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Thursday, March 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6564, 2013-03-14

Drew Horwood game 8.

CONTESTANTS
Tom Canterbury, a radio promotions director from Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Anne Olson, an accountant from Venice, California
Drew Horwood, a business analyst from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 7-day cash winnings total $124,296)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
Big win for Drew yesterday,
going well over
the $100,000 mark.
Can he keep it going today?
We'll find out.
Anne and Tom, welcome aboard.
Good luck to all three of you.
Let's go to work right now.
Jeopardy! Round.
One daily double
in one of these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SOUNDS LIKE A TECH BRAND (4/5)
FLAGS OF THE WORLD (2/5)
THE 1930s (4/5)
STONES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
CROSSWORD CLUES "S" (5/5)
EX-PATRIOTS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Tom: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Drew: 9 R, 3 W
Anne: 5 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Anne: $800
Drew: -$600
Tom: -$800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Tom Canterbury
is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
And you met your wife during
a college bowl-type tournament?

Tom: Yes, sir.
We played on
the scholar bowl team together,
my wife, Jennifer, and I,
and I was
the captain of the team,
but we called her "clutch,"
because she always got
the big answer
at the end of the game.

Alex: She was the one you could
rely on as your backup.
She's the one who said,
"I got your back," and she did.

Tom: Absolutely.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.




Alex: Anne Olson is an accountant
from Venice.
A big
Los Angeles Kings fan,
which means that last year
was paradise for you.

Anne: It was wonderful.
We won the cup in June,
and I never thought
it would happen,
and I'm overjoyed.

Alex: How long have you been
a Los Angeles Kings fan?

Anne: Since I was 9 years old.

Alex: Since you were 9?

Anne: Yes. Long time.

Alex: Long time, okay.




Alex: Drew Horwood,
we keep introducing you
as a business analyst.
Now, whenever I think
of business analysts,
I think of an older guy
with many years' experience
in the business community.
What exactly do you do?

Drew: Yes, well, my company, Cargill,
is currently implementing
a large computer system,
and it's gonna be across
all of its business units,
so they're working on
seeing how that will interact
with other business units.
So those are the businesses
that I'm analyzing.


Alex: Okay. Cargill --
that's one of America's
big corporations, right?

Drew: It is --biggest privately owned
company in the world
on any given year.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Anne found the Daily Double on the 23rd clue. Drew had $1,000, Anne had $1,600, and Tom was at $2,000. Anne wagered $800.

STONES $600: Carved in 196 B.C., its text lists the good things the pharaoh has done for the priests & people of Egypt

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE 1930s $800: In March 1939, after Hitler made Bohemia & Moravia a German protectorate, this country ceased to exist
(Tom: What is Prussia?)

FLAGS OF THE WORLD $600: This nation's blue, yellow & red flag represents the colors used in the arms of Walachia & Moldavia
(Drew: What is The Netherlands?)
...
(Alex (with an accent): What is [*].)

FLAGS OF THE WORLD $800: The name of these Portuguese islands comes from a word for the goshawk, & that bird is on the islands' flag
(What are the Canary Islands?)

FLAGS OF THE WORLD $1000: Honduras & this next-door neighbor to the south & east both have horizontally striped blue & white flags
(Drew: What is Guatemala?)
(Tom: What is El Salvador?)
(Alex: They've narrowed it down for you Anne, but you're not gonna ring in to try to come up with [*].)

SOUNDS LIKE A TECH BRAND $400: Shortened to 5 letters from a longer word, it's military information
(Alex: That would be [*], shortened from intelligence.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Tom: $4,000
Drew: $3,800
Anne: $2,400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SOLVE THE MYSTERY TITLE (3/5)
NORTH AMERICAN RIVERS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
A LIMLE BIT OF EVERYTHING (4/5)
FEMALES IN GREEK MYTH (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
BEGINS WITH A VOWEL & ENDS IN "I" (3/5)
EX-PATS (2/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Drew: 8 R, 1 W
Anne: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Tom: 5 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W (including 2 DDs)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 9
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $13,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Tom snagged the next Daily Double on the 10th clue. Drew had $7,400, Anne had $3,600, and Tom was at $6,000. Tom wagered $2,400.

FEMALES IN GREEK MYTH $2000: This daughter (& sister) of Oedipus was with him when he died at Colonus
(Tom: Who is Electra?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Tom who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 14th clue. Drew had $7,800, Anne had $3,600, and Tom was at $5,200. Tom wagered $2,600.

NORTH AMERICAN RIVERS $1600: Its major tributaries include the Spokane, Yakima, & Kootenai Rivers
(Tom: What is the Red River?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SOLVE THE MYSTERY TITLE $1200: Scott Turow's second novel "The Burden of ___"
(Alex: And for a prosecutor that would be the burden of [*].)

