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Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:31 am

Top 40 Songs

The first two top 40 hits for this late singer -- one in 1971, the other in 1973 -- ended up becoming official state songs.
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Who is John Denver? Dee and Stephen had Ray Charles.
Dee Daigle: $8,200-$2,401=$5,799

Patricia Franco: $10,000+$6,401=now a 1-day champion with $16,401

Stephen Byrd: $10,600-$9,401=$1,199
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:01 pm

Geesh. I felt pretty good with Ray Charles, even though 1971 felt a little late and all I could think of was "Georgia on my mind."

Huge come-from-behind victory - congrats!

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by gamawire » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:12 pm

Instaget for me as he is my favorite singer.
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:30 pm

gamawire wrote:Instaget for me as he is my favorite singer.
One of my favorites, too, although my first stop was Ray Charles. Took me a few seconds to rule him out and get to Denver.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:32 pm

Congrats to Patricia on her win. I had 37 correct responses including six triple stumpers: Mongols, Cannonball Express, arterial, Austrian Alps, Voyager, and Christopher Lloyd. Instaget FJ.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by georgespelvin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:01 pm

FJ was an instaget for me and I wish that I had thought to use it for my Trivial Person of the Week contest on Facebook.

Excellent game tonight by all three players.
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 9021amyers » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:01 pm

I knew Charles was too early for the years in the clue, but I couldn't think of anything better within thirty seconds. Of course, I then felt stupid when the correct answer was revealed.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:04 pm

Is anyone else wondering if David Kendall has as much knowledge of state songs as he does national anthems?

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:12 pm

39R for goats but no get on FJ, another one gone down South with GA on my mind, couldn't shake it off even knowing it was incorrect, don't u just hate that!?!
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:20 pm

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:22 pm

Another Ray Charles here. I just know I'll get the chance to check off that guess on this week's poll. :D And yes, I could only think of the Georgia song, but in 30 second he was all I could come up with (the only other state songs I could even come up with in that time frame were "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Maryland, my Maryland"; and I couldn't think of the singer of either one -- and with good reason, since both of those turn out to be far too old to have been originally recorded when they were written). If I'd had more time, I might have gotten to Mr. Denver; then again, I never knew that "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was the official state song of West Virginia.

I was disappointed that we didn't get to see 3 of the Veep clues and 2 of the mountain range clues (was one of those uncovered mountain range clues a DD? And also in that category, would my response of just "Alps" have been sufficient for the Brenner pass TS for which Alex gave the correct response as "Austrian Alps"?

Not that it ended up mattering since he missed FJ, but Stephen should have gone TDD on his "tea" DD, early in the SJ round. He had $4,000 and his opponents had $400 and -$200 respectively, at the time, so there would have been no real downside to missing if he had bet it all. The $2,000 he left on the table could have ended up making a difference.
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:31 pm

Ray Charles here as well. I was thinking "Georgia on my Mind and, um, probably some other song."

EDITED TO ADD:

Now that I read the clue again more carefully, I notice that it says "the FIRST two top 40 hits for this late singer..."

Somehow I whizzed right by that during the broadcast. Which is understandable -- 30 seconds isn't always a lot of time, and sometimes you just have to "squint" at the clue and ignore some details.

But this time, it was relevant that this singer first hit the top 40 in the 1970s.
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:33 pm

18/27 in J!, which is surprising with no runs. Hornets, Holly Golightly, and quiet cost me 5/5 there.

Strangely, I was clueless in the top two 2 Y's but got the bottom three with ease.

3/5 in Star Trek was better than I thought I'd do. I was gunshy on Christopher Lloyd, but no way was I getting Voyager.

Nurses and Sistine Chapel went entirely over my head. I couldn't even figure out what Nurses for $400 was trying to say.

Hmm. Ray Charles? Nah, 1971 seems too late for Georgia on My Mind, and I can't think of what could go with it. Are there other state s-- Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home Country Roads, John Denver, done. Why can't you do that more often, brain?
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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:35 pm

33 right.

Grave (3), Teams (5), Kitty (4), Tea (1), Sound (4), Veep (3)
Range (1), Transportation (4), 2 Y's (0), Star Trek (5), Nurse (1), Sistine (1)

Lach Trash: "Mongols", "Voyager", "Christopher Lloyd"

First thought was Ray Charles, but I knew "Georgia on My Mind" was earlier than the 1970's, then I remembered "Take Me Home, Country Roads" as well as Denver being prominent in the 70's, so I went with him.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by NoName84 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:35 pm

Glad I thought of John Denver before Ray Charles.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:45 pm

Nice assortment of categories for me in this game. Irritated that we didn't see that last Grave Error clue and the rest of the Veeps.
I got Kansas City, Grapefruit Juice and Cannonball Express.

Good wagering in FJ, although Dee went too soft with the $2401. She could have bet up to $4600 and still won on a TS, provided 2nd place makes the correct wager, which Patricia did.
I was hoping for Dee to win again, but that FJ clue was too easy to be a TS. Instaget for me, but without the years given, I might not have gotten it.
Since Patricia demonstrated she knows how to wager from 2nd place, I'm good with her being the champ.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:50 pm

Got Denver right away and never looked back. Spent most of the time trying to remember his other song as West Virginia was also an instaget, got Colorado (the state, not the exact title) before time was up.

Did Alex say there was half a minute left in the first round?

I was also bummed we did not finish the Veep category. Kansas City should have been at the bottom of the franchise moves category as they are the only team who aren't still in their new home and haven't played there in almost 50 years.

I think Stephen was at my Atlanta audition, I recall there were a number of South Carolinians there and he looks vaguely familiar.

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Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nserven » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:53 pm

Remembering the FJ from this game helped me get tonight's.

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