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Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:15 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN BUSINESS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 2007 headline said after being ridiculed since the 1950s, it “takes its victory lap” & noted the auction of one for $184,000

Marty Cunningham: 11800+5000=16800 (3x = $65,900)
Dom Granello: 11000-10500=500
Lindsey Piesz: 12000-9000=3000

Correct response:
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Edsel (Dom – tuba) (Lindsey – What is ?)

Daily Doubles
Marty: 7800+3000
Marty: 12800+3000
Marty: 16600-4000

Coryats
Marty: 12400
Dom: 11000
Lindsey: 12000

Combined: 35,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Marty: 10800
Dom: 3400
Lindsey: 3200

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:17 pm

It was the best of rounds, it was the worst of rounds for Marty having 10800 to end the J! round and having 11800 for the FJ! round.

Alex made light of his own head cold with his remark about always wanting to be a bass-baritone.

Predictable stumper of the day:
A SHEEPISH CATEGORY $2000: A.E. Housman wrote of a “lad” from this English county, home to a hornless, dark-faced sheep of the same name

Sheepish indeed with Marty missing it.

To me the thing that takes a victory lap is a car. A car from the 1950s that has been ridiculed is the kind of thing where I don’t have choices.

I was helped by having seen this movie:
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The pow-wow at the end had everyone gathered around the center spot.
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Saturnalia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:55 pm

43 R, 1 W (for 2000 -- guessed "bursa" for "marsupium" when I should exhibited the self-control of the contestants and just clammed)

Coryat: 32,000

DD: 3/3

FJ: :mrgreen:

Some new things to learn after this one. I am fond of Marty. Quite the negbait on that CC for 2000...

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

If all three get it right, third place wins the game. I hope Keith has someone drive him home from the gym.

The wording led me to a car and the Edsel. Marty was the only one to get it right. I wonder if this is one that skews to an older crowd, though Marty isn’t old enough to have seen one.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 pm

I'm also trying to figure out how two people missed this FJ. The reference to 2007 and the price were almost superfluous because with 1950s, ridiculed and victory lap, WECIB?

And those wagers - yikes. It's like they found a group that's never watched the show before - including Marty.

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:36 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 pm
I'm also trying to figure out how two people missed this FJ. The reference to 2007 and the price were almost superfluous because with 1950s, ridiculed and victory lap, WECIB?
Even Hammer has a chance to get off the schneid for 2018: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1455&p=75302

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J! contestants have demonstrated problems with sports, so perhaps "victory lap" to car will not work for everyone? The clue does not say it's an automobile. Yes, 1950s & ridiculed should be enough while two players good enough to have five-figures for the FJ! round were not even close.

In trying to figure out the "how" perhaps the price tag seemed too steep for a car, 2007 seemed way too late for it, it really does come down to youth with the infamy of the car not as much in the know for 2018?

This board almost always has a collection of misses for any FJ! clue, so later posts will give a better idea how to steer wrong.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:58 pm

Coryat: $29,400
43 R/2 W
DD: 1/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: (none)

Marty is really impressive. I was surprised to see how badly he stumbled, and how well the other two contestants caught up, following that miss on the last DD. I didn't like the end-of-round signal with two clues left, particularly at the moment when one contestant has just taken the lead for the first time since very early in the game. Especially given that there was no LTAM warning, it looks like favoritism. (I'm not saying it is, mind you, but it's not a good look.)

Anyone else think Dom looks a bit like Roger Craig? I saw a particular resemblance in the eyebrows and mouth.

I was thrown off by the Persian bit in DD2. I considered lapis lazuli --> azure, but given that that's just the Latin root for blue, the Persian part didn't seem to make sense. I ended up going with Cerulean instead.

I was also thrown (as, I suspect, was Marty) by the mention of Roald Dahl in DD3. Once I remembered the category, I was able to get to shell shock, but I doubt it would have been in time.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Didn't recognize any of those exercise abbreviations. That seemed incredibly niche. Unless maybe you live in a Planet Fitness.

Dumb Criminals for $800 was massive negbait for Home Depot.

Identify Nebraska on a map for $1,600? That's too easy even on Kids' Week.

Victory lap -> Car. Car + 1950s + ridiculed = uhhhhhhhhhhhh... Why is it that even when I make the connection, the answer still isn't there?

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heppm01 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:47 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Dumb Criminals for $800 was massive negbait for Home Depot.
I'm not ready to call it negbait quite yet. Was there something else in the clue that would lead one to Lowes over Home Depot? Something pulled me in that direction but not strong enough to not go with HD.

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Post by Ironhorse » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:49 pm

Can I make a poll request for shell shock?
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:47 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Dumb Criminals for $800 was massive negbait for Home Depot.
I'm not ready to call it negbait quite yet. Was there something else in the clue that would lead one to Lowes over Home Depot? Something pulled me in that direction but not strong enough to not go with HD.
DUMB CRIMINALS $800: When you “start with” robbing this home improvement store & end by trying to hide in a nudist resort, yep, you will get caught

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Post by hscer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:58 pm

These three seemed to get a decent chemistry going. Rare for regular games.

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Post by RobW » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 pm

This was the first game I got to watch from the audience - I remembered that it was a close finish, but in the excitement (and the thrill that I would’ve also gotten “Edsel”) I’d forgotten those unusual FJ wagers.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 pm
heppm01 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:47 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Dumb Criminals for $800 was massive negbait for Home Depot.
I'm not ready to call it negbait quite yet. Was there something else in the clue that would lead one to Lowes over Home Depot? Something pulled me in that direction but not strong enough to not go with HD.
DUMB CRIMINALS $800: When you “start with” robbing this home improvement store & end by trying to hide in a nudist resort, yep, you will get caught
I don't see how "Start with" is a TOM for Lowe's. Everything I'm finding says that their current slogan is "Never stop improving".
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:21 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 pm
heppm01 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:47 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Dumb Criminals for $800 was massive negbait for Home Depot.
I'm not ready to call it negbait quite yet. Was there something else in the clue that would lead one to Lowes over Home Depot? Something pulled me in that direction but not strong enough to not go with HD.
DUMB CRIMINALS $800: When you “start with” robbing this home improvement store & end by trying to hide in a nudist resort, yep, you will get caught
I don't see how "Start with" is a TOM for Lowe's. Everything I'm finding says that their current slogan is "Never stop improving".
I think they're trying to go for a Rob Lowe connection. If so, it's poorly written at best.
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:39 pm

these were some good contestants, the only trash I could pick up was the shell shock DD. Bets may be questionable, but FJ as noted above was a WECIB. Surprised at hearing that Katrina & the Waves did Eurovision.
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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm
The wording led me to a car and the Edsel. Marty was the only one to get it right. I wonder if this is one that skews to an older crowd, though Marty isn’t old enough to have seen one.
I remember hearing about the Edsel from my dad. Maybe the knowledge got passed down to my generation but we didn't keep it going from there.

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Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:46 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 pm
And those wagers - yikes. It's like they found a group that's never watched the show before - including Marty.
To be fair, Marty's shows hadn't aired yet, so he didn't have a reason to watch.

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