy bear in the middle of the game.
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3063

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Catching up here. It was interesting that Dan was exactly between the other two players when he hit the last DD.

I was lost on FJ and put Taj Mahal down because of the Indian sounding name and was even a little surprised it was right.
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4357
Views: 681424

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I have never seen the show, either. Is there something funny about the scores being what they are in the picture?
by Bamaman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders
Replies: 211
Views: 35364

Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

I'm not sure if it's known who is the youngest ever regular play Jeopardy! contestant is, but this morning, I watched the Season 14 Premier on Netflix and Atish Choudhury revealed he was 18. You must be at least 18 in order to be a regular play contestant. The subject of FJ died on June 25, 1997, a...