Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mfc248 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:25 am

41 R / 2 W / $33,000 (season high). Lach Trash: The Last Emperor. Also got both missed Daily Doubles.

Agree that both Kennedy and Marsalis should have been BMS'd. In the latter case, I was on the verge of saying that, but clammed because I was unsure of his lifespan, thinking Wynton was Branford's father, not his brother.

The only novel that entered my head during Final was Nineteen Eighty-Four; even though I was fairly certain it was published later than 1945, my brain stuck on it and couldn't make the short leap to the correct response.

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Post by grindcore » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:15 am

MarkBarrett wrote: The teachable moment was not wandering abandoned streets. It was about France's star headbutting his team out of the World Cup.
Je proteste. France was not going to win that game in extra time, and it was David Trezeguet who cost them in the penalty shoot-out.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:43 am

When he paused before responding, I had a feeling he was going to say Auburn.

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Post by John Boy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:01 am

xxaaaxx wrote:
Wormhole and Columbia, 2 DDs where I was halfway through muttering "oh come on, how can that be a Dail--" right as the contestants missed them.
Not to get wormhole, perhaps not sooooo bad. But to confuse it with "catwalk?" Really?

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:02 am

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grindcore wrote: Meh, nfl.com and yahoosports agrees with me more than you.
It's a more historic rivalry, but Cal hasn't been football relevant for a decade. Walk around on both campuses on game-day and the epithets (often vulgar) printed on the respective fan bases T-shirts' will tell you precisely where their hatred lies.
There are sports other than football. Stanford-Cal is the big rivalry I've always heard about.

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Post by MarkyMarkm » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:28 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
There are sports other than football. Stanford-Cal is the big rivalry I've always heard about.
And as I stated, it is the bigger historical rivalry, just as USC-UCLA also is a bigger historical rivalry involving USC. My initial comment was about CURRENT (last 10 years or so) rivalry, which does indeed extend beyond football to sports like water polo, swimming, volleyball, and track. But the ire is often "best" expressed during football tailgates.

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Post by billiej » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:59 am

Leander wrote:Surprised there was not a BMS on Marsalis, given that his brother is pretty well known in jazz, as is his father to a lesser degree.
I was surprised, too. Having said that, I couldn't remember his first name and blurted out Marsalis and hoped for the best. :P

My first thought on FJ was 1984, then had a panic when I realized it was a few years too early. Fortunately, since my mind was already on Orwell I was able to switch to the correct response - one of my favorite books, actually.

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Post by davey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:11 pm

teapot37 wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Whitman at $200?
THIS POET WROTE PASSIONATELY ABOUT NATURE, LOVE, AND, OF COURSE, HIMSELF

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Myself
This is the second time I've used this expression in a couple of weeks, but Whitman's appearance, all by itself, is iconic.
Forgetting about the 1948 reversal, I spent too much time fretting about 1984, but in the end I realized Animal Farm just fit the clue better.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Whitman at $200?
The picture of the guy who looked like a sweaty-toothed madman.

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Post by davey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:34 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:Add me to the list of people surprised at the lack of BMS on a senator named Kennedy and a musician named Marsalis.
There was another one Monday-
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Sutherland only without the possibility of Donald... :roll:
Personally I don't think first names should ever be required, unless so stated in the clue - OK, let's say for presidents only.
I admit, I blurted out Edward without enough thinking, then knew immediately I had screwed myself... :oops:

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:53 pm

davey wrote:Personally I don't think first names should ever be required, unless so stated in the clue - OK, let's say for presidents only.
I think contestants should get the value of the clue for providing the last name. But then they should have a double-or-nothing opportunity to supply the first name as well. If they decline or get it wrong, the other two contestants have a chance to buzz in for that money on the rebound.

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Post by BulgarianBeast » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:33 pm

grindcore wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote: The teachable moment was not wandering abandoned streets. It was about France's star headbutting his team out of the World Cup.
Je proteste. France was not going to win that game in extra time, and it was David Trezeguet who cost them in the penalty shoot-out.
Having Zidane for the penalties, who was one of the all-time greats and also an excellent penalty taker, could very well have turned the tide towards the French, so I tend to agree with Mark on this one. Man, if only Soccer was a category on Jeopardy more frequently... 8-)

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Post by dhkendall » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:41 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:Coryat: $35,600
45 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: Instaget
LT: wormholes (DD), The Last Emperor, Columbia (DD)

The word "parable" in the FJ! clue cinched it for me.

