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by hbomb1947
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Any result of the match up should further public discussion of it, whether James redeems himself or Emma proves it wasn't just a good day for her or whatever gets assigned to the competition. Emma's invitation to the TOC doesn't guarantee that a rematch will occur, although I hope the rematch happe...
by hbomb1947
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Never read the crappy Dan Brown novel or the film adaptation of it.

Never seen an episode of either incarnation of Murphy Brown.
by hbomb1947
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Is there a high chance they'd pair James and Emma in the same QF to make sure the rematch does in fact happen? There's no guarantee if they wait for a later round. As I posted upthread, a pairing of James and Emma in the QF round is not, IMO, a good idea: "I don't think they would face off in quart...
by hbomb1947
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

The seven 4-time winners who didn't make the cut this time are going to be in the next TOC, right? I assume they were notified of this. So I don't understand why Emma would be taking a spot away from a deserving person if that person (and six others) will get the opportunity to play again next year...
by hbomb1947
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

So they hated Emma for defeating James, and now they hate her for accepting an invite to the TOC. Got it! So you believe that if you criticize an action someone takes, that means that you hate the person? I don't think Emma earned her position in the tournament on the merits, and I think she should...
by hbomb1947
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1167

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My husband and I knee-jerked "Hey, Ricky!" Thanks, Weird Al! Guilty, also. Can't say I've ever heard of the word emend. And to be honest, until I just looked it up, I thought that it was some recently made up word having to do with the correction of a text message. Oops... :oops: Shocked that FJ wa...
by hbomb1947
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1167

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I enjoyed the shout-out to our very own Schliemann on the SJ DD.
by hbomb1947
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Look at it this way. Emma won more money in her three wins than most of the 4Xers who aren't competing in the Tournament of Champions. Which is great and shows Emma is a great player, but the standard has always been that number of wins are the #1 criterion for ToC selection. And as I noted upthrea...
by hbomb1947
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Insert eye rolls as appropriate: https://www.newsweek.com/jeopardy-tournament-champions-james-holzhauer-emma-boettcher-ken-jennings-1448600?fbclid=IwAR1FnArlYdH9g9_g6TvuYMpToPeNbWOn-N2tcnD8PkwUd9GcceQzCnflZ5Y The headline is misleading, but that's Newsweek's level of "journalism" for you. One idiot...
by hbomb1947
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

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

Carpe Diem wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Curious if the contestants were given any instructions re. the last category in the J! round.... :lol:
Why would the album covers category have required special instructions?

BTW, it was surprising to see the DD in that category.
by hbomb1947
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 68
Views: 3821

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I think the show thinks of special invitation tournaments as like a five-year thing, so let's keep our eyes peeled for Season 40 in 2023... Given Brad's and especially Ken's ages, plus the public demand, I can't see the show waiting anywhere near that long for the James-Ken-Brad matchup. I would ex...
by hbomb1947
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

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

Alex at chat time to Margaret Hamilton: I will not do the obvious and dwell on your name. It's another for the J! contestant name matching a famous name list. Don't forget about John Ferraro! His game isn't in yet, but he's got the same name as the husband of the 1984 Democratic Party Vice Presiden...
by hbomb1947
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Yes, the powers can do what they want in the name of the potential rematch of Emma vs. Ryan or gender diversity. It goes against the tradition of wins more important than money. I get that 4 wins guarantees nothing as far as a ToC invite though the Emma leapfrogging cannot sit well with all of thes...
by hbomb1947
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 84
Views: 4482

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Interesting. I was not expecting the Emma Boettcher twist. Will they face her off against Holzhauer in the quarterfinals or hope she makes it to the finals? I don't think they would face off in quarters because it would be anticlimactic if one of them wins and the other still gets a wild-card. If t...
by hbomb1947
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

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

This game's FJ was a major trap for a younger player with a crush lead over an older player. Expo '67 was well known at the time but the reference window for it has long closed. Good knowledge on the champ's part to get it. He continues to exhibit a knowledge base well beyond his years. There have ...
by hbomb1947
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1453

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

Congrats on Ryan for his 4th win, and I hope he wins his fifth game tomorrow. Considering his gutsy wagers on Daily Doubles, I wonder how he would match up against James Holzhauer, assuming Ryan wins his 5th game and is likely guaranteed a spot in the ToC. I too have enjoyed watching Ryan play. "Gu...
by hbomb1947
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 282
Views: 22074

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

One other category of auditions will be those of we hopefuls who go to the audition in Las Vegas on Aug 10 during Trivia Nationals. I know for a fact that morbeedo and I will be there. Yup - I'll be there too! For those of us who haven't been able to get a sniff at an audition, attending Trivia Nat...
by hbomb1947
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1477

Re: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:49 pm
IGot FJ. Wonder what TPTB would've done if someone responded " What are Medusae"? :geek:
It would have unquestionably been negged. Medusa's sisters were Stheno and Euryale.
by hbomb1947
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1940

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ish wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm
I have never seen polynesia on a map.
Yeah, it's not on my NatGeo wall map of the world.
by hbomb1947
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1940

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does Polynesia even have a defined area to know the size of? I was trying to make Oceania fit, but it wasn't. I'm torn between calling it a terrible clue and one that could have been a decent one with better wording. The Polynesian triangle is defined as the area between Hawaii, Rapa Nui, and New Z...