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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:21 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY NOVELS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The protagonist of this novel “was fairly sure that his age was 39, and he believed that he had been born in 1944 or 1945”

Austin Rogers: 26,300+3000=29300 (11x = $394,700)
Chris Cardinal: 11200-0=11200
Sarah Favorite: 2200+2100=4300

Correct response:
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1984 (Chris – Picture of Dorian Gray)

Daily Doubles
Austin: 1400+1400
Chris: 6200+5000
Austin: 17200+3500

Coryats
Austin: 24200
Chris: 8200
Sarah: 2200

Combined: 34,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin: 6000
Chris: 3400
Sarah: 600

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:30 am

I thought there was no chance for all 61 clues with the slow reading for the Lindblad clues and the performance for the opera clue.

This was not Alex's best game with two big errors he had to correct. More than once he referred to the champ as Austin Rivers and after DD2 Alex said there were no more Daily Doubles left.

Austin called Alex, "dude" during story time and did not have the play along sense of Ken Jennings to go along with the open invitation to talk about whatever he wanted. It was saved by the card having the bicycle names tidbit. James Vanderbike, Bike Tyson, Alex Trebike, and Spokey Robinson got laughs and I liked Austin calling Alex an "August man" in turning down the Trebike suggestion.

Austin's opening was a musical conductor with attitude.

I needed a mulligan on the FJ! clue as I wrote Catcher in the Rye while considering Catch-22, Of Mice and Men and A Confederacy of Dunces as I thought I needed something J! likes or some dumb guy. It took more than half the time for me to do the math and wake up for the easy switch that thankfully was a quick write.
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Post by badgerfellow » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:30 am

More than once he referred to the champ as Austin Rivers and after DD2 Alex said there were no more Daily Doubles left.
Someone must have gone to a few Clippers games recently.

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 pm

A strong if unspectacular game for Austin; his Coryat of $24,200 was his best yet. He just keeps rolling along. With another win he would likely catch Matt Jackson on the regular-play earnings list, and with a big payday he could also surpass Julia Collins and David Madden for second all-time behind Ken Jennings (he needs at least $35,701 to pass Madden).

Absurdly easy FJ as long as you didn't over-think it and were reasonably careful on what was far from a difficult exercise in mathematical addition.

I found it odd that court "jester" was the response to a clue in the "Knight" category while the phrase "court jester" had appeared in the opera clue for which Rigoletto was the correct response.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:31 pm

I was checking the comments on Reddit and that reminded me to look for the lowering of the privacy panels. Two games and both times I failed to notice. There it was after Austin was declared the winner and the shot of three contestants was shown. Down. Like magic.

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Post by davey » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:00 pm

I'm ready for a moratorium on "1984" as a correct J! response. So much for the theory of increasing difficulty this week!... :roll:
NJ gubernatorial debate on WABC tonight so watched this at the other place...

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Post by jpr281 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:01 pm

WABC in New York is having the NJ Gubernatorial Debate tonight at 7 and 7:30.

J! and Wheel will be shown at 2:05 and 2:35 am tonight.

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My NYC cable system decided to air NJ governors debate instead of J. :cry:

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by brick » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:33 pm

Link anyone? In my pm box?

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Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 pm

I call foul on accepting "What is 'snipe'?" on that last clue, as the clue went out of its way to lead to the past-tense form of the verb ("What is 'sniped'?"). Upon further review of the scores, Austin would have had a lock either way (though counting against, it would have been much closer), but it's still surprising that the judges would be so willing to simply hand Austin more free money, given that they've been so brutally persnickety with rulings against other players during this run.

Austin was clearly more warmed up in this game than Monday's, but I thought Chris's momentum was going to carry him further after that big DD wager. For all his on-screen antics, you can tell when Austin puts his Game Face on and gets serious about pulling away.
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:04 pm

brick wrote:
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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by NoWhammies10 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Coryat: $27,200
DDs: 2/3
FJ!: :mrgreen:

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Couple of easy whiffs in the Sports category.

Instaget FJ!, just needed to do the math.

