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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6997, 2015-02-03

2015 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 2.

CONTESTANTS
Michael Jones, a middle school special education teacher from Madison, Wisconsin
Cathy Farrell, a high school science teacher from Wyandotte, Michigan
Lydia Cuffman, a high school history teacher from Redwood City, California

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. And welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Lydia, Cathy, and Michael, you look a lot younger than the teachers I had to deal with when I was a kid. But welcome aboard. Nice to have you here. Good luck. Here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. And today, this Jeopardy! Round has these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
TV: A NICE PLACE TO START (5/5)
PRESIDENTIAL MOMS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE WORLD ALMANAC 2015 (5/5)
THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION (4/5)
OH, THERE'S THE BELL (5/5)
TIME FOR RE-"CESS" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Lydia: 11 R, 0 W
Cathy: 10 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Michael: 7 R (including 1 DD), 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Michael found the Daily Double on the 11th clue. Lydia had $1,400, Cathy had $2,000, and Michael was at $800. Michael wagered $1,000.

PRESIDENTIAL MOMS $1000: Hannah Simpson

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Cathy: $2,400
Lydia: $1,800
Michael: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Did that sign say "We are Blackhawks"?

Michael: Yes.

Alex: All right. Middle school special education teacher, Michael, and that means you're dealing with what specifically? What kind of problems do these kids have?

Michael: Well, actually, um, I work, uh, in the building as a positive behavior coach. So I work with, um, kids with disabilities and kids without, about making really good positive choices, especially at an age where it's really tough in middle school, so...

Alex: Yeah. But do you have to deal with kids who are disruptive in class or are these--all of your kids really wanna learn? They're trying hard?

Michael: Uh, a little bit of column "A", a little bit of column "B".

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Cathy Farrell is from Wyandotte, Michigan. A high school science teacher who also coaches the quiz bowl team, right?

Cathy: Yes, I do. Very proud of my kids. Um...

Alex: And how--

Cathy: this past year, they won the state title for our class. So, you know, I think they might have been about as nervous as I am right now, but... [Laughs] You know.

Alex: Do you think that places extra pressure on you? Because your team won the state championship and now?

Cathy: Oh, it--if--if I bomb, they're never gonna let me hear the end of this.

Alex: Aha.

Cathy: So we shall see how it goes.

Alex: All righty, good for you.




Alex: Lydia Cuffman is a high school history teacher who didn't start out wanting to be a teacher. What were some of your ambitions?

Lydia: Oh, I wanted to be everything. I wanted to be a doctor and an actress and a journalist. Um, my mom was a teacher and I was like, "Oh! I don't--I don't wanna do that. That looks scary." No. But then I discovered that if you're a teacher, you get to be an actress and you get to tell stories and you get to help people.

Alex: Yeah.

Lydia: Like a doctor.

Alex: And sometimes and a lot of the time, it's fun.

Lydia: Yeah, it's a lot of fun.

Alex: Okay.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
PRESIDENTIAL MOMS $800: Jane Knox

THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION $600: Laurence Olivier wants an answer to this 3-word question in "Marathon Man", then he strikes a nerve
(Michael: What is "Who are you"?)
...
(Alex: Scary scene -- [*].)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Lydia: $7,800
Cathy: $5,400
Michael: $1,600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ROCKIN' MUSEUMS (5/5)
QUOTABLE PLAYS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
A LONG TIME AGO IN CANADA (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HIGH PLACES (4/5)
A SHOW OF HANDS (5/5)
WELL, THEY SOUND THE SAME... (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Lydia: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Cathy: 10 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Michael: 7 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Cathy snagged the next Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Lydia had $8,200, Cathy had $6,200, and Michael was at $1,600. Cathy wagered $3,000.

QUOTABLE PLAYS $1200: "Alan's always been such a gentle boy. He loves animals! Especially horses"
(Cathy: What is A Raisin in the Sun?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Cathy who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 29th clue. Lydia had $15,400, Cathy had $11,600, and Michael was at $7,200. Cathy wagered $3,000.

