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Re: J! in the Media

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:36 am

RJRouge wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:02 am
OrangeSAM wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:39 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Spoiler for 4/9:
Spoiler for 4/10, as well.
I strongly dislike that somebody making a living (as a gambler, no less) comfortable enough to say "It's only money" is winning so much of it while equally skilled people are struggling to survive.
First of all, I think you misunderstand the context of James's "It's only money" comment. More importantly, what are you saying? Should game shows be abolished? Should people who make what you deem to be a "comfortable living" be denied the opportunity to compete on them? Are you okay with Brad and Ken having won millions of dollars because they never said "It's only money"? Should Mike Trout or Jennifer Lawrence be paid minimum wage? I think it's fantastic that James is being rewarded for his knowledge and for the hard work he put into fortifying it and developing his strategic game plan and even preparing assiduously to hone his buzzer skills.
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by RJRouge » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:23 pm

More importantly, what are you saying?
That's clearly not more important and, as such, I will not address your other questions as I'm assuming no answer I give from my perspective will be satisfying. I will simply agree to disagree and move on.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:04 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Article by Jackie (Fox) Fuchs:

Inside L.A.’s Secret Society of Jeopardy! Champions
interesting read...got 2 of the subway system no subway sandwich countries immediately...guessed 1 other correctly...the other wrong of the 4 i would have submitted...i guess
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bulgaria has added a subway sandwich since my visit to there

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:17 am

Here in day 13 of 433, it is not noteworthy to point out media stories, but James' money haul attracted a puff piece on All Things Considered on NPR (I think that is the name of the evening news show). It was brief and painless but is still somewhat of a milestone to earn the NPR mention. It's still not as surprising to me as the mention on Mad Dog Radio (a blowhard sports talk station).
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 am

Whoever our mystery monarchist megafan might be, he or she has a lot of media blurbs to catch up on compiling.

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Post by Robert K S » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:21 pm

We can at least thank this 538 article, which concludes, "perhaps the nerds — and on Jeopardy! that’s saying something — have won," for using a different word than "broke" in its title (paging J. Morrow).

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:31 pm

This FiveThirtyEight article on James’s record-breaking run includes some number crunching of past games posted on the J! Archive.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... -jeopardy/

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by goongas » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:02 am

This article from Variety laments how dull the show is right now.

https://variety.com/2019/tv/columns/jam ... 203195487/

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:42 am

Yet another Holzhauer article, this time in The Washington Post:

‘Jeopardy!’ winner James Holzhauer keeps dominating. Does it matter if he broke the game?

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by boson » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 am

Our own OntarioQuizzer was on CBC radio last night talking about James Holzhauer:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/ho ... -1.5108996

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by squarekara » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:20 am

boson wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 am
Our own OntarioQuizzer was on CBC radio last night talking about James Holzhauer:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/ho ... -1.5108996
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by colonial » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:29 am

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainme ... se/587878/

This article includes comments from Mark "The Beast" Labbett on playing Holzhauer on "The Chase", what it takes to be a super quizzer, etc.

Also features an interesting fact at the end about JH and "The Chase" ... never heard that story before (if true).

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 pm

The "Failing" New York Times now getting in on the James action:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/arts ... rview.html

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by hanzz » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:10 pm

ABC Nightline came by to O’Brien’s last night to gawk at Jeopardy! folk doing trivia in the wake of Jackie Fuchs’ LA Magazine article linked above. Pam, Brad, Dileep Rao, and myself got interviewed fairly extensively so tune in tonight at 12:35 AM ET to see how much of my coattail mugging makes the cut.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:00 pm

Here's an article about the show from 1989 that I came across.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html

The passage on how modest the winnings were even for the biggest champions - obviously long before the doubling of clue values and the lifting of the 5-day limit - seems especially quaint in light of James's run.

Most people who win on "Jeopardy!" are happy, for a time. It's fun to win money on TV, in front of viewer Frank Sinatra, for an activity that does not require heavy lifting. Still, while big winners are embarrassed to say so, many feel that $20,000 or $50,000 or $100,000 is nice, but, as one put it, "it's not winning the lottery." They are not fixed for life. They might put a "Jeopardy!" windfall down on a house (one winner called his Casa "Jeopardy!"). It can pay some of a child's college bills or allow a winner to treat himself to things he might not otherwise buy. Lowenthal says the only thing he's bought so far is a rather expensive kaleidoscope that he found at a craft fair. "That's about as frivolous as I get," he says. "I'm not a high frivol."


And in the category of "The more things change...":

There's the buzzer, for one thing. Operating the real thing on the set is something contestants get to do for the first time during a brief tape-day rehearsal. Learning how to work it is a major stumbling block for some.....
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:17 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Here's an article about the show from 1989 that I came across.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html
"They love Leadville, Colo., 'the highest city in the United States!' "
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:38 pm

An article about James in the NY Post by our very own Vermonter.

https://tinyurl.com/y395yr8s

(contains spoilers for those who aren't caught up through today's show in their viewing)

An interesting note by the author:
In my last match, I briefly thought about risking all of my $12,800 on a Daily Double concerning chemistry, which I considered one of my strongest categories. As Trebek awaited my decision, I realized that such a large bet would be unheard of, so I chickened out and went for $4,000 — and ended up losing as a result.
So even the guy behind "The Final Wager" couldn't pull the trigger on a TDD that he knew was optimal for the situation (acknowledging that he was a bit younger at the time - the match he's referring to was a UTOC game that aired in 2005. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=185). Of course, it would be an understatement to say that, 14 years later, DD wagers of at least $12,800 are no longer unheard-of. :D I'm sure the 2019 version of Vermonter would have gone all-in without hesitation. But this does speak to the psychological barriers that so many contestants who aren't professional gamblers face that prevent them from risking large sums, even when they might be tempted to.
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