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by OldSchoolChamp
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 5906

Re: Monday, January 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Everybody on this forum seems to be surprised that they had a BMS for the pope but nobody has shown surprise that the reigning Jeopardy! champion didn't know who the pope was. Sometimes I forget that it's not John Paul II so I can sympathize with him.
Wait . . . you mean it isn’t Pius XII?
by OldSchoolChamp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 3378

Re: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cary left Alex’s hands tied for the FJ! round as the host and judges had no choice to in not accepting the pluralized response. The singular form of the parent territory has also been offered as a response on the show - and been rejected.. As well it should have been. I love the sardonic little smi...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 4949

Re: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:00 am
9021amyers wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:04 pm
The Wingfoot generation of Goodyear Blimps are actually semi-rigid, and thus not truly blimps at all.
I was hoping someone would mention this.
And by the way, beetles don't have femurs.
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 4949

Re: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

With no one getting the answer correct, the returning champ should have been the winner. How do you figure, given he finished behind someone who bet $0? Incidentally, how has no one mentioned the folly of Brennan's standing pat? Assuming Craig makes the predictable "internal shutout" bet of $5201, ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 3811

Re: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's usually better to wager $1. Clues that are a triple get or a triple stumper are relatively more common than clues with a split solve. If you bet the $1 you only lose if you miss and they hit which actually has less than 25% probability. Yes, but I assume your statistics are based on a two-play...
by OldSchoolChamp
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 8030

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

. . . I think of RWW, WWR, etc. as permutations with replacement. But you can also think of them as combinations if you label the players 1, 2, 3 based on their position after DJ! and ask the question, "Which players got the FJ! question right?" Telling me players 3 and 1 got the question right is ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 8030

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In any Final Jeopardy scenario, there are eight possible combinations of hit-and-miss outcomes: R R R R R W R W R R W W W R R W R W W W R W W W The object of the Final Jeopardy wager is to maximize the number of these combinations that lead to your winning the game. That statement would only be tru...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 8030

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In any Final Jeopardy scenario, there are eight possible combinations of hit-and-miss outcomes: The Nitpicker's Club would like to inform you that this is incorrect. For two reasons. 1. This is not true for "any Final Jeopardy scenario," only those with three players. Several scenarios each year in...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 8030

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In my post upthread, I said: I’m surprised, though, that amid all the richly deserved praise for Scarlett’s game, no one has mentioned Austin’s reckless overwager in FJ . . . Well, I seem to have remedied that situation. I’ve stated before Chernicoff’s First Law of Final Jeopardy Wagering: Bet with ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 8030

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In addition to the stellar performance by Scarlett, can I just say that that was the most exciting, competitive slugfest of a Jeopardy! match I’ve ever watched? Two great players with broad knowledge bases, slugging it out on the buzzer, seesawing the lead. A Jeopardy! classic. I’m surprised, though...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 5619

Re: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did they really accept Eros as the winged son of Venus and Vulcan? Roman dieties, so only the Roman name of Cupid should be correct. :geek: This wasn't one of those categories or clues that specified you had to give either the Greek or Roman name ( Cf. the clue asking for the Greek counterpart to V...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 3199

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Events for $200 was a coinflip on Veterans/Memorial IMO.
The clue mentioned that the dedication was in November.
. . . except that in 1923 they weren’t Veterans’ and Memorial Day, they were Armistice and Decoration Day.
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 3199

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For a tourney where a lot of the kids have been making fairly savvy FJ wagers, that was a very rough moment for Connor and Emily. It just goes to show the importance of wagering strategy. We all understand that a player in Emily’s position should bet small enough to keep Connor locked out, knowing ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Up Close and Personal
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Up Close and Personal

Bamaman wrote:Anybody else read it in Jim McKay's voice?
Bob Costas.
by OldSchoolChamp
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Up Close and Personal
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Up Close and Personal

Thought y’all might enjoy this (slightly updated) piece, which I originally wrote for the Sydney Olympics of 2000: Up Close and Personal Life hasn’t always been easy for Shpilke Zbnrskljvrzh. Growing up in the remote village of Grzkbblnik in her native Plotznia, Shpilke and her family often couldn’t...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/4/16 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: FJs for the 7/4/16 week

I have ridden the It's a Small World attraction in at least one of the Disney parks.
Better’n that—I rode it at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.
by OldSchoolChamp
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 6420

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

opusthepenguin wrote:Couldn't you at least tell us to get off from on top of your damn lawn? :P
Not without killing your buzz. ;)
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 6420

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So the title Du côté de chez Swann has a preposition followed by a preposition?? Mon Dieu. I don't know what to think of about that. Back to at you. It’s not really so strange as all that. Although the French expression chez Swann could plausibly be rendered in English as “Swann’s place,” it has no...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 6420

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:You're kind of a buzzkill, Steve.
OK, guilty as charged. Sorry for killing anybody’s buzz. I’m a professional grammar nerd (write and edit for a living) and I guess I let myself get a little carried away. I’ll shut up now . . . .
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 6420

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

We do sometimes use such double prepositions in English: you might pick up a fallen spoon “from under the table,” or someone born in, say, Pasadena might tell people “I come from near Los Angeles.” Or if you're a kid who doesn't want to hear about his least favorite bedtime story book, A Child's Hi...