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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Don't Think Twice » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:10 pm

Austin Rogers from Season 34 has a new podcast. Buzzy Cohen was a guest and on his second show and they had a very interesting discussion on Jeopardy preparation and strategy. At the end of the one and half hour show, they briefly talked about the upcoming team tournament. The podcast is called "A Lot To Learn with Austin Rogers" and it can be found on itunes, Acast and probably other podcasters such as Stitcher.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:07 pm

https://deadline.com/2018/10/pat-sajak- ... 202493329/

Alex Faust and Laura Coates can't give up their day jobs yet.

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Post by Volante » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:22 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:07 pm
https://deadline.com/2018/10/pat-sajak- ... 202493329/

Alex Faust and Laura Coates can't give up their day jobs yet.
Woo! Good news for a change!

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by davey » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am

A long interview with Alex at NY Magazine's pop culture site...

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/alex-tr ... ation.html

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:22 pm

davey wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am
A long interview with Alex at NY Magazine's pop culture site...

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/alex-tr ... ation.html
Thanks.

The famous Forrest Bounce.In 1985, during Jeopardy!’s second season, contestant Chuck Forrest deployed the strategy of randomly jumping from clue to clue rather than moving sequentially, as most players do. The idea is that the helter-skelter game-play confuses opponents and thus enables greater control of the board. The strategy worked well for Forrest, a five-time Jeopardy! champion and the winner of the 1986 Tournament of Champions.
That’s right. He jumped all over the board in an obvious attempt to throw off his opponents. It worked. They never adjusted. But, you may remember, Chuck didn’t win the championship that year. So go figure.


Yes and no. Yes, Chuck did not win the TOC in 1985 when he won his games. Chuck did win his TOC in 1986 though.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Volante » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 pm

Robert K S wrote:
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Golf on Jeopardy!

https://www.golf.com/extra-spin/2018/12 ... s-history/
If only...
the golf article wrote:(all 361,983 of them are cataloged on the excellent website, J! Archive)

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:22 pm

Volante wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Golf on Jeopardy!

https://www.golf.com/extra-spin/2018/12 ... s-history/
If only...
the golf article wrote:(all 361,983 of them are cataloged on the excellent website, J! Archive)
Clue values in the illustration are $100 to $500. Sigh.

One of my unused anecdotes mentioned the first time I went golfing and got a literally birdie; the ball veered off low left, startling a bird that had landed on the course. I know J! fed this story to the news media, because in one story in the Pioneer Press, I'm referred to as a "golfer", even though I've only picked up clubs one time since then.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by triviawayne » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:22 pm
Volante wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Golf on Jeopardy!

https://www.golf.com/extra-spin/2018/12 ... s-history/
If only...
the golf article wrote:(all 361,983 of them are cataloged on the excellent website, J! Archive)
Clue values in the illustration are $100 to $500. Sigh.

One of my unused anecdotes mentioned the first time I went golfing and got a literally birdie; the ball veered off low left, startling a bird that had landed on the course. I know J! fed this story to the news media, because in one story in the Pioneer Press, I'm referred to as a "golfer", even though I've only picked up clubs one time since then.
The only time I ever went golfing, I scored a two...not two under or over par...a TWO.

It was an odd time of day to be on the course, and nobody else was there that day but my group. I teed off on the first hole, the ball went mostly sideways into some not too dense trees, I didn't think I'd find it so I hit another. When we got to the green on the 18th hole, my ball was inches from the cup. Of course I tapped it in, claimed a score of two for the day and decided to retire from golf as the greatest to ever play the game.
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:35 am

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am
It was an odd time of day to be on the course, and nobody else was there that day but my group. I teed off on the first hole, the ball went mostly sideways into some not too dense trees, I didn't think I'd find it so I hit another. When we got to the green on the 18th hole, my ball was inches from the cup. Of course I tapped it in, claimed a score of two for the day and decided to retire from golf as the greatest to ever play the game.
Kim Jong Eun still has you beat.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by triviawayne » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:50 am

alietr wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:35 am
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am
It was an odd time of day to be on the course, and nobody else was there that day but my group. I teed off on the first hole, the ball went mostly sideways into some not too dense trees, I didn't think I'd find it so I hit another. When we got to the green on the 18th hole, my ball was inches from the cup. Of course I tapped it in, claimed a score of two for the day and decided to retire from golf as the greatest to ever play the game.
Kim Jong Eun still has you beat.
Didn’t he claim a few holes in one, which would make his score higher?
Total game show career losings = $171,522

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:05 pm

December is a good time to play catch-up on shows.  This is from the 11/28 episode of The Goldbergs.
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The game is not in the Archive and I could not find the FJ! clue in Infinite FJ!s either after a quick scan.  It should fit the 1980s time frame of the show though.

Correct responses for those playing along:
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:32 pm

Jackie Fuchs wrote an article about the J! experience: https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/jack ... -jeopardy/

Highlights include a mention of a "secret" J! Contestants Facebook group and a group photo outside O'Brien's with many J! champs and board members. Sg knew how to make himself easy to spot.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Magna » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:56 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Jackie Fuchs wrote an article about the J! experience: https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/jack ... -jeopardy/

Highlights include a mention of a "secret" J! Contestants Facebook group and a group photo outside O'Brien's with many J! champs and board members. Sg knew how to make himself easy to spot.
One of the facts mentioned in the article is that 84,000 people took the online test last year. (I'm assuming that's 2018.)

Correction: "more than 84,000" - which probably means between 84,000 and 85,000. About 4,000 auditioned, and about 10% of those made it on the show.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:55 pm

It was previously mentioned on the board in another thread. The latest issue of TV Guide had this about the second batch of episodes coming to Netflix on the 28th. Spoiler because image is oversized.
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:15 am

Alex was a guest on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday:

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:30 pm

Alex and the stolen Gucci bracelet:

https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/alex-tr ... celet.html

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:42 pm

This article on financial windfalls includes how Tony Hightower used his Millionaire winnings:

https://www.topic.com/financial-windfal ... everything

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Euphonium » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:54 am

This article isn't exactly current, and it was linked in this thread at the time it was written, but it's worth sharing again because it's relevant to very current events.

Matt Jackson's mother is Amy Berman Jackson (the judge overseeing the Roger Stone case--the article's from 2015 so it doesn't make mention of that)
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