A LONG TIME AGO IN CANADA $1600: In 1610 Etienne Brule went to live with these people & became the first European to see the Great Lake named for them

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HIGH PLACES $2000: It's Arabic for "tower"; there's a 162-story one in Dubai
(Lydia: What is Benghazi?)
(Cathy: What is petronas?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Lydia: $15,400
Cathy: $14,600
Michael: $9,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MATH TERMS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Lydia: Wager $13,801 to cover Cathy.
Cathy: You have to wager $3,801 to cover Michael's doubled score, but certainly no more than $5,399, so as to force Michael to be right to have a chance at winning.
Michael: Consider risking between $5,401 and $7,599. This will top a $0 wager by Cathy while still beating Lydia on the Triple Stumper (should Lydia wager to cover Cathy's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This word for a process that leads to the solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th century mathematician

FINAL SCORES
Michael: $9,200 - $9,200 = $0 (What is equatio) (3rd place)
Cathy: $14,600 - $10,000 = $4,600 (What is algebra?) (2nd place)
Lydia: $15,400 - $2,000 = $13,400 (What is a proof?) (Automatic semifinalist)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $3,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Cathy: $16,200, 20 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Lydia: $15,400, 22 R, 1 W
Michael: $9,200, 14 R (including 1 DD), 6 W
Combined Coryat: $40,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Lydia: 22/58 = .379
Cathy: 20/60 = .333
Michael: 14/59 = .237
Team: 56/63 = .889

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
TIME FOR RE-"CESS" $200: Proverbially, it's the mother of invention
(Michael: What is inspiration?)

TV: A NICE PLACE TO START $200: He's seen here as he looked playing Buffy Wilson on "Bosom Buddies"

THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION $200: The film version of Steven Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" asks the classic question "which" of these 2 "came first?"
[ERRATUM: The scientist's name is "Stephen Hawking", not "Steven Hawking".]

THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION $800: An Arizona gal's losing court case answered the question whether pregnant women could use this part of the road
(Alex: Yep. She lost.)

TIME FOR RE-"CESS" $600: The sign seen here is officially known as the international symbol of this word

THE WORLD ALMANAC 2015 $1000: "On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly by" this "on its way to the Kuiper belt"
(Michael: What is Saturn?)

ROCKIN' MUSEUMS $2000: A recent exhibit at the Grammy Museum in LA was "Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of" this guitarist, who died in 1990 at age 35

HIGH PLACES $800: This word follows Lassen & Wheeler
(Michael: What is pass?)
[Originally ruled incorrect]

WELL, THEY SOUND THE SAME... $800: A group of young ladies, or one married one
(Michael: What is wife?)

A SHOW OF HANDS $800: Using a term from 1759, Mitt Romney said this "moves faster & better than the heavy hand of the government"
(Michael: What is the market? The free market, capitalism?)

A LONG TIME AGO IN CANADA $1200: In 1621 England awarded Scotsman William Alexander this territory, now the name of a province
(Michael: What is New Brunswick?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Ulysses S. Grant
James Knox Polk
Is it safe?
Equus
Huron
burj
algorithm
necessity
Tom Hanks
the chicken or the egg
the carpool lane
accessible
Pluto
Stevie Ray Vaughan
peak (or pass)
misses/missus
the invisible hand
Nova Scotia

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Re: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:01 pm

Math Terms
This word for a process that leads to the solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th c. mathematician.

Spoiler
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What is algorithm? Michael said equation; Cathy said algebra; Lydia said proof.

Lydia Cuffman: $15,400-$2,000=$13,400...Automatic Semi-Finalist
Cathy Farrell: $14,600-$10,000=$4,600
Michael Jones: $9,200-$9,200=$0
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Re: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:31 pm

This was a well-played game, but no one got FJ. I had 36 correct responses including two triple stumpers: Polk and Peak. I didn't get FJ; I guessed algebra instead.

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Post by OSXpert » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:34 pm

As an Algebra teacher, I was excited about the FJ category and would have bet big. I correctly said "algorithm", but I was only 80% sure.

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Post by Lumosityfan » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:43 pm

That was such a great game that was ruined so quickly by the HORRIBLENESS of the wagering. I understand that not many people study wild-card scores extensively, but people at least should realize that the range of wild-card scores is around $10,000 to $14,000. Also, second did NOT need to bet so much! I understand if you want to wager to cover third, but then you needed to wager $4,000. Or you could just stand pat for the wild-card scores. Overall, this game had more to be desired for wagering.

I got FJ, although I did consider algebra for a second before realizing that the answer was a process (and algebra really doesn't describe a specific process (you don't algebra something.))
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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:56 pm

I wouldn't have had the guts to do it, but what an opportunity to say "To be or not to be" and just stare Alex down, daring him to rule that it's not in the form of a question.

