Monday, January 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, January 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Golf wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Golf wrote:Julia obviously very strong in art, then bets the unthinking useless small round number upon finding a DD. And it cost her the game.
How do you know Adam wouldn't have bet more on his DD if Julia had had a bigger lead? I say it's wild guessing on a $2,000 clue with a $2,800 lead that cost her the game.
Considering how timid Adam wagered on his DD, it's not wild guessing. It's a 99+% certainty. Just another case of a contestant with zero game play sense having zero clue she just found a golden ticket to riches.
I'd say you're guessing at what seaborgium meant by 'wild guessing'.

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Category 13 wrote:
Golf wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Golf wrote:Julia obviously very strong in art, then bets the unthinking useless small round number upon finding a DD. And it cost her the game.
How do you know Adam wouldn't have bet more on his DD if Julia had had a bigger lead? I say it's wild guessing on a $2,000 clue with a $2,800 lead that cost her the game.
Considering how timid Adam wagered on his DD, it's not wild guessing. It's a 99+% certainty. Just another case of a contestant with zero game play sense having zero clue she just found a golden ticket to riches.
I'd say you're guessing at what seaborgium meant by 'wild guessing'.
No, I know he was talking about her last miss which of course was not good either. But even with that, if she takes proper advantage of a wheelhouse DD she still wins.

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Golf wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
Golf wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Golf wrote:Julia obviously very strong in art, then bets the unthinking useless small round number upon finding a DD. And it cost her the game.
How do you know Adam wouldn't have bet more on his DD if Julia had had a bigger lead? I say it's wild guessing on a $2,000 clue with a $2,800 lead that cost her the game.
Considering how timid Adam wagered on his DD, it's not wild guessing. It's a 99+% certainty. Just another case of a contestant with zero game play sense having zero clue she just found a golden ticket to riches.
I'd say you're guessing at what seaborgium meant by 'wild guessing'.
No, I know he was talking about her last miss which of course was not good either. But even with that, if she takes proper advantage of a wheelhouse DD she still wins.
or does she

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While I agree that Adam's DD wager was too small, I also think that the people saying that Adam should've gone for a TDD are also wrong, especially since they are the same people who thought that Claudia Corriere should've lost her job instead of coming back a few weeks later. Because the third contestant had so little, if Adam had wagered really big and missed, the probability of a lock game would've been well over 99%. Wagering more than $3,500 probably would've been foolish, because in most cases, the remaining clues would've been more evenly split instead of having Adam go on the run he did, so if he had missed with more than that, he probably would've been locked out.

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grindcore wrote:Quick, name a poem about baseball that's not Casey at the Bat.
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Reminds me, somebody on another internet board once announced he'd written a novel whose title was the seventh word in a famous baseball poem. It sounded very promising to me.
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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:While I agree that Adam's DD wager was too small, I also think that the people saying that Adam should've gone for a TDD are also wrong, especially since they are the same people who thought that Claudia Corriere should've lost her job instead of coming back a few weeks later.
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doihavetoreally wrote: Some weird answers - name a small colonial power that fought with France - Iceland, huh? Filing it under 'Lights/Stage' folder.
My recollection is that the clue even spotted them "located on the North Sea." Maybe Adam was confused because Capt. von Trapp in the Sound of Music was in the Navy but you have to wonder how anyone could come up with that one. Iceland - yeah, that came out of the blue. The Denmark response was at least geographically somewhat reasonable. But this seemed to be the goofiest triple miss that I can remember in a long time.

I did expect at least one of them to miss FJ based on that.

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dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:
Golf wrote: Adam's late DD wager was not good in the least. He was in a position where chances were low he would be locked out going into FJ, but had he missed he would have been right on the edge with clues left. And after answering correctly was still way back. Perfect time for the all or nothing wager. (but of course since in this one trial he ended up in the lead I'm sure there are those here praising his wager)
It was a good bet. He knew Julia was going to open the door for him by saying that Louis XIV hired a Spanish guy to explore, giving him the chance to randomly guess a French explorer and sneak into the lead just as time ran out. :lol:

Instaget FJ.

Granted it was before his time, but I thought Birdman of Alcatraz would be something most Jeopardy people would know.
Especially when spotted "orthonologist"
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Elijah Baley wrote:
doihavetoreally wrote: Some weird answers - name a small colonial power that fought with France - Iceland, huh? Filing it under 'Lights/Stage' folder.
My recollection is that the clue even spotted them "located on the North Sea." Maybe Adam was confused because Capt. von Trapp in the Sound of Music was in the Navy but you have to wonder how anyone could come up with that one. Iceland - yeah, that came out of the blue. The Denmark response was at least geographically somewhat reasonable. But this seemed to be the goofiest triple miss that I can remember in a long time.

