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Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:58 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD FLAGS & THE BIBLE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The central image on the flag of this nation is a symbol of strength in Psalm 92 & a prized building material in I Kings 5

Matt Preston: 7800-2201=5599
Lily Gebrenegus: 5000-0=5000
Lisa Kristina: 15800+100=15900 (New Champ)

Correct response:
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Lebanon (Matt – Ethiopia) (Lily – steel)

Daily Doubles
Lisa: 1600-1600
Lisa: 6000+2000
Lisa: 14400+1400 (Matt 7800 with $2000 clue left)

Coryats
Matt: 7800
Lily: 5000
Lisa: 17200

Combined: 30,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Matt: 3400
Lily: 1000
Lisa: 2800

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:00 pm

Matt faced a double BMS by Alex with MLB & Major League Baseball to get the right league for the baseball team on his way to running the opening category. $3000 was a great start for Matt. His $3,400 at the end of the J! round was not as great.

In the case of to BMS or not to BMS Alex was fine with just Rockefeller and he provided the John D.



Any significance to Lily’s pin? Image


The stage stumper of the day was in HISTORICAL FICTION $200: This 1936 novel was inspired by an aunt’s scrapbook of the civil war & its aftermath

I have to believe one of the players gets this from the comfort of the couch at home.

The $600 clue: This Philipp Meyer novel about the Texas frontier came to AMC with Pierce Brosnan as the powerful Eli McCullough

This one I got at home while barely recalling the title in time even though I watched the show and I can imagine not being so fortunate on the stage.


WORLD FLAGS & THE BIBLE wagers
Matt: 2201
Lily: 0
Lisa: 100

DHKendall: Scoreboard + wallet + home + kids college fund + wife’s wedding ring +…

I would not have as much confidence to do anything crazy even though my one precall off the category turned out to be correct.

Matt could have put more money on Lisa’s total if he had found DD3. His picks in the last category were $800 and $1200 and in this case it was in the $1600 slot where Lisa found it.

Lisa’s total is $15,900 so that means I will in jest root against her tomorrow as any time someone is a little shy of my winning total I like to be petty and avoid dropping a spot on the all-time winnings list even with thousands of champs ahead of us.

Lisa did not get the applause for running MOZART as I’m guessing the rebound correct response and later the Daily Double affected the flow of the feat.

Lisa set off my please-ometer, so she must have been a little heavy on the manners in clue selection.

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Post by econgator » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:38 pm

Made sense once saw the answer, but no clue here. I guessed Egypt just to say something, but I think they only have an eagle on their flag.

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:53 pm

The FJ clues are getting worse by the day. Are they really thinking that someone would be that familiar with the cited verses, or were they thinking that someone might know every single flag so well - or just that you might guess a country close to Biblical locations??

Because I got hung up on Kings, guessing that the material referenced was stone for the foundation of Solomon's Temple and then was completely lost on what flag might have stone depicted in some form or fashion. :oops:

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:13 pm

I was hoping Matt could keep it going but both ladies were fun to watch so it was fine foe me no matter how it turned out. As always, glad to see the oldest player win (gives me faint hope) and was glad she was able to rebound from the early wipeout. Like her, I could not pull out what was a headslapper upon reveal.

I was stumped on FJ for a bit but got it right. I was far from certain, but they have a tree on their flag so it made sense.

Isn't this the third time in recent days we've had a DD in the next to last clue of the game?

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:17 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:13 pm

Isn't this the third time in recent days we've had a DD in the next to last clue of the game?
DD3 this week has been:
30th
28th
29th
29th

which is probably a 4-day record to start a week.

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goforthetie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:38 pm

Precalled FJ; in fact, I would have laid heavy, heavy odds that Lebanon would be involved in the clue, and would have been sorely tempted to go all in even from a lock.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:24 pm

goforthetie wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:38 pm
Precalled FJ; in fact, I would have laid heavy, heavy odds that Lebanon would be involved in the clue, and would have been sorely tempted to go all in even from a lock.
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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:25 pm

Congrats to Lisa for handling the ups and downs of the game with great aplomb. Small world: years ago she and my husband played opposite each other in The Yeomen of the Guard, and I missed running into her in Culver City by one lousy day. Lisa, if you happen to read this, great game, and Henry says Hi! We were screaming "Do it! Do it!" when you hit the Mozart DD, but I guess one TDD per game is enough. Well done!

