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by John Boy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2986

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another run of the mill $80k payday. This is normal, yet not normal. J! isn't this easy. Have I been watching a different game show all these years!? J! isn't this easy! I missed nearly all of KJ's run due to RL. Is this what it was like to watch? No, it was not. Ken had a lot of what we used to ca...
by John Boy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 3453

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know we just had a supertourney; but I wonder at what point TPTB might decide that as was the case with Ken, it would be a letdown to place James in a "mere" TOC, as the viewing public would like to see how he would fare against the other immortals. I'm not talking about anything as long and craz...
by John Boy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 72
Views: 4285

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

Yeah, sure. When the football team leads 38-3 with a minute to go, they put the starting QB on the bench and have the sub take a knee and let the clock run out. Nice when you can afford to do that.
by John Boy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2108

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

Took this one for funsies, as I'm in the pool from last year and thus ineligible. Remarkably consistent performance: 1st 10: 8-2 2nd 10: 8-2 3rd 10: 8-2 4th 10: 8-2 5th 10: 9-1 Another 41, which seems to be my standard on these tests. I see complaints about too much science etc. I'm just glad they'v...
by John Boy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 3453

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know we just had a supertourney; but I wonder at what point TPTB might decide that as was the case with Ken, it would be a letdown to place James in a "mere" TOC, as the viewing public would like to see how he would fare against the other immortals. I'm not talking about anything as long and craz...
by John Boy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 3453

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The show is starting to get boring. I recognize James is insanely good at what he's turned the game into, but I'm not sure it's necessarily what I want to watch. Well I wondered if I might be the only one. As amazing as it is, it's exactly what you say: not "what I want to watch." I honestly feel s...
by John Boy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 72
Views: 4285

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

Buzzing speed matters. In every game so far, there’s one player who barely buzzes in, and I doubt it’s because they don’t know the answers. Of course buzzing speed matters greatly, but I think James also knows a bit more of the material than the average contestant. As we've already seen many times ...
by John Boy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2771

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Interesting to me that you say you're "not enjoying the bloodbath." I have been as much in awe of Jason 's run as anyone, but I share the feeling. After a while "dominance" is too mild a word. He starts to look like the New England Patriots playing against (pick you local high school football team)...
by John Boy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2771

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

16,000 for James at the first break. Not too shabby. Katie was not heard from until Alex talked to her. Adam and James were not about to take a nap with the remaining $400 clues to give Katie a chance to play the FJ! round. No mercy. I thought the same thing. Let her back in the game!! When Alex an...
by John Boy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2861

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thank you for all the support JBoard! Reddit is my normal forum (KevinBohannon isn't my " real " reddit name), but I'll chime in here if I have anything to say. One final thought before bed: not seeing him play, I didn't know HOW James won that much cash. While wagering on FJ, I took an uncomfortab...
by John Boy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2861

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First, sorry for rocking back and forth. I know people will find it annoying, but I'm a kinetic person. The FJ! clue had me spend longer on working out my wording than the solve itself. After determining there was no good reason to use Mt. Suribachi in my response I went five words with FROIJ while...
by John Boy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I came up with "Proof (coin)" for my only LT of this game. As I look back on Jason's streak of wins I realize that I have answered a total of five (!) triple-stumpers in seven games. They are REALLY mopping up the boards and not leaving much in the way of scraps for us mere mortals. And by "they" of...
by John Boy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not gonna say I'm 100% positive about this, but I am fairly sure that James set another record today -- highest score after the first round. I don't remember anyone ever making it to $20K in SJ alone. Correct me if I'm wrong though. Don't know if it's ever happened, but when I saw that at the comme...
by John Boy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4064

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even as James "slacks off" in this game, he's like a juggernaut (not Argonaut, which was my only LT in this game, if not in his entire streak). He has blown the doors off God know how many J! greats, and now stands ready to assault the summit of the pile, with only five players ahead of him on the l...
by John Boy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4064

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good grief. James gets an absolute cupcake for a DD that wouldn't be out of place in a Teen Tournament "Bull Run' while Laura gets some ridiculous DD about some sea creature. :roll: Conch is several degrees easier than Monitor and Merrimack. Really? I remember reading about the battle between these...
by John Boy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4596

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just hope AT didn't put the triple-whammy jinx on the guy by mentioning the name that must not be mentioned. Now why should that name never be mentioned? It seems like we talk about him around here all the time. He's even been talked up as a replacement for AT. I'm seriously not superstitious. Just...
by John Boy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4596

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Well, that was a televised murder. Holy shit.

Also, if they going to keep serving up FJs like this, just cut him a check for a million now and save the trouble.
Knowing this guy from watching four games, I'm guessing he would say "No thanks" and see if he could make more than that on his own.
by John Boy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4596

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just a few comments about this game: 1. Two people who actually qualified for this show actually did not know that the crew of the Enterprise beamed down with the help of a TRANSPORTER???!!! For shame! b. NHO "dead cat bounce," but I may have to add it to my vocabulary. iii. I thought the song lyric...
by John Boy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2844

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I was in James's shoes I would be kicking myself over not knowing the NFL kick moved back to the 15-yard line more than being excited over the big win on day 3. I was very surprised that a fellow who works up close with sports betting would not know that one. But ya know, if that's what passes f...
by John Boy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 94
Views: 4620

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Sorry, folks. This conversation is only an extension of one going on for years and years, here and elsewhere. We don't get a vote and as usual we have to count on TPTB to do what they believe is right for the long-term future of the franchise. (Plus, until further notice, Alex is still the host, and...