Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Ugh, why does even a little rain turn my recordings into a stuttery tiling mess every time?

WLT Wrigley Field at $200?

Swashbuckling was my only get in "Uck". The others were just not connecting (oh, you literally meant YOUR homeland?!).

Ran "Cl"assical music somehow.

NHO "rapture" in the apocalyptic context, just in the term of "being raptured".

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TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Wrigley Field at $200?
Ivy

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Edit: Wrong Thread. I am a dunce.

Edit2: To add something to the thread, I will concur with the majority opinion that the past two FJ's have been real stinkers.
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econgator wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Wrigley Field at $200?
Ivy
And Cubs.
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Plactus wrote:
econgator wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Wrigley Field at $200?
Ivy
And Cubs.
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4479

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I also thought the Geography Rhyme was unusually hard for J category. I normally do OK in Geography...but found today's category/clues really tough. Felt more like DJ round at least. How was it for you?
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doihavetoreally wrote:I also thought the Geography Rhyme was unusually hard for J category. I normally do OK in Geography...but found today's category/clues really tough. Felt more like DJ round at least. How was it for you?
I suck at geography and got all but $800. I thought the rhymes really telegraphed them pretty well, but I just didn't have enough to shift to the right "land" in time.
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Rowing just felt right for the first sport posh Ivy Leaguers would compete in... but... yeah... I'll definitely overlook my 'Well, I got it right, how hard could it have been?' guideline if this one makes it to the Worst FJ poll.

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As someone who laughs at the sports jeopardy test, as someone who would have laughed when the FJ category was announced, I don't think there's a person out there that would have KNOWN this. Maybe stumble into the correct answer, but it's in no way a YEKIOYD.

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Kelly's DJ! round was better than her J! round. That's what matters. She got a couple of categories favorable to her and took off.

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I was running the "CL" category right up to Well Tempered ... Clavichord. Sigh. I totally knew it was clavier. But I'd precalled clavichord, so I had that stuck in my head. I'm not an idiot. I know you can't tune a collarbone.

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opusthepenguin wrote:That FJ was riDICulous. Goes back "at least to the middle ages"?!?!! Why would I pick rowing? I assume competitive rowing goes back to prehistoric times. Am I supposed to know that we happen not to have any accounts of rowing competitions in, say, the Roman Empire . . .
Um, actually, we do.

Rowing is one of the funeral sports in the Aenead (25-ish BC). I'm sure there are other sources that are older.

I also find it hard to believe that school club teams never met to play rounders, given that soldiers played something like it at Valley Forge.

So, yeah. Nobody on Sports Jeopardy would get it either, because Howie Schwab wouldn't have let it go to air.

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opusthepenguin wrote:I was running the "CL" category right up to Well Tempered ... Clavichord. Sigh. I totally knew it was clavier. But I'd precalled clavichord, so I had that stuck in my head. I'm not an idiot. I know you can't tune a collarbone.
To me, a clavier is this:

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Anyone else go with archery? (About as much a team sport as javelin, I suppose…)
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Taking swashbuckling when swashbuckler was clearly indicated was interesting.

FJ I said golf. Better team sport than javelins at any rate!

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31 right.

Name (5), "UCK" (4), Ivy (3), Role (4), Ohio (3), Rhyme (2)
Poetry (1), Left (4), Nobel (1), Eponym (1), Tele (2), "CL" (1)

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I said wrestling for FJ. I know it goes back before the Middle Ages, but the clue said, "at least."

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alietr wrote:Went with fencing, and was sure I had it. Not a good clue at all.
Same here. The middle ages bit seemed like a huge TOM leading to fencing and it seems like the kind of sport elite eastern schools would have played in those days (mid 1800s I mean). I supposed the category having "team" in it led away from fencing unless they had a melee as an early event in college fencing. :)
golf wrote:As someone who laughs at the sports jeopardy test, as someone who would have laughed when the FJ category was announced, I don't think there's a person out there that would have KNOWN this
Come on, now. I'm sure there are plenty of people who know what the first U.S. college sport was, and I'm sure most rowers would know it.

Rowing is an interesting college sport in that it's not governed by the NCAA (for men) even to this day.

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The TOM isn't supposed to make the clue harder! Any chance I had of getting that right disappeared with that.

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opusthepenguin wrote:I assume competitive rowing goes back to prehistoric times.
While DoT picked a good job at finding an early example, I don't think they rowed competitively in prehistoric times. I'm sure they rowed, but they might not have thought to compete in it yet. (Perhaps it was codified in the middle ages, making it a "sport" rather than a "competition"? Still far from the best clue. Not often I get to recall two clues in the same week that will make it to Mark's "Worst FJs of the Quarter" poll in a few months.)
TenPoundHammer wrote:NHO "rapture" in the apocalyptic context, just in the term of "being raptured".
Uhhh, that *is* the apocalyptic context. If a significant number of people were raptured in the sense you know of the term, then it'd be a pretty big apocalypse for those left behind to suddenly deal with the aftermath. (Tim LaHaye and the other guy know that better than anyone.)
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doihavetoreally wrote:I also thought the Geography Rhyme was unusually hard for J category. I normally do OK in Geography...but found today's category/clues really tough. Felt more like DJ round at least. How was it for you?
I suck at geography and got all but $800. I thought the rhymes really telegraphed them pretty well, but I just didn't have enough to shift to the right "land" in time.
Interesting, like doihaveto, Geography is a wheelhouse (well, maybe doihaveto didn't say it was a wheelhouse per se) but I had a lot of trouble with that as well,l only getting the first one I think. Congrats for beating the smart kids, TPH.
opusthepenguin wrote:I was running the "CL" category right up to Well Tempered ... Clavichord. Sigh. I totally knew it was clavier. But I'd precalled clavichord, so I had that stuck in my head. I'm not an idiot. I know you can't tune a collarbone.
Nope, I'd be the idiot. OK, I'm not a total moron, I didn't give "clavicle" as my answer, but I used to think it was the name of the piece, and I physically had to restrain myself from answering "clavicle" so I could answer "clavichord" instead. *facepalm*
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