I did expect at least one of them to miss FJ based on that.
Yeah, I didn't know that one. I was leaning Denmark or the Netherlands, and was waiting for just one of those to be negged so that I could make my guess.

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bomtr wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:
Golf wrote: Adam's late DD wager was not good in the least. He was in a position where chances were low he would be locked out going into FJ, but had he missed he would have been right on the edge with clues left. And after answering correctly was still way back. Perfect time for the all or nothing wager. (but of course since in this one trial he ended up in the lead I'm sure there are those here praising his wager)
It was a good bet. He knew Julia was going to open the door for him by saying that Louis XIV hired a Spanish guy to explore, giving him the chance to randomly guess a French explorer and sneak into the lead just as time ran out. :lol:

Instaget FJ.

Granted it was before his time, but I thought Birdman of Alcatraz would be something most Jeopardy people would know.
Especially when spotted "orthonologist"
What was it Robert Stroud straightened that helps here?
He hoped to straighten out how I confuse orthonologist and ornithologist all the time. As well as etymology and entymology.

He failed.
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dhkendall wrote:
bomtr wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:
Golf wrote: Adam's late DD wager was not good in the least. He was in a position where chances were low he would be locked out going into FJ, but had he missed he would have been right on the edge with clues left. And after answering correctly was still way back. Perfect time for the all or nothing wager. (but of course since in this one trial he ended up in the lead I'm sure there are those here praising his wager)
It was a good bet. He knew Julia was going to open the door for him by saying that Louis XIV hired a Spanish guy to explore, giving him the chance to randomly guess a French explorer and sneak into the lead just as time ran out. :lol:

Instaget FJ.

Granted it was before his time, but I thought Birdman of Alcatraz would be something most Jeopardy people would know.
Especially when spotted "orthonologist"
What was it Robert Stroud straightened that helps here?

He hoped to straighten out how I confuse orthonologist and ornithologist all the time. As well as etymology and entymology.

He failed.
He must have had his eye on the birdie.

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Elijah Baley wrote:
doihavetoreally wrote: Some weird answers - name a small colonial power that fought with France - Iceland, huh? Filing it under 'Lights/Stage' folder.
My recollection is that the clue even spotted them "located on the North Sea." Maybe Adam was confused because Capt. von Trapp in the Sound of Music was in the Navy but you have to wonder how anyone could come up with that one. Iceland - yeah, that came out of the blue. The Denmark response was at least geographically somewhat reasonable. But this seemed to be the goofiest triple miss that I can remember in a long time.

I did expect at least one of them to miss FJ based on that.
A problem with the clue (although it doubtless had nothing to do with the strange wrong answers) is that the Netherlands were not actually under Habsburg control at the time. The Spanish Netherlands (i.e., Belgium) were.

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I thought Redwood National Park was negbait for Sequoia National Park is you didn't know Sequoia wasn't on the coast.
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silverscreentest wrote:I thought Redwood National Park was negbait for Sequoia National Park is you didn't know Sequoia wasn't on the coast.
I fell for that negbait
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silverscreentest wrote:I thought Redwood National Park was negbait for Sequoia National Park is you didn't know Sequoia wasn't on the coast.
One way to navigate that problem is to recall that the Coastal Redwood (found in its namesake park) is taller (but not as massive) than the Gisnt Sequoia (also found in its namesake park).

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hbomb1947 wrote:
silverscreentest wrote:I thought Redwood National Park was negbait for Sequoia National Park is you didn't know Sequoia wasn't on the coast.
I fell for that negbait
So did I, and I live in California, and have been to Sequoia.

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Another Sequoia here.

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seaborgium wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:
silverscreentest wrote:I thought Redwood National Park was negbait for Sequoia National Park is you didn't know Sequoia wasn't on the coast.
I fell for that negbait
So did I, and I live in California, and have been to Sequoia.
I'm also a Californian who's been to Sequoia NP, but I recalled that it's next to Kings Canyon NP in Tulare County. A brief pause but no problemo.
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OrangeSAM wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:
silverscreentest wrote:I thought Redwood National Park was negbait for Sequoia National Park is you didn't know Sequoia wasn't on the coast.
I fell for that negbait
So did I, and I live in California, and have been to Sequoia.
I'm also a Californian who's been to Sequoia NP, but I recalled that it's next to Kings Canyon NP in Tulare County. A brief pause but no problemo.
I'm a California native and former Californian. I've been to one of the two.

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Category 13 wrote:When Alex says to the players, "you're gonna love this clue", it's a pretty good indication that the person holding the lead is going to win.
When AT says to the players, "You're gonna love [anything]," it's a pretty good indication I'm not. (I know some people who think that's a pretty good indication that I just get crankier and crankier. They could be right.)

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