Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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nserven wrote:Would they have negged a player who didn't include the "The," since that's supposedly what makes it a double redundancy?

I wrote "Who are the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?" even though I wasn't sure if "of Anaheim" was still part of the name. It seems like they change their name every half-hour or so.
I think "Angels" would have sufficed; although the clue was about the team's full name, I don't believe the response had to be (the clue said "the full name of this... team") so any question unambiguously referring to them would have been accepted.

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BigDaddyMatty wrote:I don't get the hate on the FJ! clue. Sure, you can argue about whether "The" is part of the full name of the team, but the Angels are the only team with even one true redundancy. And it's not like you had to be some sort of a cunning linguist, given that "Angels" and "Angeles" are cognates separated by a single letter.

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BigDaddyMatty wrote: I don't get the hate on the FJ! clue. Sure, you can argue about whether "The" is part of the full name of the team, but the Angels are the only team with even one true redundancy.
So why didn't they say "only team with one true redundancy" or some variant thereof?

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dhkendall wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Onairb wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: WLT Alexander the Great or Chicago at $400?
The first referenced 'Macedonian leader'. Nine times out of ten, that's Alexander(Otherwise, it would be his father, Philip, but clues about him tend to mention his son).
The Chicago clue mentioned State Street, which is pretty much a giveaway(like Park Avenue for NY, or Lombard Street for SF).
Because no other town has a State Street, right? There were TWO in the backwater town where I spent most of my life.
But it's a case of what J! is likely to ask about. I will make it a True Daily Double that if you do an Archive search, Chicago will come up more often than your hometown. There's a Lombard St that's pretty well known here in Winnipeg (the building I worked in from 2000-2010 was on it), but the world famous one is in Frisco. (Having said that, when I hear "State Street" I think Atlantic City has an equal shot at notoriety thanks to Monopoly.
It's Lombard Avenue, David, not street. Did you work at the Grain?

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zakharov wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
Onairb wrote:There are always going to be a certain number of people who just 'shut down' clues like this...'EEEEWWW! It's sports/wordplay/wordplay about sports!'...but I think this one might have been easier than some would suggest.
It was no trouble for elites like you and me. But I can see how it would seem a tad difficult to the hoi polloi masses.
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I had trouble with this fj. I always thought they were the Anaheim Angels.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Onairb wrote:The Chicago clue mentioned State Street, which is pretty much a giveaway(like Park Avenue for NY, or Lombard Street for SF).
Because no other town has a State Street, right? There were TWO in the backwater town where I spent most of my life.
I associate State Street with Boston because of the giant financial services firm based there
dhkendall wrote:But it's a case of what J! is likely to ask about. I will make it a True Daily Double that if you do an Archive search, Chicago will come up more often than your hometown. There's a Lombard St that's pretty well known here in Winnipeg (the building I worked in from 2000-2010 was on it), but the world famous one is in Frisco. (Having said that, when I hear "State Street" I think Atlantic City has an equal shot at notoriety thanks to Monopoly.
I think you mean States Avenue
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This was a fairly quick FJ get for me (not instant but quick); living in San Diego made it pretty easy.

Started with the Padres: nope, San Diego doesn’t translate to “father”
Next up: Los Angeles = The Angels, um “that’s it!”
Done.
(Not a big baseball fan so neither Anaheim Angels or California Angels deterred me from the correct answer)

I was able to get the answer even faster than my husband, and he is a sports-whiz. :D

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grindcore wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Onairb wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: WLT Alexander the Great or Chicago at $400?
The first referenced 'Macedonian leader'. Nine times out of ten, that's Alexander(Otherwise, it would be his father, Philip, but clues about him tend to mention his son).
The Chicago clue mentioned State Street, which is pretty much a giveaway(like Park Avenue for NY, or Lombard Street for SF).
Because no other town has a State Street, right? There were TWO in the backwater town where I spent most of my life.
But it's a case of what J! is likely to ask about. I will make it a True Daily Double that if you do an Archive search, Chicago will come up more often than your hometown. There's a Lombard St that's pretty well known here in Winnipeg (the building I worked in from 2000-2010 was on it), but the world famous one is in Frisco. (Having said that, when I hear "State Street" I think Atlantic City has an equal shot at notoriety thanks to Monopoly.
It's Lombard Avenue, David, not street. Did you work at the Grain?
Actually, the company I worked for had offices on the 16th floor of the Richardson Building (second tallest building in Winnipeg), whose address is technically "1 Lombard Place", although really it should be Main Street, as "Lombard Place" doesn't seem to actually be a street, it just seems to be what a couple of buildings in the Richardson complex (the Richardson Building and the Fairmont Hotel) are called) (I guess somewhat like the World Trade Center?). But, the Richardson Building is on the corner of Main Street and Lombard Avenue (and Portage Avenue).
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Officially:

