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by threearruda
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

E.J. tried to lose the game a few times with his missed DDs and the suicide wager from second. He played very well otherwise, congrats on a solid first win. Wow is it frustrating knowing and picturing the correct answer in your brain, only to draw a blank on the object’s actual name. Got that right!...
by threearruda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1536

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

RE: Champs Carousel -- Trends probably show that after an ultra-champ we're due for a string of one and two day winners, I'll be real curious to see what transpires moving forward. But is that a longer-than-average string or is it just regression to the mean? The only answer I have is that I'm not ...
by threearruda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1536

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I feel for Martin a bit - had the game close to sewn up, then get blitzed at the last minute. Way to go Dan though for a great last surge and for making the absolutely correct play on DD3. RE: Champs Carousel -- Trends probably show that after an ultra-champ we're due for a string of one and two day...
by threearruda
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8038

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

(Haven't actually watched the game yet, but got spoiled on Saturday via Reddit and really wanted to share my thoughts. Not a big deal I guess, seeing as how I'd have been spoiled by the bleeping national media anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Long live King James! As incredible as he was, I'm looking forward to ...
by threearruda
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 422 - 1990 (Final results)
Replies: 28
Views: 1319

Re: TD 422 - 1990 (Final results)

Heh, of course I blow the wheelhouse college football question. Not sure how I got that GT squad (1990) mixed up with Washington (1991). Of course if 11 people knew Gathers as the answer to the original question, I'm sure they know the answer to the free throw shooter. Bo Kimble I knew that as well,...
by threearruda
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3081

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Odd (and tough, I thought) DJ categories; props to all three players for strong performances. Picked up the first three in "Dates" - couldn't quite pull $1600 fast enough, and clammed on $2k. I thought FJ was rather straight forward -- but then again, I locked in on Haydn immediately, thought of the...
by threearruda
Wed May 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lisa was charming, and congrats to Faizan for playing a competitive game for a little while. Godwin didn't stick for me either (read the book two years ago), but it was still an easy solve nonetheless. :lol: The map would probably look similar with the Yankees in the WS. Same for Boston.. in anythin...
by threearruda
Thu May 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 867
Views: 46844

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Very cool to see several former J! champs lately - congrats to all! From Wednesday game - instaget on the NASCAR tracks question (big racing fan). Only 25% of the audience knew Maggie Gyllenhaal even with choices?!?! You would think the Audience would do well with this category. I too was surprised ...
by threearruda
Thu May 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4629

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FANTASTIC game. DJ, bottom-row DD is a real tough spot to go all-in on, and I absolutely understand the hesitancy to do so. Just goes to show against a dominant opponent, gotta keep your foot all the way on the gas at all times. On the other hand, if James misses DD3 (or if Nate/Laura find it, I gue...
by threearruda
Sun May 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3516
Views: 310278

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

damn dude...you are old school, dude...didn't want to go the spreadsheet route? Can't speak for TPH, but I keep a notebook as well (just checks and X's with LT's in parentheses) for watching live. I find it less distracting to have a notebook in front of me but not constantly in my line of sight. L...
by threearruda
Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1974

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Francois was head and shoulders above the rest of the field, many congrats on a fine victory! He had a lot of success toward the bottom of the board over his four games; that said, I would not be surprised if he plays his way into the second week of ToC competition. What an outstanding FJ question. ...
by threearruda
Wed May 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats Conor - should be an interesting finals. got final jeopardy correct because i can name 2 russian composers... didn't think it would be tchaikovsky as he is too basic for a final jeopardy answer....so i went with the only other one i could name and got it right...weeeeeeeeeee No Rachmaninoff...
by threearruda
Wed May 15, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ. Really liked this group, didn't want to see anyone lose!

Nice work from Francois proving last week's strong performance was no fluke. It seems clear to me that he's the best player in this field, and if he has better luck converting his DDs, he'll be real tough to beat in the finals.
by threearruda
Wed May 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1985

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not quite. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3636 Surprisingly, he didn't make it to the finals! Count me as another one who got FJ, but it came to me after I eliminated "Good grief!" Only diehard Peanuts fans are going to get this one. Hah, good thing I said "quick look". Thanks for th...
by threearruda
Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2702

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how many poems there are where Jeopardy! can quote non-title lines and reliably expect contestants to provide the name of the poet and/or poem. The list can't be terribly long. Add on Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, maybe? "A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou" has come up enough times over t...
by threearruda
Wed May 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1985

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure how, but I got this FJ about halfway through. Locked in on psychological and somehow made the leap to security blanket from there. Good enough for me. I did not get Mavis Beacon, though. Part of my middle school technology class was devoted to typing exercises, but I can't recall if that wa...
by threearruda
Tue May 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2702

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to Joe for advancing, and nice work from Julia to put herself in good shape as well (I have no problem with her 5k wager, BTW). I had Frost down within the first 5-10 seconds. Frost is from my neck of the woods, so I've heard that poem a few times before. 5600 was the last wild card last ye...
by threearruda
Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 867
Views: 46844

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Many congrats for a wonderful performance, Andy!
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My brother answered fruit flies with absolute certainty before I had a chance to think through the answers (turns out he read that fact somewhere). Grrrrrr.
by threearruda
Thu May 02, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 867
Views: 46844

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Here are my thoughts on this, 10 months after the fact. I definitely didn't think the audience was going to be able to help me on this one. They cut off a few seconds of me trying to decide which lifeline to use, and ultimately I decided to go with Keely since I thought she'd be able to help me wit...
by threearruda
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 867
Views: 46844

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The show's website is terrible with spoilers in their "This Week on Millionaire" videos. Yet, I still watch them for some reason. Best of retro luck to alietr and 1stlvlthinker this week, although I (probably) already know how one of you fares. :twisted: He assumed it was 28 or 38 but couldn't do th...