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by boson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 433
Views: 46508

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

It is disappointing the J! producers didn't leap at putting as many of these auditioners on as soon as possible. Better trivia players = better show = more people watching. It's a balance. Remember there are plenty of casual viewers out there who find the 90 seconds before round 1 restarts just as ...
by boson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 433
Views: 46508

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

It is disappointing the J! producers didn't leap at putting as many of these auditioners on as soon as possible. Better trivia players = better show = more people watching.
by boson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 31
Views: 590

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Iago and Maxwell. (Sounds like a new cop drama). Missed everything else. I did ok Coryat-wise during this tournament: most games ~24k level and one game over 30k... but they upped the difficulty on the final questions. The performance to the GOATS on these questions was as impressive as they were du...
by boson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1961

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All these royals are so inbred they could have picked any of them.
by boson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2576

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

I wonder if Brad's poorer performance in the GOAT tournament had to do with hunger: Brad had won everything put in front of him for 20 years, and become a multi-millionaire because of it. Maybe he didn't put in the effort that James and Ken quite obviously did in the past year to improve. Ken was ve...
by boson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121868

Re: J! in the Media

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/behind-abcs-jeopardy-primetime-ratings-wins-1270173 "Once we wrote the games, then we had to go back and compare all this material with all the games that have been played previously by these three contestants, so we weren't repeating clues that might hav...
by boson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5599

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed the second half tonight. :oops: I'll be combing the darker depths of the dark J! web to find it later. Brad likely put down his buzzer in the second game tonight - his only hope of winning was to have James come back to stop Ken from clinching tonight. I'm surprised he was so thoroughly beate...
by boson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Roger Craig's trivia triumph app
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Roger Craig's trivia triumph app

Roger Craig is about to release an app to help you prepare for Jeopardy. As many of you know, Roger had a very detailed and quantitative way to get better at Jeopardy, which resulted in some top performances. Check it out at triviatriumph.com Here's the tweet announcing it https://twitter.com/rogcra...
by boson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your prediction for GOAT tonight Jan. 14
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Your prediction for GOAT tonight Jan. 14

Ken has proven he can do everything at Jeopardy... except beat Brad in a tournament. If he beats Brad, then to me the GOAT is decisively settled. The arguments about how people change with time are reasonable, and perhaps this isn't Brad's prime. But he is still pretty close, given the team tourname...
by boson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20
Replies: 18
Views: 717

Re: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20

The box of shame... maybe for the first time? I don't keep records. While the games seemed to be around TOC level, I found the finals harder than that.
by boson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121868

Re: J! in the Media

Alex Jacob (omgwheelhouse here) has been posting some great Jeopardy stuff on twitter recently. Including this recap of Brad Rutter dominating the Ultimate Tournament of Champions final game: https://twitter.com/whoisalexjacob/status/1215744725183094784 and a gif compilation of all of Ken's signatur...
by boson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 3338

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

econgator wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Neil Peart, drummer for Rush, dies at 67.
As a 50-something Canadian male, this is a big part of my youth gone. RIP. F*@K cancer.
by boson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5207

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

I think Brad and his 5M$ from jeopardy over 20 years will be fine.
by boson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5207

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

I think that may have been one of my favourite hours of Jeopardy. Lots of great games over the years, but I enjoyed these ones tonight. The writers stepped up their game for prime time! Fun categories. I just wish one of them would have finished Lizzo's lyric the other day for the category "I took a...
by boson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4368

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

Can someone tell me how they got to Communist Manifesto from the clue? I had nothing. Famous European document from the 19th century that seemed to be pointing to shaking up the existing system is what got me there. I wasn't super confident, but couldn't think of anything else that fit. I think you...
by boson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4368

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

For FJ #2 I had Napoleon and King George III. I blame the Bugs Bunny where he "teaches" his nephew Cyde about American History for making me think George III was short. :D I wrote Napoleon and Wellington then said wait, that’s not a world leader, tried to think of the contemporary British royal and...
by boson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 1145

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire . Perhaps “What Charity Wants a Million Dollars?” didn’t resonate with the producers as a pot...
by boson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4368

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

These guys truly are amazing. Brad is uncharacteristicLY looking slow and inaccurate here. Well... he did get beaten soundly by Alex Jacob in the all star tournament, so perhaps the $5M that he's won from trivia has slightly reduced the desire to win. James looks super strong. Ken does too, but some...
by boson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5662

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

I wonder about the strategy of a true DD every time... If your success rate is low, you lose. Going all in didn't work for Brad, so he might want to change the strategy. On the other hand, it didn't seem to slow James or Ken down. Maybe Brad just needs to know more stuff? (I can't believe I'm sayin...
by boson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5662

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

Great game. Tough questions (ugh. missed the astronomers final). Go Ken! I wonder about the strategy of a true DD every time... If your success rate is low, you lose. Going all in didn't work for Brad, so he might want to change the strategy. On the other hand, it didn't seem to slow James or Ken do...