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by kristinsausville
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should the Teen Tournament Winner Get a TOC Invite?
Replies: 35
Views: 4620

Re: Should the Teen Tournament Winner Get a TOC Invite?

No. Having played in a ToC, I think the emotional stakes are much higher than they are during regular gameplay. You could have a teen who swept their tournament and then more likely than not would lose for the first time in the ToC. Those losses can be harder, and I'm not sure teens have the emotion...
by kristinsausville
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 23345

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats on a great game!
by kristinsausville
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff
Replies: 43
Views: 7582

Re: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff

twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:29 pm
The Doubletree by Hilton in Culver City is where you can stalk some of the contestants. I think the room was about $150 bucks on booking.com
Well that's not creepy at all.

The contestants are stressed out enough in the morning without people in the lobby staring at them.
by kristinsausville
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Has a winning contestant ever been unable to return?
Replies: 17
Views: 3495

Re: Has a winning contestant ever been unable to return?

Didn't end up happening, but if Justin had won his seventh game, he would've had to have taken a break due to military obligation. He taped, came home, and left again right away for officers' basic, which lasted for four weeks.
by kristinsausville
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Contestant Auditions
Replies: 14
Views: 3071

Re: Contestant Auditions

triviawayne wrote:I would expect Jeopardy to do the same as I believe they haven't been to Philadelphia in 20 years.
Minor quibble -- they were in Philadelphia in 2014.
by kristinsausville
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sporcle Quizzes Highly Beneficial For Jeopardy
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Re: Sporcle Quizzes Highly Beneficial For Jeopardy

I found them tremendously helpful. Elements and Shakespeare plays are other good ones.
by kristinsausville
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 7459

Re: Friday, April 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The show has been starving for a five day champion since October. So - great planning - let's kill off two strong players in one episode, and have it all settled with a cakewalk FJ. I understand the frustration, but we don't know how these players (or any other players) did on their tests. Greatnes...
by kristinsausville
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who thinks that Jeopardy selection model is unfair?
Replies: 74
Views: 9177

Re: Who thinks that Jeopardy selection model is unfair?

I'm sure everyone who has made it to an audition has seen people there who were too quiet (even when told to speak up), standoffish, only answered yes/no to interview questions without elaborating, didn't phrase their responses in the form of a question, and took about five seconds to call the next ...
by kristinsausville
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 8423

Re: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My fourth game had a clue about Boyhood winning Best Picture at the Golden Globes, which had happened about 14 hours earlier. Holy smokes! That seems unfair! "12 years in the making, this tale of growing up..." is how the clue begins. That's enough, since the movie had already received much acclaim...
by kristinsausville
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 8423

Re: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My fourth game had a clue about Boyhood winning Best Picture at the Golden Globes, which had happened about 14 hours earlier.
by kristinsausville
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult online tests coming in Jan 2016
Replies: 252
Views: 38140

Re: Adult online tests coming in Jan 2016

For the first time (other than the original year of 2006, when there were widespread computer problems and all Eastern people were allowed to retake the Pacific version), my schedule will require me to take the "wrong" test - Central when I live in Eastern. I know that such things are ultimately un...
by kristinsausville
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10646

Re: Friday, December 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Just got to see the show and it was hardly worth waiting for. They must have given Katie some buzzer practice during the first break because she got better as the game went on. I still do not expect her to last long as champion. They give you buzzer advice, but not extra practice. I would think giv...
by kristinsausville
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7333

Re: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

[looks at categories as they're revealed]

Are you ok, dhkendall?
by kristinsausville
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14415

Re: Friday, March 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hi Nic! I ended up being the alternate for your tape day. Enjoyed meeting you then and glad to see you here now! It was a tough FJ if you're not a Springsteen fan; it's not like he's billed as ". . . & the E Street Band" on his albums or radio plays. (Edited for the ironic note that I just finished ...
by kristinsausville
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 111
Views: 11421

Re: Monday, November 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So anyway, that yellowfin/yellowtail tuna question played out almost verbatim in my first game.
by kristinsausville
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 120
Views: 12552

Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This topic may have come up earlier, but are the Sausvilles the only couple (or family members) to both make it to the ToC? Yes. In fact, there's only one other pair of relatives that I know of that have each won multiple games: 3-time champ Jeff Horn and his niece, Teen Tournament winner Rachel Ho...
by kristinsausville
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 120
Views: 12552

Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This topic may have come up earlier, but are the Sausvilles the only couple (or family members) to both make it to the ToC? Yes. In fact, there's only one other pair of relatives that I know of that have each won multiple games: 3-time champ Jeff Horn and his niece, Teen Tournament winner Rachel Ho...
by kristinsausville
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?
Replies: 61
Views: 11655

Re: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?

patkav wrote:Thirded.
Fourthed.

And there had been so much progress with making Jboard more women-friendly.
by kristinsausville
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 665
Views: 151094

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Well, since so many people are taking custom titles, I'm not sure I like the idea of mine anymore. Feels a little presumptuous. I'd prefer a "Maybe someday.." or something to that effect, if you rework the category. Well, 'tis the season. I'll take 2015 TOCer or whatever rank my colleagues are taki...
by kristinsausville
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 TOC Pre-Taping Stats, Predictions & Comments
Replies: 102
Views: 16002

Re: 2015 TOC Pre-Taping Stats, Predictions & Comments

Over the last few weeks, I've retro noticed a curious absence (with the exception of Vaughn) of postings by boardies who are playing in this tournament. At least in the daily game threads. Makes me wonder about how much restrictions they might have, regarding this board, during the taping-to-airing...