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Post by goforthetie » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:57 pm

Lumosityfan wrote:I got FJ, although I did consider algebra for a second before realizing that the answer was a process (and algebra really doesn't describe a specific process (you don't algebra something.))
Do you algorithm something?

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Post by BADuBois » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:59 pm

FJ was a toughie for me... being an English major and all... I struggled with algebra or algorithm.

I guessed wrong.

Oh well. back to the keyboard. :D
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Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:01 pm

35 right.

TV (4), Mom (5), World (2), Question (2), (Bell (2), "Cess" (2)
Rock (4), Play (3), Canada (5), High (3), Hands (0), Same (3)

Lach Trash: "Polk", "peak", "Burj"

I took a wild guess with hypothesis and I figured that would be wrong. I was considering the Arabic "al", but only thought of algebra which I quickly discarded, but I've heard of algorithm.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:52 pm

0/5 in TV and 4/5 in Presidential Moms (all but the DD) is the reverse of what I expected. I didn't recognize a single thing in TV, and thought Bosom Buddies in particular was obscenely undervalued at $200.

Lach Trash on "Polk".

Couldn't get "Is it safe" or "Stevie Ray Vaughn" (NHO either) in their categories, but "Cess" was a 5/5.

Can't believe how quickly Ferguson evaporated from my mind, especially since I have an Internet friend who lives there.

"Well, a Mrs. is one married woman, but that doesn't sound like a group of women too. What am I missing?!" Derp.

Me on FJ!: "Hmm, well, it's from the Arabic, so it'll begin with Al. Not Algebra. Alg. Alg… what the hell else in math begins with 'Alg'?!? I got nothing." Double derp.
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Post by cosmos » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:04 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:"Well, a Mrs. is one married woman, but that doesn't sound like a group of women too. What am I missing?!" Derp.
That clue was one of my misses. :D

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Post by Robert K S » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:21 pm

Surely "algebra" can describe a process. As my first-semester physics teacher in college was fond of saying, to the consternation of nearly everyone in the lecture hall, "The rest is just algebra."

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:23 pm

cosmos wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:"Well, a Mrs. is one married woman, but that doesn't sound like a group of women too. What am I missing?!" Derp.
That clue was one of my misses. :D
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Post by cosmos » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:42 pm

The clue seems to have a problem, based on what I'm reading in Wikipedia. The mathematician's Arabic name was Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī. The word algorithm comes from the Latin form of his name which was Algoritmi. The clue says it comes from his Arabic name.

By the way, the word algebra comes from al-jabr, one of the two operations he used to solve quadratic equations. I guess that's why Alex said algebra is close.

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Post by ZachTheRiah » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:49 pm

cosmos wrote:The clue seems to have a problem, based on what I'm reading in Wikipedia. The mathematician's Arabic name was Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī. The word algorithm comes from the Latin form of his name which was Algoritmi. The clue says it comes from his Arabic name.
Likely, the Arabic name got translated to Latin, which then got translated to English.

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Post by nserven » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:08 pm

One reason I knew it wasn't algebra was that I remembered it had been used for an FJ before:

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2773

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Post by cosmos » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:25 pm

Due to a technical glitch with my TV reception, I missed Lydia's correct response to the clue about whether pregnant women could use this part of the road. It required quite a struggle for me to figure out it must have been carpool lane. It's not exactly the first thing to pop up on a Google search.

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Post by one-nil 2.0 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:31 pm

Smitten! The high forehead is always a good predictor of success on this show. Best wishesz, Lydia!

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:42 pm

Lydia's "Hometown Howdy" ran locally this morning during a break in Live with Kelly and Michael and I almost missed it zooming by the ads with the FF button. It was a rare time for me to catch one since I do not watch news in the hour preceding J! when I suspect they are more likely to air.

I'll be on the lookout for something to promote her appearance next week.

Cathy is in shaky position for a wildcard with 4600. 10000 or 14600 would look a lot better. There is extra strategy to the QF week that does not always happen in the teachers tournament.

I spent the last break brainstorming all things math that would come to me trying to recall terms that have been gathering dust for years. That kind of clue is never my specialty and I could not even get to the "Al" part. With five seconds to go and wanting something I started with Pytha, changed to Eu, and finally scribbled quotient.

Not gonna happen and won't bother me a bit with that category and clue. It's not like I expected a tenner in this tourney anyway.

Time to watch Chad on WOF. I'll try to solve the Bonus Puzzle to make up for my FJ! miss.

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