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by jeff6286
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2612

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:15 pm
If he had been ahead of Jason at the end of DJ, he would have won the game, even with it being a triple stumper.
Citation needed.
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What’s up with j-archive?
Replies: 9
Views: 986

What’s up with j-archive?

I see there are skeletons in for the first 5 games of Season 36, but I’m not seeing anything yet for Season 37 or 38. Can you all please pick up the pace? If you’re having trouble seeing all the games, talk to MarkBarrett about a workaround to see early airings out of Alabama. Thank you!
by jeff6286
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Deconvoluting Holzhauer
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Deconvoluting Holzhauer

Yeah the 25% number seems high but I think it's perfectly plausible, albeit still largely based on guesswork. I agree that 90% is a good estimate for how many clues James knows in an average game. I'd put his range at something like 50-57, with an average around 54. So the number of clues he doesn't...
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2065

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hmm all that talk about no more shout-outs and what they would do if someone tried it. Apparently...nothing.
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3664
Views: 371145

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

I made it two episodes. The 1967 finale of “The Fugitive” drew in 78 million viewers, surpassing the 73 million who tuned into this show Sunday, February 9, 1964 I tried precall after precall after precall. This left me with a miles-long list of options, and no matter how many times I reread the cl...
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 3637

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the first clue revealed in that category: I could have sworn they were going for Barry Levinson on the back half, but the correct response ended with (Jerry) Seinfeld. I guess I just totally miss heard the clue. Can somebody post up the actual verbage? No, the correct response ended with the dir...
by jeff6286
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 701
Views: 64524

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

econgator wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:13 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Logic would tell you this has to be in Canada or Russia but is it Charles DeGaulle? Is there a Paris to French Guiana flight? Is the Atlantic even wider than Russia?
Close: CDG to Reunion

Haha, I was right! Just not for the right reason
by jeff6286
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 701
Views: 64524

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Another made-up one: TRAVEL The world's longest domestic flight is 5,809 miles from an airport named after this former head of state. I forgot spoiler tags don't work anymore so I will put some space here ..... .... ... .. . Logic would tell you this has to be in Canada or Russia but is it Charles ...
by jeff6286
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 20
Views: 2972

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

Also, bring back tie games (that is, both contestants come back the next day whenever one occurs) as well. I think this is a good example of addition by subtraction. I get that they don't want leaders to play for a tie, but if both players were tied before FJ and shoot the moon and both get it, bri...
by jeff6286
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 18770

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

econgator wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:58 am
Good Burger? Somehow that's a movie that 62% of the people have heard of? OK...
Yeah I was shocked too that it didn't play over 80.
by jeff6286
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 18770

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

One of the only operas I’ve ever been to was Philip Glass’s Satyagraha . A friend of mine worked for the Met and had an extra ticket. My only distinct memories of it are that it was quite long, very repetitive, and generally just not my cup of tea. I’m slightly more grateful to have seen it now, as...
by jeff6286
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 18770

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I've had a shot to win A Fjord in each of the last 3 seasons, missing by narrow margins in the final week. Now that I only have to finish top 3, I'm expecting to have one of those "highest CAA" type seasons and finish 15th or so, but we'll see! I'd have no expectations of winning the championship or...
by jeff6286
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2785

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This place will get much more fun in a hurry if the guy who goes 59/60 every game starts asking everyone else why they didn't remember everything.
by jeff6286
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?

The TOC rule where 1st place gets $250,00 no matter what, and 2nd gets the higher of total winnings or $100,000, should be changed before JH appears in the TOC. He may be joking, but there may be a chance he would bet for 2nd place in the finals 2nd-game FJ if he can win more that way. That would p...
by jeff6286
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9107

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Can I also just say: Looking at it from your own perspectives, what on earth would it do to your ToC preparation in the back of your head if all people were doing was talking about how you got invited and possibly even calling your ethics into question? I'm incredibly disappointed in many people in...
by jeff6286
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9107

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

I guess the bottom line could be that they are finally taking the step to making this simply an invitational tournament. It’s been said for many years that even winning five game was no guarantee of an invite, but we’ve always assumed it was unofficially official barring death, criminal charges or o...
by jeff6286
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9107

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

so what about the seven other four-time champs that are ahead of Emma. Surely they are not all going to be held over for the next TOC, but what did Jimmy’s disclaimer at the end mean? Maybe that was just thrown in given it is fairly likely that someone wins five games between now and the TOC.
by jeff6286
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3804
Views: 423870

Re: Reretaken Down

just topped the 2557 with a 2573. Have played a lot of this and never seen an inside-the-park home run. Anyone know what the trick to that might be?
by jeff6286
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3804
Views: 423870

Re: Reretaken Down

I had only ever topped 1,000 feet once. I guess I got a hold of this one.



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by jeff6286
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 8238

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if a calmer Emma, one who had bet at least $201 more on DD3, might have worked her way to the right response. This is a tough loss for someone who could have gone a lot farther. I think she might have if she had written it down left-handed. The whole left-handed crossword thing was counter...