"Catwalk" is a pretty absentminded response to a clue about theoretical passages whose alternate name includes Einstein. Then again, I absentmindedly answered "I-bar" instead of "I-beam," so who am I to judge?
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alan tiger wrote:Leander wrote, "Surprised there was not a BMS on Marsalis, given that his brother is pretty well known in jazz, as is his father to a lesser degree."

agreed. granddaddy ellis marsalis and daddy ellis marsalis, jr. (pianist), were the progenitors of four jazz kids. there is little difference between wynton (trumpet), bradford (sax), delfeayo (trombone) and jason (drums).
It's Branford, and I suspect that they did not BMS because they showed a picture of Wynton playing his trumpet.
That's not a good reason not to BMS. I suspect there are many people who know that Branford and Wynton are both jazz musicians, but couldn't tell you which one is which. *raises hand*
*raises hand as well*

The only reason I got it (and said "Who is Marsalis?" at home to hedge my bets) is that I remember how Brantford looked from his Tonight Show days.
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Post by dhkendall » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:49 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
davey wrote:Personally I don't think first names should ever be required, unless so stated in the clue - OK, let's say for presidents only.
I think contestants should get the value of the clue for providing the last name. But then they should have a double-or-nothing opportunity to supply the first name as well. If they decline or get it wrong, the other two contestants have a chance to buzz in for that money on the rebound.
I remember they tried that once. The fact that it's very rarely brought up, even in these parts, shows what a spectacular failure that was and why it Must Never Be Spoken Of Again.
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Post by econgator » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:01 pm

BulgarianBeast wrote:
grindcore wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote: The teachable moment was not wandering abandoned streets. It was about France's star headbutting his team out of the World Cup.
Je proteste. France was not going to win that game in extra time, and it was David Trezeguet who cost them in the penalty shoot-out.
Having Zidane for the penalties, who was one of the all-time greats and also an excellent penalty taker, could very well have turned the tide towards the French, so I tend to agree with Mark on this one. Man, if only Soccer was a category on Jeopardy more frequently... 8-)
And hey, dude's coaching Real Madrid now, so it all worked out for him. :)

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Post by Carpe Diem » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:43 pm

MarkyMarkm wrote:I assume this book has been assigned in most elementary schools like it was for me, which was just waaaaay too young to appreciate/understand its historical context and meaning.
Yeah, 6th grade here.

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Post by TreeOfHeaven » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:54 pm

grindcore wrote:Instaget final because I knew that factoid, wonder if I would have gotten it if I had needed to figure it out.
FJ was on the tip of both SO and my tongues... and my Twitter feed did have a modest tire fire with that Crimson Tide clue.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:30 pm

Bamaman wrote:When he paused before responding, I had a feeling he was going to say Auburn.
Same here, but I didn't really think it was possible for an adult from a southern state to have not heard Alabama and Crimson Tide so often over the years that it would be automatic, even for someone who doesn't follow sports.

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Post by Silverfox » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:30 pm

sarisson wrote:This was a well-played episode in spite of the Auburn :o Crimson Tide, "catwalks" for wormholes, and a few other bad misses. I had $35,000 and a personal high of 47 right, including Final. I expected to go 0/5 in Barons/esses but wound up running the category. Sometimes the category names aren't to your liking, but you find the clues are a lot easier than you expect. TPH, take note.
I have to agree with you on the Baron/Barroness category. I have felt this way on other occasions.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:39 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Bamaman wrote:When he paused before responding, I had a feeling he was going to say Auburn.
Same here, but I didn't really think it was possible for an adult from a southern state to have not heard Alabama and Crimson Tide so often over the years that it would be automatic, even for someone who doesn't follow sports.
Well, he is from North Carolina (or at least he lives there now), which isn't an SEC state, so maybe he isn't that exposed to them that much.

I also post on an Alabama sports board. We had a bit of fun with it there as well.

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