TD 143: Oh I'll Play Your Game, You Rogue!

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Turd Ferguson wrote: New York Mets (1969) (2)
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Turd Ferguson wrote: Miami Dolphins (1973, 1974) (1)
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Jinkies! I totally didn't expect a singleton here. The Dolphins were the only team I could think of. Everyone makes a big deal about their undefeated season in 1972 and how the feat has never been repeated and there's a UL that the players who are still alive send a case of champagne each year to whatever team keeps their record intact by defeating the last team to still have nothing in the Losses column. It's one of those standard bar bets. "How many games did the Dolphins lose in 1972?"
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1. They lost the Super Bowl to the Dallas Cowboys on January 16, 1972. That was, of course, part of the 1971 season. They won the Super Bowl attached to their undefeated 1972 season. But that was in 1973.

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LOL Opus- that reminds me, now is about when I start asking Football fans, "You think you remember things, but I'll bet you can't tell me who won the Superbowl last year!" Very few are alert enough to seek clarification on whether I mean calender year or football season.

I thought the Dolphins would be well-remembered because of all that "down-and-in to Warfield" business Nixon threw their way.

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Paucle wrote:LOL Opus- that reminds me, now is about when I start asking Football fans, "You think you remember things, but I'll bet you can't tell me who won the Superbowl last year!" Very few are alert enough to seek clarification on whether I mean calender year or football season.
Speaking of, since the "Ken threw his last game" theory seemed to have a few proponents (not here, I assume), I'll throw out a theory that Roger Craig tanked his last game. Having broken the single-game record, clinched a TOC berth, and become a "superchampion", there was nothing else for Jeopardy! Rockstar Roger to accomplish in regular games (he'd have known enough about probability to assume he had no realistic chance of winning 75 straight games). So, instead of giving his future TOC opponents any more clues about his strengths and weaknesses and strategies, he saw an opportunity to end his run while making it believable, even making it look like TPTB were conspiring against him ("FJ! is on "Sports and the Media", and I'm playing a sportswriter!").

Surely he knew who won the last Super Bowl, but missing a clue like that would also provide a "red herring" about a potential area of weakness for his TOC opponents. It all makes sense, now! :D

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Woppy T wrote:
HugoZ wrote:
Turd Ferguson wrote: Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones) – A photo taken off a wall of a tattoo parlor, consisting of a number photos of "unusual" people (2)
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I was about 75% sure I would have company with Woppy T on this one.
why?
The long answer is: I remember you being a Stones fan from the "Name a song on Let It Bleed" TD question a while back. In lieu of that album, I figured you would go for Exile.

The short answer is: "'Cause it's awesome!"

PS: Didn't mean to freak you if I did.

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There went a point. My subject header when I sent in my responses had Colts or Orioles as part of it. I thought Baltimore was a good way to go.

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Should have gone with my gut and my longstanding "home team" rule for TD (If a local answer is valid, use it. Regardless if the category is sports or anything else.) I was pretty sure the Cowboys won during Nixon's time, but I was certain the Steelers won in 1974 (turns out I was thinking of 1975, for the '74 season). Rats. I had risen close to the middle of the pack but no longer...

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I was surprised no one fell for the Jets' neg bait. They won SBIII in 1969, but LBJ was still in office then.

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10. FAMOUS HORSEMEN

Alex Trebek: Sean Connery, just pick a category.
Sean Connery: I’ll take whore semen for 800 (walks towards the board)
Alex Trebek: What, wait, where are you going?
Sean Connery: (pointing to the category) See? Whore, like your mother. Semen. Ha ha ha. It’s right there!
Alex Trebek: I see it, now please… you’re very proud of yourself, aren’t you
Sean Connery: Yes, I am!

Name any member of either group, or Head Coach of the Notre Dame team, or the famed sportswriter who gave the Notre Dame foursome their nickname.

I was disappointed to learn that Bret Harte appears in the J! Archive 15 times while Bret “Hitman” Hart only appears once, so thought this would be an opportunity to throw a part-wrestling question out there. I expected this would be a tough question (though was surprised at the number of wrestlers who were named), so put Knute Rockne’s name in the question as an “easy out”.

