Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY PRESIDENTS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He took the Oath of Office twice 14 months apart

Josie Bianchi: 2300+2250=4550
Sheldon Lewis II: 11200-7000=4200
Hannan Sage: 19000-2000=17000 (Semi-Finalist)

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Lyndon B. Johnson (Josie – Who is Fo Lyndon B. Johnson?) (Sheldon – Theodore Roosevelt) (Hannah – Cleveland)

Daily Doubles
Sheldon: 600+1000
Hannah: 8800+3000
Josie: 4800-2500

Coryats
Josie: 4800
Sheldon: 10800
Hannah: 17200

Combined: 32,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Josie: 3200
Sheldon: 4800
Hannah: 3200

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:47 pm

The new opening images:
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The SAVES category did not go well:
$200: Hannah missed and Josie rebounded correctly
$400: Josie missed and Sheldon missed
$600: TS
$800: TS
$1000: TS

Out of a possible $3000 with no DD in there it ended up -800.

I took the shortcut on the FJ! clue by writing three letters. I had plenty of time to check my work with the math of Nov. to Jan. adding a year, TR 1901, CC summer of 1923, and HT 1945 soon after FDR’s 4th term. Done without doubt.

Wildcard wagering can be all over the place with pretty numbers, estimated goals too high or too low and regular play scenarios out the window. No matter what Josie and Sheldon will still be in contention for the semis after tomorrow’s game. After Wednesday’s game is another story. Sheldon wasted his chance to be sitting on WC1 and instead left that open for Josie.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 pm

I'm really trying to figure out how two bright college students could miss this FJ, even if Hannah may have simply missed the 20th Century part of the clue.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Coryat: 41,800
52 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Plymouth Rock, flatbread, Rolaids, blown save, Atlanta Braves, Jerusalem, Paul, pulsar, aplomb, alb, Army Corps of Engineers, esprit de corps (DD)

LBJ, Teddy, Truman, and Calvin Coolidge were the only 20th Century vice presidents who took over the presidency and were then elected president. Coolidge is probably the best wrong answer of the bunch since he and LBJ were the only ones who took over in the third year of a presidential term.

The Delilah clue really should have been in the top box of Women in the Bible. Speaking of overvalued clues, "capital of Ecuador" for $2000?!?!

The players are far too young to know that relief is spelled "R-O-L-A-I-D-S."

The blown save clue was written incorrectly, though the error was fairly innocuous. The text read "It's B.S., this for short." It should have said "...short for this."
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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:51 pm
The blown save clue was written incorrectly, though the error was fairly innocuous. The text read "It's B.S., this for short." It should have said "...short for this."
I guess that clue was BS, then.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bigblue999 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:01 pm

I said Truman for FJ!. Oops.

Aced the Saves category. Can't say the same about the college players.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:36 pm

For the FJ, I was thinking of somebody who took the oath of office for VP and then, 14 months later, took the oath of office for President. This satisfies the wording of the clue, and threw me off, as I was trying to think of which president may have died early in a term to allow the VP to do this. (I don't believe there is such a person in the 20th century.)

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:49 pm

Sheldon was on the borderline with his total, so a big bet wasn’t a bad idea, but giving third a chance to pass him was a bad idea as he only needed to hold back a few hundred dollars to secure second place.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by RobW » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:20 pm

tiwonge wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:36 pm
For the FJ, I was thinking of somebody who took the oath of office for VP and then, 14 months later, took the oath of office for President. This satisfies the wording of the clue...

I was tripped up identically, and far too late I decided that "VP, then president" does NOT satisty the clue's wording. (the category references the president, then the clue only says "the oath"... that's pretty solidly presidential.)

I call that a good FJ, albeit one I would've probably missed.
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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LeviAustin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:31 pm

I personally felt like this was an easy Final Jeopardy question. I also think Sheldon will possible have a high enough score to receive a wildcard semifinalist spot.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm

Ford was VP for eight months before getting promoted. That was the closest anybody came in the 20th century.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:39 pm

Got to LBJ with time to spare, but starting at 1901 and working forward I got hung up on Coolidge for some dumb reason (I keep forgetting when in '23 Harding croaked). Not that either of them will be WCs with those scores, but that was a terrible wager by Sheldon.
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Speaking of overvalued clues, "capital of Ecuador" for $2000?!?!
I was convinced that it had to be a trick question somehow. But this is the college tourney, and they underestimate the kids every time.

I would've passed out if any of them had gotten the Braves, after B.S. was a TS. Not as inconceivable as that Purple People Eaters clue from a while back, but it would've been shocking to me.

That Mariano Rivera RBI clue made me smile.

Ah, K-Rod. Sorry, Mets fans.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:08 pm

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:33 pm

LeviAustin wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:31 pm
I also think Sheldon will possible have a high enough score to receive a wildcard semifinalist spot.
With $4200?
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Post by thenextofken » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:43 pm

LeviAustin wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:31 pm
I personally felt like this was an easy Final Jeopardy question. I also think Sheldon will possible have a high enough score to receive a wildcard semifinalist spot.
What about Josie?

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by threearruda » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 pm

Took a little more time than it should have but did get to LBJ.. I can definitely see how one might miss this clue.

I thought Sheldon made a good decision to go big, unfortunately it just didn't work out this time.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:45 pm

Niagara Falls is "upstate" New York? That was enough to make me clam. I would've thought "upstate" literally meant "up", as in Watertown or Saratoga Springs. In what backwards world is literally the westernmost part of the state considered "up"?

I also thought the Rowling category was extremely YEKIOYD. I doubt anyone's gonna know the Snitch or Dementors unless they're a superdork who's read every book 500 times.

"Residence hall" joins the "NHO in the top box" pile, and also strikes me as an overly generational clue.

I thought Delilah was by far the easiest in the Bible category. And how did they get Esther of all things?

Maybe it was my exhaustion from work, but I just couldn't get the wheels turning on this one. My WAG was "whoever took over after the one president who resigned" but I was too tired to even remember who that was. In a more coherent state of mind, I might've still glommed onto Ford and totally forgotten all about JFK anyway.
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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:51 pm

RobW wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:20 pm
tiwonge wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:36 pm
For the FJ, I was thinking of somebody who took the oath of office for VP and then, 14 months later, took the oath of office for President. This satisfies the wording of the clue...

I was tripped up identically, and far too late I decided that "VP, then president" does NOT satisty the clue's wording. (the category references the president, then the clue only says "the oath"... that's pretty solidly presidential.)

I call that a good FJ, albeit one I would've probably missed.
I bet it would satisfy the wording if there was a VP who 14 months later ascended to the presidency. They didn't explicitly say "Presidential Oath of Office". Veeps (in fact every other office holder) take one too.

Laughed at the Delilah clue...
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