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J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by Ivan » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:01 am

It seems like Brad Rutter (and perhaps some other Jeopardy! players) will participate in Episode 6 of a brand-new game show Million Dollar Mind Game. The episode is to be aired in 2 weeks on Sunday (November 27) 4PM E/2PM on ABC. At least preview in the end of this video says so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ClhMtkQp3Q
(Actually, it speaks about Episode 5, but the champs will definetely play in Episode 6).

What do you think about the show and Brad's chances to win 1 more million? Personally I love teamwork and logic-based nature of questions. And I'm very much looking forward to it.

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Episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kEho1YIqUY
Episode 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWNW0Pyu4nc

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Re: J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by legendneverdies » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:28 am

Million DOllar Mind Game is not as new as you think. The show was taped over a year ago, but ABC never found a primetime berth for it on their schedule. The six episodes taped are getting burned off now on Sunday afternoons at 4PM EST. You might want to write a letter to David Stern and thank him for delaying the NBA season, which might have helped get these episodes to air.

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Re: J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by Ivan » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:50 am

Of course, I know that the show was taped a significant period of time ago as even here, in Belarus, it was highly covered that the Soviet-era format was exported abroad in somewhat 2009. But nevertheless I'm really happy that the lockout takes place and, therefore, the show is on the screens. For me, actual airtime is secondary as being here I tend to follow MDMG via youtube postings. However, I don't understand ABC's management as the US version of the show seems to be a great product. I enjoy it very much. And the episode, involving some of the brightest minds in Jeopardy! history, definitely intrigues me.

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Post by bomtr » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:24 am

Just a thing or two:

As a quasi-Seattle resident, I say David Stern and the NBA can rot in hell...

That game is incredibly slow-paced, as are all the recent prime time game shows, and that pace renders them almost unwatchable for me.

However, I did watch the entire episode posted, and I won the million dollars with time to spare, even over the cacophony of bad guesses thrown out over the table. How many of you that persevered to the end of the group's run also knew the answer to the million?

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Post by econgator » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:14 pm

bomtr wrote:However, I did watch the entire episode posted, and I won the million dollars with time to spare, even over the cacophony of bad guesses thrown out over the table. How many of you that persevered to the end of the group's run also knew the answer to the million?
Not to the first one, but the swapped question was a gimme.

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Post by seaborgium » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:04 pm

econgator wrote:
bomtr wrote:However, I did watch the entire episode posted, and I won the million dollars with time to spare, even over the cacophony of bad guesses thrown out over the table. How many of you that persevered to the end of the group's run also knew the answer to the million?
Not to the first one, but the swapped question was a gimme.
Seconded. Not an instaget, but I'd say I had it with 30 seconds to spare.

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Post by billiej » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:25 pm

econgator wrote:
bomtr wrote:However, I did watch the entire episode posted, and I won the million dollars with time to spare, even over the cacophony of bad guesses thrown out over the table. How many of you that persevered to the end of the group's run also knew the answer to the million?
Not to the first one, but the swapped question was a gimme.
Just the opposite for me, I got the first one almost right away but the second took me too long.

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Post by seaborgium » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm

Ivan wrote:Brad Rutter (and perhaps some other Jeopardy! players)
2003 ToCer Alan Bailey is probably the second most likely to be recognized from Jeopardy in that group. Third is Ethan Brosowsky, 1-time champ from 2008. (I probably wouldn't have recognized him without knowing him from pub quiz.) I don't believe the other three have been J! contestants, but I know two of them from pub quiz as well.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Ivan wrote:Brad Rutter (and perhaps some other Jeopardy! players)
2003 ToCer Alan Bailey is probably the second most likely to be recognized from Jeopardy in that group. Third is Ethan Brosowsky, 1-time champ from 2008. (I probably wouldn't have recognized him without knowing him from pub quiz.) I don't believe the other three have been J! contestants, but I know two of them from pub quiz as well.
Fourth is Jonathan Dinerstein. 4 game winner 2019. :D
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Ivan wrote:Brad Rutter (and perhaps some other Jeopardy! players)
2003 ToCer Alan Bailey is probably the second most likely to be recognized from Jeopardy in that group. Third is Ethan Brosowsky, 1-time champ from 2008. (I probably wouldn't have recognized him without knowing him from pub quiz.) I don't believe the other three have been J! contestants, but I know two of them from pub quiz as well.
Fourth is Jonathan Dinerstein. 4 game winner 2019. :D
Nah, I'd say Jonathan usurps Ethan's #3 spot, since Ethan was a (very lucky) 1x champ.