Enjoying the writing on ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons’ offshoot site http://www.grantland.com, I thought I’d throw the man the site was named for in there as an option, too. Rice has been mentioned by name in several J! clues, but the only time he was asked for as a response (Kevin Marshall’s seventh game), it was a triple stumper, and the contestants were spotted “Rice”.

MarkBarrett reclaims the lead on a neg by Volante, though there are now a number of entrants trailing closely behind.

Knute Rockne (Coach, Notre Dame) (5)
mitchparov
econgator
goforthetie
debramc
chezguyty

Don Miller (Halfback, Notre Dame) (2)
Paucle
mam418

Steve McMichael (2)
ayeembored
teapot37

Harry Stuhldreher (Quarterback, Notre Dame) (1)
billy_pilgrim

Grantland Rice (Sportswriter, coined the Notre Dame nickname) (1)
Bamaman

Ric Flair (1)
MarkBarrett

Arn Anderson (1)
mennoknight

Sting (1)
Peggles

Paul Roma (1)
Woppy T

Chris Benoit (1)
Gamawire

DROP
WRV
barandall
opusthepenguin

Incorrect Answers
Steve Austin – amorris525
Hart - HugoZ
Rowdy Roddy Piper - dhkendall
Smith - Volante

Unused Answers
Jim Crowley (Halfback, Notre Dame)
Elmer Layden (Fullback, Notre Dame)
Ole Anderson
Tully Blanchard
James J Dillon
Lex Luger
Barry Windham
Sid Vicious
Brian Pillman
Curt Henning
Jeff Jarrett
Dean Malenko

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 10
MarkBarrett - 18
Peggles - 19
Paucle - 21
mennoknight - 22
ayeembored - 24
mam418 - 24
Volante - 25
econgator - 27
Bamaman - 30
Woppy T - 30
opusthepenguin - 34
HugoZ - 34
teapot37 - 35
goforthetie - 35
cheezguyty - 39
billy_pilgrim - 39
Gamawire - 42
dhkendall - 48
debramc - 49
WRV - 52
mitchparov - 54
barandall - 56
amorris525 - 60

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Can't believe nobody went with Tully!
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HugoZ wrote:
Woppy T wrote:
HugoZ wrote:
I was about 75% sure I would have company with Woppy T on this one.
why?
The long answer is: I remember you being a Stones fan from the "Name a song on Let It Bleed" TD question a while back. In lieu of that album, I figured you would go for Exile.

The short answer is: "'Cause it's awesome!"

PS: Didn't mean to freak you if I did.
Not freaked at all; just surprised that anyone remembered by TD. And as you probably guessed, I went 50/50 on Sticky Fingers/Exile before settling on the latter.

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Of all the wrestlers to get a doubleton, the one I would have least expected would have been Mongo McMichael.
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

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teapot37 wrote:Of all the wrestlers to get a doubleton, the one I would have least expected would have been Mongo McMichael.
I went with him, assuming that if someone was going to out themselves as a wrestling fan that they'd be embarrassed to choose Mongo. Well, now we're doubly embarrassed.

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11. I HAVE A CHARDONNAY

Alex Trebek: Mr. Connery, still your board
Sean Connery: I’ll take “I Have a Hardon for 600” (board appears as “I HAVE A CHARDONNAY)
Alex Trebek: I can’t believe this, where did you get that magic marker? We frisked you on the way in here
Sean Connery: I didn’t have it in my pocket.


Name a movie in which Paul Giamatti appears

I actually had seen 17 Giamatti films, a number that is several times as high as I would have guessed (not actually remembering him in more than 5 or 6). Making it clear that “Sideways” was a correct answer was a bone thrown to anyone unable to come up with something, and it ended up (perhaps “artificially”) shaping the results into the kind of distribution I like to see in TD questions. As it happens, the three films that came to my mind first (Saving Private Ryan, American Splendor, and Barney’s Version) all went unnamed, but a wide variety of films were given.

Lots of singletons by the leaders leave the standings largely unchanged.

