J! in the Media

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by triviawayne » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:27 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:56 pm
James is lucky that nothing important in or to his life happened on the 4th of January or November, or the 14th of any month, in 1988.
$10488 is a possible late game bet
Total game show career losings = $171,522

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by RKane » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:23 pm

1st $20068
2nd $20000
3rd $9965

It could happen. Whats 2nd supposed to wager now?
I'm done. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Shaymin » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:14 am

Is it any wager ending in 69 that's verboten, or just $69 itself?

Because if I could ever somehow pull off a James...
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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Golf » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:17 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:21 pm
This: "I did not go to “Jeopardy!” expecting to win." I once posted this very question on Reddit (how many people go on J! thinking they can win?), and the overwhelming response was "everybody". Haha, I was right. It's *not* everybody
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There's a big difference between "I think I can win" and "I expect to win"; chiefly, one is confident, the other is over-confident -- and the latter can set you up for grave disappointment, if not anger, if things do not go your way.
I don't think expecting to win is over confident, it's actually the way most winners think. You can't tell me the studs of the sports world go into a competition with the attitude "I think I can win". That's part of the reason why they are studs.

I've competed a lot with people (trivia or sports) that "think they can win". They never do.

The best way to compete is with the attitude "I expect to win", but without the need to tell others.

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Re: J! in the Media

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Peachbox » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:37 am

An article from the BBC about James Holzhauer's run:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48032235

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:28 am

Two more in The Washington Post:

Warning: 4/29 spoiler: And a fun one:

Jeopardy!’s James Holzhauer is a menace

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by econgator » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:31 am

alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:28 am
And a fun one:

Jeopardy!’s James Holzhauer is a menace
Cool! Gives us last names for the Archive, too.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:30 am

econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:31 am
alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:28 am
And a fun one:

Jeopardy!’s James Holzhauer is a menace
Cool! Gives us last names for the Archive, too.
Can you explain? (I hit paywall.)

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by davey » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:30 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:31 am
alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:28 am
And a fun one:

Jeopardy!’s James Holzhauer is a menace
Cool! Gives us last names for the Archive, too.
Can you explain? (I hit paywall.)
Here's a link to a non-paywalled version-

https://www.seattlepi.com/opinion/artic ... 805203.php

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:49 pm

Can anyone find contact information for article author and challenger Charles Lane? The fact that he has the name and occupation of the other challenger (which we did not have) suggests he may have a tape with the J!-round clues. Also, he probably remembers his own occupation and hometown. :) Maybe even Randy Kaplan's.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:08 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:49 pm
Can anyone find contact information for article author and challenger Charles Lane? The fact that he has the name and occupation of the other challenger (which we did not have) suggests he may have a tape with the J!-round clues. Also, he probably remembers his own occupation and hometown. :) Maybe even Randy Kaplan's.
charles.lane@washpost.com

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:10 pm

And here's the article about Maureen Fernbacher hyperlinked to:

https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1991- ... story.html

(BTW, Charles Lane is the author of the article.)

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by davey » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:11 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:49 pm
Can anyone find contact information for article author and challenger Charles Lane? The fact that he has the name and occupation of the other challenger (which we did not have) suggests he may have a tape with the J!-round clues. Also, he probably remembers his own occupation and hometown. :) Maybe even Randy Kaplan's.
Here's his bio page at the post which has an email link (it's charles.lane@washpost.com)-
https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/c ... bcaa254ea8

Or you can tweet him!

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks everyone. He says there's a 25% chance he can find his tape, which might be at his mom's house, and which does contain the complete game, but he was also able to tell me what else he remembered about that day, including that returning champion Randy Kaplan was announced as a foreign currency trader.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by econgator » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:50 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:30 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:31 am
alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:28 am
And a fun one:

Jeopardy!’s James Holzhauer is a menace
Cool! Gives us last names for the Archive, too.
Can you explain? (I hit paywall.)
Odd. I had no paywall. Regardless, I went and entered the last names (and then totally did not enter the occupation or location ... d'oh!)

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by cinemaniax7 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:39 pm

James's latest victim is Judge Judy:

https://www.thewrap.com/james-holzhauer ... in-streak/

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:48 pm

Does anybody else find it hard to believe that Judge Judy reruns have been beating new Jeopardy! in the ratings for 40 weeks?

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by econgator » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:22 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Does anybody else find it hard to believe that Judge Judy reruns have been beating new Jeopardy! in the ratings for 40 weeks?
Nope. There's a reason she pulls down nearly $50M a year for that show.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:25 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Does anybody else find it hard to believe that Judge Judy reruns have been beating new Jeopardy! in the ratings for 40 weeks?
Sadly, no. I don't think the rerun element has much to say about it however. If the shows are old enough to be forgotten or possibly never seen, then they are just choosing their comfort food. I used to never know or care if I watched a Jeopardy re-run until I made it appointment watching thanks to the DVR.

Please let me believe that people don't re-watch a Judge Judy they have seen recently :o . FWIW, I consider Wheel to be equally obnoxious to Judge Judy, but at least way above Dr. Phil or my 600 pound Life.
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