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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: 3978

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: 200
Views: 11532

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: 101
Views: 11330

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: 777

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: 3533

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: 17357

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: 17357

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...
by slam
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17357

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

It just dawned on me that the $250,000 given to the winner of the ToC is a minimum guarantee. It would be fun to see if James can break that on a two day, total point affair. I don't know if James would bet huge on the first day FJ, even if he had a lead typical of his regular games.. A miss on it ...
by slam
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 17357

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?
by slam
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 3315

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Got a 45 playing off the video to go with my 47 on Tuesday and 43 on Wednesday (real thing). Went with Rye instead of Barley. Said downhill instead of halfpipe (stupidity on my part). Had no guess on Franzen. Said Regan rather than Cordelia. And finally said FEMA instead of NOAA. The long wait conti...
by slam
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

After my 47 last night off the video, I dropped back into my typical range with a 43. I can live with that.
by slam
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4427

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Took tonight's test off of Sue Herder's recording (Thanks, Sue!). Will probably take tomorrow's to continue my now 34-year attempt to get on the show (Yes, I first took the test back in 1985. Feels like yesterday.) In any event, I scored 47 last night which is better than my typical 41-45 on the tes...
by slam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 101
Views: 11330

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

What a week! It was bad enough that Alex had to make this horrible announcement. Then the very next day, this life-long Met fan learned that Tom Seaver (the greatest Met of them all) is suffering from dementia, and has to retire from public life. May God strengthen them both for the upcoming trials...
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 4579

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm
If they just needed someone for a few weeks to end the season, I wonder if they would ask Pat Sajak?
Sounds like a good interim choice. After all, he already has one game of experience!

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=226
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 101
Views: 11330

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

QuizGeek75 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Stephen Colbert sent his well wishes last night since Alex appeared on the very last episode of The Colbert Report before succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show.
Alex succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show? :lol:
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 4579

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If for some reason he can't keep working that long, I would think they'd just cut the season a little short (if they don't have any contract requirement to produce a full 46 weeks a year of new programming). That way, they can take some extra time in finding a replacement. I just looked at one of t...
by slam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 4579

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ, those are three high profile amendments. I wasn’t a fan of the format, but I don’t fault them for trying. With today’s news, this could be Alex’s last mega-TOC, but hopefully he will be able to host another before he retires on his own terms. I would love to see him end his career with...
by slam
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 101
Views: 11330

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

This totally sucks.

My father was diagnosed, also at age 78, with stage 2 pancreatic cancer a few years ago. He survived just a year, though he was able to function well until his last few months.
by slam
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4007

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken can do no wrong! (except mispronounce Titian) I had to look this up since I've never heard it the way Ken pronounced it. His real first name was Tiziano, pronounced Tit-zha-no, so you could make an argument for Ken's pronunciation. Ken really came in like a wrecking ball again. What a player. D...
by slam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4007

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At the beginning of this tournament, I claimed that FJ! wagering in the 2nd game of the first round of matches was the most complicated we've seen on the show. However, both games had scores going into that FJ! that made the wagering very simple. There were only a few minor decisions to make: Team K...