Los Angeles Angels 1961-1964
California Angels 1965-1996
Anaheim Angels 1997-2004
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2005-Present

Originally, the stadium lease required "Anaheim" in the name. Now, Anaheim is not required in the new lease.

I always hated that the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim was alphabetically among the M's during introductions at the NHL All-Star Game. Now they're just the Anaheim Ducks.
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+1 on hate the FJ Clue. I blurted out San Diego Padres at about 23 seconds, feeling really good about myself for "The Father Father". Oops :oops: But yeah, we spent a few seconds discussing what a "double redundancy" was, and it wasn't until at least halfway through that I even thought about "translating" referring to a Spanish city name. Plus the "of Anaheim" doesn't fit in with the rest of it; I would have thought it was just the redundant word/phrases and not extra like that. All in all, pretty awkward FJ IMO.

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Triple stumper.

Triple. Stumper.

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FJ!: Got
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If you include "The" in the name, then the name can even be considered triple-redundant: the x 2, angels x 2, city name x 2.

Add me to the list of Zelda fans. After the J! round, I was pulling for her to unseat Josh!. I love the "I gave a kidney away, NBD" vibe.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Onairb wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: WLT Alexander the Great or Chicago at $400?
The first referenced 'Macedonian leader'. Nine times out of ten, that's Alexander(Otherwise, it would be his father, Philip, but clues about him tend to mention his son).
The Chicago clue mentioned State Street, which is pretty much a giveaway(like Park Avenue for NY, or Lombard Street for SF).
Because no other town has a State Street, right? There were TWO in the backwater town where I spent most of my life.
Chicago's is the only important one.

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Volante wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote: I don't get the hate on the FJ! clue. Sure, you can argue about whether "The" is part of the full name of the team, but the Angels are the only team with even one true redundancy.
So why didn't they say "only team with one true redundancy" or some variant thereof?
The most obvious redundancy is that LA already has the Dodgers and so the Angels are superfluous.

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silverscreentest wrote:
jwatcher16 wrote:BTW, Mike Trout, the pitcher is an Angel, right? He comes from my county in NJ.
I don't know about Mike Trout the pitcher, but Mike Trout the outfielder plays for the Los Angeles Angels and is from New Jersey. Jersey Mike's lost a prime endorsement when he went to Subway.
HI there ----- thanks for the correction. Don't know why I thought he was a pitcher, but yes, he's from Millville, must be the same one. Shows I really don't follow baseball much anymore.

What prime endorsement did he lose, may I ask?

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Who are the Philadelphia Phillies qualifies for the FJ question, IMO.

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Vanya wrote:Who are the Philadelphia Phillies qualifies for the FJ question, IMO.
How is it "doubly redundant"?
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dhkendall wrote:
Vanya wrote:Who are the Philadelphia Phillies qualifies for the FJ question, IMO.
How is it "doubly redundant"?

What does doubly redundant mean? Los Angeles Angels is just redundant (not really because Angeles is Spanish).

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DHicton wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Onairb wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: WLT Alexander the Great or Chicago at $400?
The first referenced 'Macedonian leader'. Nine times out of ten, that's Alexander(Otherwise, it would be his father, Philip, but clues about him tend to mention his son).
The Chicago clue mentioned State Street, which is pretty much a giveaway(like Park Avenue for NY, or Lombard Street for SF).
Because no other town has a State Street, right? There were TWO in the backwater town where I spent most of my life.
Chicago's is the only important one.
Actually, I am on Team TPH for once, although of course he puts it overly aggressively as usual. (Maybe I should say Team Vermonter, since he also noted this.) The one in Boston is also pretty prominent.

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