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:49 pm

I hope they were prepared to accept "What is best in life?" on JOHNNY GILBERT, TOUGH GUY for $1600. :D

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:02 pm

I guessed Turkey, but I think that it was a fine clue since it pointed you to the right part of the world.

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Post by econgator » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Matt faced a double BMS by Alex with MLB & Major League Baseball to get the right league for the baseball team on his way to running the opening category.
Why did that one require such specificity? In most of the others, just the sport was fine.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:10 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Matt faced a double BMS by Alex with MLB & Major League Baseball to get the right league for the baseball team on his way to running the opening category.
Why did that one require such specificity? In most of the others, just the sport was fine.
I am guessing it is because MLB is subdivided into leagues, which were once much more independent than they are now.
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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:24 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:10 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Matt faced a double BMS by Alex with MLB & Major League Baseball to get the right league for the baseball team on his way to running the opening category.
Why did that one require such specificity? In most of the others, just the sport was fine.
I am guessing it is because MLB is subdivided into leagues, which were once much more independent than they are now.
Maybe, but they are in baseball's Major League as opposed to the Minor League. That should have been more than enough.

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:31 pm

I was worried about the strength of the players after a few stand and stares during the movie quotes categories, but Lisa was quite strong.

I remembered some vague notion from either this board or LL that Lebanon was associated with a certain type of tree, so I got this one.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:41 pm

Yeah I don't get that BMS either. They're not independent leagues anymore; it's not like you required them to add NFC for the Arizona Cardinals.

1936 novel, Civil War...*crickets*
Rhode Island bay...*crickets*
One of my favorite movie quotes from Conan, and that overused milkshake quote...*crickets*

I could forgive all of that and the other TSes...but then down 7 grand, LTaM, DD still on the board, and the champ takes the clues top to bottom. That was my true "screaming at the TV" moment of the day. At least he missed FJ so it didn't matter.

For FJ, I took the wrong approach first, of course, thinking of every flag with an image in the middle (Mexico? Brazil? Vatican?) before the lgihtbulb came on about 25 seconds in: building material -> wood -> tree -> Lebanon. Whew.
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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:16 pm

Interesting game to watch. One of the more fun games since the TOC. The players seemed to actually show some personality.

R: 21, W: 4, costing a whopping 5400. Two negs at the 2000 level really hurt.
FJ: :mrgreen:
Coryat: 11,400
LT: Gone with the Wind, (favor).

I think my slightly lucky guess on a lit question early on made me too bold the rest of the game, guessing on things I should have clammed. I fell for the neg baits of Thyroid and Australia. (Really, Peter? Australia, the 4th most populous country? You know better than that!) I did manage to run Ceremonies, but didn't come up with any of the movies, even though some of the quotes sounded familiar.

I try to play along a bit, not counting an answer as right if I don't beat a player. So Matt's run of the sports leagues was a bit frustrating. I knew all but one, but I needed those couple of seconds you get when ringing in to pull them out of the grey matter. Aside from that, it was an impressive run (and I claimed only one right answer because of his speed, going straight to National League without having to go through the two BMSs).

I had a pre-call of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer for the Historical Fiction category. Apparently my tastes are a bit strange. Then again, honest Abe was on the board yesterday, so it would be very unusual to see him two days in a row.

FJ! was a true instaget for me. Finally. Knew the answer and knew it was right. I would have been standing there grinning like the Cheshire cat after reading that clue. The Cedars of Lebanon were used by Solomon in the building of the First Temple. Got that from learning the Bible. That a cedar appears on Lebanon's current flag is a tidbit that I learned long ago and stuck - probably because of the Bible connection.

Interesting that Alex didn't mention Lisa's runaway today. Perhaps he was a bit slow on the math, or perhaps he didn't want to tip off the players in case Matt or Lisa didn't get the math right.

Matt appeared to be wagering to remain in 2nd place as long as he and Lily matched results (right or wrong). May as well, since he couldn't win without a serious misstep by Lisa. Lisa's wager was right on. She could have risked an additional 99, but I consider rounding to the nearest 100 the same as going to the exact dollar.

This was definitely Lisa's game - strong from start to finish. Well done.
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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by threearruda » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:16 pm

I can only wish for categories about sports and New England if I ever get the chance..... of course that was nullified by skunks in the food and movie categories, but so it goes. :D

Generally pretty weak in Bible categories, but I burned pictures of world flags into my head in elementary and middle school (though probably not as much as dhkendall). Sure enough Lebanon was on my page very quickly. No problems here to get back to .500 this week.

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