What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

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Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:24 am

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Do you think the Jeopardy! producers can do time travel and the reason they made Buzzy Cohen play as "Buzzy" instead of Austin is that they didn't want to have two contestants known as Austin in the ToC?
Or maybe you can because you seem to "know" Autsin's current streak ends in time for the taping of the TOC... :lol:
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:57 am

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:24 am
Or maybe you can because you seem to "know" Austin's current streak ends in time for the taping of the TOC... :lol:
Considering that my prediction model gives Austin a 2.1% chance of winning 20 more games, I'd say that Mr Hammarskjold here isn't going out on too much of a limb.
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Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Post by Woof » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:03 am

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:57 am
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:24 am
Or maybe you can because you seem to "know" Austin's current streak ends in time for the taping of the TOC... :lol:
Considering that my prediction model gives Austin a 2.1% chance of winning 20 more games, I'd say that Mr Hammarskjold here isn't going out on too much of a limb.
That's good. Cats on limbs can be quite fraught with problems.

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Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:33 am

He's 8/9 on FJs... high get rate on DDs also... looks a lot more like 89% IMHO... not invincible... just sayin.

Pantomimes def do not endear this contestant to my audience. Looks... smug. :?
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Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:08 am

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:45 pm
Do you think the Jeopardy! producers can do time travel and the reason they made Buzzy Cohen play as "Buzzy" instead of Austin is that they didn't want to have two contestants known as Austin in the ToC?
Definitely. And while they were at it they changed the name of the Berenstein Bears to Berenstain!

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:22 am

goatman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:33 am
He's 8/9 on FJs... high get rate on DDs also... looks a lot more like 89% IMHO... not invincible... just sayin.

Pantomimes def do not endear this contestant to my audience. Looks... smug. :?
You'll enjoy today's balloon animal opening then. ;) Here is what Austin looks like after the taping break:

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Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:38 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:22 am
goatman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:33 am
He's 8/9 on FJs... high get rate on DDs also... looks a lot more like 89% IMHO... not invincible... just sayin.

Pantomimes def do not endear this contestant to my audience. Looks... smug. :?
You'll enjoy today's balloon animal opening then. ;) Here is what Austin looks like after the taping break:

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I wondered if he'd have the haircut after the break! :) I knew that he has shorter hair currently, but wasn't sure if he cut it mid-run or afterward.

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Post by John Boy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Austin Powers wrote:
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Austin is an utter clown.
Hey! Play nice.
After Austin has gone to such lengths to impress this fact on us, it would be impolite not to notice.

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Post by Gizmo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm

I found Rogers entertaining at first, although I've grown weary of his antics and now find him smug, annoying, bordering on rude (although not as rude as Matt Jackson). According to this opinion from the Toronto Star, Alex Trebek can't stand him. However, I can't say that I've detected any real animosity on Trebek's part. He may very well dislike Rogers, but he is too professional and tactful to express it on the show.

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/t ... -lose.html

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Post by cf1140 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:51 pm

I'm on the haters side.

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Post by teapot37 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:34 pm

Because TPTB have taken to replaying his opening mime act when they would normally show the contestant chat over the end credits, I am not a fan. Also, a little of the shtick goes a long way - and we have gotten a lot of shtick.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:35 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Because TPTB have taken to replaying his opening mime act when they would normally show the contestant chat over the end credits, I am not a fan. Also, a little of the shtick goes a long way - and we have gotten a lot of shtick.
Apparently, they're encouraging contestants to develop some kind of routine to get a little extra camera time. As I said before, I'm sure he's a perfectly nice guy, but I think if I was a contestant, I'd be a little miffed at getting cut for that final shot just so that they can give more time to a ham. The Jeopardy webpage is also set up to be "all Austin all the time" as well.

Then again, it's always about the ratings. The more "controversial," the better. I just wish the guy would let his gameplay do the talking, but I'm not rooting against him as he is a good player and it makes it fun to see if someone is going to be able to make it close.

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Post by davey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Gizmo wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
I found Rogers entertaining at first, although I've grown weary of his antics and now find him smug, annoying, bordering on rude (although not as rude as Matt Jackson). According to this opinion from the Toronto Star, Alex Trebek can't stand him. However, I can't say that I've detected any real animosity on Trebek's part. He may very well dislike Rogers, but he is too professional and tactful to express it on the show.

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/t ... -lose.html
This is the second time I've read this in the press from someone with an apparent ax to grind. Seems like pure projection to me. I don't see any evidence of it.
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Post by Anachronism » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm

It's certainly not journalism.

But, hey, if you're the Toronto Star and you want to double down on whatever decisions you made that led to the closing of your printing plant, might as well lend your name to click-bait.

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Post by Ironhorse » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 pm

I feel like I'm in the minority around here at this point but I'm very much on Team Austin.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:44 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 pm
I feel like I'm in the minority around here at this point but I'm very much on Team Austin.
It seems pretty even. Which is about what one would expect. And more specifically, my guess is that there is an equivalent number of people with strong opinions on both sides, with a lot in the middle who don't hate his antics, but aren't particularly thrilled with them either - or the prospect of more contestants trying hard to be cute/funny/silly.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:23 pm

Gizmo wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
I found Rogers entertaining at first, although I've grown weary of his antics and now find him smug, annoying, bordering on rude (although not as rude as Matt Jackson). According to this opinion from the Toronto Star, Alex Trebek can't stand him. However, I can't say that I've detected any real animosity on Trebek's part. He may very well dislike Rogers, but he is too professional and tactful to express it on the show.

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/t ... -lose.html
The Toronto Star article is garbage, with the author seemingly projecting her own feelings onto Alex, whom of course she doesn't interview. There's no evidence that Alex isn't having fun with Austin's run, let alone that Alex dislikes him. And getting Austin's Twitter handle wrong doesn't say much for the credibility of this poor exercise in journalism.

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Post by CailinGaoilge » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:28 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 pm
I feel like I'm in the minority around here at this point but I'm very much on Team Austin.
Me too. Also in unpopular opinions, I loved Jennifer Morrow's dancing, Matt Jackson's enthusiasm and Buzzy's cheerfulness, and am baffled when people see smugness or bad sportspersonship in what appears to me to be someone just enjoying being there. But such is life: opinions vary, and everyone is entitled to their own, even if wrong :lol:

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Post by morbeedo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:58 pm

I'm ambivalent. I really don't mind Austin's shtick at the top of the show and his interviews are usually funny, but all the extra stuff he says and does during the game just gets in the way. And he loses points with me whenever he disses the Jeopardy! material ("that was terrible," etc.) just shut up and play :x

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Post by Volante » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:24 pm

I haven't apparently replied to this, so to be on record: I really enjoy it, though I add a caveat if there were two or more Austins, it might be a bit much.

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