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Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:05 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
UNIVERSITIES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Famed for its health care system & medical school, it also sold 15 acres for $10 in 1947 to build CDC headquarters

John Giambrone: 800+799=1599
Marty Cunningham: 20400-1500=18900 (New Champ)
Alex Hotovy: 10600-10000=600

Correct response:
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Emory (Marty – University of Georgia) (Alex – Georgia)

Daily Doubles
Marty: 1800+1800
Alex: 6600+2000
John: 600-600

Coryats
John: 1400
Marty: 19200
Alex: 10200

Combined: 30,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
John: 1000
Marty: 7200
Alex: 2200

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:06 pm

The category BEASTLY STATE FLAGS made laugh as by coincidence last night I laid out my shirt to wear today and it has all of the state flags on it. I played without looking down and cheating and got 4/5 right.

THE RULES OF THE GAME $400: You win if you pocket the 8-ball on this first shot of the game

Pool/8-ball pool & billiards did not cut it. The clue’s wording would have needed a switch of “the” & “this” to make it work. The writers could also have added “In pool” or “In billiards” to open the clue to avoid the double miss. John could have rung in with 9-ball to make it three backward steps.

Trebek after the music ended in the FJ! round: In a moment I believe John is going to be very, very sad.
To me that immediately told the story of the whole round before a response was shown. John would be right, his opponents wrong, so Marty wins. My preference is to see the responses and results one at a time.

Thanks to The Walking Dead I knew CDC = Atlanta. From there it was a guess a GA university. I joined the Michael J. Fox famous characters contestants Marty & Alex with U. of Georgia.

During Think Time I considered U. of Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Emory, while also knowing that one (not that I had a clue which one) of those places was in Athens. In my simpleton mind I considered just knowing the city (it’s not Washington, D.C.) for the CDC the trick of the clue and stayed at the level one response of Georgia instead of going up one more level of difficulty. Brilliant on my part picking the one of the four that is not in Atlanta.

Yup, college towns are no strength of mine. Atlantan (or is it Atlantian?), StevenH should (or darn well better) have more luck with the clue.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:33 pm

Lived across the street from the CDC while the wife was attending this university. Lots of ambulance noise, not that I minded.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wpwells » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:34 pm

CDC = Atlanta. Atlanta med school = Emory. Took a second to make sure I wasn't missing something, but overall fairly straightforward.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:03 pm

I went "med school near DC = Johns Hopkins" for about 5 seconds before remembering CDC = Atlanta and switching to Emory.
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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:11 pm

Well, at least John picked up an extra grand after weathering Alex's "very, very sad" remark. And sadly, I could only come up with U of Georgia or Georgia Tech for FJ.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by astrohip » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:08 pm

As the proud parent of an Emory grad, this was a gimme for me. She has both her undergrad and graduate degrees from there, including a Masters of Public Health. And now she works for the CDC.

She pretty much describes this FJ clue.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:22 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:03 pm
I went "med school near DC = Johns Hopkins" for about 5 seconds before remembering CDC = Atlanta and switching to Emory.
Johns Hopkins was my initial thought; however, my wife immediately blurted out Emory, so I never had a chance to reconsider.
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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:30 pm

Wrong Atlanta school for me. I went with GA Tech.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:31 pm

Alex sure knows how to kick a guy when he's down. Ouch. The standard, "Today just wasn't John's day" would have sufficed!

That said, about Pliny the Elder being a famous Flemish painter ... :shock:

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm

Ran the Grammy Phone category, got all but the newsreel one in "Time".

Surprisingly, I was also 4/4 on the Henry VIII category.

How were we supposed to know Sweden in that Book category for $400? I saw nothing whatsoever pointing to Sweden.

Can't say I've heard of Freddy vs. Jason. Scott Pilgrim was my only get in this category, and the only one of those five that I've seen.

Could only come up with "Mayo Clinic" which isn't a university. None of the words in this clue led me anywhere. Can't say I recognize Emory at all.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:43 pm

Yep, instant get FJ.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by silverpie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:01 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm
How were we supposed to know Sweden in that Book category for $400? I saw nothing whatsoever pointing to Sweden.
Nobel was Swedish, and all except the peace prize are selected by Sweden-based entities. Not a solid, but enough to get there with high probability.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:05 pm

It took me a bit to wade through the wording of the clue, but I got to Emory in plenty of time. I was surprised nobody went with Georgia Tech. While it is known more for engineering, it is more of a "brainy" school than UGA. Not to mention it is actually in Atlanta.

I agree the pool clue could have been better worded.

John wasn't too sad as he picked up and extra $1,000 thanks to Alex overwagering. Marty's MSBIW was $19,599 so Alex could have bet just $9,000 to get a win if he gets it right.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heppm01 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:05 pm

Latched onto Johns Hopkins halfway through the clue and spent the next 28 seconds wondering if I was misplacing any "s" in my response. It was nagging at me that the CDC was headquartered somewhere down south but I rationalized it away by "Heck, maybe they had some land down there they wanted to unload". Never knew that Emory was "famed" for its health care system and medical school. Is "famed" too strong of word here or am I just ignorant of their reputation?

So John buys stuff cheap at thrift shops and sells them for a profit online? That rubs me the wrong way a little bit.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:08 pm

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:12 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:05 pm

So John buys stuff cheap at thrift shops and sells them for a profit online? That rubs me the wrong way a little bit.
The thrift store gets stuff for free and sells them for a profit.

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Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:20 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Could only come up with "Mayo Clinic" which isn't a university.
That's not a bad guess! It's certainly better than nothing.
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