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Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:33 pm

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Though they live elsewhere, Alan Page & Dan Dierdorf will both always be in this Ohio city where they were born.

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What is Canton? (home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) Alan said Cleveland; Mary said Columbus



Patrick Geary: $12,800+$11,000=$23,800...now a 1-day champion with $23,800
Mary Nadal: $11,800-$0=$11,800
Alan Baltis: $8,000-$6,000=$2,000
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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by KurtWeber » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:11 pm

I was a bit surprised that two people missed FJ--it seemed like one of the easier ones, but then I'm a big football (Colts!) fan, so...

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:27 pm

Cool that there was a clue about Kate Middleton on the day the new king was born, and also an Alan Page question on the day the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court died.
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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:32 pm

nailed FJ! cold, but did not know Dan Dierdorf was BORN there.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:29 pm

Food category ate me again. Caviar came too late. I actually knew taquitos, but blanked on them. Humiliating miss, as I love Mexican food.

Got only $600 and $1000 in .orgs.

Never heard of the guy at $200 in Age. Chuck Norris was my only get.

Alex's Nikita Khrushchev sounded more like Tim Curry to me.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:30 pm

Alan with two rookie mistakes - phrasing in DJ and telling a story with his MLK response.

Lots of photo questions and folks struggled with them.

Blue Oyster Cult was horrible overvalued. In fact I would have switched it with the $400.

Not the sharpest game (and the endgame play by all was topsy turvy, with the leader being the only one trying to hunt the high value clues late). However, I'll take it after Friday's thalidomide baby.

Pleased the middle guy did well. Sometimes you think "oh they just want to say a preloader from Wyoming is on" but he did fine.

I like how Alan, until the bitter end, was giving too much info. Part of me is surprised that he didn't write "Cleveland, Michigan."

Anyway FJ was instaget once I separated Akron from Canton in my mind. However, it had this silly "literary" quality to it. Forever? Really? Even after the Bulgarians nuke Canton?

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:34 pm

A plane's landing gear collapsed, with no fire and no serious injuries, but over an hour after the fact, WABC saw fit to give us 15 minutes of useless news coverage during which they just repeated the same info they told us at 6. No J! round for me.

Anyway, instaget FJ, very surprised it was a single get. Was hoping for something trickier, but that clue screamed HOF.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:34 pm

floridagator wrote:Cool that there was a clue about Kate Middleton on the day the new king was born, and also an Alan Page question on the day the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court died.
Well that last thing is not really a coincidence is it?

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:39 pm

Austin Powers wrote: Pleased the middle guy did well. Sometimes you think "oh they just want to say a preloader from Wyoming is on" but he did fine.
Huh both times (during Johnny's intro and during the interview segment) I thought his stated occupation was "freeloader"; at first thinking he was trying to be cute, Alex's quizzical tone at the start of his interview, and the contestant's elaborating made me think "freeloader" was actually what people who do his job were called and it made for a slightly interesting story.
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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:39 pm

Austin Powers wrote: Not the sharpest game (and the endgame play by all was topsy turvy, with the leader being the only one trying to hunt the high value clues late).
I blurted out something R-rated when he dove after the 2000 clue with a (1200? 1400?) lead. If they hadn't run out of time, I'm convinced Mary would've gone for the 800 clue even though down 1000.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heelsrule1988 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:48 pm

That's actually a tough FJ if you're not a sports guy like me... the phrasing is very confusing if you don't know sports. Not surprised that only one of them got it.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:50 pm

Cursive was a stupid miss for me. I had it in mind, then switched to calligraphy even though I know the kallos -> beautiful prefix.
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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:51 pm

heelsrule1988 wrote:That's actually a tough FJ if you're not a sports guy like me... the phrasing is very confusing if you don't know sports. Not surprised that only one of them got it.
Agreed. Page is a justice and ate people, and Dierdorf was on MNf and says stupid things befitting a blubberpot occasionally, but I wouldn't expect someone who doesn't know football to know them.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by legendneverdies » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:56 pm

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Blue Oyster Cult was horrible overvalued. In fact I would have switched it with the $400.


The Pussycat Dolls have a big following these days, the category was Animal Groups and they mentioned "doll" in the clue. That's an easier clue than BOC.

DOn't imagine Alan would liked his stays in Trenton and Albany, assuming he's gotten to those two cities. Not the safest cities in the US :)

Mary would have won on a triple stumper given the betting in FJ!

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:59 pm

OK, I take back my comment about this being a single get. Having reread the clue, I now realize that it didn't even mention football, and simply expected you to either know who those people were, or correctly interpret the clue as meaning they'd always be in the HOF -> Canton. Rough clue for the non-sports fan.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by teapot37 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm

I too heard "freeloader" as the occupation and laughed quite heartily at that. It's certainly one way to not say "unemployed".

Ragtime and Napoleon on St. Helena dredge up bad memories.

Had to think a bit on FJ but got it handily.
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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm

floridagator wrote:Cool that there was a clue about Kate Middleton on the day the new king was born
Uh. No new king was born today. He is a prince. There is a big difference.

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Re: Monday, July 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:31 pm

JFK. Ouch.

No clue on FJ, unfortunately. I thought Dan Dierdorf might have been a football player, but I didn't make the jump to Canton.

Otherwise, it was a really good game for me.

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