SOLVE THE MYSTERY TITLE $2000: By Edgar Allan Poe, "The Mystery of ___ Roget"

NORTH AMERICAN RIVERS $2000: This 1,000-mile-long river emptying into Hudson Bay wasn't named for a British P.M. but a governor of Hudson's Bay Company

A LIMLE BIT OF EVERYTHING $2000: It's a fine online magazine, or a fine-grained rock that tends to split along parallel cleavage lines

EX-PATS $800: You & Alison both know singer Declan Patrick McManus better by this name

EX-PATS $1200: Before he was Steve McGarrett on the original "Hawaii Five-O", he changed his name from John Joseph Patrick Ryan

EX-PATS $1600: Patrick Cusack became Pete Briquette & became one of the "vermin" in this Bob Geldof band

BEGINS WITH A VOWEL & ENDS IN "I" $800: Hyphenated French term for relaxing "after" a sporting day on the slopes

BEGINS WITH A VOWEL & ENDS IN "I" $1600: This animal is part of the giraffe family, but it has kind of a zebra thing going on with its legs

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Drew: $13,800 (lock game)
Anne: $6,800
Tom: $2,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BEATLES SONGS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Drew: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Anne: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,599 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Tom: You've no hope of catching up... unless Anne does something stupid. So risk $2,599.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It was one of the Beatles' longest songs & the one to spend the most time at No. 1 on the U.S. charts--9 weeks

FINAL SCORES
Tom: $2,600 + $2,600 = $5,200 (What is Hey Jude?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Anne: $6,800 + $5,000 = $11,800 (What is Hey Jude) (2nd place: $2,000)
Drew: $13,800 + $4 = $13,804 (What is Hey Jude?) (8-day champion: $138,100)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $16,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Drew: $13,800, 17 R, 4 W
Tom: $7,600, 16 R, 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Anne: $6,600, 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $28,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Drew: 18/58 = .310
Tom: 17/60 = .283
Anne: 12/59 = .203
Team: 47/63 = .746

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
STONES $200: On March 9, 2012 a grapefruit-sized one of these, the largest ever found in Hawaii, fell in an Oahu thunderstorm
(Anne: What is a meteor?)
...
(Alex: [*], yes. That would have hurt if it hit you.)

EX-PATRIOTS $800: He hauled in 47 receiving touchdowns for the Pats from 2007 to 2009

NORTH AMERICAN RIVERS $400: The Yaqui & Magdalena rivers in Mexico's state of Sonora flow into this gulf
(Drew: What is the Gulf of Mexico?)

NORTH AMERICAN RIVERS $1200: (Sarah of The Clue Crew reports from Twin Falls, ID.) The Perrine Bridge near Twin Falls, Idaho is the only U.S. bridge from which so-called base jumpers can legally parachute without a permit into this river below.

EX-PATS $400: A "phantom" in this Tony-winning actor's past is his birth name, Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith
(Tom: Who's the Phantom of the Opera?)

BEGINS WITH A VOWEL & ENDS IN "I" $400: It's Italian for "goodbye for the present"
(Anne: What is ciao?)

BEGINS WITH A VOWEL & ENDS IN "I" $1200: A sample of this type of art is seen here.

CORRECT RESPONSES
the Rosetta Stone
Czechoslovakia
Romania
the Azores
Nicaragua
Intel
Antigone
the Columbia River
Proof
Marie
the Churchill River
slate
Elvis Costello
Jack Lord
The Boomtown Rats
après-ski
okapi
Hey Jude
hailstone
Randy Moss
the Gulf of California
the Snake River
(Michael) Crawford
arrivederci
origami

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

Post by seaborgium » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:58 am

Good luck to my college roommate's sister, Anne!

Edit: As long as I'm here, here are the scores and wagers:

Tom: $2,600 + $2,600 = $5,200
Anne: $6,800 + $5,000 = $11,800
Drew: $13,800 + $4 = $13,804
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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:07 pm

Beatles Songs
It was one of the Beatles' longest songs & the one to spend the most time at no. 1 on the U.S. charts--9 weeks.

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What is Hey Jude?

Drew Horwood: $13,800+$4=$13,804...now an 8-day champion with $138,100
Anne Olson: $6,800+$5,000=$11,800
Tom Canterbury: $2,600+$2,600=$5,200
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Post by Golf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:28 pm

When I saw the ex-Pats category immediately thought how cool it would be if it were about football but then laughed at the absurdity of that thought. A pleasant surprise.

A big LOL at a grapefruit sized meteor landing on Oahu. But, after ringing in it's certainly better than no answer.

Ailsa Craig is directly off Turnberry Golf Course where they periodically hold the British Open. During the telecast they show it constantly and mention the curling stones.

But I don't think seaborgium tutored Anne about wagering strategy. Not that it mattered, but that FJ was dreadful.

And like everyone else, I can't believe this guy is now an 8 time champ.

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Post by Linear Gnome » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:51 pm

I've looked in the archive for contestants whose situations are most similar to Drew's (and mine). I'm going to put my comments in spoiler bars to reduce the clutter, just in case this isn't interesting to anyone other than me. Feel free to remove the spoiler bars in replies if you think it's interesting enough.
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I was curious about the nature of the runs by players who have won 7 or more games. Ken Jennings and David Madden had close first games but had lock games their next three games. Several players have started their runs with a bang (for example, Dr. J.'s first two games were lock games--same for Larissa Kelly).