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Re: J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Ivan wrote:Brad Rutter (and perhaps some other Jeopardy! players)
2003 ToCer Alan Bailey is probably the second most likely to be recognized from Jeopardy in that group. Third is Ethan Brosowsky, 1-time champ from 2008. (I probably wouldn't have recognized him without knowing him from pub quiz.) I don't believe the other three have been J! contestants, but I know two of them from pub quiz as well.
Fourth is Jonathan Dinerstein. 4 game winner 2019. :D
Nah, I'd say Jonathan usurps Ethan's #3 spot, since Ethan was a (very lucky) 1x champ.
I have tried to update the player pages to account for the update although I may have made things worse with my cut/paste work and the confusing coding. Post here if something came out wrong.

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Re: J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Ivan wrote:Brad Rutter (and perhaps some other Jeopardy! players)
2003 ToCer Alan Bailey is probably the second most likely to be recognized from Jeopardy in that group. Third is Ethan Brosowsky, 1-time champ from 2008. (I probably wouldn't have recognized him without knowing him from pub quiz.) I don't believe the other three have been J! contestants, but I know two of them from pub quiz as well.
Fourth is Jonathan Dinerstein. 4 game winner 2019. :D
Nah, I'd say Jonathan usurps Ethan's #3 spot, since Ethan was a (very lucky) 1x champ.
I have tried to update the player pages to account for the update although I may have made things worse with my cut/paste work and the confusing coding. Post here if something came out wrong.
Well, Alan's page doesn't need that "of" after "comprising." Also, the pages for Alan's and Brad's subsequent appearances (ToCs and UToC for both; M$M, Watson, and Decades for Brad) need treatment.

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Re: J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:46 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:30 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm

2003 ToCer Alan Bailey is probably the second most likely to be recognized from Jeopardy in that group. Third is Ethan Brosowsky, 1-time champ from 2008. (I probably wouldn't have recognized him without knowing him from pub quiz.) I don't believe the other three have been J! contestants, but I know two of them from pub quiz as well.
Fourth is Jonathan Dinerstein. 4 game winner 2019. :D
Nah, I'd say Jonathan usurps Ethan's #3 spot, since Ethan was a (very lucky) 1x champ.
I have tried to update the player pages to account for the update although I may have made things worse with my cut/paste work and the confusing coding. Post here if something came out wrong.
Well, Alan's page doesn't need that "of" after "comprising." Also, the pages for Alan's and Brad's subsequent appearances (ToCs and UToC for both; M$M, Watson, and Decades for Brad) need treatment.
I removed the "of" on Alan's page. For players with various special returns I'm not well-versed enough to know if subsequent pages gets the full rap sheet or it if it's some other rule. I'll leave that alone for now. Perhaps RKS will see this thread and decide how best he likes those situations treated.

Now I know firsthand what you were hinting at about with your teaser a few weeks ago.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:46 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:30 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm


Fourth is Jonathan Dinerstein. 4 game winner 2019. :D
Nah, I'd say Jonathan usurps Ethan's #3 spot, since Ethan was a (very lucky) 1x champ.
I have tried to update the player pages to account for the update although I may have made things worse with my cut/paste work and the confusing coding. Post here if something came out wrong.
Well, Alan's page doesn't need that "of" after "comprising." Also, the pages for Alan's and Brad's subsequent appearances (ToCs and UToC for both; M$M, Watson, and Decades for Brad) need treatment.
I removed the "of" on Alan's page. For players with various special returns I'm not well-versed enough to know if subsequent pages gets the full rap sheet or it if it's some other rule. I'll leave that alone for now. Perhaps RKS will see this thread and decide how best he likes those situations treated.

Now I know firsthand what you were hinting at about with your teaser a few weeks ago.
I figured it out on about Day 2, but figured that either you or RKS updated player pages and decided not to touch the Archive.
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Re: J! players on ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game

Post by Robert K S » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:04 pm

The way we have done it is every player page gets the full rap sheet.

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