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by Vintsanity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2561

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

However, he left a lot of money on the table over the years, I suspect probably over a million dollars. Ken left $119,978 on the table over 74 games. (An average of $1,621 a show.) He probably left substantially more on the table by underbetting on DDs, a higher percentage proposition than FJ. Not ...
by Vintsanity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2561

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

Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 pm
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:51 pm


I bit the dust on DD3. I normally fare very well in both Bible categories and wordplay categories, but while I've heard the phrase "feet of clay" several times, it's not one with which I'm deeply familiar.
+1 on all of this.
I couldn't get past "clay feet".
by Vintsanity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success
Replies: 11
Views: 729

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

A matter of correlation not equaling causation imo. Are the type of people who do well on J! also the type of people who do QB? Absolutely. But success in one is not guaranteed success in the other. I had a poor approximation of a kind of quiz bowl in high school, but my success on J! clues comes fr...
by Vintsanity
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 4571

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

I don't have a dog in this fight (or whatever it is) and I don't know anyone involved, and I don't have any firsthand information whatsoever. But back in 2014 when I saw James on The Chase I did quite a bit of googling to figure out who he was, and I didn't find him in J-archive, so I had a feeling ...
by Vintsanity
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4191

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I think Anderson Cooper would be a good choice. He has a news background, so that gives him an appearance of being intellectual. Journos/pundits on Celebrity J! consistently show that their main job is to be empty talking heads in front of a camera without much in the way of real "on the spot" know...
by Vintsanity
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4191

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I have seen many threads on this subject over the years, and I don't think I have ever seen anyone suggest a promotion for one of the Clue Crew. All three obviously know how to read clues competently. Also, is it unthinkable for the show promote from within, with someone who reads clues during the ...
by Vintsanity
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 4571

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

Pour one out for contestant Alex. He did better than I expected given the hype surrounding the challenger even before game one. I was on the wrong side of a game like this one. It was not fun.
by Vintsanity
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4191

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Why are people saying a comedian wouldn't work for a host? I will propose that at least some of Trebek's "gravitas" has been earned from how earnest he is, to the point sometimes of being po-faced. A comedian would have to work extra hard not to let quips quell the mo' (to use Maggie Speak's famous...
by Vintsanity
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4191

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Why are people saying a comedian wouldn't work for a host? They pretty consistently outperform all other occupations on Celebrity Jeopardy! Obviously the show can't be purely a vehicle for stand up comedy, but some witty quips now and then could work well. Someone like Ben Bailey formerly of Cash Ca...
by Vintsanity
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6089

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

To be fair, without the show's own promo putting people on the trail, there is a good chance the site would have gone unnoticed. Enough people start on the Google trail on Monday morning when the contestant info hits the website that someone would have found the site on the morning of April 1. Tech...
by Vintsanity
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6089

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

If the site was created by him or with his knowledge / authorization, I have a hard time comprehending how someone as smart as him would have put up (or allowed to be put up) a spoiler-laden website that blatantly flouted his NDA. OTOH, could he have been so naive as to think that if he just create...
by Vintsanity
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: reddit jeopardy done?
Replies: 45
Views: 3804

Re: reddit jeopardy done?

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:51 pm
I noticed someone on youtube that had an account with all of February's episodes up had all their videos deleted. I will miss the reddit guy, I just wonder what took Sony so long.
That dumbass reporter who wrote the Medium article linked upthread probably forced their hand.
by Vintsanity
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6089

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

Besides, there have been numerous elite quizzers who won only once or not at all on J! Exhibits A-E: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=5348 http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=1974 http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=1059 http://www.j-archive.com/showplay...
by Vintsanity
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6089

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Vintsanity wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Major spoiler or else very elaborate troll below.
SpoilerShow
isn't that some sort of breach of agreement when playing on jeopardy?
I suppose it depends on who made it and how they acquired their information. I don't know the answer to either of these.
by Vintsanity
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6089

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

Major spoiler or else very elaborate troll below.
by Vintsanity
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: reddit jeopardy done?
Replies: 45
Views: 3804

Re: reddit jeopardy done?

I can’t get more than lical PBS and a crappy local independent station with an antenna. Cable was invented just to sell television sets where I live. Unless you live waaay out in the boonies, if you put a good amplified antenna in a relatively unobstructed location, you can probably get at least th...
by Vintsanity
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $0 FJ Wager Poll
Replies: 46
Views: 1721

Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

I actually think about this scenario a lot. It's kind of my dream to have a runaway and bet nothing. If I made a $0 wager but knew the correct response, I would try to make a joke that was an allusion to the correct response. For example, I knew the Texas Rangers FJ a few weeks ago, but had I been o...
by Vintsanity
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The crisis in TDs
Replies: 33
Views: 2147

Re: The crisis in TDs

I participated (initially under a different account) in nearly every single TD from roughly the end of 2015 to a few months ago when I stopped frequenting this board multiple times per week. Now I usually just stop by once a week to see the FJ poll. For me it was simple a matter of getting trivia f...
by Vintsanity
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The crisis in TDs
Replies: 33
Views: 2147

Re: The crisis in TDs

I participated (initially under a different account) in nearly every single TD from roughly the end of 2015 to a few months ago when I stopped frequenting this board multiple times per week. Now I usually just stop by once a week to see the FJ poll. For me it was simple a matter of getting trivia fa...
by Vintsanity
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 396 - MINI-TD #3 - FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 44
Views: 1941

Re: TD 396 - MINI-TD #3 - Q4 RESULTS

SenseiCAY wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Had no idea what a Scottish council area is, so I just guessed a city.
Same.