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Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:52 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORICAL AREAS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An ancient quote mentions this area & 3 population groups, the Belgae, Aquitani & Celts

Austin Rogers: 24000+9000=33000 (10x = $365,400)
Rich Coble: 1600-1599=1
Rain Dunaway: 7400-4000=3400

Correct response:
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Gaul (Rich – I had fun) (Rain – Paris)

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Austin: 2000-2000
Austin: 9400+5000
Rain: 5000+2000

Coryats
Austin: 22200
Rich: 1600
Rain: 7400

Combined: 31,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin: 5400
Rich: 0
Rain: 4600

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:54 pm

Austin did indeed change his appearance somewhat between tapings as expected. For results it was another typical victory in Austin making a 33K payday seem like just another day at the office. Even if Rain had bet everything on her DD it still would have been a lock.

Alex filled in a piece for the TOC puzzle in mentioning that Austin has qualified for the TOC next month and will play unless he is still the champ in the game that precedes it. If Austin loses sooner in October than later there would be time for someone else to qualify and that could test the sacred 5-time champ level for being included.

It’s one thing for Tim Kutz to seem not to make it with his four wins $107K. If Jon Eisenman missed out with 5 wins that’s a whole other thing and would leave a bad taste with the long time span between tournaments being a factor.

To me the only fair thing to do would be to make the potential qualified champ after Austin be the alternate and have to wait for 2019.

My Marktiple choice for the FJ! clue had no chance of success as working with three groups in the clue had me looking at something related to 3: Trinity, Trevi (the way I went) and trivia were all off base.

The Archive’s two previous hits show I’ve seen the groups previously, but it’s been too long and too infrequent to stick for me.

#5226, aired 2007-05-07
GAUL'S GONE WILD! $800: In "Commentaries on the Gallic War" he described Gaul as being inhabited by the Belgae, the Aquitani & the Gauls
#1623, aired 1991-09-25
JULIUS CAESAR $200: The Belgae, Aquitani & Celts, according to Caesar inhabited its 3 parts


Nice solve by Austin to show he’s fine so far with any kind of uptick in FJ! clue difficulty we may see this week.

The weird stumper of the day was Mary Baker Eddy = Christian Science. Really, players?

Austin forcing Alex into a high five after the desert wasteland comment was Austin being Austin. I guess by game 10 players feel quite friendly with the host?

CLASSICS ON AUDIOTAPE was the umpteenth set up for Alex to use his Draccent. On the clock: Trebek’s “Bogart.”

Today did have the closing with the players staying in place and of course the balloon animal opening got an encore.

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Post by Austin Powers » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:18 pm

Austin 2 has faced 20 opponents. Among those 20 there's been 3 correct FJ answers.

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:04 pm

I said “France” but I’m negging myself as it’s pinned to a quote. (In my defence I got to the area required pretty quickly, but didn’t remember to translate to ancient.)
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:08 pm

I went with Brittany. *shrug*
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:24 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
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I went with Brittany. *shrug*
You sure got speared on that one!

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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:39 pm

I negged on the TS asking for the state of Blue Eye (I couldn't remember the other one). Blue Eye, Arkansas is twinned with Blue Eye, Missouri right across the border. Blue Eye, MO is where televangelist Jim Bakker has set up shop recently.
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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:59 pm

It helped on FJ to remember that the Celts were another name for the Gauls (though that may depend on the context?) and that Eleanor of Aquitane was born in France.

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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks to high school Latin for making this an FJ I had written down and gone back to eating dinner before the music started.

Once again it appeared he would be challenged as Rain had a solid start. But Austin again had a strong second round to get the lock. Her small DD wager clinched it for him but even an extra $3,000 doesn't break his lock.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:28 pm

Stupidly couldn't think of a game with frogs in it or a "blocky" game, yet I somehow got Civilization. And still no Undertale or Night in the Woods clues.

Colorful States was sorely lacking in TOM. NHO any of the places in the clues. Silver Spring at $200?!?

Skunked "Cha"rm and Ends in "Ing", which is rare for me in word categories.

NHO "certified check".

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Post by OSXpert » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm

The opening and closing categories were easy sweeps for me in wheelhouse categories: Videogames and Bond.

$2000 wager when you're that far behind does seem pretty situationally unaware, but it ended up not mattering at all.

Had no idea on FJ, said "The Scottish Highlands"

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Post by Golf » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Another solid win. Of course when one player didn't perform very well and the other played for second place it makes it easier. :shock: :lol:

Would make for a fun poll question, who thought Rain would correctly wager everything on the final DD? Perhaps the first 0% in history?

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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:37 pm

I have no idea what that clue was trying to say but 'croak' got me to Frogger (with about as much confidence as Austin had). Tetris is still the best selling game of all time? I thought for sure Minecraft or some Wii crap had passed it by now. Also Civ4 > 6.
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Austin 2 has faced 20 opponents. Among those 20 there's been 3 correct FJ answers.
To go along with contestants who hit the DD down 13k with ~7 clues left, and bet 2000. Austin might be here a long time.

For FJ, Celts distracted me for a bit, but once Aquitani -> France clicked, I was home free...and then 10 seconds later I realized that they were going for Gaul, in the nick of time :roll:
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I went with Brittany. *shrug*
You sure got speared on that one!

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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:49 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:37 pm
I have no idea what that clue was trying to say but 'croak' got me to Frogger. Tetris is still the best selling game of all time? I thought for sure Minecraft or some Wii crap had passed it by now.
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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:04 pm
I said “France” but I’m negging myself as it’s pinned to a quote. (In my defence I got to the area required pretty quickly, but didn’t remember to translate to ancient.)
Not just that it's pinned to a quote, but France is incorrect geographically. The ancient area of Gaul was substantially larger than present-day France.

I got this FJ after a few seconds, after initially considering France. (The inclusion of the Belgae was my tip-off that it couldn't be France.) Julius Caesar's The Conquest of Gaul is one of those books that I bought one time but never read.

A typical Austin victory. A $22,200 Coryat (which is similar to his best Coryats during the April tapings), which was lower than it could have been due to his seemingly-uncharacteristic-for-a-superchampion 5 negs (although I fell for the Chablis neg-bait on the wine clue too). And as I've repeatedly maintained, his Coryats understate his true level of quality because he uses DD's (especially in the DJ round) as a major tool in his arsenal, plus he usually gets FJ correct (although that often doesn't matter, since he now has 6 runaways in his first 10 games).

In the "ends in ING" category, for the retractable thing on the Roman Colosseum whose Latin name was velarium, I had "covering" instead of "awning," and I think they would have accepted that.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Thanks to high school Latin for making this an FJ I had written down and gone back to eating dinner before the music started.
Did you go with Gaul or Gallia?

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Post by Category 13 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:30 pm

hbomb1947 wrote: In the "ends in ING" category, for the retractable thing on the Roman Colosseum whose Latin name was velarium, I had "covering" instead of "awning," and I think they would have accepted that.
I'm not sure awning is the same as bunting.

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Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:30 pm

I was surprised Austin got Chardonnay wrong given his profession.

"Charlotte" was a devious false trail for the NC Research Triangle question; it's actually two hours away on the SC border. Given that my wife is from Raleigh, I would have gotten in trouble for missing that one.
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