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by Golf
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 7119

Re: Friday, November 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

On Rap for $200, what was supposed to narrow down the boroughs for you? It seemed just like "pick a borough" to me, and knowing the exact subway line for every borough seems like incredibly trivial. Weirder yet, that was my only miss there. It basically was "Pick a borough that isn't Staten Island"...
by Golf
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 147
Views: 12913

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It has been a while since I've been in Ft. Worth... If Whataburger still exists, that should be one heck of a competition. No really sure those two truly compete here, I'd put Whataburger in the McDonald's file while In n Out is in the Steak n Shake (which we have as well) file. Being a native Midw...
by Golf
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 147
Views: 12913

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Leis" is a foreign word? I know "lis" is, but "Leis" is clearly an english word - albeit one that came from the Hawaiian. Like ..... how many english words that come from other languages? The guy was just wrong, and Jeopardy didn't catch it. I don't see how it can be argued otherwise. (Even though...
by Golf
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 147
Views: 12913

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Very nice to see all three contestants make perfect wagers! And they were rewarded.
by Golf
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 4914

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyJ wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:TP went completely over my head. Any reason I should need to know that guy at $200?
Maybe in case it comes up on Jeopardy!
Well done. That should be the answer each and every time the question is asked. Substituting Wheel of Fortune for Jeopardy on occasion might do the trick as well.
by Golf
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 4914

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Karen hits a DD is a (so far) cake category, wagers a piddly 1k, then when she answers correctly celebrates as though she won the lottery. So no surprise in FJ when she wagers as though 12k advances, good for James for doing all he could. Eli's wager was pretty blah but personally thought it was a g...
by Golf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 4245

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

lisa0012 wrote:Can anyone explain these wagers? Anyone? :?:
I can explain it, THEY SUCKED. Satisfied? :D

I think Mary Beth was close to good, wagering $4001 to move her ahead of a $0 bet from the leader would have been the play IMO.
by Golf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 8352

Re: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

legendneverdies wrote:Jesus Jones had two top 10 US hits in 1991 beginning with R: Right Here Right Now(the answer Alex gave to the triple stumper) and Real Real Real.
Really? if so we'd like to know. :roll:
by Golf
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 8352

Re: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you think it's unknowable, why do you think my post was obviously ridiculous? To make this clearer let's say Rico's wager was $5799 instead of $5600. What Rico is weighing is the chances of the 4th best score from the other 9 non-winners being in the range 0-1 vs 11599-11600. It's fairly clear t...
by Golf
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 8352

Re: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anne's bet was horrible. If she's wrong she's out. Betting zero pretty much assures her of a wild card. Katie would have been better off standing pat, as she had Rico locked out. It pretty much assures her of a wildcard? Really? There's absolutely no telling where the cutoff is going to be for many...
by Golf
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 8352

Re: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

econgator wrote:Also, only one of those 4 state capitals is actually on the Pacific -- I'd go with that one. ;)
That's just not fair! The clue doesn't have a ToM! You actually have to know where the state capitals are located. WAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
by Golf
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 8352

Re: Monday, November 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Saw no way to get to Honolulu on Capitals for $400. Happy that we got to complete Carbonation Nation, as it was an easy run. Absolutely lost on FJ! NHO that person at all, not even the most passing familiarity. If you've actually visited Honolulu you just might know this. Regardless, it's mentioned...
by Golf
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 5470

Re: Friday, November 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote: Bolivia? Not only does it not have both Atlantic and Pacific coasts, it's almost Pavlovian as one of only two landlocked nations in the Western Hemisphere.
Sure, but chances are if you know your landlocked countries you also know Colombia sits on both oceans.
by Golf
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 5470

Re: Friday, November 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Chances of two women making rational FJ wagers from 2nd and 3rd place in a sports category? Odds do not look good.

Personally, I thought the FJ clue was a pile of crap.

While the champ isn't a world beater, you gotta like her attitude.
by Golf
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 7011

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

On Around the US for $400, what was supposed to lead to Palm Beach over Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Fort Walton Beach, etc.? I 50/50'd Miami/Daytona and came up on the edge. Anyone? It hasn't even been two hours since you asked. Believe it or not, we aren't here to answer every single...
by Golf
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 7011

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Carol Anne observed that there seems to be more women on the show this season. Anyone have the empirical evidence? While I could certainly run through this season's challengers counting the men vs. women, it really doesn't matter because women are already way way overrepresented making for a weaker...
by Golf
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prediction thread: Teachers Tournament wild card cutoff
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Prediction thread: Teachers Tournament wild card cutoff

Well, there's some issues with all this. First, the data from the past Teacher's Tournaments mean nothing due to serious lack of sample size. Second, the variance of the contestants is very wide, no way to tell how good or bad the players will be. Third, the difficulty variance of the FJ clues, they...
by Golf
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110892

Re: Audition Emails

I'm sorry you had such a negative response to my situation. I agree that they should stick to their rules, and while I appreciate how it worked out for me I would have respected them completely if I wasn't let in. Do what you want in the future, but my general attitude is "make TPTB happy so I can ...
by Golf
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110892

Re: Audition Emails

I emailed with a coordinator and it's all good :) She said their main concern is that people don't audition twice in 18 months. So the audition is on :D Good for you for being honest. But this really pisses me off. I registered immediately, then eventually discovered the rule stating that if you to...
by Golf
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 112
Views: 13442

Re: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:I know what "cougar" means in that context, but I didn't make the connection since I never would in a million years have known that a "cougar cruise" was a thing.
I think a cougar cruise would do you a world of good.