The player whose record is strikingly similar to Drew's so far is Dan Pawson. His first game was close, his next two games were competitive, and he won his sixth game with a betting scenario almost exactly like Drew's yesterday (17800-17000-2000, bet $799 on Aviation History). He had lock games in games 4, 5, and 8, but won game 7 with $200!

Incidentally, Patricia Crane was a one-game champion just before Dan and just after Cora Peck.

The person whose situation was most similar to mine was Ariane Helou. She and Paul Nelson were challengers (of Keith Whitener) and she also had a choice of wagering strategies--her wager was strategically sound but ended up giving Paul his first win. In both cases, we got FJ right but didn't bet enough for it to benefit us. (Paul won his fourth game by going low in a situation similar to mine.) I'd say that Drew's run so far is somewhere between Paul's and Dan's. ("So far" might be the operative words.)

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:45 pm

A boardie connection, a guy from Alabama, who do I root for? Doesn't matter, because they both lost.

The FJ seems like a "Know it or you don't" FJ and I didn't know it.

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:50 pm

Bamaman wrote:A boardie connection, a guy from Alabama, who do I root for? Doesn't matter, because they both lost.

The FJ seems like a "Know it or you don't" FJ and I didn't know it.
Yeah, I was a bit disappointed in the near-lack of a TOM there. I was considering "Revolution #9" for a while because "9 weeks" was in the clue, figured if there was a TOM, that was the only one. However, I didn't think the song was *that* popular, nor *that* long. Went with Hey Jude because it's popular and long, but it isn't the only song that fulfils that requirement.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:27 pm

I just couldn't wake my brain up today. Either I was choking on right answers (I would've gotten all but $1000 in Stones, but couldn't spit any of them out), or just wasn't understanding the clue. I got only 3 in J!, all in Crossword Clues "S", and 5 in DJ! (three in Vowel, two in Everything).

Blah blah blah, long Beatles song. I read on TV Tropes that the coda to "Hey Jude" is something like 29 minutes of "na na na"s, so I'm going with that.
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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:30 pm

Bamaman wrote:The FJ seems like a "Know it or you don't" FJ and I didn't know it.
Ditto. I went with A Day in the Life, although I was pretty sure it never actually hit #1. I had no clue that Hey Jude is 7+ minutes.

Finally, someone says, "Da Bears!" when given the opportunity to do so.

Also, I wonder why they gave "captains" and "admirals" when they wanted a singular "commodore".

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Post by NYCScribbler » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:54 pm

No hesitation on FJ!, but that's because I like a couple of minutes of
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na-na-nananana, na-na-nananana
Drew looks distractingly like a blond version of the guy who plays Alan on Two and a Half Men, and it's making it hard for me to take him seriously, even with his streak.
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Post by rmfromfla » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:00 pm

I'm glad you said that -- either Alan Harper or a younger version of Patrick Jane (The Mentalist). :lol:

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Post by AdamAnt » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:07 pm

I was much more awake at giving answers tonight, possibly because I was watching the show with my dad so I needed to be perky for my competition. Got the usual odd answer here and there but knocked my socks off when I pulled out Antigone. Read Oedipus a good four years ago now and couldn't retain alot. The only one I could remember was Antigone and yay for me it was the right answer. FJ! was an instaget. Came up with the answer after I read the part about it being a long song.

Drew continues his streak and tonight's win gives him the current lead for most wins of the season; however he is a few grand short of both Stephaine and Keith's winnings from their 7 wins. Will his streak continue and will he make it into the top 15 biggest Jeopardy! winners in regular games?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:09 pm

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Post by koozbane » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:12 pm

Drew seems like an exceedingly nice guy, but he has to be the weakest/luckiest 8 time champ ever--even in the face of unusually weak competition, like tonight.

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Post by StrangerCoug » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:35 pm

Said Poland for Czechoslovakia in The 1930s—am I too early? I know that Germany invaded Poland in the early part of WWII.

Hailstone was an embarrassing "I'll recognize it when I hear it" kind of thing. I was able to make a connection to the weather but couldn't get the word out.

FJ! was an assist for me today since I have a Beatles fan for a mother and she knows quite a lot about them. (I've yet to get anything on my own this week, but I go easy on myself on the weekly polls.)

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Post by Leander » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:48 pm

Invasion of Poland was September 1939. That actually started WW2. The annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia was before that in 1938.

Part of the problem with Drew is that his wrong answers are so wildly off base. Very painful game to watch today.

However I was way off base in FJ. Tried to think of which songs would have spent the longest time at #1 and came up with "Yesterday".

Thrilled to see my namesake show up in a Jeopardy clue.

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Post by bpmod » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:53 pm

This was one of those FJ categories where I would be tempted to risk a lock. And once I saw the clue, I would have regretted resisting that temptation.

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Post by AdamAnt » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
AdamAnt wrote:alot
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Hah oops. i must hav forgotin 2 swich out ov my simplifyd typing mowd wen i rowt that :mrgreen:

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Post by DWS » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:05 pm

This was kind of a lousy game to watch. I thought all three players were mediocre and there were too many stand-and-stares.

FJ was an instaget... na na na na

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