Cindy Stowell

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

Johnblue
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:55 am

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by Johnblue » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:29 pm

ABC News just ran a story that featured Cindy's audition which included BigDaddyMatty. The tryout was in OZkC.

User avatar
trainman
Moderator Extraordinaire
Posts: 859
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:27 pm

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by trainman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:12 pm

Johnblue wrote:ABC News just ran a story that featured Cindy's audition which included BigDaddyMatty.
Link to the video: Jeopardy Winner Cindy Stowell Dies Before Her Episodes Aired

IronNeck
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 959
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 12:26 am

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by IronNeck » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:49 pm

trainman wrote:
Johnblue wrote:ABC News just ran a story that featured Cindy's audition which included BigDaddyMatty.
Link to the video: Jeopardy Winner Cindy Stowell Dies Before Her Episodes Aired
Nice video, but it makes me appreciate Alex Trebek's wording in his message after Cindy's last game. "Getting on Jeopardy was the fulfillment of a life-long ambition for Cindy."

I've noticed that the news programs, including the one above, instead use "life-long dream", which strikes me as vaguely insulting, reducing a person's life and desires to nothing more than making it on to a game show. I'm sure Cindy had many accomplishments during her life, and many dreams outside of an ambition to be a contestant on a really cool game show.

User avatar
BigDaddyMatty
Save Me, Maggie!
Posts: 2222
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am
Location: Rowlett, Texas

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:54 am

trainman wrote:
Johnblue wrote:ABC News just ran a story that featured Cindy's audition which included BigDaddyMatty.
Link to the video: Jeopardy Winner Cindy Stowell Dies Before Her Episodes Aired
The video used in that report are clips from the YouTube video posted elsewhere in this thread. And yes, I am the contestant wannabe visible next to Cindy's right shoulder. That's what I look like when I take off the mask and boxing gloves.
Sprinkles are for winners.

User avatar
BobF
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1830
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:03 pm
Location: Westmonster, MD
Contact:

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by BobF » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:03 am

I would have liked to have seen a healthy Cindy take on Watson. Could have been pretty darn interesting.
Just finished my second swim in the Jeopardy! contestant pool. :-(

User avatar
triviawayne
Got a Congratulations Email!
Posts: 730
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:50 pm

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by triviawayne » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:12 am

IronNeck wrote:
trainman wrote:
Johnblue wrote:ABC News just ran a story that featured Cindy's audition which included BigDaddyMatty.
Link to the video: Jeopardy Winner Cindy Stowell Dies Before Her Episodes Aired
Nice video, but it makes me appreciate Alex Trebek's wording in his message after Cindy's last game. "Getting on Jeopardy was the fulfillment of a life-long ambition for Cindy."

I've noticed that the news programs, including the one above, instead use "life-long dream", which strikes me as vaguely insulting, reducing a person's life and desires to nothing more than making it on to a game show. I'm sure Cindy had many accomplishments during her life, and many dreams outside of an ambition to be a contestant on a really cool game show.
Didn't say it was her only dream. I think ambition makes it sound more important, but your mileage may vary.
Total game show career losings = $171,522

User avatar
Woppy T
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 608
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:59 am

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by Woppy T » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:19 am

Bamaman wrote:Someone posted a link on the J Facebook page to an article that said Maggie had a copy of her match(es) sent to her so she did get to see herself on the show before she died.
The tribute on the J! web page says: "When Cindy was in the hospital, Jeopardy! sent her advance copies of her first three episodes, so she and her family were able to watch her realize a lifelong dream of competing on the show."

Why only three episodes?

IronNeck
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 959
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 12:26 am

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by IronNeck » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:06 pm

Woppy T wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Someone posted a link on the J Facebook page to an article that said Maggie had a copy of her match(es) sent to her so she did get to see herself on the show before she died.
The tribute on the J! web page says: "When Cindy was in the hospital, Jeopardy! sent her advance copies of her first three episodes, so she and her family were able to watch her realize a lifelong dream of competing on the show."

Why only three episodes?
I'm assuming they simply hadn't completed post-production on the next four. There is a significant delay between when a game show is filmed and when it's actually edited down to its final form.

Lore
Valued Contributor
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:27 am
Location: What is the capital of Manitoba?

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by Lore » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:29 pm

After reading the tax stuff in this thread I had a quick question (not about taxes)... When do contestants get the money they won? Shortly after taping, after it airs or somewhere in between?

Regarding the ToC, I was wondering would it be legal to have a previous contestant play on Cindy's behalf with any money won going to the charity she had chosen? I seem to recall they did that on Celebrity Jeopardy once.
Last edited by Lore on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Fleeboy
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 204
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:57 am

Re: Cindy Stowell

Post by Fleeboy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:40 pm

Lore wrote:After reading the tax stuff in this thread I had a quick question (not about taxes)... When do contestants get the money they won? Shortly after taping, after it airs or somewhere in between?
Unless the procedure has changed, it's usually about 90 days after a contestant's final game airs. There are exceptions; Ken Jennings, I believe, was paid for his first 38 wins during the break between Seasons 20 and 21.

I saw in at least one news story where Jeopardy! expedited Cindy's payout.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bapedDep, Google [Bot], IronNeck and 9 guests