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by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5236

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always assumed that they didn't allow for erasures, given the large number of cross-outs seen - but why? Some legal reason? Are they afraid some contestant will hit "clear" accidentally? (Now that I think about it, that's probably it.) Microsoft Paint has a "clear" button. The technology is there...
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5236

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Although I agree with James' sentiment of his FJ! response, I didn't like his particular choice in expressing it.

Calling someone suffering from a potentially fatal disease a "GHOST", however well-intended, doesn't sit well with me.
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5236

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We've now seen the equivalent of a crush (match 1), a 2/3 game (match 2) and a lock (match 3).

Ken had the crush and the lock while James just managed the 2/3 game. With his FJ! record, though, a 2/3 game is almost as good as a lock. :D
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5236

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last night, Ken made a comment about being able to say "OK Boomer" to Alex. But Alex is not a member of the baby boomer generation. Although the exact years of birth for boomers can vary a little bit, I've never seen 1940, his year of birth, included in such a range.
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4402

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure if something about this has been posted yet. In match 1, Ken had the functional equivalent of leading in a 2/3 game. He would win if he got FJ! OR James missed it. In match 2, James was ahead in a non-2/3 game. So, if he made the normal lockout wager (which of course he was going to do wit...
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4402

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure if something about this has been posted yet. In match 1, Ken had the functional equivalent of leading in a 2/3 game. He would win if he got FJ! OR James missed it. In match 2, James was ahead in a non-2/3 game. So, if he made the normal lockout wager (which of course he was going to do with...
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Goat January 7th online?
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Goat January 7th online?

I'm able to watch ABC shows through on demand. I didn't know this until a week ago. I had forgotten to tape the special leading up to the GOAT tournament, but fortunately stumbled across it on on demand. The only drawback was that the fast forward option was disabled which meant that commercials wer...
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4402

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, my mind immediately leapt to Napoleon who was well know as being short. Fortunately, I then started thinking of US presidents also know to be short around that time. I first thought of John Adams, but realized he was too early. Then I thought of Martin Van Buren, who was too late. I knew th...
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5699

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

8:00 p.m. ABC – Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions (premiere) Viewers: 14.01 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/11 (#1) If the tournament holds these wonderful ratings, I would expect some more J! primetime programming in the summer, maybe something akin to Super Jeopardy! where the field is expanded. That w...
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 1154

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

We'd be better off without another celebrity version of this show.
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5699

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game will demoralize borderline folks like me who are prepping for the audition test. Yikes! So many, many NHOs and HTFWIKTs. Then again, I'm not a trivia imbiber like many are here (and like those three obviously are) - my meager knowledge is all-natural. The sheer speed on the wordplay categ...
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5699

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

boson wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:10 pm
I'm with Alex - that think music seemed short. Did anyone time it?
I don't know that it felt short, but I did feel that the tempo of the music itself was a little quicker than usual. If I were playing and heard that music, it would have raised my anxiety level a bit.
by slam
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Help with a Jeopardy-themed marriage proposal
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: Help with a Jeopardy-themed marriage proposal

Since the "will" clue might be a bit ambiguous, as pointed out above, how about: In a GEICO commercial, a group of pigeons is urged to "fire at" someone with this first name. Even if she hasn't seen the commercial, she could easily figure out the correct response from the common expression "fire at ...
by slam
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 5120

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

Erin's guess of Oregon for "Timber' wasn't a bad guess, with the Portland Timbers of MLS (and before that, NASL). :| I so wanted Jonathan to say "Make this a true daily triple, Alex" at the start of DJ. :geek: Military alphabet is one of those lists a J! player should know, along with the President...
by slam
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 15293

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Third (pardon my ignorance): what the hell is "Kip" Marlowe? I' know who Marlowe was, read some of his work in college, even came up with "Who was Marlowe?" for this FJ. Is "Kip" some nickname I've just never heard of? Was Marlowe, unbeknownst to us, secretly Kenyan? And what's up with including th...
by slam
Thu May 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 21034

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

That certainly is great news. Unfortunately, with pancreatic cancer, Alex still has a long way to go to recovery. Let’s all hope that he’s one of the few who beats the odds. On a related topic, does anyone else believe that Holzhauer’s run is a gift for Alex? He is obviously enjoying the run though ...
by slam
Mon May 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek wins Emmy
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Alex Trebek wins Emmy

Since Alex hasn't won an Emmy in over a decade, this award was probably at least partially given based on his current health issues. Of course, he certainly deserved it anyway, but it's still nice to see him get another Emmy. On a related topic, I think it's great that Alex (most likely) gets to fin...
by slam
Wed May 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 4213

Re: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:12 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:03 pm
I fairly confidently negged with Penzance in place of HFS Pinafore. :oops:
It's the one about duty.
They're all about duty! :)
by slam
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 20078

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

BTW, it's commendable that the one stratagem he's never used is taking as much time as possible to come up with the wager, so as to run out the clock. With good reason ... why would he want to run out the clock? That just means less money for him. I was thinking that's what his opponents should be ...
by slam
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 20078

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

Taping for the season is over. Does the fact that we haven’t heard about James losing, like we did for the Zerg-Jennings game, mean that he ran the rest of the season? Not at all. Did you know about this magnificent run until it was imminent? Actually, I didn’t know about it until he first broke th...