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by Vintsanity
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: James wouldn't have lost pre-James
Replies: 75
Views: 4388

Re: James wouldn't have lost pre-James

It's a testament to James that the fundamental transformation of the game he brought about ultimately helped do him in. That's what the great ones do in nearly any competition. They raise the level of play of everyone around them and then fall victim to the increased competition if they slip up jus...
by Vintsanity
Thu May 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

Another clown: https://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/opinion/columnists/bromley-column-math-puts-favorite-games-in-jeopardy/article_076aa35c-d85b-59f0-9554-864f172739ff.html. "Basketball used to be a ballet of athleticism and artistry. But once NBA analysts figured out converting 3-point sho...
by Vintsanity
Wed May 01, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

The idea that I am on some sort of threadjacking rampage is pretty false. I've made 11 posts TOTAL on jboard since the thing about him being on went up. This was my first negative post about him in a month. There have now been more posts by you complaining about my posts than anything I posted, and...
by Vintsanity
Wed May 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 58516

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm working my way through a backlog of recorded shows, but I just got caught up. I haven't been reading this thread, so apologies if this has already been discussed. Have the mid level questions suddenly gotten much harder in the past few episodes, or it it just me? On the questions from several we...
by Vintsanity
Wed May 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

I think the usefulness of this thread has been pretty well destroyed. If the mods are okay with discussions of Holzhauer's past behavior, they should at least make it a separate dedicated thread. As a mod, I would prefer it to be confined to PM's or -- preferably -- some other off-board medium. I a...
by Vintsanity
Wed May 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

If you'll go back, you can see I've never questioned the cheating accusations. I've questioned their direct link to sociopathy, but not the fact that the accusations were asshole moves in and of themselves. I think it is fair game to lambast him for the accusations, but that has already been done. W...
by Vintsanity
Wed May 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

In Lampy's defense, how could he see it any other way? James accused him of cheating and he's stating that. The fact that perhaps otherwise James has seemed like a perfectly fine person isn't going to change that. Well, he could see it as someone upset at losing on a game show and taking out his fr...
by Vintsanity
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

akrites wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:58 pm
Other than Jeopardy and the Chase, what other shows has James been on?
Not sure if trolling or serious. In the event that it is the latter, he was a challenger on Season 1 of 500 Questions. He was unable to unseat the incumbent, who was the most successful contestant of the season.
by Vintsanity
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

Who exactly am I "bullying" and how? Well, James for one. Not to mention BRD-98 upthread. Either James is an unapologetic asshole sociopathic bully, and you have taken it upon youself to warn the world, or he was a jerk to you four years ago, and you've made it your mission to totally destroy his r...
by Vintsanity
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

The worst thing about the article is the insinuation that assholes can't love their families so James might not be an asshole. Trump loves his family too. Most exploitative, bullying sociopaths do. I've seen the thread where he anonymously accused you of cheating at LL, and I saw where he said you ...
by Vintsanity
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17352

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

The worst thing about the article is the insinuation that assholes can't love their families so James might not be an asshole. Trump loves his family too. Most exploitative, bullying sociopaths do. I've seen the thread where he anonymously accused you of cheating at LL, and I saw where he said you ...
by Vintsanity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 4774

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: 65
Views: 4774

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: 1022

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: 7503

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: 97
Views: 7478

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: 97
Views: 7478

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: 7503

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: 97
Views: 7478

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: 97
Views: 7478

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...