Sideways (7)
ayeembored
econgator
dhkendall
amoris525
debramc
opusthepenguin
Bamaman

Big Fat Liar (2)
teapot37
cheezguyty

Duets (2)
Gamawire
goforthetie

Private Parts (2)
Woppy T
mitchparov

Big Momma’s House (1)
mennoknight

Cinderella Man (1)
WRV

The Illusionist (1)
mam418

Lady In The Water (1)
MarkBarrett

Man on the Moon (1)
billy_pilgrim

The Nanny Diaries (1)
Paucle

The Negotiator (1)
mitchparov

Sabrina (1)
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Too Big To Fail (1)
Peggles

The Truman Show (1)
Volante

Incorrect Answers
None

Unused Answers
Many - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0316079/

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 11
MarkBarrett - 19
Peggles - 20
Paucle - 22
mennoknight - 23
mam418 - 25
Volante - 26
ayeembored - 31
Woppy T - 32
econgator - 34
HugoZ - 36
goforthetie - 37
teapot37 - 37
Bamaman - 37
billy_pilgrim - 40
opusthepenguin - 41
cheezguyty - 41
Gamawire - 44
WRV - 53
mitchparov - 55
dhkendall - 55
debramc - 56
barandall - 57
amorris525 - 67

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Big Fat Liar was the one I wanted, but I could not recall the name. If the movie had been named "Guy Turns Blue" I would have had it. Going for the Shyamalan film as a second choice worked out better.

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12. JAPAN US RELATIONS

Alex Trebek: Okay Mr. Connery
Sean Connery: I’ll take Jap Anus Relations for 200
[laughter]
Alex Trebek: I’m sorry, that’s Japan US Relations. That’s just awful and you know it.

Name a Japanese head of govt or head of state since 1980

Mark Barrett speculated about Fujimori from Peru being given as an answer, and I can’t see how the wording would have excluded the dual-citizen Peruvian leader who is perhaps more “known” than any of the Japanese Prime Ministers (mostly because Japanese PMs don’t tend to last long). The two sheep here are quite predictable. I’m not sure if the wording scared some away from naming Hirohito, but I was not expecting a sheep of this magnitude (nor was mitchparov, apparently).

It’s interesting how the leaders of such a prominent nation have managed to stay so (relatively) obscure in North America. The only time I remember seeing a Japanese leader shown on The Daily Show was when the “guy with the hair” (who I now see is Junichiro Koizumi) went to Graceland with George Bush.

By naming a recent PM, mam418 jumps into the lead!

Akihito (9)
MarkBarrett
Peggles
Paucle
mennoknight
Volante
HugoZ
billy_pilgrim
debramc
barandall

Hirohito (2)
opusthepenguin
dhkendall

Shinzo Abe (2006-2007) (2)
econgator
cheezguyty

Taro Aso (2008-2009) (2)
mam418
WRV

Junichiro Koizumi (2001-2006) (1)
goforthetie

Yasuhiro Nakasone (1982-1987) (1)
Bamaman

Yoshihiko Noda (Sept. 2, 2011 - Present (1)
Gamawire

Noburu Takeshita (1987-1989) (1)
teapot37

DROP
ayeembored
Woppy T
amorris525

Incorrect Answers (14)
"Wrong Answer Goes Here" (betting that the sheep would be < 5 did not pay off) – mitchparov

Unused Answers
Many Prime Ministers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pr ... s_of_Japan

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 12
mam418 - 27
MarkBarrett - 28
Peggles - 29
Paucle - 31
ayeembored - 31
mennoknight - 32
Woppy T - 32
Volante - 35
econgator - 36
goforthetie - 38
Bamaman - 38
teapot37 - 38
cheezguyty - 43
opusthepenguin - 43
HugoZ - 45
Gamawire - 45
billy_pilgrim - 49
WRV - 55
dhkendall - 57
debramc - 65
barandall - 66
amorris525 - 67
mitchparov - 69

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I really had no idea Hirohito was still around in 1980! I might've flipped a coin if I had. Enh, probably would've landed on my answer anyway.

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Turd Ferguson wrote:The only time I remember seeing a Japanese leader shown on The Daily Show was when the “guy with the hair” (who I now see is Junichiro Koizumi) went to Graceland with George Bush.
It sounds like they had a better time than Sr. did with this PM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiichi_Miy ... e_minister

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The only reason I remembered Takeshita is because he was the PM when we learned the leaders of the world in middle school. He sticks in the head mainly because his name has an easily-deciphered anagram that's sort of appropriate for the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" theme. :)
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Turd Ferguson wrote:Name a movie in which Paul Giamatti appears

Private Parts (2)
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The Negotiator (1)
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That should be me ruining Woppy T's singleton (for the second straight question), instead of mitchparov.

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