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by BigDaddyJ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! audience cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: J! taping cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?

The J! site has two phone numbers after getting rid of the pop-up box: https://www.jeopardy.com/show-tickets/ Start there. Just reporting back here for the benefit of all. The first number went straight to a "full" voicemail box. The second number rang and then went to voicemail for a guy named "Le...
by BigDaddyJ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! audience cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: J! taping cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?

Okay, with the taping for the TOC confirmed for Monday & Tuesday then it's how to get a (no offense) Joe Schmo inside. None taken. I appreciate all the input and suggestions. I will try calling today and see what happens. Even if TOCers don't post on the J! Board or The Jeopardy! Fan I'm sure they ...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! audience cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: J! taping cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?

I have it on very good authority that the taping is going ahead as scheduled. Interesting. Thanks for the info. Given that, what do you (or anyone else) think my chances would be if I just show up at my scheduled taping anyway, by myself, ticket in hand, and try to talk, plead, or beg my way in? I ...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! audience cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: J! taping cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?

Most likely it's because that's the ToC taping and they don't want regular folk in the audience because they don't want spoilers leaked. If that were the situation, would there be any backdoor channel I could pursue to plead my case? It'll be my first time in LA in about 15 years and I just want to...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! audience cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

J! audience cancelled for 9/18 and 9/19?

Hi Everyone, I will be in the LA area next week on business and I had reserved tickets for both Jeopardy! tapings (morning and afternoon) on Monday, September 18. Attending a Jeopardy! taping has been a desire of mine for many years, but I just don't make it to that area often. Anyway, I just called...
by BigDaddyJ
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 10399

Re: Monday, June 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

StevenH wrote:I got the Montevideo/Buenos Aires DD, but I think that that one should have been at the bottom of the board.
I went with Montevideo and Asuncion as I was trying to think of two small South American countries in close proximity. Forgot how close Buenos Aires is to Uruguay.
by BigDaddyJ
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 13804

Re: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

NoName84 wrote:Needed two words to get FJ!, although I precalled Downton Abbey.
I actually guessed Downtown Abbey!
by BigDaddyJ
Thu May 29, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Free Webinar on Thursday 5/29: The Jeopardy! Audition Process and How To Prepare
Replies: 62
Views: 8414

Re: Free Webinar on Thursday 5/29: The Jeopardy! Audition Process and How To Pre

Randy and Stephanie, thanks for the webinar! That was a lot of great information! I heard you afterwards mentioning that you weren't sure whether you had a complete list of attendees. I was listening in through Skype, so I'm not sure if I showed up on the list or not, but I was listening! I really a...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue May 27, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 175
Views: 13663

Re: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The question shouldn't have been asked anyway. Why does Alex get to assume it was her father and not her mother? I thought Alex's (somewhat outdated) views on the genders was well known around these parts by now. He's like your uncle who believes a woman's place is in the kitchen, but you don't rea...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue May 27, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 168
Views: 13200

Re: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wonder if Julia might be persuaded to make an appearance here on JBoard. Hopefully the environment here isn't perceived as too rough, and people generally tend to be nicer once the subject of conversation arrives. Is there anyone here who has a way of contacting her to extend an invitation? (Or ma...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue May 27, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What major cities would you like to see Jeopardy! tape road shows in?
Replies: 29
Views: 2041

Re: What major cities would you like to see Jeopardy! tape road shows in?

I think you forgot to mention this, but they should also feature local contestants. :lol: Naturally! :D It would actually be funny if they did shows from Indy around the 500, because in years past, Jeopardy has been bumped from WTHR on the Monday after the race so that they can broadcast the 500 aw...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue May 27, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What major cities would you like to see Jeopardy! tape road shows in?
Replies: 29
Views: 2041

Re: What major cities would you like to see Jeopardy! tape road shows in?

So, fellow JBoarders, what major U.S. and Canadian cities would YOU like to see Jeopardy! tape road shows in for sweeps periods? Since May is a sweeps month, how about doing a week of shows broadcast live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with some tie-ins to the Indy 500 race. They could do a r...
by BigDaddyJ
Tue May 27, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 175
Views: 13663

Re: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm the middle contestant that was on this show. ... I'm glad that most of the talk is arguing over the toughness of Julia's opponents in aggregate, rather than my singularly poor performance. Alex, thanks for stopping by and sharing about your Jeopardy experience. You have nothing to be ashamed of...
by BigDaddyJ
Mon May 26, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 9505

Re: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What do people use to keep track of how well they do while watching the show? I obviously shout out the answers while watching, but I've never actually kept track of how I do. I created my own Coryat score sheet (link to PDF) . Feel free to use it if you like. You can score an entire week of games ...
by BigDaddyJ
Sun May 25, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 13500

Re: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

On the list of best-selling board games at amazon.com, Settlers of Catan is #2; Monopoly does not appear until #42 (with other versions at #67, #68, and #95). As I understand it, this list is just a snapshot in time of what is selling right now, not based on cumulative sales. But even if it were ba...
by BigDaddyJ
Sat May 17, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 308
Views: 23796

Re: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So many of those who went with Buchanan were just hoping there were no other major unmarried government officials...? :) That's certainly how I got it. Rice came to mind almost right away. I wasn't 100% sure that she isn't (or hasn't been) married, but I didn't recall ever hearing about a spouse, s...
by BigDaddyJ
Fri May 16, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 308
Views: 23796

Re: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a great game that was! I was positively giddy when Roger hit the second round DD. I was screaming at the TV for him to go TDD, and I knew he would. I paused the recording and told my wife that this would be a watershed moment for the tournament. Either Roger gets it right and makes a stunning c...
by BigDaddyJ
Fri May 16, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 308
Views: 23796

Re: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:I decided to mark the occasion by calculating my Coryat for the first time, but I realized I don't quite know how to do it!
The official rules of Coryat scoring are defined by Karl Coryat in this article which may be of interest to you.
by BigDaddyJ
Thu May 15, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 18636

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yes, this is a two game deal, but Roger gets an extra $800 added to his score from today that Ken and Brad do not. And I don't think anyone would hold back if they knew being in the red would carry over to the second day. If you finish a regular game with -$800, you don't have to pay $800 to Jeopar...
by BigDaddyJ
Thu May 15, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 18636

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was surprised they didn't come back after the commercial break to take away Brad's money for FAFSA --> college application. Yeah, I was thinking that might have at least needed a prompt, but it's not a big deal. When you are playing for a million dollars, I think it's kind of a big deal. It was a...