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by badgerfellow » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:11 pm

zerobandwidth wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 pm
I call foul on accepting "What is 'snipe'?" on that last clue, as the clue went out of its way to lead to the past-tense form of the verb ("What is 'sniped'?"). Upon further review of the scores, Austin would have had a lock either way (though counting against, it would have been much closer), but it's still surprising that the judges would be so willing to simply hand Austin more free money, given that they've been so brutally persnickety with rulings against other players during this run.
I don't if that would have been a lock if Austin was negged on that. He would finish at $22,300, and Chris, who was attempting to ring in, would likely get that and pick up the $2000 to get to $13,200. (NOTE: Based on his reddit comments, it sounds like he knew the correct response). That said, it was all a moot point after Final.

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by disillusioned » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:14 pm

zerobandwidth wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 pm
I call foul on accepting "What is 'snipe'?" on that last clue, as the clue went out of its way to lead to the past-tense form of the verb ("What is 'sniped'?"). Upon further review of the scores, Austin would have had a lock either way (though counting against, it would have been much closer), but it's still surprising that the judges would be so willing to simply hand Austin more free money, given that they've been so brutally persnickety with rulings against other players during this run.

Austin was clearly more warmed up in this game than Monday's, but I thought Chris's momentum was going to carry him further after that big DD wager. For all his on-screen antics, you can tell when Austin puts his Game Face on and gets serious about pulling away.
Alex really didn't like this either. He called it out pretty aggressively in the break because they were obviously looking for past-tense, but when I asked Maggie she said there was precedent for accepting this sort of situation, so.

Opera is my kryptonite and knights aren't much better so DJ was stacked against me. :-/

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by disillusioned » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Cross-posting from Reddit for y'all:

Things that irritated me about this round:

1) I was playing Austin. Couldn't draw into a normal crowd of fellow middling contestants?

2) Opera. It's a good thing the camera isn't on us when they're revealing categories because I physically threw my arms up and implored the heavens.

3) The buzzer. Oh god, the buzzer. There were at least 6, maybe 7 or 8 that I straight got beaten on the buzzer.

4) I swear to god I can do basic math but by the time FJ rolled around and I was already blown out, I didn't really care to double check my answer, and I saw something about age and just threw down a stupid (not even 20th century) guess. Whoopsie. Of course I've read 1984. Ugh.

5) I am amazed at how fast DJ rolls. It just... happens. It's done in 7 minutes. It's crazy. And you can see the game starting to get away from you, but Knights were ALSO not my category and that put me at a real significant disadvantage. Even still, it's crazy to me that but for 2x$2,000 and 2x$1,600 clues that Austin beat me on buzzer, we're within $1k of each other, but instead it's a runaway. Absolutely crazy to me.

6) My brain refused to process some very basic clues. Pontoons? I just kept saying "float plane. float plane. doesn't fit the category. float plane." Don't know how NONE of us came up with "powerboat". And zoology was not stuff that was fresh in my brain either.

That all said, the experience was one of the most fun things I've ever done. It's so freaking cool to play the game and to just throw down. I'm barely on the cusp of people who should've qualified to be there, so it's not a surprise that I got beat, and I've definitely beat myself up for not going a bit more aggressive on a few things I knew, especially against an aggressive opponent, but whatever, I'll come back when Alex isn't hosting anymore!

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:39 pm

Trash pickup: Norway, Das Rheingold, Dmitri. Instaget final. Still in the "Austin is getting fat on weak competition" camp.

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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 pm

badgerfellow wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:11 pm
zerobandwidth wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 pm
I call foul on accepting "What is 'snipe'?" on that last clue, as the clue went out of its way to lead to the past-tense form of the verb ("What is 'sniped'?"). Upon further review of the scores, Austin would have had a lock either way (though counting against, it would have been much closer), but it's still surprising that the judges would be so willing to simply hand Austin more free money, given that they've been so brutally persnickety with rulings against other players during this run.
I don't if that would have been a lock if Austin was negged on that. He would finish at $22,300, and Chris, who was attempting to ring in, would likely get that and pick up the $2000 to get to $13,200. (NOTE: Based on his reddit comments, it sounds like he knew the correct response). That said, it was all a moot point after Final.
Even if Chris had clammed he would've had $11,200 which--check my math--is more than half of $22,300. Didn't matter since Chris missed FJ and Austin got it. But I agree Austin should've been ruled incorrect. "Snipe" does not mean "fired a gun from a hidden location." I understand they give latitude about tenses in certain situations. This doesn't seem like it should be one of them.

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